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8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 5 ratings in 2019)
"A friendly attitude and enthusiasm to keep employees happy."
Culture
8.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.5 / 10
 
Hours
9.0 / 10
 
Salary
7.4 / 10
 
 
Diversity
6.5 / 10
 
 
Training
6.2 / 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 feel there is a lack of formal training.
  • While the pay is seen as being good, the pay structure could be more transparent.
  • A new office is being built, but the current one is getting run down.

What insiders say about...

"After submitting my CV, I was asked to fill in a substantial application form prior..."

"Social connections and activities are really well covered, along with a strong attitude..."

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

"There are flexible working hours but some teams will have daily meetings at certain..."

"Metaswitch has one of the highest starting salaries available for graduates without..."

"We're offered all the expected perks such as a generous pension package, stock options..."

"I was asked a lot of questions! There are lots of written tests that are followed..."

"There are some initiatives going on such as the usual recycling and efficient energy..."

"I have weekly meetings with my manager to discuss how work is going. Every few months..."

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

"The company does not have a rigid structure, which enables you to move into roles..."

"Being a relatively new starter means a lot of time is spent training me and getting..."

"Metaswitch invests a lot in its employees. There is a strong focus on personal and..."

"Development and training is mostly self-driven. This means you have to be very proactive..."

"The company started off making tills."

"Employee-focused and keen to do difficult things well."

"Their reputation for quality training, quality code and a friendly culture."

"I think our formal training is fairly lacking. We have a fair amount of informal..."

"Although it is expensive, I would ask the company to consider granting more leave..."

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