QuEST Global

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QuEST Global Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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2.8 77 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

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Ajit Prabhu

(10 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good opportunities to learn things as u'll be exposed to lot of things in the area of your work(in 3 reviews)

  • The work hours are very flexible(in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Team leads have degrees in political science and other non-engineering degrees(in 5 reviews)

  • No paid Holidays and to many days off(in 3 reviews)

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    Huge growth potential!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRapid growth creates lots of opportunities for learning and promotion
    Great people and values

    Conswork/life balance
    cyclical work leads to layoffs in drastically down markets

    Advice to Senior Managementtry to fill vacancies from within the company to create strong career paths

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's a pay check and your colleagues are alright

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Rockford, IL

    ProsNo time clock
    Parking is nice

    ConsLack of communication and there is no room for growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication can be helpful.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Frat house with zero communication, no training, and no room for true advancement

    Project Engineer (Former Employee) East Hartford, CT

    ProsFlexible work hours, Medical, dental and vision plans decently priced for value

    ConsPTO Policy recently switched - removing PTO days, adding holidays (fake benefit). Annual bonus capped at 2%, metrics rigged to never pay out full amount (this year less than 20% of the company metrics were met??), Compensation easily 30% below market value, no bereavement time, punished for using Non-PTO (even when sick and out of the few PTO days given), management behaves like a fraternity - spends most of the time hanging out and chatting with each other in plain view of employees, only advancement is through management - leading to AWFUL managers with bro-like mentality and no leadership skills leading horribly underpaid employees with far more value to the company than they recognize, communication laughable at best of times, training is limited to very few hours since billable time is law, actual work done doesn't matter to them, being sheep and following orders blindly will get you ahead

    Advice to Senior ManagementRaise salary to meet market value, give fair PTO schedule, offer alternate advancement routes than management, rewarding actual work done instead of just promoting your buddies, work on communication, add a real training schedule and allow for it in the budget, decide whether you want a frat house or a highly professional office - stop shooting only for the appearance of a professional workplace, pay attention to the work done instead of just your power trips, promote real leaders and managers instead of your friends

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    SPA (Current Employee)

    ProsVery laid back environment and clean office.

    ConsLacks leadership for new hires.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more training.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for starting out but you wont make much.

    Engineer (Former Employee) Rockford, IL

    ProsExperiance is not needed. They are perfect for fresh out of college and you can't seem to find a job.

    ConsThe money isnt great. The benifits are very minimal. They are great with military.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great career growth for self motivated engineers

    Engineer (Current Employee) East Hartford, CT

    ProsWork-life balance is great, hours are flexible. If you do not like what you're working on, you can learn a new discipline or work on a different part.

    Access to the global network of engineers is very cool. We have many customers in different industries who are at the forefront of technology.

    Career growth opportunities are prevalent if you are a competent, driven engineer. You have to pave your own career path, it will be hard, and you will be challenged. If that's your thing, then QuEST is for you. If you want an easy job, QuEST is also for you. If you want an easy job where you make a bunch of money, you should have gone into software engineering. If you are passionate about technology & problem solving, you will find this job very rewarding.

    QuEST is evolving as it ages, you will notice many changes happening that align with the customer's position in their industry. It is a young company, so processes are still being worked out, but QuEST is not afraid to take a risk to try a new service or mode of delivery. It is very exciting as an engineer to be on the forefront of these new deliveries. It can feel very entrepreneurial.

    ConsInexperienced managers and enablers. Process people (project management and quality) functions should be run by experts in their fields, not by project engineers who grew up in QuEST (too much bias).

    Limited talent pool makes this a great opportunity for self-starters, but the disorganized middle mgmt/center managers can stunt growth of talented individuals. This is perceived to be an ego issue, but is probably just because of lack of experience in mgmt. There are always ways around management if you are resourceful./

    Not all managers are inclined to change, which is a core value, and a critical success factor for QuEST. This attitude holds us back.

    No system for escalating HR issues. HR is in India, the US HR team does what they can but they are stretched too thin.

    Too many QuEST employees assume they work for the customer instead of for QuEST, so they have the wrong perception of their job (job title, compensation, responsibility). This should be managed better by center & program managers.

