MAK Technologies
3.0 of 5 3 reviews
www.mak.com Cambridge, MA

MAK Technologies Reviews

Updated Nov 14, 2013

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Good company going sideways due to ownership and market

Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
Cambridge, MA

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

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

ConsDefense 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 Senior ManagementGet new ownership! (Easier said than done.)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good start but bad ending !

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA

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

ProsNice 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 !

ConsGrowth 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.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was a mix of good and bad.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I worked at MAK Technologies

ProsThe 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.

ConsSalary 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 Senior ManagementNurture 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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