Metaswitch Employee Reviews about "working environment"

Updated 21 Jun 2020

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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. "Good company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President 

    I worked at Metaswitch full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working environment Opportunities for personal development

    Cons

    Turned from a UK focused company to become much more American focused.

  2. "Great focus on personal development"

    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

    Lots of resources are poured into personal development, and I feel like I've learned/developed a lot here. Work is relatively interesting. Very nice work environment, with loads of perks.

    Cons

    Salary progression is quite slow. Also when starting, you can be placed in any role, seemingly at random, and it might not match what you want, even if you've asked for a role specifically.


  3. "Metaswitch 3 month Internship"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metaswitch

    Pros

    Metaswitch are top of their field. The working environment is friendly while still being challenging and the skills you learn are invaluable.

    Cons

    The work you do while on a certain project doesn't vary much.

  4. "Software Engineering Internship"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern Software Engineer in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metaswitch

    Pros

    Flexitime with reasonable working hours. Challenging work with no requirement of previous experience in software engineering. The culture made for a very nice work environment to work in.

    Cons

    Bus ride from Coventry train station was about 45 minutes. The commute was long, but on the edge of feasibility.

  5. "Software Engineering Intern"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Intern in Enfield, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Metaswitch for less than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment, relaxed atmosphere, lots of things happening all the time. Friendly people, willing to help. It was my first job, and I loved it

    Cons

    Far from centre of London. It takes very long to go to centre or to any airport

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  6. "good internship experience"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Internship in Enfield, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Metaswitch for less than a year

    Pros

    - does not require interns to have prior computing experience, great for new starters in computing who's looking to build experience - have good training and development plans on employees; plenty of opportunities to learn - flexible working hours - relaxing and friendly (and productive) working environment - meaningful project for interns

    Cons

    The location of the Enfield office in is very far from central London, which might bring some inconvenience. (But the company offers company houses which are quite close to the office so it's not that bad.)

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  7. "review"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Enfield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Metaswitch for less than a year

    Pros

    The working hours are very flexible. The work here is challenging and interesting. The working environment is comfortable and there are friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    The company house is a bit too tight as there are times when 9 people are staying in the house.

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  8. Helpful (7)

    "Meritocratic company? - Rubbish. Cliquey company."

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer (Same As Everyone Else ) in Enfield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Metaswitch full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very intelligent staff Generally a non-political friendly working environment 'Brown Bags' talks allow staff to learn about technical details they wouldn't otherwise know about. There used to be good company outings - not sure if that's still the case

    Cons

    Incredibly cliquey Management not up to scratch- tend to be management due to years served rather than management ability. Fall out with the wrong person and you'll be victimized

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    Metaswitch Response

    March 9, 2016Human Resources Administrator

    Thanks for taking the time to write this review and apologies for our delayed response. We’re pleased to read your comments about Metaswitch generally having a non-political and friendly environment, but disappointed to hear your thoughts on cliqueness. We pride ourselves on promoting and encouraging a welcoming and inclusive culture, but recognise the challenge of maintaining this at all times as we grow. This is something we will certainly be focusing on and we value your feedback. Regarding our comments on our management, we always aim to appoint managers on their ability rather than length of service. You may be interested to hear that we have recently appointed a number of new senior managers and executives who have joined us from other organisations; we hope they will add to, invigorate and strengthen our management team. Thanks again for your review, I’m sorry to hear you decided not to develop your career at Metaswitch, but I wish you the best of luck for the future. Max - HR

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great company with lots of potential!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment is relaxing, tons of work to do which keeps me motivated and busy. The company is on its way to IPO. Altho Metaswitch is considered a start-up, it does not run like a start-up. The benefit is great, the company 401K contributes 10% of your salary at no employee's expense. I cannot be more happy to work here

    Cons

    the parking situation is bad which means I have to be at work before 8am to find free street parking, otherwise I'd have to pay which can go up to $30/day.

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  10. "It's nice to work somewhere where you feel like stuff is getting done, and that you can make a valid contribution"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metaswitch

    Pros

    There is a very good review system - you get lots of feedback on how you're doing and get a lot of input into your career progression. Profit share! :-p You can be flexible with your working hours - it's a relaxed and pleasant working environment.

    Cons

    I would personally prefer to work a bit nearer to my friends in the city!

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