Metaswitch

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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...

"I applied for the grad role. I had to complete an online form and was then instantly..."

"The office is relaxed. The hours are very flexible and people only ever work overtime..."

"The office is quite old. At least the windows are big so there is light but it's..."

"We all track the number of hours we complete each day in my team. This means that..."

"The starting salary is good. However, the expected increase over time is not in line..."

"The best perk is the company house, meaning that starters needn't worry about finding..."

"We had logic-based and problem-solving questions that did not require any technical..."

"I haven't really heard of much beyond recycling."

"Managers only manage a small number of people and the low- to mid-level managers..."

"Software engineering is, of course, a sector that suffers from a lack of diversity..."

"There aren't too many ranks to climb but pay is based on contribution, not just rank,..."

"The work I've been assigned has always been pitched at the correct level for me to..."

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

"The company can be a bit opaque about salaries, though this is starting to change...."

"The majority of people working here did not study computer science."

"Challenging, rewarding and supportive."

"The salary and type of work."

"All of our training sessions are provided in-house. I have attended various programmes..."

"Become more ready to invest in engineers and the kit they need."

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