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  1.  

    Good place for consultants

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Magenic Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work with the brightest people around, you get a chance to learn a lot. They also have training budget so use it. They pay for day by day milage (from the office that you work from to the customer).

    Cons

    No money bonus at the end of the year (they give out gadget bonuses like xbox, kindle fire, etc.).
    If you work extra hours you will get the money every 6 months as a bonus (it's taxed differently a big NO! it's like they don't encourage extra hours).
    Projects are not extremely interesting to work on, usually you are there to clean somebody else's mistakes. You don't really get to work on what you would like, so get ready to jump through technologies very often and you will.
    It felt like being a part of a fraternity. Somebody else said this a while back in one of the comments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start thinking on adding the extra hours worked to the monthly paycheck. Start thinking adding an at least 10% bonus to the best 200 consultants.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    young technologists, focus on the technology less on everything else.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Magenic Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    co-workers are pretty smart on average, passionate people, competitive base-pay, overtime opportunities (nebulous)

    Cons

    no mentorship, no training, no conferences, mediocre benefits, but overall consensus is that company doesn't get-it. They don't show they value employee's with $100 bonuses. The Culture is disconnected and all regions are disconnected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    round out better benefits (bonus's), mentorships, invest in employee's, training. The culture is like young technology geeks, need to attract more experienced people. Bring people together more, the regional P/L structure pits regions against each other, move to international and bigger clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Decent Consulting Company with Smart and Capable People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Lead Consultant in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Associate Lead Consultant in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Magenic Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people I interacted / worked with at Magenic were all hard working, experienced, capable, and fairly talented.

    Good pay, OK benefits, a few nice perks like money towards your cell phone bill and gym membership.

    Access to online training and technical resources.

    Management respected the work / life balance.

    Cons

    NO BONUSES.

    From my experience - projects are usually staff augmentation where you really don't learn anything new. Usually you are stuck with a company's internal development staff working on supporting and maintaining some legacy system.

    Time off policy isn't good at all. You get 16 days / year for the 1st five years of employment. Sick and vacation time are lumped together.

    The company's business model is leaning towards on-site leads dealing with all the stressful client facing work and having low cost and often times inexperienced developers at their off-shore offices doing the technical work. Your job is to basically is to hand hold the client and then baby sit a bunch of junior developers - NOT FUN AT ALL.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying some real bonuses.
    Institute a better PTO policy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    An excellent employer for consultants with a Microsoft orientation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Magenic Technologies

    Pros

    Consulting can be a pretty tough game, but it can also be very rewarding as long as you have the desire and skills and a string support mechanism. The desire and skills are up to you, but finding a support mechanism that can handle sales, billing, client management and the other non-programming issues can make-or-break your consulting career. Magenic does all of those things very well, making it easy for their consultants to do what they love to do.

    Cons

    Like most consulting firms, they'll only keep you on the bench for a certain length of time. While making new sales isn't the responsibility of the consultant, you are subject to the vagaries of the market and down times might land you without a gig, and eventually, you'll have to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on being the best. I loved working for Magenic.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting work in a cool company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Magenic Technologies

    Pros

    Opportunity for working with cool technologies, encouragement from Magenic to do so, managers are good at what they do and don't meddle, it's not a body shop and the pay is competitive. The other consultants are generally great to work with and some of the most technically able in the industry. Apart from that one guy. Yeah, you know who you are. I'm looking at you.

    Cons

    Sometimes work with old or dead-end technologies or on a project where you're the only Magenic guy which can feel isolating long-term, benefits (other than pay) suck, not much scope for advancement compared to corporate world (there again, not much scope for politics, code maintenance, getting stuck with a useless manager compared to corporate world, on balance Magenic is ahead).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The 401K match sucks every year, but other than that and minor gripes a pretty good job

    Approves of CEO

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