    Heavy emphasis on metrics is preventing growth and evolution of the company. No credit (praise or monetary reward) is given to employees. So if you are the type of person who needs to be told you're doing a good job all the time you will likely not enjoy working here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuEST needs robust training for new managers, less emphasis on metrics and more emphasis on solving customer needs.

    Management's message is not communicated or flowed down at all, in any system. Unless you have a manager who knows to do this, it will not happen. Operations leaders have to fix this to keep their employees engaged. As long as your employees understand why the company makes the decisions they make, the easier it will be to keep them on board with your goals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Project Engineer (Current Employee) East Hartford, CT

    ProsThe only Pros of this job are the flexible hours and the fact that its a full time job out of college. basically, as long as you work 40 hours from Monday - Friday they dont really care how you break them up (5 8hour days, 4 10hour days, anything in between). The company found me, as I did not apply for this job. There are a few people here that are pretty friendly but most keep to themselves. Depending on what you do you will be able to go to Pratt now and then.

    ConsI'm not sure where to begin. Most of the reviews here are mirror images, everyone has the same opinion on this place. As first I thought it would be okay for the time being and my first job out of college but i have quickly realized how over-qualified I am with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Training is basically nonexistent, and you will probably learn what to do and not do more from your peers than your higher ups. Expect to be lost the first 2-5months on what you're "supposed" to be doing, as nobody here really has a clue. Pay is nowhere near what college promises, and it seems as though to get to that "college promised" yearly earning you will have to work here a VERY long time. A college degree in anything basically means nothing here, as people from all walks of life make about the same. This job simply consists of excel, a few computer programs that you are never fully taught how to use, and your phone. No real knowledge of planes is needed although Pratt people talk to you like you've hand built your own rocket ship sometimes. Some holidays are paid, most are not. it all runs off of Pratt's schedule. if they are open, we are open. Vacation days can be "bought" but if you do not opt into this plan you will not receive many. On another note, in the past 6months I have seen at least 10 people just on my floor quit... people notice.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTraining is severely lacking. Unless you ask, nothing is taught and even when questions are asked you are given the run-around to find somebody who knows the answer.
    More Pay- degree holding employees should be compensated as such.
    More time off - more vacation/ paid holidays would be great

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible

    Project Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsLaid back, flex hours, it is a job that you can leave one day becasue you are in America and they cant treat you like they do to the people of thier own country....for the most part

    ConsHR will treat every American employee like trash!!!!!This is an Indian company that treats it employees like they are just bodies in the seats. They will tell you that out right. The benefits are horrible. If you want to move up you had better be able to bend over and take it becasue the team leads and group leads will make you do all their work. In the end they look good and get large pay increase, but as soon as you address the work you do you are reprimanded and then singled out for punishment. This company will lure you in with promisses of greatness, but then will steal from you any fullfillment or oportuniy you may have. They make you payout of pocket to support the company, and then you must wait weeks for compensation. I have had to wait a month to be reimbursed for $2,000 that I had to pay out of my pocket to support the company!!! If your an degreed engineer dont get lured in! They wont hesitate to make you an admin or a tech writer that spends their days attaching picture to documents. They pay engineers with BA $16.00 an hour, while some people with no degrees make $25.00 and hour. You may be made salery and be required to work 80-90 hours a week. if you dont you can be FIRED!!!! STAY AWAY!!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to India.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Project Coordinator (Former Employee) Rockford, IL

    ProsPromises made during the interview sound good but they don't follow through. Promises of lots of work, will always be busy are what I was told. Told there are yearly increases and a yearly bonus, benefits and so on.

    ConsBroken promises, they don't follow their own employee handbook, they change the terms at will. Don't trust anything you're told. Be wary of using any of your PTO time, just because you have it doesn't mean you've actually earned it. If you use it and leave before the year is up you will have to pay back any time used, & they will not let you know that before you receive your final check

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    poor

    Project Leader - PECOE (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsApply only if you are jobless or in between jobs

    ConsToo much emphasis on process, too much red tapes to get anything done.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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