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8.3 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 14 ratings in 2018)
"A friendly community that shares in its successes."
8.3 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.9 / 10
8.3 / 10
7.7 / 10
6.6 / 10
7.1 / 10


  • 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.


  • There’s considered to be a lack of diversity, though this is being addressed.
  • Some feel there is a lack of formal training.
  • While the pay is seen as being good, the pay structure could be more transparent.
  • Some graduates don’t like that the main office is split over three buildings.

What insiders say about...

"There are two rounds of interviews that mainly focus on solving technical problems...."

"Mostly great with good morale from most in the office and frequent meetups and lunches..."

"The dress code is casual. The office space is fairly standard; it could do with being..."

"Hours are highly flexible. Some people get in at 10.30 am and just leave later. There..."

"The starting pay was above anything else I applied for in the industry and rises..."

"The 7.5% pension contribution is nice and having the option to buy an additional..."

"I had no generic competency questions, just more questions about myself."

"I think we do fine here. Maybe some more bike facilities at the office would be nice...."

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

"I have always been respected as a trans person but the gender pay gap is fairly high..."

"I have been here less than a year but career progression seems very flexible with..."

"My day-to-day jobs include designing, writing and testing code. Projects vary a lot..."

"Metaswitch genuinely seems to care about its employees. I feel valued as a person,..."

"While the graduate pay is competitive, it looks less competitive in the long-term...."

"Metaswitch used to be called data connection, so all our products start with DC."

"Welcoming, meritocratic and eccentric."

"The culture was sold to me as being very relaxed and politics free, which has certainly..."

"Most training is via on-the-job mentoring, which suited me well but is not for everyone...."

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

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