Diversity

7.0 / 10

(based on 25 ratings in 2017)

2017

"Software engineering is, of course, a sector that suffers from a lack of diversity and, although Metaswitch does follow this pattern, I think they do more than others to improve this. The company is involved in a large number of initiatives to improve access for minorities (women, ethnic minorities, LGBT etc), including charities starting at a young school age. We sometimes invite primary schools in for tours and for 'code club'. I think the company also provides a nice atmosphere. As a woman at the company, I've never felt uncomfortable to be in the minority."
Graduate, Enfield, London
"There is a strong drive on diversity internally and we are beating the average tech company on this front."
Entry level, Enfield, North London
"We don't have the best diversity at the company but the recruitment team is working very hard with a big drive to improve this and the effects are already being seen."
Graduate, Enfield, London
"The company is not very diverse up the management line at the moment. However, this problem is being corrected at the grad level and I expect this to fix things further over the coming years. The maternity and paternity leave is not generous, which is a problem. However, there are good points. We can openly discuss diversity and have no worry about discrimination over our gender or race etc."
Graduate, London
"There is commitment to improvement but the company is not currently very diverse."
Graduate, Enfield
"We have a very accepting culture and there are conscious efforts to improve diversity. However, there are industry-wide problems with getting a better representation (particularly the gender imbalance)."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"They are aware of the gender imbalance and are working to improve this through recruitment. The maternity leave is basic, although they are very flexible with part-time working and working from home on your return."
Graduate, Enfield
"There are very few women and people of colour here. That said, I haven't encountered any overt sexism, homophobia or racism. People recognise that it's an issue and we're trying to recruit more women and minority candidates. We have a forum for discussing diversity issues, an LGBTQ+ network and an internal diversity blog. Our maternity leave policy isn't great and only meets the minimum legal requirements."
Graduate, London
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