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MAQ Software Reviews

Updated April 7, 2019
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MAQ Software Founder & Managing Consultant Rajeev Agarwal
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  • "You will learn a lot within short period of time" (in 32 reviews)

  • "Opportunities to work on latest technologies" (in 56 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Lead and Grow"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MAQ Software full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy in project design decisions
    Support from Management and team members
    Opportunities to learn and certify on latest technologies
    Flexibility to move across projects
    Stocked kitchen with snacks and fruits
    Company outings and tickets to games

    Cons

    Short term projects need faster delivery, looks like this is now industry trend with short sprint cycles

    Advice to Management

    Continue open discussions with employees

    MAQ Software Response

    Dec 25, 2017 – Managing Consultant

    Thank you for sharing your experience with glassdoor community.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Decent work culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MAQ Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good managers, loyal, hardworking, good communication

    Cons

    High employee turnaround, multiple different management approaches

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Good company to grow and be industry relevant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dev Ops Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Dev Ops Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MAQ Software full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good individual growth with lot of responsibilities.
    Good company to learn quickly and has management support (or push).
    It transforms itself every couple of years. SharePoint, BI, Azure and now AI.

    Cons

    Work pressure, at times
    Need to make peace with challenged work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Look for expertise and not just certificates


  4. Helpful (11)

    "Good company for self-starters"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MAQ Software full-time

    Pros

    1. You have a lot of responsibility, even in entry-level positions. You can view that as either a source of stress or a chance to grow. If you choose to see it as an opportunity to learn something new, you'll do fine here.

    2. Flat organization = reduced bureaucracy. If I have a good idea, I can go straight to any member of senior management.

    3. A lot of forward momentum--there's always a new training curriculum or learning initiative . If you put real effort into these, you'll get a lot of benefit.

    Cons

    The hours can be long because the work is project based. (On the flip side, you'll also have downtime when there's a lull between projects.)

    MAQ Software Response

    Dec 25, 2017 – Managing Consultant

    Thank you for sharing your insights to help applicants.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MAQ Software (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learning, Latest technlogies, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Long Working hours, Working Saturdays for trainees


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Culture change needed."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MAQ Software full-time

    Pros

    In US you will be a project manager no matter what position you are hired for.

    Cons

    You will not have the pay of a project manager. You will be illegally over allocated and ridiculously under paid. There is almost no diversity as the majority of employees are on Visa. They will actively fight against any career growth opportunities that occur outside the company. The culture needs to change.

    My advice, take the job if it is a last resort find something positive to get you through the slog, but never stop looking and don't give up the hope of escape. It gets better.

    Advice to Management

    Cultural overhaul needed.
    1. Be more transparent with employees and customers. My ethics were constantly tested.
    2. You preach humble leadership but it is not practiced.
    3. Let employees work on projects they are passionate about.
    4. Learning hour should not be required. If the topic is good people will show up. If people do not show up then it is the topic that is bad, not the people.
    5. The office is filthy and does not provide any inspiration. When you look around and see filth it is hard to take pride in where you work.
    6. Most importantly put people first and respect their time, you are not McKinsey. Don't take attendance. Don't monitor comings and goings. Instead, monitor performance.

    You have built a culture based on fear driven by ego and until this changes, turn over rate will be high and you will continue to lose talented people.


  7. Helpful (12)

    "Working together to achieve goals"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been at MAQ Software since 2003, meaning I have witnessed the growth and progress this company has made over the years. I know everyone talks about the teamwork here, but it really is the defining characteristic of what makes MAQ so special. The passion and dedication everyone has for this work is really incredible, and it's shown in each and every project we complete.

    Cons

    No company is perfect, and we've of course had a few glitches along the way, both financial and employee related. But the resilience of the people at MAQ, especially Mr. Agarwal, had always kept us on our feet and ready for the next challenge.

    Advice to Management

    None. Mr. Agarwal is just as skilled and knowledgeable in ITT as we are, which really helps with the collaborative fluidity of our work. Everyone here works together on a daily basis to keep the company growing to its fullest potential.

  8. Helpful (9)

    "The greatest minds in the industry!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MAQ Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The forward-thinking and creative minds here at MAQ Software are by far the most important part of what makes it such a good company to work for. We are always working together to come up with unique solutions to technological problems, which makes every day an adventure of sorts. I love what I do here, and I always try to make sure this is reflected in the work my team produces.

    Cons

    Nothing is more disappointing than working on a project for months, only to discover it has major bugs. While this is just part of the nature of the job, it can really affect morale. Luckily, we’re a resilient group that’s always ready to bounce back.

    Advice to Management

    I think Mr. Agarwal does a good job at staying up to date with what we’re working on, but I think it would be even better if he and the other members of management spent more time with us concerning our ideas and work.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "So much room to grow!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MAQ Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Personally, the best part of working for MAQ Software is the capacity in which it has allowed me to grow both personally and professionally. Perfecting skills and learning new ones is the central mission here at MAQ, and it’s really great to be a part of this process.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say about my job here. Everyone has been very encouraging and I feel that the mentor-like attitude between older and newer employees really helps us to be as productive as possible. We are always searching for ways to make things better, which is such a gratifying feeling.

    Advice to Management

    Mr. Agarwal and the other members of management are a pleasure to work with. They accept everyone with open arms and minds, and make sure new employees are well-prepared through the boot camp program they must complete before joining the team. Such a great idea, it has really made things run so much smoother!


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Great Place to Work, Learn and Advance Professionally"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MAQ Software full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Being a project based company, there are a lot of great projects for leading Fortune 500 companies. In my time at the company, I received Agile Certified Practitioner from the Project Management Institute. The company paid for training and my certification. I worked on very good project following Agile techniques. The environment was fast-paced and action oriented. Not a lot of layers of management and great visibility. By following a disciplined approach to software projects, we were able to deliver great projects. There is little room for non-performers so they leave or are moved out instead of negatively impacting the customers. Core management team consists of five managers that ensure that customer projects are on-time and delivered well. High customer satisfaction.

    Cons

    Screen non-performers more quickly. Free them up earlier to opportunities outside the company. Keep up the high-performance culture.

    Advice to Management

    Many new employees have worked at large companies where little was expected of them. Many were on bench for months so they are unprepared to handle current software industry. Not enough is done to help them change their mindset about work. More could be done beyond sharing Founder Rajeev Agarwal's book, What I Did Not Learn at IIT which shares company culture and positive behaviors.