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As with any contract company, it's a revolving door

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

I have been working at QuEST Global

Pros

Projects are interesting and challenging
Work with commerical softwares
Good place to gain experience and then go where the grass is greener
Benefits are descent

Cons

Not an American company, HQ based in Singapore
Inability to retain and acquire talent
HR does not post job openings to get experienced engineering, sends emails to entice us to look for talent for them
Always acquiring "freshers", engineers fresh out of college
Experienced engineers then must teach and accelerate the learning curve for the "freshers"
Training is frowned upon because it affects the applied ratio
Basically we're just programmed robots to essentially do similar jobs all the time
Profit driven managers
Yearly assesment is based on KRA's where a spreadsheet keeps track of your projects
Spreadsheet is only as useful if your manager completes it as you complete your projects, since spreadsheet is password protected and read-only engineer can't really utilize it.
Promotion of incompetent engineers to team leads/project managers
Poor decision making from senior management
Organization stucture constantly changes
Some managers do not communicate efficiently and can be condescending, rude, and back-stabbing
Center manager seems to not be concentrating on the entire center, but rather still wants to do his old job
Some managers are afraid to communicate with the customer. A question that should be a couple minute phone call or webex turns into a elaborate presentation that doesn't get sent to the customer, but ends up being shown during the weekly status meeting. Not only has time and money been wasted, at the end the engineer gets the blame not the project leader/manager.
Some project leaders can't think for themselves, they need a buddy "tied" to their side
Inability of some team leaders/project managers to utilize experienced engineers to sit in on important internal or customer meetings.
Retaliation in some situations

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Some managers need to resign or be fired cause it is obvious they aren't trained to do their job

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    The turnover rate is extremely high at QuEST due to low pay and lack of support from Management

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in East Hartford, CT

    I have been working at QuEST Global

    Pros

    If you want an environment where your managers at QuEST are unaware of the type of work that your job supporting Pratt and Whitney entails then this is the company for you !

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on meeting QuEST metrice - uploading your status reports, providing QuEST manangement with cost savings opportunities and not enough emphasis on how you actually perform your job in the eyes of the customer, who is a division of UTC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a serious look at the metrics you use to rate your employee performance and hold on to talented employees by paying them a greater percentage of the billable rate.

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

    It was a job

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    Former Employee - RN Supervisor  in  Brandon, FL
    Former Employee - RN Supervisor in Brandon, FL

    I worked at QuEST Global

    Pros

    Working with DD is very satisfying

    Cons

    poor training, staff not trained

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MAKE STAFF ACOUNTABLE

    No opinion of CEO
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