MAK Technologies Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company going sideways due to ownership and market

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at MAK Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people there (developers) are smart and capable, the culture is good, and the technology is cutting edge if you want defense simulation.

    Cons

    Defense is a tough market place right now with budgets being cut - they're trying to expand beyond defense, not there yet. Also, the parent company ownership is difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new ownership! (Easier said than done.)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good start but bad ending !

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

    I worked at MAK Technologies full-time for less than a 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
  3.  

    It was a mix of good and bad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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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