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Meridium Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Work-Life balance and niche product (in 7 reviews)

  • The work environment allows for flexible hours and the ability to work from home (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • No sick leave, you use your vacation for that, so watch out on that one (in 4 reviews)

  • No growth, lots of partiality, managers dont know anything about leading teams and lots of sexual harassment but HR doesnt care (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "So..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Meridium (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A bunch of awesome people lost in the shuffle.

    Cons

    too much Curry sauce sirs ..

    Advice to Management

    Watch the inner working of some management personnel who curry favor :)


  2. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, friendly people, pleasant location

    Cons

    Not too many career growth ops

  3. "Meridium is no more"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Meridium full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people who work there

    Cons

    Pay was horrible. VERP payout was the best thing to ever happen. Now that GE has come in, several jobs have already been eliminated. Transition is still going on and it is only a matter of time before more positions are eliminated or people from GE will be brought in to fill them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the seasoned employees as we are the ones who know what is going on.


  4. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Meridium full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice people. On the job learning.

    Cons

    A small company that has all the issues of a big company

    Advice to Management

    Get your heads out of the dreamland and understand on the ground reality - its your employees who deliver value


  5. "Professional Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Meridium full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Meridium was an outstanding small company to build a career with. The opportunity moving forward under GE ownership brings new challenges and rewards.

    Cons

    There were silos between parts of the organization that did not need to be there.

    Advice to Management

    Work to break all silos. Let the employees cross boundaries when it is client success that we're all trying to achieve.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Peasants and Peons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    With a little bit of luck, there may be some improvements with the GE takeover.

    Cons

    They are keeping virtually all management after the GE takeover.

    If you want to know about the culture and leadership methods of this company, read on.

    They reached a new low this week. The CEO of GE came to visit the Roanoke office. Instruction were sent to the working peasants telling them how to behave in the presence of that person. This situation portrays exactly how Meridium feels about its own employees. They think they are an embarrassment to the company. They think we are backwards bumpkins who need to be told how to act when another human comes to the office.

    One of the instructions was a reasonable request to avoid tying up the elevators. But after that, it was pretty much insulting. We are professionals. But we certainly aren't treated as such. I think HR and management assumed we would all be squabbling about the barnyard, scratching our fannies, and begging for more gruel.

    Some managers took it upon themselves to 'coach' people even further on how they should behave as if they, the managers, were the only people enlightened enough to understand a situation like the visit of the new CEO.

    This is about as demeaning as it can get in a 'professional' setting.

    Advice to Management

    It is hard to imagine what advice management might understand. The people who work for you are not imbeciles. They deserve so much better. You have insulted and demeaned a great group of professionals. And you made the tenor of the takeover very plain. Meridium employees are at the bottom of the ladder.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Growing Company Where Hard Work Pays Off!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company has a great product line and continues to build new applications. Get to work alongside some brilliant engineers using some of the latest technologies. Those who are really driven and willing to go the extra mile again and again will find the company and the work very rewarding. The company is still a small-to-medium sized software company so lots of flexibility is available in the roles you perform. Environment is very customer focused with a "get it done" approach. Family friendly and flexible schedules.

    Cons

    As a mid-size software company who continues to grow there are certainly growing pains with communication and training as the number of engineering teams and team sizes continue to grow.

    Advice to Management

    The company is on the right track. Continue to invest in the organization so we can support the next wave of growth.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Some minor pros, but family-oriented is not one"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meridium full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work if you're young, just starting your career, like to travel, and have no family obligations. Working from home possible if you achieve favorited status, otherwise there is no official accommodation for it. Expect to get experience here over a short period, then go elsewhere.

    Cons

    Salaries and benefits are below average, and this is not a family oriented company as there are no sick leave options or vacation carryover. Again, favorited individuals are allowed to attend to family matters with no repercussions while others are not. Market for this software is narrow and potentially not sustainable in the future as other technologies emerge. Expect to deal with continual high levels of stress for customer-facing positions, and occasional condescending attitudes toward employees for internal matters.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone should be expected to adhere to the same policies, and this should be enforced at all levels. Too much favoritism leads to bad feelings and resentment across the board.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Bad Experience"

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    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Hell, MI
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Hell, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meridium (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -The work environment allows for flexible hours and the ability to work from home.
    - Some really good people not in management.
    - World class customers.

    Cons

    - No career advancement.
    - Limited learning opportunities.
    - Management team are not professional and do not take care about their employees.
    - No sick leave can be taken.
    - Hiring more and more management, but the little people continue to do all the work with no incentives.
    - Upper and middle management nicely compensated, others are not.
    - If you make a complaint, you will soon be fired!

    Advice to Management

    - Stop running off your talent.
    - Provide reasonable paths of advancement.
    - Training.
    - Stop spending a lot of money on your yearly conference and management team and start spending it on your employees.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Moral low"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros about the company.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about their employees.


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