Metaswitch Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Metaswitch is definitely proving itself to be one of the leaders of this industry

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metaswitch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I get to work with one of the sharpest people. Metaswitch conducts a thorough interviews to ensure the best talents are hired. I do not get constantly frustrated working with not-so-bright people. The work atmosphere is great, it can be demanding from time to time, but overall I enjoy coming to work everyday.

    Cons

    can't think of anything. More perks perhaps?


  2. Great company to start with- excellent pay and benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competative pay and awesome benefits (401K is automatic 10% contribution)

    Cons

    no growth in certain depts, disorganized


  3. Helpful (2)

    for kids and not professionals

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Metaswitch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are right out of college and looking for a job. good place to work for.

    Cons

    not for real professionals who want to grow

    Advice to Management

    change with the times and think different.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great company with lots of potential!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metaswitch full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work environment is relaxing, tons of work to do which keeps me motivated and busy. The company is on its way to IPO. Altho Metaswitch is considered a start-up, it does not run like a start-up. The benefit is great, the company 401K contributes 10% of your salary at no employee's expense. I cannot be more happy to work here

    Cons

    the parking situation is bad which means I have to be at work before 8am to find free street parking, otherwise I'd have to pay which can go up to $30/day.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great for the employees if the company could reimburse SOME parking expenses, since there is no designated free parking lot.


  6. Excellent benefits, high expectations but hard workers will find their perfect niche quickly.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Metaswitch full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay. Excellent benefits. Great experience.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to move up in the company from a non-dev position.

    Advice to Management

    More attention paid to employees on process updates.


  7. An amazing employer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Trainer
    Current Employee - Technical Trainer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metaswitch full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent corporate benefits, fair pay, challenging work, amazing leadership, brilliant technology.

    Cons

    It is hard to get ahead when you work with THE sharpest people in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Never forget our core values!


  8. Great company overall

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metaswitch full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Every effort is made to be fair and equitable. Work is hard, but rewards are great

    Cons

    Metaswitch went through a difficult period where senior management was not great. They are back on course now.

    Advice to Management

    Foster more creativity.


  9. Training

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Trainer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metaswitch full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with excellent prospects.

    Cons

    Customers are thight with money this year.


  10. Helpful (3)

    For benefits and working conditions

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and conditions, lots of good and smart people, open sharing culture, great work life balance, great opportunities for travel and relocation.

    Cons

    Low pay, happy to take advantage of employees who don't stick up for themselves by giving them boring tasks, bad managers for example. Managers have too much responsibility for managees (there is no HR department worth the name) which can exacerbate the above issues.

    Advice to Management

    More checks and balances to ensure equal opportunities across the company are needed.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Supportive environment where management genuinely cares about the employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Full of smart, talented people - great colleagues Culture of quality, doing the job right Commitment to people - the company is owned partly by an "employee benefit trust" so is run with the employees' interests central to key decisions

    Cons

    Still learning how to grow into a multinational organization - can be a bit UK-centric

    Advice to Management

    IT and HR systems / processes need upgrading to become a truly world class organization. E.g. no employee handbook, antiquated intranet, weak collaboration tools



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