Magenic Technologies Reviews in Boston, MA
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 Senior Management – 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.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
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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 Senior Management – 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.
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 Senior Management – Start paying some real bonuses.
Institute a better PTO policy.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
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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 Senior Management – Keep on being the best. I loved working for Magenic.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
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 Senior Management – The 401K match sucks every year, but other than that and minor gripes a pretty good job