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Magenic Technologies Reviews

Updated May 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Generous focus on work life balance is key at all levels of the organization (in 7 reviews)

  • Magenic is great place for any entry level people who would like to start their carrier in IT (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • More staff aug than true project work (in 2 reviews)

  • Many client projects don't go as smoothly as they can because of client politics (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great company that cares about employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Magenic Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Management is truly invested in employees' well-being and success
    - Variety of projects/technologies (can also be a con)
    - Company seems to be growing at a steady pace, always hiring and expanding office locations
    - Good office culture - monthly events/activities, holiday party/gift, summer office BBQs
    - Opportunity for advancement and career growth, going above and beyond is noticed by management

    Cons

    - Some projects can be bad, some can be terrible, you learn quickly what companies you want to avoid
    - Benefits could be better, recently got rid of sabbaticals
    - Low starting pay

    Advice to Management

    - Put your employees sanity before money/client politics


  2. "Senior Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Magenic Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very talented co-workers, many company functions and socials. Management seems to truly care about well-being of consultants.

    Cons

    Travel can be excessive, constantly switching clients can be hard to adjust to.

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to limit travel where possible?


  3. "A breath of fresh air"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Magenic Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Agile development, growth opportunities, reasonable hours, exciting projects, great co-workers, telecommuting, good benefits. Great pay.

    Cons

    Overall minimal cons, just typical stuff you would expect with a consulting job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, thanks for being a positive company to work for.


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  5. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Principal Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Principal Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Magenic Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Top notch people. Good pay. They treat employees like adults.

    Cons

    Requires a lot of self motivation to stay current on your own time.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes lose touch with consultants in the field. Need to consider more effort in training


  6. "Amazing company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Listen to employees. The projects are well staffed so you don't get to do 2 jobs. Intellectual acumen is beyond compare.

    Cons

    Office space in minneapolis office is too small. The main branch can use more space for consultants, better cafeteria and some recreational space.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Account Executive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Magenic Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exceptional Delivery of Service, Agile Sales and Marketing Team, Approachable Executive Management

    Cons

    Having a larger marketing budget would be helpful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep our culture as we continue to grow.


  8. "Excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Magenic Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance - Consultants' personal and family obligations are always taken into consideration.
    Benefits-good 401k match, client travel reimbursement, gym membership and cell plan reimbursement.
    Top Tier clients
    Smart, nice colleagues
    Developers/engineers are first class citizens. The company was built by people like them for people like them.

    Cons

    Normal consulting cons- some projects can be crappy, too long, or both.
    Work computers break so often it's a running joke. No company I've been at does laptops "right," but this is the worst by far. Unacceptable.

    Advice to Management

    Change your laptop vendor. When a new consultant joins give them a new laptop, not a 3 year or older refurb. Here's some simple math; you've paid me over $2000 to deal with broken laptops instead of billing the client. Boy is that a nice new laptop.
    You want to grow exponentially like your competition did? They give better bonuses and bigger raises. This isn't rocket science. Right now as your employee I have virtually no incentive to see Magenic grow. Frankly negative incentive; I like small companies. Give your employees a compelling reason to help you and sit back and enjoy the ride. If you fail, instead of what everyone else has done, maybe try selling your company to your employees through a stock purchasing program instead of the highest evil company bidder.
    Other than that keep doing what you're doing. You've created a great culture. Safeguard it. Nurture it. You'll always grow organically if you do that.


  9. "Good Place to Start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Saint Louis Park, MN
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Saint Louis Park, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Magenic Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really terrific people and an enjoyable group to spend time with. I learned a ton from some really bright people while I was there and made a lot of friends.

    Cons

    Not much room to grow long-term. It seems like their customers are looking for a low-cost option when it comes to development, which seems to force their hand.

    Advice to Management

    You have something really terrific for entry level employees. I honestly think you're in a tough position. Maybe try to be more realistic with people about how long it will take to advance.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Be Aware"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Team Member in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Team Member in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Magenic Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of smart people work there, the company is growing (then and now in 2016). The leadership knows how to survive an economic downturn with minimal casualties.

    Cons

    The leadership has forgotten why they started the company, what they wanted for the company culture and traded it in for the lust of money. What once acted and felt like a family business outgrew itself and now functions like a heartless corporation.

    Advice to Management

    Remember your roots and what you wanted to build when you started this business. Are you doing really cool work? Is it a fun place to be? How do this year's priorities compare to those of when you first began? Do you like what you see?


  11. "Excellent Workplace for Graduates"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Developer in Santa Rosa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Magenic Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong emphasis on training graduates, introducing them to professional software development and best practices. Great network of mentors and an excellent environment to learn, if you're driven and curious

    Cons

    Low mobility. Also, it's a consulting gig, so the projects you end up on might not all be smooth sailing. Some are better managed than others, some have better architecture than others. The upshot of that is that you should only be on each project for a relatively short time (though not always as short as you'd like)

    Advice to Management

    Rotate people through problematic projects and reward diligence, commitment, and excellence appropriately. The time-based lottery system for advancement just doesn't make sense


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