MAQ Software

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MAQ Software Reviews

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
128 Reviews
2.9
128 Reviews
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MAQ Software Founder & Managing Consultant Rajeev Agarwal
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Opportunity to work on latest technologies (in 28 reviews)

  • Get to work on latest technologies, Given very higher responsibilities at very start of career (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes they have long working hours (in 24 reviews)

  • None as such but the work life balance should be maintained (in 15 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    If you like extreme hours, this is your place.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at MAQ Software full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    MS work was pretty fun, the other people you work with are in the same boat you are. The location is pretty convenient as well.

    Cons

    The hours are absolutely insane. Working with an offshore team, while talented, doesn't mean I should have to work 16 hour days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice here actually. The owner knows that he can demand that you work...or quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    joined with enthusiasm, but now in abysmal demoralization within weeks

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at MAQ Software full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - they have multiple branch locations
    - they talk big and sell hard
    - family ran
    - you can work on 10 projects at a time

    Cons

    - be ready to work really long hours and on random projects
    - project variety is horrific and quality is low
    - management focuses on making revenue and profit - not on getting any good work done. they just want to get away with what minimum they can do to get their invoices approved or new ones signed.
    - sales surprise us all the time with features teams cannot deliver, they just worry of winning, and not delivering. quality and people suffer
    - the management play good cop/ bad cop tactic with people (honestly, mostly for being bad cops to us all, to get away with us doing hard work, and little care)
    - the C level people are rather not friendly, they do try to put a fake smile, but there is so much of disrespect for lower titles like developers or support
    - Low morale, low esteem despite long hours, lack of joy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on better ethics, morality and character. It will flow into your company too. Making your people work like dogs and treat them like pigs would not go too far - once your "main" account dries out, there wouldnt be too many things to look forward to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MAQ Software

    Pros

    fast paced learned a lot

    Cons

    doesnt give you second chance, should be quick

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay if you have zero experience, never stay more than 6 months or a year

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I worked at MAQ Software

    Pros

    Easy to get in to
    Lots of learning (as you will be expected to work exhorbitant amounts)

    Cons

    Need to be in the office early, but you also have to be on the phone late with offshore team
    The second it makes them more money, they will throw your career under the bus in favor of their own interests
    "Excellence" is expected, meaning you will probably never hear a compliment or get a "job well done" but you will certainly hear about it quick enough when you mess up.
    Management doesn't care about what you want for your own career path, they just railroad you into whatever will make them the best profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees more often, instead of thinking you know what's best. Sometimes, what is best for the employee and the company might be different things, and you should bring this to light and try to work with employees, not just railroad them into things that they hate until they finally quit. There is a reason your turnover is so high - you don't even bother to ask your employees about nearly anything, even regarding their own career path!

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Good for Fresher but not good enough to stay beyond 3 years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at MAQ Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Latest technologies, Can improve your Communication Skills, fast track career growth, and lots of certifications ;)

    Cons

    No people management
    No respect for employees
    No work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ohh please ... these guys have only one GOD, nobody not even real God can question him :P..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Place for programmed robots not for humans

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at MAQ Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nothing much. May be helpful to start your career as a developer in business intelligence space. Good amount of salary.

    Cons

    Many! Every genuine review (genuine in the sense, hr at maq writes some dummy reviews praising the company ) tells how ruthful this company is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are deaf. I won't give any suggestion. I don't want to waste my time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Learn and leave ASAP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at MAQ Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Will help you in learning and working with new technologies
    2. Challenging work
    3. Friendly employee

    Cons

    1. Strict check- in timings (8:45) if you are late for 4 time then for each subsequent late your full day salary will be cut
    2. People with back-end experience are asked to work on front-end technology, making the life hell
    3. Making to work on multiple projects simultaneously
    4. On-site takes the deadline for delivery of project without asking efforts from India team, making the life hell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least care for the employees and make the timings flexible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at MAQ Software

    Pros

    Very good learning.. You get to work on many different technologies.. Also you will rise up to handle teams within 2 to 3 years

    Cons

    High attrition rate.. Strenous working hours.. Management issues new rules suddenly.. No work from home options.. Your leaves get cut if you reach later than 8:45 a.m. more than 3 times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into employee satisfaction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strictly not recommended.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at MAQ Software (more than an year)

    Pros

    You will learn lot of stuff.... Very good in this aspect

    Cons

    1. company (sorry 1 person)...others are just dancing doll.
    2. I don't think that bunch at the top management is not self aware. They are best at their own way. But simply they don't want to listen or realize
    3. All decision are reverse engineered. I mean decision will be taken out of sleep and some bookish logic will be given and you will be asked for opinion with one choice...mean you need to agree
    4. Sometimes not all time decision out of book will be implemented for the period until next book suggest something else
    5. You as a employee has to think like management ( one person) ...if not you will be treated like a worm
    6. Top management....directors (s) just by title is bunch of people just say and say yes to the top one...most of the meeting are just yes, you are good kind of things
    7. Employee...I heard so many times that management saying they don't want any one more than two years
    8. No self respect or self esteem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This post will have a disapproval. But if you just think you are aanother human you will realise most of the comments are unbiased.

    May be you can change the company by start listening to all levels of employee...I mean you should refrain from just hearing...when you listen don't have your brain tinned to defensive model

    Do you share a personal connection with your employee?

    Employee are human. Money and your gyan is just not enough

    If you still want to validate this...start a survey with alumni with anonymous feedback...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not a company but a jailer's place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at MAQ Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary hike twice a year

    Cons

    No business ethics, no company moral, they do not hire engineers but labours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is so stubborn about their cheap ideologies that no one even want to speak to them about anything

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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