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Maven Wave Partners Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Brian Farrar, Jason Lee, Jeff Lee
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Pros
  • Great people to work with (no whiners, peacocks, or jerks) (in 3 reviews)

  • Exposure to high profile, high impact clients and projects (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Not alot of structured development, have to have mind-set of a self starter (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic people and work environment"

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    Current Employee - Google Deployment Lead in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Google Deployment Lead in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maven Wave Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Interview process was challenging but dare I say... fun?!
    - Great office location (a couple blocks from Union / Ogilvie station)
    - Very cool space to be in if you enjoy technology and all things Google
    - Impressive number of big name and high profile, client engagements
    - Colleagues that are on top of their game and happy to collaborate!
    - Wonderful office culture
    - Transparent leadership
    - Very opportunistic outlook for future growth

    Cons

    - None jump out currently but you could argue I am still in my honeymoon period.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the transparency going! It is great to hear the positive outlook and consistent company ethos from all levels of management.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Learn fast and get experience outside of your comfort zone!"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maven Wave Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Maven Wave is a fast paced environment filled with enthusiastic and high energy people. Since we are a small to midsize firm, there are a lot of opportunities to gain experience in areas that you may not normally see at larger consulting firms.

    The culture here is tight knit. Everyone has a unique and inviting personality which makes for a great time when we get to relax and have fun.

    Cons

    Since it is a smaller firm, there isn't any formal training programs. Like any job, you are expected to take initiative on projects or improving your skills in certain areas. Sometimes that can feel overwhelming, but it's what you have to do to keep up in fast paced environments.

  3. "Interesting Technology and Smart People to Work With"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maven Wave Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - On the front end of new technology
    - Smart people to work with and learn from
    - Fun culture, great company events
    - Outlook for the future of the company is very strong

    Cons

    - Not alot of structured development, have to have mind-set of a self starter


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maven Wave Partners full-time

    Pros

    Maven Wave has great people who are motivated and intelligent. The focus on digital transformation and cloud technology is good and hopes to be a smart strategic bet.

    Cons

    Some staff aug hires don't fit the consulting culture. Although the focus is on cloud technologies, there are many projects that do not use cloud technologies.

    Advice to Management

    They should keep investing in Google. Their Google Apps business is strong. If they can replicate the success with Google Cloud then they will be very successful.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Responding to some of the other reviews"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maven Wave Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As a former employee I wanted to respond to some of the negative reviews because they don't reflect my experience with maven wave.

    First I've seen a couple reviews describing the work as "mainly staff augmentation" this simply was not my experience either with my own assignments or with the assignments I saw many of the other employees on. All of my assignments were very project specific. Frankly if they were going for a staff Aug assignment their rates would have not been competitive.

    Another one described the work as not customer facing. This is also not true in my experience. The vast majority of maven wave employees are on site at the customer a significant amount of the time.

    Cons

    Not exactly a negative as much as a warning. If you are committed to your career being within a specific discipline or job type - say you are a developer or a project manager or a BA and that's all that you really want to do - even if you are really good maven wave is probably not where you are going to be successful. The firm values flexibility. It has to. That's how a relatively small firm plays with the big kids on the block. If they can sell you for 10 jobs you will be more successful than if they can sell you for one.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from your growing pains. Do the right things early in a big project. Listen to the boots on the ground more in terms of the state of the project.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Responding to "Self directed leaders" comment from HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Maven Wave Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good compensation
    great employees
    excellent location

    Cons

    If company has no dedicated sales and strong pipeline, "self directed leaders" cannot get themselves an engagement with client specially the ones who are manager or less. Company relies completely on partners to do sales. It is much easier in this market to get on monster and land a better job then wait on the bench

    Advice to Management

    build a proper sales strategy like other consulting companies with dedicated sales and business development team

    Maven Wave Partners Response

    Sep 20, 2016 – Recruiter

    We are always sad to see a colleague leave the firm, especially one that worked with us for 3 years. We are always open to constructive criticism from employees past or present. While we recognize... More


  7. Helpful (3)

    "waste of time"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maven Wave Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -if you are good they will value that, if you are mediocre probably you won't be even hired on the first place
    - good compensation

    Cons

    - lack of career management direction, multiple managers that will tell what to do, no clear path of where to go.
    - no bench strategy, if you are on the bench, god bless you, you might end up been fired

    Maven Wave Partners Response

    Jul 12, 2016 – Recruiter

    The Maven Wave culture is self-directed, fast-paced, and entrepreneurial. We have a flat organization and a collaborative management approach. To people that don't fit our profile, those qualities... More

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Perfect Opportunity for Growth and Visibility"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maven Wave Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to grow, be mentored, and have flexible schedule without negative impact to your success. Maven Wave has a very energetic and fun culture, if you're a self motivated individual you will be very successful with the culture this company has built.

    Cons

    no major cons, company is growing extremely fast so we learn as we grow

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, in my experience the door is always open for conversation


  9. Helpful (14)

    "All the Professional Consultants Quit."

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Maven Wave Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you have enough talent to be a consultant or senior consultant at an actual consulting company, they will make you principal or higher.

    Cons

    Staff aug, no bench, no training, little to no consulting talent.

    Advice to Management

    Agile is not a "fit-all" consulting methodology.

    Maven Wave Partners Response

    Apr 29, 2016 – Recruiter

    Maven Wave is an excellent place for seasoned consultants. Our team is drawn largely from well known consulting firms like Accenture, Deloitte, and PwC. While our turnover is very low, we... More


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Great place to work and grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Maven Wave Partners full-time

    Pros

    Maven Wave is a great, challenging work environment. Every day you are faced with different tasks which keeps it interesting. Everyone here plays many roles, and works together to make sure things run smoothly.

    Cons

    Still a growing firm so lots of trial and error things, but makes for great experience!


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