Meridium

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Meridium Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Company getting ready to do great things

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meridium

    Pros

    Really care about their employees. High level of integrity within the executive leadership team.

    Cons

    Need to bring in new ideas/people to continue growing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to look for new people that bring a new perspective to the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Looks like HR is writing reviews again

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meridium full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can dress casually; guys can grow their hair down to their butts, if they like. The ice machine is nice to have; especially in the summer.

    Cons

    Certain areas of the company are extremely over worked while others are told to take their time so they look busy. First raise in over four years last year, but it was so small it was a slap in the face. Unfortunately Norfolk Southern is downsizing to bare bones and with Advanced Auto moving their headquarters to Raleigh, that really leaves no big companies that you can even consider applying to. No one should move to Roanoke just to work at Meridium. In the long run, you will regret it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously, a bigger pay raise would make us happier than a Friday afternoon cookout. The cookouts are a nice gesture but a larger pay raise would be better for morale. And Leadership, please get realistic with your yearly projections or at least come up with them before the cocktail hour.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Meridium is a great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA

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

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. Company really cares about their employees. Good benefits, corporate support and community. The company is really growing and has a solid product.

    Cons

    The company does not promote from within for executive level positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good vision for future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good company for non-developers

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA

    I worked at Meridium full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people to work along side
    HR tries to keep good employee morale with nice appreciation events (i.e. parties, lunches, cocktail hours)
    Great starting point to build experience in your field

    Cons

    Stagnant pay
    Can quickly become monotonous
    No real room for advancement
    Development area became a cube farm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop spending $1M+ on your yearly conference and start spending it on your employees. Your churn rate and employee morale/faith in company is starting to look abysmal. Without any real innovation soon, GE is going to overtake your market and leave you behind.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Waste of time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dev in India, TX
    Current Employee - Dev in India, TX

    I have been working at Meridium full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good Work personal life balance. Do not have anything positive which I think apart from this

    Cons

    No learning, no growth, poor hikes, rude people, lack of good leadership.
    If you want to see the extent of UN-professionalism then join the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to learn before you stop getting people who want to join you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Unlike any company I've ever worked for...in a good way!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA

    I have been working at Meridium full-time

    Pros

    *Flexible working hours--I have a child so it's amazing to work somewhere that takes that into consideration and allows me to work the hours that best suit my family life.
    *Margaritas on the Patio!--Who wouldn't enjoy that?? No seriously, they offer fun events that personally make me feel like they are investing in me b/c they care enough to plan things for us. I can't always attend b/c again I have a child but it's nice to know I have the option if it fits my schedule!
    *Meridium Fun Days!--You actually get days off to hang out with your coworkers and build long lasting relationships.
    *The benefits are great!--Believe it or not, Meridium actually pays for medical and dental at 100% for their employees. You really don't see that much anymore.
    *The building!--You have to see it to believe it. They took an old sofa warehouse and turned into an awesome looking building. It's beautiful!

    But again, my favorite part would be the flexible working hours b/c any company that cares about my life outside of work is a company that I want to invest in long term.

    Cons

    We are outgrowing our current building. I think they are working to add another level of office space though so that should be fixed soon enough. I guess growing and filling up an office building isn't necessarily a con but it's the only one I could think of to list.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My only advice is to talk to your employees. If you are always talking to your employees then you'll know what it is that they need, what makes them happy, and what they need from you to be successful. Everyone just wants to be appreciated. And always remember to tell people when they're doing a good job. That goes a long way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Dead End opportunity...Less than a year, and that was still too long to remain at work here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA

    I worked at Meridium full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The non manager people are very nice. Depending on your area or level of involvement, you can really make some good connections with some talented people. I enjoyed my team and manager, and yes there were times when I was happy with the performance of the company as a whole.

    Cons

    HR does not help with career growth. Raises are few and far between, and salaries and low unless you are a programmer. Feedback given to HR never seems to improve the conditions. It's unfair that some people can work via telecommuting from the west coast and only come to the office 1 time a month while others are not given the flexibility. The unfair treatment between departments causes a lot of turnover. I was initially excited about my position, but the high turnover made it difficult to train new folks and still be expected to do my job without additional benefits. The management tends to forget that employees are also their bread and butter, because without the employees, there is no product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meridium claims to be innovative, yet the building is full of cubicles and desktop PC's where employees are forced to sit constantly and not move much. Some departments have more meetings about work then actual work. I suggest cutting down the number of such meetings. Have more interaction between departments that goes beyond reporting/troubleshooting bugs. Also, maybe change the name of the product to something different than the name of the company. If Microsoft sold Microsoft, people would be confused.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good but has the potential to be great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meridium full-time

    Pros

    Great people: smart group of co-workers who are motivated and dedicated; good flexibility in working hours as long as job gets done

    Cons

    Less than ideal advancement potential; hiring in from outside particularly at higher levels; reflective of senior management's lack of direction and strategy and focus on what's important

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the drivers for success first (including good market-driven products and competitive salaries to attract high quality talent), then things like company culture and environment second. It often seems backwards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    No Relief in Site

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA

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

    Pros

    The people who are not in management

    Cons

    No raises in many years - not even cost of living
    No bonuses in many years
    Hiring more and more management, but the little people continue to do all the work with no incentives
    No chance for advancement
    Supposedly open door policy, but if you make a complaint, You make "the list" and will soon be shown the door

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to quit hiring all the high dollar staff and give the little people some incentive to stay. Otherwise, you will see many more long-term employees leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent company, can improve on some things.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    - Extremely competent peers
    - Nice people with high integrity
    - Flexible schedule
    - No interoffice politics
    - Structured org chart
    - Personable and helpful peers
    - Ability to work remote when you can't be in office
    - Relaxed casual business attire
    - Their software has a niche in its industry

    Cons

    - Salary hardly competitive
    - No promotion plan, you're pretty much stuck at where you're hired.
    - Health benefits substandard (but it is just a medium sized company)
    - No community perks or benefits. No sense of its tie to the community since the HQ is in VA.
    - Frequent traveling for little pay/incentives will wear on you
    - You lose initiative when performance/salary reviews drag on to sometimes 3 yrs in-between each.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salary has to be more competitive - I was offered 40% more salary elsewhere, so it was an easy decision to leave.

    There has to be a plan in place promote technical consultants - even those in the Houston office. The job becomes extremely mundane when there's a ceiling of how high up you can go.

    Be more apart of the community in Houston, not just a remote office location from HQ. Offer tickets to local events, or restaurants, or discounted memberships to affordable gyms etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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