Quorum Business Solutions, Inc.

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Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. Reviews

Updated Jun 5, 2014
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3.5 43 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

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Perry Turbes

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74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Quorum Life

    Consultant (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsHighly help in you career development and technical training

    ConsThere is not a single Con for this company

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

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Learn, do good work, and find a better opportunity else where

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee)

    Pros- Very good opportunities for people to learn
    - Most of the people are nice
    - Good compensation
    - Good perks if you enjoy work travel

    Cons- Limited appreciation from senior management and middle managers
    - Too many inexperienced people and lack of working managers for mentoring
    - Long hours
    - A relatively stressful work environment

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate your people, not only limited to compensation per se, but say encouraging words in the hallway, trained your managers to appreciate the employees, etc. Sometimes small things can have multiplying effects. Understand your people's needs and the situations, don't just focus on chargeability. Communicate to employees more frequently, a lot of time people just don't know the direction and the future of the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Energy Consulting...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    Prosyou can learn consulting business here.

    Consit is a very busy working enviroment.

    Advice to Senior Managementto increase communication

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    Small company. Hire on people that has nothing to do with their job. Expanding faster than they can take on.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people are nice. They have an intro course for all new consultants to learn how to do their job. Can easily transfer offices.

    ConsIt is in a bad location. You have to meet people on your own. The benefits not great. They need to improve on processes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey should hire individuals that pertain to their majors. Should also look into improving how things are done. Growing faster than they can handle.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Quorum is an information technology firm that offers software to the natural gas industry.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt is a good place for recent college graduates to learn about the natural gas industry and about the technology that is utilized to manage the business. For experienced people, the company allows flexibility for those seeking a decent work-life balance, and contribute.

    ConsWork can become tedious for those anxious to grow faster or with A personalities. Work focus is narrow and training limited to two areas - during on-boarding and as needed on-the-job only. As with any technology company, employee turnover is high and job growth limited to projects available.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is not expected for the senior management to listen to the employees in general. Management is either the founding team, or people that worked with them at the previous consulting firm.

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    Good place to start

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsPoor management and lack of resources

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet with it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Was very limiting and hard to work there.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMet 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementLearn 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.

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    4 people found this helpful  

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsIntroverted 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 Senior ManagementCreate most accountability company-wide. Have open communication between verticals within the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Two Types of People

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsGood pay
    Fast promotions if you are smart and do well
    Smart people

    ConsRidiculous hours
    Full time travel
    Company doesn't care AT ALL about you as a person
    Good luck using the vacation you earned

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuorum can't hold on to its people. Quorum hires excellent, young college grads. The problem is that they treat them so terribly that most of them quit within the first couple years. Having people travel five days a week while working 10-12 hours a day plus 8-10 hours on the weekends is not how you keep people around. This type of work load could be on the brink of acceptable IF at any other point the company treated you like a human being. However, they balk if you ask to take any kind of vacation (I had co-workers fighting to take half a day off for weddings) and essentially bribe you with great pay to keep you from leaving.

    If you want to be a developer, this company could work out well for you as the developers hardly ever travel and are rarely assigned to projects, which means they don't work as crazy of hours. If you're not interested in the technical side of things and want to interact with clients, however, you will almost certainly be put on a project with hours on par with what was discussed above. Upper management takes the attitude of "Well I did that, so you should too," and essentially ignores all of the complaints that they receive. Turnover rate is incredible.

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

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    Do not stay longer than a year

    Software Consultant (Former Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsTraining was great, they teach you everything you need to know to gain the skills necessary to be a dynamite employee in another company in oil and gas or software solutions. The competencies they teach you is C#, SQL, C++ and functional oil and gas knowledge. Their pay is also slightly above average, but what it comes with is a 9-10 hour expected work day, and that's just scraping by to not get fired in their eyes.

    ConsAs stated earlier, 9-10 hour work days required at a minimum. If you see problems and want to contribute to the betterment of the company, you should find another company before you bring it up because they have fired for much less than that. I have seen 100% yes I did not make a mistake, 100% turn over rate in a calendar year. I joined the company and a year later the company had the same number of employees yet terminated (or the talented ones left) close to 50. The only way to prove that you are committed to bettering yourself and the company is to bill more time to a client project and work 12 hour days minimum for no overtime or benefits. the directors I have worked with do not understand business at all, human capitol and retention is laughed at and defecated on when addressed. They don't staff projects appropriately and will expect you to travel Monday morning leaving your house at 3:00 AM only to return to your home city at 11:00PM on Friday night. The company unethically expects 100% billable time out of every employee (even if they are not assigned to a project where its reasonable to expect a fully billable day), so they do not believe in employee/talent development past the first 3 weeks of training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring in outside help to reinvent your culture and make the employees feel like its their life, the new generations value time much more than the past generations. Learn to adapt or always expect to be left with the underperforming employees while the rock stars easily leave for better lives and better pay at your competing companies.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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