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MAQ Consulting Reviews

Updated 10 Nov 2017

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MAQ Consulting CEO Rajeev Agarwal
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great agency"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Copywriter in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MAQ Consulting full-time

    Pros

    The recruiters kept in touch with me throughout the interview process and were really great about helping me prepare for the phone screen and in-person interviews. I received an offer within two weeks of applying.

    Cons

    None really. They're equal to or better than other agencies I've contracted with in the past.

    MAQ Consulting2017-11-10
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at MAQ Consulting full-time

    Pros

    small company easy to connect with a lot of people

    Cons

    ceo is very hands on and likes to micromanage and belittle you. no structure and very unprofessional

    MAQ Consulting2017-05-26
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid - you deserve better than this"

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    Former Employee - Contractor in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at MAQ Consulting

    Pros

    If you must go to their Redmond office, there is free parking

    Cons

    This is my "high road" review: Bait-and-switch pay rate, revolving door of reps/staffers, outsourced payroll that pays once a month (if you’re lucky), reps blame everything on your direct manager from dishonesty about pay raises to contract extensions. There is no reason to settle for this agency when there are other contracting organizations available.

    MAQ Consulting2016-03-18
  4. "Agency Contracting"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at MAQ Consulting

      Pros

      Firm does not buy into buzzwords and hype many other agencies do. Better hourly rate and benefits than similar outfits.

      Cons

      Really only one client. This means having to continually keep in touch with other agencies. That is should one choose the contractor path.

      Advice to Management

      Grow, develop, expand the client base. Have multiple outlets for sourced talent to plug into. More money for you means more money for labor. Ultimately means more money for the State. Everybody happy.

      MAQ Consulting2015-12-08
    • Helpful (2)

      "Manager Human Resource"

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      Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Islamabad, Islamabad
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at MAQ Consulting full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Advanced Technology Dynamic environment Information & Technology oriented culture. Punctual environment. Gaming facility in break hours. Easy tea breaks. No hard rules for work timing = deal instead of hierarchy .

      Cons

      No Salary payment on time delayed promises. no additional perks, allowances and rewards. no annual employee gala's and meetings. no employee development low career development options.

      Advice to Management

      Think of the employees and the employees will think of your objectives.

      MAQ Consulting2015-11-11
    • "Pleased to have been found!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at MAQ Consulting

      Pros

      I started contracting through MAQ in August and the whole process was really smooth. It feels kinda like fate since I had just come off my other contract and I was looking for work. The interview seemed pretty normal all in all. When I call with a question they respond usually right away or that same day. The people at MAQ Consulting have always been very nice and extremely helpful to me. My computer works great and I...

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      Cons

      I really can't think of any so far.

      Advice to Management

      None at this time.

      MAQ Consulting2015-10-08
    • Helpful (5)

      "Program management here means no life"

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      Current Employee - Program Manager in Redmond, WA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at MAQ Consulting full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great place to .... ummmm let me think about it. Meet some good people during my work here. Mostly my peers or below. But no one I'd recommend above me :)

      Cons

      Well, development also means no life, but that is what I observed - vs - my personal experience in being in a program manager. I am working here for years now in a program management/ sales capacity ... but honestly the environment just sucks. I am wondering what I am doing here and looking for a day when I can say that is it! The work is chaotic. The clients are not cared for - what company and the "leader"s care...

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      Advice to Management

      I don't know what to advise on here - so many things but - and probably you will never read this. Let me still try: Honesty and respect can go really long way. If you treat your clients with honesty and people with respect you can make a happier empire than an unhappy getto you may be ending up making - metaphorically speaking.

      MAQ Consulting2014-04-03
    • Helpful (5)

      "Bare bones, no nonsense, good gigs!"

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      Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Bellevue, WA
      Recommends

      I have been working at MAQ Consulting for less than a year

      Pros

      I am working on my second contract for MAQ. Unlike other staffing agencies that maintain chic offices with piles of cool schwag, MAQ's Redmond offices are bare bones. That said, they actually know their stuff. They took the time to understand my skills and qualifications, and were then able to forward me opportunities that were a great fit. MAQ gives you the option of working with or without benefits. If you opt for...

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      Cons

      For the most part MAQ only partners with Microsoft and T-Mobile. Most if not all of the Microsoft contracts offered are a- (adjunct, rather than v- or vendor), but they are with high profile groups. Payday is only once a month (ouch!)

      Advice to Management

      n/a

      MAQ Consulting2013-12-18
    • Helpful (3)

      "Meh, they were fine."

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      Former Employee - Microsoft Contractor in

      I worked at MAQ Consulting

      Pros

      They were fine, submitted me to a job when several of the other staffing agencies in town did not. They happened to be the one to submit me to the job I got. They were not over involved in my work at Microsoft, did not check in that often.

      Cons

      They will lowball your rate probably $5 under what it should be. Don't take the lower rate, ask for more. If they say they need to talk to your Microsoft manager and ask for more money its a lie. Microsoft pays the consulting firm a flat rate and then the staffing firm determine what they want to pay you. They often take a 30% + cut so argue your rate to what it should be. The other agencies tend to pay better but MAQ...

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      MAQ Consulting2011-03-08
    • "Nice People, Low Pay"

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      Current Employee - Marketing Assistant in Seattle, WA
      Doesn't Recommend

      I have been working at MAQ Consulting

      Pros

      Great benefits package for employees.

      Cons

      high agency rate on your salary

      Advice to Management

      N/A

      MAQ Consulting2010-03-08
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