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MAQ Software Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 110 reviews

47% Approve of the CEO

MAQ Software Founder & Managing Consultant Rajeev Agarwal

Rajeev Agarwal

(49 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Adapting latest technologies in very advance to the market(in 25 reviews)

  • Get to work on latest technologies, Given very higher responsibilities at very start of career(in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Long working hours and no job security(in 17 reviews)

  • be ready to work really long hours and on random projects(in 5 reviews)

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    Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood opportunities to learn new technologies

    ConsHectic work schedules. no work from home option

    Yes, I would 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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    3 people found this helpful  

    If you like extreme hours, this is your place.

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have no advice here actually. The owner knows that he can demand that you work...or quit.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

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    Technical Project Manager (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsLot of learning, MS certifications and multiple projects

    Conslot of work, personal biases, no or little personal life

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    2 people found this helpful  

    A Good company to start with.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsA Good company to start with.

    ConsNo work-life balance. Not a great organization for experienced employees.

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    4 people found this helpful  

    joined with enthusiasm, but now in abysmal demoralization within weeks

    Senior Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    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 Senior Managementwork 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    About Work Style of the company

    Programmer Analyst (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsOne of the best company for the fresher. Learning curve is almost exponential. Good career opportunity

    ConsSince individual learning is at most important with work. Work Life balance is very less.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    2 people found this helpful  

    good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosfast paced learned a lot

    Consdoesnt give you second chance, should be quick

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Lots of opportunity for personal growth

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Redmond, WA

    ProsInteresting projects to work on
    Flexibility to move if you're unhappy with the work you're doing
    Lots of work, you don't have to worry about being bored and on the bench
    Smart and fun coworkers make the work enjoyable

    ConsA lot of the core development work is done in the India offices so the team in Redmond acts more as project managers and technical PMs. If you're looking for a job that's 100% heads down coding, this probably isn't the best company for you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    1 person found this helpful  

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

    Software Development Engineer (Former Employee) Redmond, WA

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

    ConsNeed 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 Senior ManagementListen 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!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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