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  1. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dedham, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dedham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    small company, entrepreneurial spirit, company bought Friday pizzas, good pay and benefits, some very talented, bright and forward thinking engineers, friendly holiday schedule

    Cons

    lots of turnover, changing customer and product pursuits to frequently, lack of focus, very long sales cycle, lack or growth in the near term, with limited company size and near term growth the possibility for advancement was limited


  2. "Needs some improvement"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dedham, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dedham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solutions focused on better communication between courts and law agencies. It's good to know that your work is helping to catch criminals. We did some interesting work with RDF and Semantic Web technologies.

    Cons

    Metatomix would have benefited from stronger product marketing and project management. As an engineer, I rarely had a good feel for what the customer wanted or needed. It's pretty difficult to make design decisions without understanding customer requirements. Project time lines and milestones were rarely clearly communicated.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be honest with itself about whether the company is a product or services company. I believe this identity crisis has made it difficult for management to set a proper course.

  3. "Company struggles to define its mission and execute on it."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dedham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dedham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Integrated Justice is a worthwhile problem domain.

    Co-workers are very talented.

    Management works hard to preserve benefits and inoculates workforce against seasonal flue.

    Cons

    Management is struggling to define goals.

    RIFs have culled the workforce of some of the most talented individuals.

    There is a lack of follow-through on stated intentions to excel in semantic technologies.

    The company has fielded a lot of applications but has not perfected them to the point where they can be easily maintained, extended, or upgraded.

    Advice to Management

    Where to begin? Technical services needs both technical and business management. This is something I would address quickly.


  4. "Bad management team"

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    Former Employee - Platform Engineer
    Former Employee - Platform Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easier to commute, Leaned new technology and made good friends.

    Cons

    company's going nowhere, worst management team ever

    Advice to Management

    try harder and dont give up so easily.