Metaswitch

Satisfaction with Work

7.6 / 10

(based on 14 ratings in 2018)

2018

"My role is to write code that fixes problems with one of the products and also to help develop debugging tools. The work itself varies enormously with the problem that needs fixing. Things can sometimes be pretty boring/frustrating when you have to spend a long time trying to reproduce a problem so you can start trying to debug it. That said, other work is very interesting as I have to work out coding solutions to complex problems."
Support, Graduate, Enfield, London
"I'm mostly assigned work that is at a suitable level yet still allows me to contribute something."
Graduate, Cambridge
"The work varies depending on what problems customers have. I really enjoy this variability as there's no chance of getting bored of the same project. I was given real bugs to fix almost straight away when I first started."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"I'm very satisfied. I'm given a good amount of free reign to organise myself. I'm given challenging work to push me to develop as fast as I can and on the couple of occasions it has felt too much, my manager has been able to help out and bring things back under control without any judgement or condemnation."
Entry level, Enfield
"I've been assigned good work from a very early date and, despite having been here just a few months, I am given responsibility for tasks that are absolutely crucial to a given project. Tasks in my team vary from writing code to managing infrastructure, designing architecture, writing and proofreading technical documents, and testing."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"Every day is different. Some days involve writing code while others are spent planning new projects or solving existing problems."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"I'm pretty satisfied. The work is generally interesting and involves solving lots of puzzles. I fix bugs on one of our products so get to spend a lot of time problem-solving with some customer interaction thrown in too."
Graduate, London

2017

"My role is very busy and holds a surprising amount of responsibility for a new graduate at a big company. The quality of the work is really good and interesting, with some challenging puzzles to solve so I'm definitely never bored! The only downside is that there's a lot of it."
Graduate, Enfield, London
"Being a relatively new starter means a lot of time is spent training me and getting me up to speed. I was impressed by how quickly I was tackling larger and more meaningful problems that would be shipped to customers. There is very much a learn-on-the-job attitude that works well with the mentor system they have in place."
Graduate, Enfield, London
"The work I've been assigned has always been pitched at the correct level for me to keep me challenged and engaged but never too much. As a dev, I'll typically be asked to draw up a design and get it reviewed, or make changes to code that someone has asked for. Solving these problems is always engaging and, if I need help from someone else, it is very easy to go and ask someone."
Graduate, Enfield, London
"I have regular meetings with my management line to make sure that the tasks I have been given are enough to keep me busy and interested."
Experienced, Enfield, North London
"This distribution of work is very fair and leaves everyone with a nice range. Typically I will design solutions for problems, write these solutions up, code them into our product, test them and fix any bugs I find."
Graduate, London
"I am regularly given a technical issue to solve and am left much to my own devices to solve it. I do some programming, some testing and some technical writing."
Entry level, Edinburgh
"I have a variety of responsibilities ranging from manning the internal helpdesk to developing enhancements to our internal systems."
Graduate, Enfield, London
"I'm mainly writing and debugging code (in Java and Perl). There's some documentation, CPU profiling, log monitoring and system configuration."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"My day-to-day jobs include designing, writing and testing code. Projects vary a lot in terms of how interesting they are and you can be on the same project (doing nothing else) for several months at a time. This basically means that there are better times and worse times."
Graduate, London
"You are asked what you'd be interested in working on, and listened to. You are constantly being pushed to do something more challenging."
Graduate, Enfield
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