At Metal Toad, Inc, 91 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 43 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 12.28. It was published on Oct 15, 2018. 833 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
People care about each other here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
Management trusts people to do a good job without watching over their shoulders.

What They Do

We asked Metal Toad, Inc to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Metal Toad creates world-changing software solutions—from concept to code. We bring serious development muscle to enterprise solutions, including product development, technical consulting, UX design, managed cloud, IoT, and beyond—working at the leading edge to innovate the future.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: Portland, Oregon, 97204 US Sites: 2
Major Locations: Los Angeles, California, 90067 US Employees: 46
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 2003

Our brilliant technologists at the Summer 2018 IoT Hackathon

Perks and Programs

We asked Metal Toad, Inc to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Unlimited PTO: We hire adults and treat them like adults. For this reason, we do not use "banks" or other concepts for PTO. We have seen employees take several weeks beyond "banking", and employees take less. The core of it all is respecting each other, communicating, and promoting our values. Do those things, and the PTO banks were easy to fade out.
  • Remote Working and Work From Home Friday: We have beautiful offices in LA and Portland. But should you need to work from home, no sweat! We treat you as an adult and ask you communicate with your team, and that's it. No forms required. We also have company-wide Work From Home Fridays.
  • 20% Profit Sharing: Metal Toad uses its profits for one thing: to improve the the experience of Metal Toad! To that end, 20% of our after-tax profits are shared with employees at the end of the year.
  • Cadillac Insurance: Our benefits manager refers to our insurance as the 'cadillac offering.' We provide your family the same benefits as you; we communicate openly and honestly about deductibles; and we frankly *never* want our employees worried about this domain of their life.
  • Individual Personal Development Budgets: Each employee will be given an annual stipend to be used with discretion on growth opportunities. This can include, but is not limited to, certifications, courses, texts, and workshops.
  • 10% R&D and Personal Development Time: Whenever an employee leaves us, we ask: "Did they step up to a better role?" To fulfill our mission, we must be a growth opportunity for everyone. For this reason, we offer our employees 10% (~1 day per sprint) for personal growth, R&D, and professional development.


3% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 100% of salary80% Company-paid health coverage for employees
80% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
Our brilliant technologists at the Summer 2018 IoT Hackathon


Unlimited Vacation Paid time off Unlimited Sick Paid time off
5 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (100% use it)
  • Telecommute option (100% use it)


30 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 30 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
30 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)30 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
30 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take30 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
30 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

$16,380 Philanthropic donations in last year Operations Coordinator Leads environmental impact team
Yes Sustainable commuting program Yes Recycling program
Yes Locally-sourced food program


  • Our D&I Group is led by a community of our most passionate Toads, with strong C-Suite support and advocacy. oversees diversity and inclusion practices
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Senior Engineer Meghane wiring up a board


Our visionary product and project managers hard at work.

How to Get Hired

We asked Metal Toad, Inc for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

When Metal Toad has a tough decision to make, we write our Core Values on the white board as an X-axis, and the scenario solutions on the Y-axis.  Our values mean everything to us, and this is what we seek in our new Toads.  Come to us with curiosity, respect, helpfulness, and a drive to master the craft of your career.  That is all you need to be a great fit.  

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Many of the Toads joined us with personal, printed letters.  Being raw and vulnerable in this way is how we try to behave everyday, and really stands out during recruitment.  Skills and experience are a distant second.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Leadership and ethics are more important to us than skill and experience.  We are a cutting-edge professional services firm, so the likelihood of any prior skills an employee has becoming irrelevant in six  months is very high in our model.  For that reason alone, it is values, ethics, and love for others that gets us through the challenges of a growing business as a team.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Absolutely do not be formal!  Ignore job postings and whatever other digital medium - reach out to us; tell us you love what we stand for and want to learn more.  Ask to talk to anyone.  We will make it happen.  This is the human experience, and this is what the world needs.  Connect; we promise you open arms!

hiring Outlook

96 Average applicants per opening 2,202 Total job applicants
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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