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A company with a family like atmosphere, conducive for innovation.

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Former Contractor - IT Consultant in San Jose, CA
Former Contractor - IT Consultant in San Jose, CA

I worked at Metabyte, Inc. as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Company recognizes the talent and potential of its employees and values them as its primary asset. Metabyte has a strong foothold in the silicon valley (California) which gives a diverse experience to its employees. The administrative staff is very friendly and always willing to help. Company's new year party is a fun event that provides an excellent networking opportunity to its employees working for different clients.

Cons

Company lacks a well-defined performance review policy for its employees esp. independent contractors. As an IT services company, company should invest on Employee Development program to keep its employees abreast with latest technology innovations and enhancements. Company has almost nothing to offer in terms of benefits.

Advice to Management

In the quest for new clients, please be thoughtful of retaining existing ones as well. Senior Management should also increase in proportion to the employee headcount and # of clients, in order to be easily accessible.

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  1. Most disorganized organization ever

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Metabyte, Inc. as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have managed to acquire contracts with reputable companies (though it is questionable how long they will maintain them), so if offered a contract position through Metabyte at a truly great lace to work, perhaps take it if no other avenues to employment exist. (Though I would highly recommend seeking out a different contracting firm hiring for the same position.)

    Cons

    Disrespectful, disorganized and no clear direction for the company. It takes weeks to get responses to emails. The contracting firm almost cost me my position TWICE at a great company--first, because they failed to give me the address for my interview and were non-responsive for days before the interview (so stressful!--fortunately I was able to look up my contact at the hiring company on LinkedIn and email HIM for a location), and again due to their inadequacies and questionable invention assignment policies (they claim to own rights to anything you develop at your new contract position). They do not offer benefits--even after claiming at the start they would for long-term (1 year+) contractors. They do not pay well, take a large cut of your earnings for little support in return, and do not promote their employees--despite their propaganda on their company website stating that they are all for empowering and advancing the careers of their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Try to run your company according to the ideals you defined on your own website. Right now, it's pure hypocrisy.


  2. The captain is drilling holes in the hull.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Customer Experience in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Customer Experience in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Metabyte, Inc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It's a small company, with basically no management at all, so there's a lot of room for autonomy and the self-directed.

    Cons

    There is basically no management at all. The CEO is obsessed with "Leadership" and conducts mandatory leadership seminars, but there is no one in a high-level management position here, and he does not manage- at random intervals he meddles, but that's it. There is no cohesive communication, inept people are never let go (critical in a tiny company!), and projects are assumed to manage themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Please please please hire high-level managers and project managers. And when you *do* hire experts, please respect and avail yourself of their expertise rather than going with your "intuition" and opining that "maybe all the experts are wrong".


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