MAQ Software Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
117 Reviews

3.0
117 Reviews
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MAQ Software Founder & Managing Consultant Rajeev Agarwal
Rajeev Agarwal
54 Ratings

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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Good-hearted Company

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    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
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  5.  

    Worst company to work for!

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    • 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
  6.  

    sde(development)

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    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

  7. 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

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    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best workplace for fresher

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at MAQ Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Latest technology
    Good for juniors as politics is more of constructive
    you got to learn several things apart from technical learnings, like communication skill, time management and how to improve focus
    Very friendly environment

    Cons

    long-long work hours
    it doesn't matter what type of resource is in the team, management will count them as 3 resource per person :P
    and lot of pressure
    After 2-3 years growth opportunity is very less
    No/less onsite

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management is never consider any advice from any one, unless it is published in some freakishly famous Management book.
    many of their policies and fundamentals are contradictory and I felt that company don't want people to stay with them after a period of time (may be3-5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MAQ Software full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Best for a fresher..too much learning.
    Latest techs.

    Cons

    they make you stay for Long working hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix exit time also.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good

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    Current Employee - ASE  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - ASE in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at MAQ Software full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People are good here. helping nature

    Cons

    long working hrs, no extra benifits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to juniors as they know how their frnds are enjoying in other company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Learn and leave ASAP

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at MAQ Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Will help you in learning and working with new technologies
    2. Challenging work
    3. Friendly employee

    Cons

    1. Strict check- in timings (8:45) if you are late for 4 time then for each subsequent late your full day salary will be cut
    2. People with back-end experience are asked to work on front-end technology, making the life hell
    3. Making to work on multiple projects simultaneously
    4. On-site takes the deadline for delivery of project without asking efforts from India team, making the life hell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least care for the employees and make the timings flexible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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