MetricStream

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MetricStream Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
100 Reviews
2.7
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Shellye L. Archambeau
66 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay in comparison to peers (in 8 reviews)

  • comparatively good salary package (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance seems to be skewed towards work side more often than not (in 19 reviews)

  • No work life balance and need to scarifies personal commitments (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Largest Startup

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    Company has just realized it's potential and they are doing everything that can to be successful. Hiring good people and putting processes in place now. All good for people working and new people joining.

    Cons

    There are growing pains - they still only one person in IT here in US so that is a bottleneck. There are some old timers who still work in that reference so people coming in new face some issues but if you boss is good it all works out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Changing the culture overnight is not possible but slowly and steadily have the old timers get to speed on the new culture of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    MetricStream Response

    Feb 21, 2015Consultant - HR

    Thanks for your feedback and review. We will continue to make your experience more enriching at MetricStream.

  2.  

    They "Forget" to pay you.

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at MetricStream as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You meet people. Catered Lunch.

    Cons

    I have never been paid on time and would not get paid if I did not remind them frequently. The U.S. based VP leadership is condescending, apathetic, and has very misplaced priorities.. I have never seen such an unprofessional group of executives. The clients should be advising Metricstream not the other way around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Well paid unhappy employees

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    Former Employee - Finance in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Pros

    This company tends to compensate new employees very well. They are willing to take on people who have potential, but don't yet have the experience or skills for the role they are hired for. This could be a good company to use as a stepping stone in your career.

    Cons

    Advancement once hired is extremely difficult in this company. Both in job title, and pay, they lack the systems to properly recognize their employees for their work. The company requires a fair amount of travel, and long unusual hours as you will be working with employees in India on off hours. Payment from bonuses, and stock options are not a guarantee, despite completing your objectives, and are rarely paid on time. The corporate atmosphere is terrible, as most employees are unhappy, and those with the means to get out leave the company, resulting in high turnover. If you are looking to be happy with your work, this is not the company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company needs a complete overhaul of management structure. Employee compensation, and more importantly respect needs to become a priority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay Away

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MetricStream full-time

    Pros

    I do not have any.

    Cons

    Poor management that does not care why so many GOOD employees are leaving. Employees who have never managed anyone become managers and do not have any idea how to manage employees. You are expected to work very long hours. Bad/hostile attitude among many employees. Don't expect to be paid on time. Culture/benefits way under par. Board of Directors are crooks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read exit interviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    This is place has a great working environment!

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at MetricStream full-time

    Pros

    Easy going people
    Ping Pong Room
    Flexible Schedule

    Cons

    Located in an Isolated Area

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Associate Inside Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetricStream

    Pros

    1. Good to learn new things
    2. Flexibility in work
    3.Flexibility in trying new strategies
    4.Helpful peers

    Cons

    Micro Management, Volatile job role

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    Great learning. Worked their for 2 years.

    Cons

    Its not for you if your if your work just to get paid.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    MetricStream Response

    Feb 21, 2015Consultant - HR

    Thanks for your feedback and review. We will continue to make your experience more enriching at MetricStream.

  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Technical lead

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities in terms of challenges in turn good learning provided you are self motivated.

    Cons

    Managers dearest candidate gets good hike and promotion.
    Staying in this company is waste of time in your career.
    No process, corporate politics and corruption is at very high percentage.
    All false promises by hr and management.
    Ex team structure. 2 developers 1QA and 5 managers for watching your status update.
    Not a good company for loyal and intellect people.
    Managers don't care while screwing your career. They are not professional and they do not have knowledge. They behave stupid and boost themselves as superior manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Save the employees...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 9 people found this helpful  

    Only way out is to leave your Laptop, ID Card, Keys at your desk and run away while you can!

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    Current Employee - Senior Member Technical Staff in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Member Technical Staff in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    The Office Culture is chilled out like a College- you can drop in whenever you want, Go as you please (As long as you are in the good books of your manager). Employees come in Bathroom slippers and clothes that do not need a wash but sterilisation the next time you meet them. Yet we are an Equal Opportunity company- we welcome you to work even of you are sloshed or stoned.

    The culture drills down to the communication style too- email language are like a marketplace slugfest, its almost as if the teams have substituted IM with the mailbox.

    Flexible work timings: You can come to office any time you want as long as you send that 1-2 am status mails to your managers and the whole world. My manager goes missing for weeks and yet does not miss sending a single 2am mailer

    Open Culture: Swearing on the floor at the top of your voice is considered as "leadership skills" . You can do whatever you want on the floor as for some strange reason the only camera's in the building are pointed to server room doors.

    Amazing Learning options: You get real life survival skills here as there is absolutely no training- the only trainings that exist are canned presentations or WebEx recordings which will help you get great sleep every night. Google is the Go-to learning tool for everyone on the floor.

    Invisible Leadership: The team believes in this mantra and remains missing from office most of the days of the week thereby giving plenty of options for the cabins to be utilized as meeting and recruitment areas. The only time you will see them is when someone from the US drops in or when there is an event with free food and booze being dished out.

    Over the top Salary Packages: a 100pc hike is like a minimum at MetricStream, even at the appraisals if you are in good terms with the managers you are in for a treat. This is one area where MetricStream excels- its makes you just too costly for the competition to poach you.

    Work life balance- What is that?

    Cons

    There are very few cons here but a few include:

    PS NA- As the term says "Professional Services- Not Applicable" , this place is like the Guantanamo Bay- the rules and policies of the company does not apply here. You must be John Rambo to get into this place and come out alive and sane. Its heartening to see some of the brightest minds in the industry crumble here.

    No Legal team: 2 of my team mates quit the organisation by keeping their Laptops, ID cards on their tables and dissapeared with large smiles on their faces. Now they are working in companies next door and yet people on Notice period are not getting confirmations on their LWD even after serving 60 days of notice!

    Promotions: You get promoted whenever your senior quits, so the competition is very intense on who gets kicked out and how.

    Perks: I find the free Parle G biscuits very interesting but we should have some variety with the burnt coffee and tea.

    Anonymous surveys are

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take a critical look at the company and step in to save it before it collapses like a pack of cards

    We are a GRC company with zero Governance, 110pc risky business model and the benchmark in non-compliance

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

    Good, but not best.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at MetricStream full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start, but not the best place to last.
    Job security & little challenging job, because of workloads.
    Have solid client base.
    Have good business domains.
    Flexible timing.

    Cons

    No personal life.
    Too much of weekend work, that's the expectation from the management people also.
    No room for learning new technologies & no solid training or documentation.
    Very short deliverable due to revenue collections.
    Life is very bad in professional services team, may due be the mgmt. But other team employees are satisfied, also they work for only 8 hrs, & no slogging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management & managers should think twice when they ask their employee to work on weekends, as they have their personal life too.
    Need to plan the project deliverable properly by providing ideal time for completion, just not only thinking from the revenue perspective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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