Get the inside buzz from graduates at Metaswitch

8.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 25 ratings in 2017)
"Flexible, relaxed, challenging and intellectual."
Culture
8.4 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.6 / 10
 
Hours
8.7 / 10
 
Salary
8.0 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.0 / 10
 
 
Training
7.7 / 10
 

Pros

  • People of all levels are approachable in the office and willing to help each other.
  • The flexible hours are popular and allow employees to have a good work/life balance.
  • Both starting pay and salary progression are seen as competitive in the industry.
  • Previous experience in coding is not a requirement at the company.

Cons

  • There’s considered to be a lack of diversity, though this is being addressed.
  • Some felt the lack of formal training could be improved.
  • The quality of offices can vary depending on location.
  • While progression is possible, the lack of a hierarchical structure means promotion can be unclear.

What insiders say about...

"The interview is very thorough. Just be yourself and do the best you can. No prior..."

"People make a point of being approachable, it's important to how they get work done...."

"The Coventry office is a smaller satellite for the bigger company and the facilities..."

"My work hours are 37.5 hours a week (7.5 a day). The employer is usually very accommodating..."

"The remuneration is competitive for a graduate and pay rises seem to be quite decent..."

"Metaswitch has a very robust employee ownership programme where shares are awarded..."

"Most interviews discussed technical essays that were worked through beforehand. Some..."

"The company recycles, encourages employees to take public transport/cycle and does..."

"We have separate mentors and managers but both of mine are equally approachable...."

"They are aware of the gender imbalance and are working to improve this through recruitment...."

"There are no strictly defined ranks. The salary is on a curve and ideas are treated..."

"I have a variety of responsibilities ranging from manning the internal helpdesk to..."

"I'm trusted to do my job well, but there is support should I need it. I work on an..."

"Each project is likely to be in a completely different part of a broad codebase."

"Bill Gates once visited our office in Enfield North London."

"Innovative, values employees, ambitious and fun."

"As a physicist looking to go into the software development field, I needed to be..."

"I recently went on an effective communications course that, despite my initial cynicism,..."

"A little more communication about department-wide plans down the management chain..."

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