Quorum Business Solutions, Inc.

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Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
51 Reviews
3.2
51 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good environment to learn technical side of oil and gas software (in 8 reviews)

  • Good exposure to a wide variety of tasks, companies, and parts of the oil and gas industry (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • They are okay with the high turnover rates, as inexperience means more billable hours (in 4 reviews)

  • Sometimes it is difficult to have a charge code to apply all 9 hours of your work day (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Build some connections and leave

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Quorum Business Solutions, Inc.

    Pros

    You will work with very, bright talented young people and Quorum is a well-known name that will allow you to spring board into the oil & gas industry or another consulting firm.

    Cons

    The majority of what Quorum does, I would not even consider consulting. There is a high chance if you are a junior resource they will pigeon-hole you into a support or development role which will give you little to no insight into the oil & gas industry or client exposure. The only consulting exposure you get will be on the delivery side, which is still limited to the fact that Quorum focuses on their employees to know the software, not specifically the business. The issue behind this is that unless you complain constantly to move to delivery (even if you have prior experience as a Business Analyst/Consultant), they won't move you because they are understaffed. The resources that actually know enough to be an asset get hit at all sides with questions, and are overworked with limited project timelines and unrealistic expectations so they end up leaving. Upper management could care less about this because they keep making money, selling projects, and throwing college hires that know next to nothing about SDLC, oil & gas or anything related to consulting onto projects at the same "blended rate" per hour as a manager who has been doing this job for 7 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop looking at the bottom line and listen to your employees. This comment does not matter because they don't listen to advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Only if you have NO other options

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is fair coming straight out of college. They do have a training period if that's what you want to call it.

    Cons

    The company is pitched as a consulting company when you are hired but all in all is a software development sweatshop your first few years. Groups are small and the turnaround is so high that the people you want to learn from aren't around any longer. Question are mainly answered with the phrases "we just figure things out here" or "look in the code". If you do not have coding experience translates to "I do not know either but I don't want to say it out loud".lSince the company hires mostly right out of college there is an excitement level that new hires bring with them but shortly after the company takes its tole and crushes that as well. I have never seen so many people that seem stuck in a job rather than enjoy what they do. There is a small bonus given once a year unless you are upper management, then you are taken care of a little better. They do offer a 401k but the matching is so low it is almost pointless. Don't let them fool you with all the oil and gas talk. When it comes down I it, all of the perks that you hear about when working in O&G do not come with a position at Quorum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your staff. Spend some actual time talking to them that isn't telling them where they can do better or what they have done wrong in a meeting. If you expect the people that follow you to do something you might want to have some sort of idea of how to do it yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Just turn around and run away now.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It takes a certain type of person to thrive here (comp sci and engineering types), and you can move up if you put in your 50+ a week. It's never monotonous, and you can always find work to do. But you do get to call yourself a Consultant!

    Cons

    Where to start... well, the turnover is very high, probably because the pay isn't worth the sacrifice of your personal happiness. The holiday bonus is comical (it was less than my part time college job). You get weird looks for leaving anywhere near 5pm, and you get called out by your boss in front of the entire team for it. The sheer thought of a work/life balance is hilarious and naive. Also, asking for any time off is like pulling teeth, so just take sick days instead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the numbers game: Hire 100+ new grads, lose most of them, and do it all over again next year. It's worked so far.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Good learning opportunities and a good place to start your career.

    Cons

    Poor management and lack of resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was very limiting and hard to work there.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quorum Business Solutions, Inc.

    Pros

    Met some great people there. Made some great friends who I have kept in touch with and also left there with some great contacts who helped me find other jobs that were better suited to me.

    Cons

    The overall management was very strict and did not allow for any new learning or development of skills. I did not really appreciate the way I was spoken to there or treated either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to understand your employees better. When you tell them that you will provide them with guidance as a new recruit right out of college, make sure you follow through with your words.

  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Long hours, learn an extensive amount, gap between consultants and management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quorum Business Solutions, Inc.

    Pros

    Good starting salary, semi-annual bonuses, learn as much technical information as you like, learn about a specific niche in the oil and gas industry.

    Cons

    Introverted work place, regardless of position it is very technical, long hours - minimum 45 hour billable weeks, unreasonable deadlines, most skills learned can only be applied to Quorum specific applications, lack of communication between management and consultants, company structure is a mystery to most employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create most accountability company-wide. Have open communication between verticals within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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