Metafore Technologies

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Metafore Technologies Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company lacked structure, communication and goal orientation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Metafore Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people working there but unfortunately the lack of organization, structure, goal orientation and communicational skills were a detriment to those employes that were willing to put in an effort to maximize their potential contributions to the company.

    Cons

    The company lacked structure, communication and goal orientation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started out great, bad ending.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Technician
    Former Employee - Field Technician

    I worked at Metafore Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers to work with every day. Lot's of variety in the job role kept things interesting.

    Cons

    Company was taken over by another a few years back and things really slid down hill after that. They got their hands into things they shouldn't have. They hired useless managers that literally did nothing but take very rich pay cheques home. When they failed, they were let go to make way for another useless body. Too much wasted money was poured into a new computer system to run the company that doesn't work. It is eating the company from the inside out. To cover the mistakes many were laid off. Sales teams are failing and not acquiring new business. The mentality of milking existing clients instead of signing new contracts and business was adopted leading to further layoffs because of mounting revenue losses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late now, but you should have let the existing good people take over the management roles. They're all gone now. Communication is all but extinct company wide. Upper management is clueless and can't lead what good employees they have left. You should listen to them more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very unstructured and poor company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Specialist in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Metafore Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    At least you have a job and get a mediocre salary.

    Cons

    Poor benefits, salary and management. HR is useless and bully people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves and hire people who want to grow the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    So close yet so far.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Metafore Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I had never experienced a company where most employees were as enthusiastic about servicing customers and winnng business as Metafore regardless of the length of their stay.

    I felt most people in sales, services, operations and support were amazingly vibrant and alert.

    Metafore was moving slowing toward becoming the large company it wants to be when it grows up.

    If you have a car and aren't crossing bridges to and from work the office was well located; work from home was allowed. The office space itself was generally acceptable.

    Cons

    Trust, respect and praise or blame were big issues. Trust between upper management and employees, even directors and some executives, was essentially non-existent and that's a nonstarter if you're expecting to grow and thrive personaly and professionaly.Respect toward and from employees was remarkably tipped against employees, Same for praise or blame. Motivation was mostly self-propelled because of these issues.

    Many managers and directors had overblown titles which means that a manager had supervisor skils ranging from basic to adequate and directors had manager skills.

    There were a few 'brush salesman' left then and everyone knew who they were except the 'brush salesmen' themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    No better or worse then any other employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Metafore Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    What can I say? They offered me a job, I took it. It wasn't the one I desired, but I needed a job to pay the bills, and I could advance of my own effort. The new contact I have at Metafore deserves an award for remaining diligent while dealing with the fallout from all the garbage that occurred before he came.

    Cons

    During 2011, I would have to say was the worst, and darkest time for Metafore. After they were bought by Hartco, things just went south. This made being an employee really crappy, simply because I was treated like I didn't exist. That is, until I asked for training, and they flipped out, threw out a bunch of restrictions to the point it wasn't worth it. With so many of the management quitting, or being laid off, I was without a contact at Metafore (I work offsite) for nearly a year.

    I tried to go independent, and was met with every roadblock they could throw at me. I wasn't asking to leave them, I wanted to do things through my own company, and flow through them. That way I could make more money to support my life. However, they make less money off MY efforts that way, for the job I got myself, not through them (advancement within the company I contract to).

    As a note, I place that I won't recommend a friend to Metafore as an employer. I recommend anyone that is in IT to incorporate and flow through, I'm sure it would be better, however, other companies won't charge as much as Metafore does.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff don't quit jobs, they quit management. If you want the company to be strong, quit treating your staff like crap, in the hopes they won't leave, or trying to count on them loving whatever company they're at, so they won't leave. It'll burn you in the end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Does not promote from within

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Metafore Technologies

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment. Decent health and dental benefits. RRSP matching program. It's easy to take time off usually. Good team members.

    Cons

    Metafore does not promote within which makes it hard to get any help when trying to move up within the company. High turnover with Management and employees shows a lack of commitment. Employee training and career development is very minimal...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look where everyone is leaving to and find out why. Perhaps they are doing something that you can work on. If you want to keep us, then prove it. Small raises won't cut it though.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good team, bad management

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Metafore Technologies

    Pros

    Freedom to manage my own schedule and priorities. Great team to work with and that help out when help is needed.

    Cons

    Management have no touch with clients. Cumbersome system to deal with for requesting vacation or looking up administrative related information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    concentrate on clients' needs and requirements instead of your ambition to move up the chain of command. quit your positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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