Metia

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Great opportunities for innovation and advancement.

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Former Employee - Account Director in Kirkland, WA
Former Employee - Account Director in Kirkland, WA

I worked at Metia

Pros

- Interesting Projects
- Cutting Edge Technology
- Strong Client Base/Stability
- Fun People
- Flexible Work Arrangements
- Dedication to employees
- Upward mobility and flexibility in roles available to self motivated individuals.
- Unmatched vacation offering 4+ weeks upon hire!

Cons

- Office Fixtures are a bit dated
- Typical digital agency challenges.Long hours, difficult clients, unrealistic deadlines.
- Time tracking system is problematic and limiting.
- A mentorship program would be very helpful to enable all employees to progress

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep innovating and being open to new ideas.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Stingy and mediocre

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA

    I have been working at Metia

    Pros

    The employees are polite, pleasant, quiet, unoffensive. Quiet location, free parking, close to Bellevue. Steady work - even through the bad economy. No layoffs happened. Great vacation - 4 weeks - is handed out every year, no accrual needed. Near Dixie's BBQ.

    Cons

    Like many honest and ambitious folks here, I'm on my way out. I can't move up or on - despite my dedication to the company. Most leave after 2 years, which is a good enough dose. Anyone there for longer than 4 is either a great schmoozer or puts their tail between their legs.

    The company has never kept staff that sees the bigger picture. They hire college kids who've barely been outside the state. Not a family-friendly place. There have been promises of growth and ingenuity for years - but the best people get cornered and kicked out. (These people move on to become highly successful, better paid, and much happier in complex and bigger places.) A Seattle magazine listed Metia as a top place to work - this magazine is known for helping companies self-promote, not for un-biased reviews.

    Work is rushed. Managers, delivery teams refuse to communicate - to each other or the client. Billable hours matter more than anything else. The blame game starts as soon as the client signs on. Sick days are held against you - and teleworking was taken removed because lack of trust.

    Company parties are like middle school mixers - cheap, cliquey, and over early. When clients come to the office, no one knows the wifi key, no one offers a beverage (there isn't any), people are barely introduced. Project and account managers never send follow ups of meetings to teams.

    The projects aren't that interesting - hard to represent to anyone outside of MSFT, and it's the more stale side of MSFT. Credit is stolen by directors and the VP. Whole sides of the office take sides and war against each other - account vs. delivery. HR and Finance only support the VP's interests.

    If you like to schmooze, gossip, and use a fake British accent (no kidding!) - this is the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to potential and current staff: don't stay and drink the Kool aide. You won't be just disappointed, you'll be poisoned.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Project Managers/Senior Staff keep information from team members so they can scapegoat subordinates.

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    Former Employee - Developer in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Developer in Kirkland, WA

    I worked at Metia

    Pros

    Kirkland, WA: The people who work in the cafe nearby are very friendly.
    Major Client is Microsoft so there's usually lots of work.

    Cons

    Middle managers don't share information
    Project managers scapegoat team members
    Freelancers are overworked
    Staff is unfriendly to freelancers
    Staff takes credit for freelancers solutions
    Sweat shop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to how your company is being represented to the world by all your employees. Your freelancers do more work than your permanent staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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