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Good start but bad ending !

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

I worked at MAK Technologies full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Nice and friendly people.
Good benefits and work life balance.
Every one is really helpful. Upper management is fine until a level.
Cool as long as you are doing your work !

Cons

Growth is bad right now..and lot of people were laid off recently.
The company is striving to survive right now.
Risky since their line of products is very narrow and dependent on single market.

Negative Outlook

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    It was a mix of good and bad.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at MAK Technologies

    Pros

    The developers are fun to work with.
    You do get a lot of autonomy as a developer.
    You get exposure to responsibilities companies usually don't give their developers, namely interacting with customers directly.

    Cons

    Salary and career growth potential were just not there.
    I felt my career was becoming incredibly stagnant during my time there, and people that should have been promoted weren't.
    There was lots of personnel 'repurposing' due to problems in scheduling projects.
    Culture and benefits were eroding during my time there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nurture your developers and encourage them to grow. Be willing to take risks, but also communicate to employees in a friendlier way.

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    Great company to work for! Stable industry.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MAK Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    MAK is like one big family. The people are awesome and many employees have been there over 10 years, some over 15 and a few over 20!

    They are the best middleware and COTS vendor in the defense simulation space.

    Really smart VPs in engineering, marketing and sales.

    The defense sector has it's ups and downs but MAK has carved out a pretty good niche for itself.

    Promotions are usually given to the people who do the job they want first, and are then recognized for it with a promotion later. I view this as a positive because it rewards people with drive and ambition.

    Cons

    There isn't a whole lot of growth in the defense sector (these days). And because they haven't diversified outside of defense and also because the defense sector isn't growing there is very little revenue growth these days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep looking for a way to make money in another industry. It's out there and one day, it might save the company.

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