MAQ Software

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MAQ Software Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
129 Reviews
2.8
129 Reviews
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MAQ Software Founder & Managing Consultant Rajeev Agarwal
Rajeev Agarwal
64 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Opportunity to work on latest technologies (in 29 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Long working hours, inappropriate salary, No work culture (in 22 reviews)

  • None as such but the work life balance should be maintained (in 17 reviews)

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    joined with enthusiasm, but now in abysmal demoralization within weeks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    About Work Style of the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves 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. 5 people found this helpful  

    Lots of opportunity for personal growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Interesting 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

    Cons

    A 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Good-hearted Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at MAQ Software

    Pros

    MAQ Software is filled with very smart employees that are able to carry their own weight and provide support when needed. The projects that we work on are pretty cool and we get to work with folks that make the work fun.
    It's nice that the company is big enough that there are plenty of resources for you to rely on, but still small enough that you can make a big change and your ideas can be heard by senior management. It's not difficult to make a big impact in the company.

    Cons

    As deadlines approach, the pressure can be a little intense but smart planning and competence will help minimize this aspect

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    High work load, but opportunity for growth if willing to work hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I worked at MAQ Software

    Pros

    - Exposure to Microsoft clients
    - Work on latest Microsoft technologies
    - Good support from peers when needed
    - Opportunity for professional growth if willing to work hard

    Cons

    - High pressure, high stress environment
    - Expectations are high
    - Long hours, evening conference calls with India teams daily, often running an hour or longer depending on complexity and number of projects
    - Work/Life balance compromised

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Develop methods for better work/life balance
    - Increase resources to reduce stress and pressure
    - Invest more time in training for project management and communication

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Worst company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at MAQ Software

    Pros

    Majority of the projects are from Microsoft. So you get to work on the same tools and technologies used at Microsoft. Good for freshers out of college.

    Cons

    High work pressure environment. Employees are expected to work 15-16 hours a day and dedicate their life upon joining this company. Zero work-life balance. No respect for employees. No company culture. High attrition as most employees get frustrated and leave. My advice to new hires is think twice, no think thrice before taking up an offer with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with dignity and respect, both the ones who work there and those who leave for better opportunities. Also please stop writing self reviews on this site. They will not help your reputation.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    sde(development)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at MAQ Software

    Pros

    high salary and
    gud location and
    talented people and
    oversee opportunity and
    gud managemnt team and
    nice working enviro thats all

    Cons

    pressure and
    no hanging out time and
    no xtra cocurricular time and
    no great projects and
    no special care for any type of employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    negotiate with employee

  11. 9 people found this helpful  

    Right place for young people with desire to learn and take on roles not typically available at early stages of career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA

    I worked at MAQ Software

    Pros

    MAQ Software provides great opportunities for young engineers to get exposure as project leads within first couple years of their career. Typically, such opportunities are provided only to people with over 5 years of experience at other organizations. This is invaluable opportunity for recent graduates and people with one or two years of experience.
    Company management provides right framework and rigor that allows / forces software engineers to follow process and learn value of planning and following a consistent methodology.

    Cons

    Currently company focusses only on Microsoft business and technologies. This is not the place for people who want a job that does not require hard-work (50hrs or more per week) and for people who need lot of hand-holding, guidance and training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire one or two business development managers (not program managers who also can do biz dev). Improve reinforcement / recognition of top performers. People need it especially during early phases of career so that they know that they are on the right track.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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