MAQ Consulting Reviews

Updated 23 Jul 2020

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MAQ Consulting Managing Consultant Rajeev Agarwal
Rajeev Agarwal
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  1. "Alright"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harare
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good environment, fair salary, engaged management

    Cons

    high stress environment, needs better emplyee office space

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  2. "Avoid at any cost"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Hyderābād
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the worst places to work at.

    Cons

    No benefits. No cafeteria. No transport facilities. No Medical facilities. No Growth, only one client.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great agency"

    5.0
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiter"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid - you deserve better than this"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - 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.

  6. "Agency Contracting"

    4.0
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    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.

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Manager Human Resource"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  8. "Pleased to have been found!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    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 have had no issues. The benefits are great and I am glad I finally get a contract that lets me have paid days off, unlike my other agency I was with. I am really happy at my current position and I recommend them to anyone looking for a contract position.

    Cons

    I really can't think of any so far.

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "Program management here means no life"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 for is money. Its all about 'give me da money' and then I will disappear until you have more. I think this is a disservice to our significant clients based in Redmond, WA. The developers and teams are treated the same way! Developers are crushed between competing priorities (driven by money) and end up doing sooo much of work - it is not even funny! I work from early morning till late nights - working with (unfortunately fooling) clients at day time, negotiating every last dollar we can, and working with developers to get some work done in their horrific conditions and timelines. Both clients and devs suffer. People leave. And I am the master of fooling them all at the order of my management. Yes, you will wonder I must hate my job - you know what? I do. I thin I can make more respectable money elsewhere.

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "Bare bones, no nonsense, good gigs!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - 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 benefits, the pay rate will be a few dollars less per hour, but the benefits are GREAT for an agency. "With benefits" will get you all 8 Microsoft paid holidays, plus 8 hours of paid time off per month, for a total of 20 days off, paid, per year. Benefits also include medical, dental, and vision insurance, and a 401K plan with matching contributions.

    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!)

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