Metia Reviews

Updated 7 Jan 2021

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3.8
72%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
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Andrew Martin
8 Ratings
Pros
  • "4 weeks vacation, great health care (if you're an FTE)(in 5 reviews)

  • "Speaking of, work/life balance (and really good PTO if you are a perm employee(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management needs a clear vision for the future, still relying too heavily on Microsoft work (their bread and butter)(in 4 reviews)

  • "Horrifically toxic work environment(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Editor in London, England

    I have been working at Metia full-time

    Pros

    great place to work, very professional

    Cons

    can't think of any cons

  2. "Pros outweigh the cons"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Services in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metia full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People seem to get on well in London with a great office location and competitive salary/benefits. Good client base with interesting, strategic work. Opportunity to travel and work in other locations. Senior leadership are very knowledgeable and the founder clearly cares about the success of the company.

    Cons

    Very legalistic hierarchy e.g. Junior AE reports into AE. Provides a great opportunity for people to line-manage at an early age, but then leaves people with inexperienced managers. I joined at a turbulent time when lots of senior leadership had recently left which caused a management gap. Although I understand the new recent London MD has high approval ratings internally, which is great to hear. Also quite under-resourced internally which makes executing projects difficult.

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    Metia Response

    May 28, 2019HR Manager

    Thanks for writing a review. We appreciate the feedback. We are happy to hear that you value the location, benefits, work, and knowledge from senior leadership. We also appreciate your comments on areas where we can improve. We are always looking for ways to give our employees growth opportunities while providing the support they need to succeed. We will incorporate your suggestions as we continue to focus on this.


  3. "Friendly company that rewards ambition and good performance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metia full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good mix of clients and projects. Rewards good performance and ambition. Flexible and supportive, good when you've got to balance work with a family. Nice atmosphere, good people, stable business. Pretty flat hierarchy, management role sleeves up and get involved with work. Not cut-throat like a lot of agencies.

    Cons

    Can be a bit quiet at times, but that has improved with the layout of the new office in Soho.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "A Quiet Place"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Metia full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    . Good location . Nice office . No pressure

    Cons

    . No career growth . No support . No training I was working in the creative Team. There was not much to do and the task I was carrying out were always the same meaning no stimulus to go to work. I wasn't included in any meeting and the line manager was not supportive.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Account management led"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Copywriter in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Metia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great location in Covent Garden

    Cons

    Great place for account managers. Terrible work environment for creatives. AMs get all the credit for creative work while they do nothing except set unrealistic expectations for clients. Bullying is rife.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "A great company for those looking to learn and develop their marketing careers"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metia full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Strong set of clients - Opportunities to learn and grow - Collaborative team

    Cons

    Can’t think of any cons. Generally speaking a good company to work for.

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away if you have high values."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Acc Management in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Metia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Small company - everyone knows each other. you can come up with new and innovative ideas and push them

    Cons

    - high school kind of atmosphere - it doesn't matter how good you are or contribute to the company. All that matters is, how well you get on with the boss to get promoted or given better jobs. Really hard for family people to get recognized, as they don't have much time to join social drinking activities - that's where all the business happens. - managers and directors have their favorite kids (on the same low intellectual level) which get the best jobs - I wouldn't recommend this company to anyone having a wider horizon or comes from a good company. It is not the job what they sell it for.

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  8. Helpful (8)

    "Sweatshop that doesn't appreciate its staff"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Copywriter in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Metia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great location - the London office is on St Martin's Lane which is wonderful if youre into culture.

    Cons

    Metia only really has one client - Microsoft - which makes them complacent. They aren't interested in developing other clients. Creatives - designers, writers, etc aren't recognised for their work. All the praise, recognition etc goes to the client-facing person who licks the client's behind and emails your work to them.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Account Director"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Metia full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice people - lots of great, creative work - strong proposition about integrated campaigns.

    Cons

    Not enough 'PR' work for a PR pro like me, and not a big enough management/sales focus to change that. Shame, because I enjoyed the work I did there, but there simply wasn't enough to sustain my role. Also, I think large clients like to see the capability for integrated campaigns but ultimately buy specialist agencies, where as small clients can't afford a large, multi-discipline, integrated campaign.

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  10. "Easy place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metia full-time

    Pros

    Laid back environment, great people, management has the foresight to change with the market. Lots of project to work on and work is always coming in

    Cons

    Can be a little quiet, sometimes difficult to integrate with other teams, more focused on junior staff. Although there is a lot of work, there's not a huge amount of variety.

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