Metaswitch Employee Reviews about "computer science"

Updated 15 Aug 2020

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4.1
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Metaswitch Chief Executive Officer Martin Lund
Martin Lund
42 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work-life balance in software developer role(in 15 reviews)

  • "The working environment is friendly while still being challenging and the skills you learn are invaluable(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "The company house could be upgraded a little(in 5 reviews)

  • "Since the company hires a lot of people without programming experience, there is a lack of general computer science knowledge(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    ""Small company" feel, but will this change with Microsoft's acquisition?"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Metaswitch full-time

    Pros

    Friendly culture - "small company" kind of feel Everyone is very willing to help Very open to people changing roles Weekly sync-ups with management Use of Agile/Scrum makes lots of processes quite democratic

    Cons

    Terrible at training graduates who don't already have a maths/computer science background. Very bad at training people for whom "on-the-job" training is not suitable. Very male dominated environment, very little diversity. Nearly everyone is an Oxbridge-educated, obsessed with Runescape type, with a Maths degree. Too much legacy technology Very slow salary increases Too London-centric Offices very tired looking (this is about to change with the new Enfield building) Not enough customer feedback gets back to Engineering

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  2. "Lovely relaxed place to work for the summer but work not always interesting"

    4.0
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in Enfield, England

    I worked at Metaswitch for less than a year

    Pros

    - very relaxed atmosphere, lots of sports at lunchtime, flexible hours - interns are well integrated into the company and made to feel like full-time employees - superb review and feedback mechanisms from and to management line - very cheap accommodation provided for interns

    Cons

    - the work tended to be quite dry - most employees didn't study any sort of Computer Science-related degree, so it felt like there was something of a skills shortage in that area


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great starting point for a software engineering career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Enfield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metaswitch full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * You learn a lot * Will hire graduates even without programming experience and teach them * All engineering staff is really intelligent and good at what they do * If you prove yourself, you will be given more responsibility * Help is generally always available if you're stuck * You're not confined to one role, people move around between products and different engineering roles, developer/sales/customer support/testing, you just have to ask * Company is making a strong push to grow faster

    Cons

    * The field is very conservative, technology moves slowly due customers being slow to adopt new solutions * Salary is only average compared to similar jobs in the area even though the quality of employees is incredibly high * Since the company hires a lot of people without programming experience, there is a lack of general computer science knowledge

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