Maven Wave Partners Reviews

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place if you are a motivated and talented individual

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Maven Wave Partners full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with other motivated and talented individuals Flat organization, very little hierarchy You guide your own career Once you have proven yourself and have gained Maven Wave's trust and your client's trust you make your own decisions and run your team/organization as you see fit. Employees at all levels are empowered to do what they think is right and learn from their mistakes Learning/acquiring new skills highly is encouraged

    Cons

    Lack of structure might be a difficult hurdle for people accustomed to being told what to do from day to day If cannot voice your opinion to the people in charge about an assignment that does not meet your needs/expectations/career goals don't expect things to change

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, rewarding achievements and promoting top performers quickly and regularly will take us to our next target.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Great Place to Grow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Experience Team Senior Lead in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - User Experience Team Senior Lead in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Maven Wave Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great People, Great Environment and Learning Opportunities.

    Cons

    None at this time. Everything is great!

    Maven Wave Partners Response

    May 28, 2015 – Recruiter

    Thanks for the feedback!


  3. Great Company, Great Co-Workers, Difficult Problems

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Maven Wave Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Maven Wave means that you work with some of the smartest people you will come across at a company that is growing quite rapidly. It means trying to solve difficult problems and being stretched every day. Succeeding here means being willing to work outside your comfort zone and expand your skill set. This is not always easy and, frankly, sometimes you will make mistakes. In the long run you will be better off for it professionally. The best way to approach it is to understand that you are the product maven wave is selling. If they can sell you in 10 different situations you have a much better chance of being successful than if they can sell you in 1.

    Cons

    Being a consultant means that you spend a significant amount of time at clients. Sometimes those clients are not the healthiest companies in the world.Despite maven wave's work to put together a positive corporate culture, this can be difficult at times. Another issue with consulting firms is the uncertainty surrounding contracts and assignments. There can be a "hurry up and wait" element to doing this job. Sometimes companies drag their feet. Sometimes they need you immediately when something else is going on. This is the nature of the business. .

    Advice to Management

    Management does a great job communicating the companies vision from a "top-down" perspective. It would be good to establish some kind of "middle level" peer review culture to help to move beyond the island mentality that you can sometimes get at a firm.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great place to really make an impact

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Maven Wave Partners (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Maven Wave is a company where employees are really in the driver's seat of their career. You are given the opportunity to make a real impact here, no matter what your level. If you have an idea, you are encouraged to go after it. The people also make it a great place to work. Everyone is smart, personable, and genuinely likes to be around each other.

    Cons

    If you are not self-motivated or a self-starter, this probably isn't the place for you. You will definitely have guidance and the opportunity to learn, but you have to be highly motivated to make decisions for yourself.

    Advice to Management

    As we are continue to grow in size, continue to put an emphasis on maintaining a great culture.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Amazing team of very talented people.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Principal in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Maven Wave Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to high profile, high impact clients and projects. Work with upper echelon of consulting and technology pros. Pay and benefits are very competitive if you have the experience and perform to client standards.

    Cons

    Fast pace environment sometimes leads to difficult situations but management is always supportive. Hiring tends to lag behind demand.

    Advice to Management

    Hire ahead of demand. Continue to build team culture with more social events.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Company with Excellent Employees!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Maven Wave Partners full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Maven Wave Partners is a great place to work if you like solving challenging problems with talented coworkers. No problem is too difficult to take on - the team works together to find innovative solutions that result tangible value for clients. Last but not least, Maven Wave likes to have fun. Whether its a quarterly meeting or a summer outing, everyone joins in on the festivities.

    Cons

    Maven Wave is a dynamic and fast-paced company. There is a lot of flexibility at the company, but that flexibility can occasionally lead to pockets of disorganization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Maven Wave on the cutting edge of technology consulting.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Challenging work, great people and a rewarding environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Maven Wave Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    First and foremost are the people. The teamwork and willingness to jump in and tackle challenges together is fantastic. It fosters a culture and camaraderie that builds a rewarding environment.

    Cons

    Demanding clients and the work itself can sometimes be challenging, but having a strong team to rely on helps you not only deliver for the client, but also enjoy the ride.

    Maven Wave Partners Response

    May 23, 2014 – Recruiting Manager

    Truly a rewarding environment!


  9. Helpful (2)

    Solid place to be a highly valuable consultant.

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

    I have been working at Maven Wave Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is decent, most assignments are interesting and long enough to get deeply involved. Pretty good benefits, too.

    Cons

    Management is pretty detached when you need them, and too attached when you don't.

    Advice to Management

    While the quarterly get togethers are nice, you need to pay closer attention to your consultants when they request your attention. It often seems that they are not your primary focus.

    Maven Wave Partners Response

    May 23, 2014 – Recruiting Manager

    Senior management is currently working closer with their consultants.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great fast paced experience.

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

    I have been working at Maven Wave Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very open and transparent environment. Leadership is great and has a clear vision - Great innovative projects to work on - Opportunity to work with some of the brightest people around

    Cons

    I guess the con comes with the nature of the business, most of the employees are at client sites and you will probably see them only during the quarterly meetings. Would be great to have some events in between to bring more synergy between employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  11. I'm challenged to work on the most critical challenges facing companies, and I'm surrounded by the brightest talents.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Maven Wave Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Critical and complex projects, agile methods and teams that move fast, great talents around me from top to bottom, empowerment, equity opportunity.

    Cons

    No major drawbacks. Hope the balance of management and technology work continues. Would like to see further expansion in Europe.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing. Look at both organic growth and acquisitions. Maintain strong diversity in the work force.



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