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MAQ Software Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "If you like extreme hours, this is your place."

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    MS work was pretty fun, the other people you work with are in the same boat you are. The location is pretty convenient as well.

    Cons

    The hours are absolutely insane. Working with an offshore team, while talented, doesn't mean I should have to work 16 hour days.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice here actually. The owner knows that he can demand that you work...or quit.


  2. Helpful (12)

    "joined with enthusiasm, but now in abysmal demoralization within weeks"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MAQ Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - they have multiple branch locations
    - they talk big and sell hard
    - family ran
    - you can work on 10 projects at a time

    Cons

    - be ready to work really long hours and on random projects
    - project variety is horrific and quality is low
    - management focuses on making revenue and profit - not on getting any good work done. they just want to get away with what minimum they can do to get their invoices approved or new ones signed.
    - sales surprise us all the time with features teams cannot deliver, they just worry of winning, and not delivering. quality and people suffer
    - the management play good cop/ bad cop tactic with people (honestly, mostly for being bad cops to us all, to get away with us doing hard work, and little care)
    - the C level people are rather not friendly, they do try to put a fake smile, but there is so much of disrespect for lower titles like developers or support
    - Low morale, low esteem despite long hours, lack of joy

    Advice to Management

    work on better ethics, morality and character. It will flow into your company too. Making your people work like dogs and treat them like pigs would not go too far - once your "main" account dries out, there wouldnt be too many things to look forward to.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "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
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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!


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  5. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MAQ Software full-time

    Pros

    Having money is always better than not having money, other than that: none.

    Cons

    The absolute most important fact I must translate is that if YOU WANT TO CODE, then you are in the wrong place (yes, even though the job title says "software" AND "engineer"). MAQ in Redmond is responsible for managing the company's many projects, so regardless of your job title, if you work in Redmond, you are very likely going to be nothing but a Project Manager; however, there are rare and infrequent opportunities for actually writing code. So, maybe you'll get lucky?

    Second, you'll have nightly meetings 5 nights a week (Sun - Thur) since the vast majority of your team will likely reside ~13hrs ahead.

    Finally, this review is actually written by someone who access

    Advice to Management

    Please, please call your Project Managers what they are. Please.


  6. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MAQ Software full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, not long hours. Manager sponsored Friday lunches or dinners almost every week. Not many pros

    Cons

    The managing consultant was a little out of his mind. He thinks he's above everyone else and treats his employees terribly.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better, do not demean them. Stop insulting them, let them do their work. Do not micromanage


  7. "Place to work only if you don't have personal life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MAQ Software full-time

    Pros

    Have games every month and team outing every quarter
    Some new Microsoft technologies to learn

    Cons

    Strict log in time and log out time is not known
    May have to work more than 12hrs/day


  8. "Assistant Systems Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Salary and work on Latest Technologies
    Good Growth

    Cons

    Work Life Balance is tough


  9. Helpful (2)

    "I experience was nutual"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is easier for a junior to get into the company

    Cons

    The salary is low and expect to have calls to India during week nights


  10. Helpful (2)

    "good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fast paced learned a lot

    Cons

    doesnt give you second chance, should be quick


  11. "Software Enginner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MAQ Software full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and good hikes
    learn multiple technologies in short time

    Cons

    Long working hours
    No work life balance


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