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MAQ Software Reviews

Updated December 21, 2016
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MAQ Software Founder & Managing Consultant Rajeev Agarwal
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  2. "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.


  3. "So much room to grow!"

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    • 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!


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to Work, Learn and Advance Professionally"

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    • 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.


  6. Helpful (10)

    "Great Place to Work for A Players"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Based on my experience over the last 15 years, I found that A players choose to stay with the company for the following reasons.

    Professional growth
    -Substantial responsibilities at an early stage of the career
    - Exposure to all aspects of delivery lifecycle and project management
    - Continuous learning
    Type of work
    - Exciting and challenging work
    - Exposure to the latest and varied technologies
    - Company culture (environment/culture/mindset)

    Transparency, lack of bureaucracy
    - Ownership and accountability
    - Autonomy (with seniority)
    - Peers with strong technical background
    - Supportive managers with technical know-how
    - There is never a dull moment (fast paced work)

    All of my coworkers with project management responsibilities hold Agile Certified Practitioner certification from Project Management Institute which requires study and exams. The company pays for technical certifications from PMI, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.

    The company organizes Learning Hour every week. Employees attend annual Open House, local sporting events (mainly Soccer), Cirque du Soleil when they visit Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA. There is annual River Rafting trip at River Wenatchee in May.

    Cons

    As with any other employer in the consulting industry, there is pressure on engineers to stay current and learn new technologies every year. Customers expect a lot from us. Given the Agile and Lean practices, poor performers do not feel comfortable. Some of them leave on their own and others are moved out. The company believes in Work + Life + Self + Community integration. The company does not have workers that are blue collar that cannot take work home or bring home to work (idea behind work life balance).

    Advice to Management

    Since most employees join the company at the entry level after their engineering or MBA program, many are not aware of the workplace. The management should require new hires to review industry blogs and books on latest engineering techniques. I found that many new hires also benefited from "What I Did Not Learn at IIT" book by Rajeev Agarwal. That should be a required reading for all employees of the company so that they are aware of the industry and company practices.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Great working environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Constantly learning place. Opportunity to work on latest technologies.

    Cons

    No cons as such. Sometimes they have long working hours


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends

    I have been working at MAQ Software as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good opportunities to learn new technologies

    Cons

    Hectic work schedules. no work from home option


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Best place to start your career"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good growth and hike. Great place to learn
    Company focus on new technologies
    Lot of learning for fresh graduates
    You will learn exponentially at MAQ, may it be technically or with organizational skills.

    Cons

    No flexibility in work timings


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to work at."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)

    Pros

    Nice pay, good looking HR, lots to learn.

    Cons

    Bad Management. Forget Life and Wife.


  11. "Great place to learn lot of things in little time"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Intern in Mumbai (India)
    Former Intern - Software Intern in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MAQ Software as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I interned at MAQ Software, Mumbai. If you recently graduated and if you are at MAQ Software with a desire to learn something, you'll enjoy a lot. There are many intelligent and friendly people in the company. Apart from this, the quality of work given to interns is great. I got to work with BI Analytics using SQL, PowerBI, MapReduce frameworks, Azure, etc. I did not expect to learn so many cool technologies during my internship. Kudos to my managers! :D

    Cons

    - Boring extended bootcamps, training sessions where people are forced to see Coursera and Udacity courses which has not helped most of the people, as far as I know.


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