MAQ Software
3.1 of 5 113 reviews
www.maqsoftware.com Redmond, WA 150 to 499 Employees

MAQ Software Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.1 113 reviews

                             

49% Approve of the CEO

MAQ Software Founder & Managing Consultant Rajeev Agarwal

Rajeev Agarwal

(51 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSome great people are in the same boat as you in misery. The benefits are OK. The Microsoft side is amusing.

    ConsThere is no joy or pride. The CEO gets on a soapbox whenever he can and consistently fails to practice what he preaches.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen the books and get a board.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst company to work for!

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Bellevue, WA

    ProsMajority of the projects are from Microsoft. So you get to work on the same tools and technologies used at Microsoft. Good for freshers out of college.

    ConsHigh work pressure environment. Employees are expected to work 15-16 hours a day and dedicate their life upon joining this company. Zero work-life balance. No respect for employees. No company culture. High attrition as most employees get frustrated and leave. My advice to new hires is think twice, no think thrice before taking up an offer with them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees with dignity and respect, both the ones who work there and those who leave for better opportunities. Also please stop writing self reviews on this site. They will not help your reputation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    All that glitters is not gold

    Associate Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Mumbai (India)

    ProsAs of now i don't see any pros other than salary

    Conslong list, here's short brief version of it:
    1. very looooonnnggg working hours
    2. High employee dissatisfaction rate
    3. Company believes money can buy anything
    4. in the name of cutting edge they take windows and visual studio updates daily and project to world that they work on cutting edge technologies :(
    5. Treat employee as machines, which don't need any break and keeps running for 13 hours in a day
    6. Fake R&D

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo point of giving advise to them

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Mental & Emotional Harassment

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Hyderābād (India)

    ProsI find it difficult to find one

    ConsLong working hours, inappropriate salary, No work culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a vision at least, and consider employees as employees and not cheap labours.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst Company I ever worked for in my life

    Project Lead (Former Employee)
    Hyderābād (India)

    ProsGood for freshers, lot to learn as fresher
    Certification is must

    ConsVery Long working Hours.
    Horrible work culture. Seniors and freshers are treat alike. Sometimes even frssher is asked to lead a project and lead/manager have to report to him
    Employees are treated as slaves
    Management does not support its employees at all. One of the reasons why the company is never growing the way actually should grow in a period of 10 yrs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo Advice, It can never change as they believe they are perfect.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Biggest mistake of my career

    Associate Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Hyderābād (India)

    ProsAll the developers are self-motivated and hard-working

    ConsMany many ...management is only for the name-sake ..very polluted culture..unsafe job and on top of that you have to like whatever garbage CEO thinks...and then they post fake positive reviews that our company is the best..my advice is do not join even if you have no other option..

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice since they all are useless

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Its not a company, it is a Circus

    Senior Software Development Engineer (Current Employee)
    Hyderābād (India)

    ProsYou will learn how to adjust with worst conditions

    ConsLots and lots of cons are present and most of them already pointed out in previous reviews. Few cons which are not covered earlier, find them below
    1. Anytime they can introduce new policy without any reason. Recently they extended notice period from 1 month to 3 months. And that start effectively from the point of time email reached to employee inbox.
    They do not even give chance you to switch to different company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have one question to top management which they must answer their employees.
    What you want to do in this company and what you expect from the employees? They are working full day and night for you and you guys every day introduce new policies to make them depress. Is this right?
    You are running a company not a hostel. Introduce some logic in your actions.
    Though many people say this but it doesn't bother you. Company can flourish more if you don't do such things.
    I advice you to conduct an anonymous survey to check what your employee think about all this.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disappointing disastrous and worst experience

    Associate Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Hyderābād (India)

    ProsProcessors are good hence computers are fast
    Since PF is not deducted, in hand salary is good

    ConsEverything is bad..you will lose your life..it is a company of hypocrites...many times it happened with me that because of one spelling mistake i was yelled at infront of entire team..humiliating..managers say nothing simply dance to tune of top management..and on top of that they post fake reviews in Glassdoor etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave some sense..and Mr. CEO your book "What I did not learn at IIT" is not good..

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible experience..better work at half the pay

    Associate Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Hyderābād (India)

    ProsIn-hand salary is better since no PF deduction is there
    Young crowd

    ConsThe list is very long..
    1. No management..whatever the bosses say becomes a law..totally hypocrite..
    2. You may get fired for
        a. Coming late to office by five minutes
        b. Not reading CEO's book and appreciating it
        c. For not attending CEO's gyan session even if you have a family emergency
    3. Mobile phones are a distraction
    4. Saturdays are working
    5. Come at 8:30 AM and leave at 11 PM and that too everyday

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't ask HR to post fake reviews .. and don't post fake reviews yourself..

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    MAQ: Sh*t happens, I Robot

    Assistant Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Hyderābād (India)

    Pros1: Get to work on Latest Technology
    2: You will have some Microsoft Certification
    3: Cannot think of other Pros

    Cons1: Too much Pressure
    2: People become robots here
    3: You will be asked to read a book written by CEO otherwise you will be fired. Now you can imagine the level of stupidity in the company
    4: If you want to prepare for off-campus while working in this company forget it.
    5: You will be asked to come on saturdays , 26th january ,etc
    6: Timing are very strict here (8:45). You can get fired if you come late
    7: Please do not join this company if you want to live a life

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive only that much task to a person, that he can complete in 9-10 hours

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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