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MAQ Software Software Engineer Reviews

Updated October 9, 2017
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MAQ Software Founder & Managing Consultant Rajeev Agarwal
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  2. "Be ready for anything"

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    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. You get to work on lot of new technologies
    2. Salary is good

    Cons

    1. Be ready to forget social life or any life outside work
    2.As the above point stresses but its necessary to point it out-you will never ever get to leave early.Period.
    3. Worse managers. They are plainly worse. Period.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are human beings. Please treat them like one.

  3. ""Good place to start""

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer, Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer, Intern in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    1. Good to learn work on new technologies.
    2. Steep learning curve.
    3. Faster growth in the organisation.
    4.Can gain knowledge of lot of microsoft technologies

    Cons

    Long working hours, no value for the hard-work


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Programmer Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get a lot of things to learn

    Cons

    You get a lot of responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Also try to retain your employees.


  5. Helpful (19)

    "Last company on earth you should work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MAQ Software full-time

    Pros

    None. None. NONE! NONE! NONE!

    Cons

    Work like a dog/donkey. No praise, no perks, nothing for you. Everything that can go wrong, is wrong with this company. They don't consider employees as humans. NEVER EVER join here if you love your life!!

    Advice to Management

    Consider your employees as humans. We ain't getting paid coz of you, but coz of the work we do. So remember that! If a work is done good/great, do acknowledge that. Stop playing around with your employees with bad politics.


  6. Helpful (12)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. 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!

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Worst company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Majority of the projects are from Microsoft. So you get to work on the same tools and technologies used at Microsoft. Good for freshers out of college.

    Cons

    High work pressure environment. Employees are expected to work 15-16 hours a day and dedicate their life upon joining this company. Zero work-life balance. No respect for employees. No company culture. High attrition as most employees get frustrated and leave. My advice to new hires is think twice, no think thrice before taking up an offer with them.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with dignity and respect, both the ones who work there and those who leave for better opportunities. Also please stop writing self reviews on this site. They will not help your reputation.


  9. "sde(development)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Redmond, WA

    Pros

    high salary and
    gud location and
    talented people and
    oversee opportunity and
    gud managemnt team and
    nice working enviro thats all

    Cons

    pressure and
    no hanging out time and
    no xtra cocurricular time and
    no great projects and
    no special care for any type of employee

    Advice to Management

    negotiate with employee


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good place to work , learn new tech

    Cons

    Hectic work schedule much time