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Pros
  • flexible hours, work life balance, xxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxx (in 5 reviews)

  • Good people that do their best to put the customer first (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor middle and upper management, hard to progress any further, low morale (in 4 reviews)

  • Owners sold some assets of the company and let go most of the employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good people, bad execution"

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

    I worked at Metafore Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good and competent resources to work with, allowing sales to bring value to their customer.

    Cons

    Not enough people focused, no vision and bad execution from management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and rely on their experiences and success.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    co-workers where great to work with

    Cons

    Company management was not well focused


  3. "Being a spare part of machine"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anjou, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anjou, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    full-time position, easy to be recruited, duties aren't complicated. Good as first work experience in IT domain.

    Cons

    - Only basic training provided - no chances to get any position advance or enhanced training to grow up in professional level.
    - Minimum salary rates in the industry - management team prefer to hire chip labor more then qualified specialists.
    - Difficult to get permanent position.
    - Zero level appreciation of work efforts. Errors counts.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good for first time."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deskside Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Deskside Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to start a career in IT. Good place to get experience in different environments. Positions available at multiple client companies.

    Cons

    Poor upper management. Very little scope of pay raises. No proper communication from upper management. Client vs services mentality at a lot of places.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Just when you think it can't get any worse"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are fantastic.

    Cons

    Communication from management is non existent. Massive lay-offs over the past month and those left on 'working notice' are forced to have mandatory after hours training on a new system they are going to use for 4 weeks before they are terminated as well. Nothing like salt on a wound.

    Advice to Management

    If you listened to your employee's concerns when you hired Bill and moved to FSA, we would have survived. Maybe you should listen to the 6 people you have left.


  7. "Metafore Acquired"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the wide range of employees, the company history, the service capabilities, Metafore's reputation and long term customer relationships were all very positive

    Cons

    a lack of leadership, a lack of current technology and solutions, no long term direction, no strategy to change and adapt

    Advice to Management

    too late to change the company as Metafore was acquired. The inability to change with the market and meet customer requirements combined with long term turnover led to this


  8. "You can do much better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people here and there, good benefits + RRSP matching, options for move in career, good employee support program (legal, medical, stress, difficult times support)

    Cons

    Huge margin off of my hourly rate, not enough appreciation for good workers, very poor HR, almost non-existent communication and leadership. Focus on profit only, not on the emoloyees, set values but not following through, no company identity within.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on those who are making you the profit, that you so strive for. Focus on your values and their actual execution. Value good people, raise good people out of those who can and want some help and remove the slackers that only bring the morale down. Don't allow drama with a firm but fair leadership across all levels.


  9. "Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers are nice to work with.

    Cons

    Doesn't seem to have much regard for employees. Not enough thought goes into decisions. They seem to panic easily and make rash decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Think decisions through and talk to the people who are doing the jobs.


  10. "Used to be good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers make the rest livable. The middle management in some parts of the country is also excellent.

    Cons

    tenable ticketing software.
    lousy pay
    little to no pay increases across the board.
    elective management and HR working hard to squeeze every penny and perk of the job away from the staff.

    Advice to Management

    try treating the employees better. They are the ones that make your customers happy. Look where the company is really bleeding money from rather then squeezing the little guys personal pocket books.


  11. "Not a great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Certain freedom, training, .... Good people to work with, good location.

    Cons

    No management vision or direction, almost non existing management. Minimal chance of advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Run the company



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