Metabyte, Inc.

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Metabyte, Inc. Reviews

Updated February 25, 2014
Updated February 25, 2014
5 Reviews

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Metabyte, Inc. President Manu Mehta
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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Consultant  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in San Jose, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Most disorganized organization ever

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    The captain is drilling holes in the hull.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Customer Experience  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Customer Experience in Fremont, CA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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".

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Good place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great in terms of employee care.

    Cons

    Bit stingy on payments and benifits

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Metabyte is a fair employer

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

    Pros

    The management at Metabyte are a decent lot. They are professional and have the best interests of their employees in mind. Fair is the only word that comes to the top of my mind when I think about the management style.

    Cons

    Too lenient, complacent even. High level of tolerance towards incompetence. Need to better understand ROI to all stakeholders. Indecisiveness, delays in deciding even simple things can be worked upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better employees. Constantly see the type of talent available in the market. Benchmark these against the type of people you have. When you identify gaps, fill this up with proper training (and don't delay making this decision), or replace people with better ones. Don't be scared to take tough decisions, at the time you need to take them. No point taking decisions after the damage is done.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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