Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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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)

  • In the beginning, it may seem like you are working long hours (50-60 p/wk) (in 4 reviews)

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  1. A Great Place To Be

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - great team environment - exceptional opportunities to learn different programming languages, techniques, and methodologies - great exposure to the oil and gas industry and business - great exposure to consulting in a specific field - young company culture

    Cons

    - can be fast paced and stressful when multiple things are going on and there are deadlines to meet - can be frustrating at times due to limited knowledge or experience in programming and/or oil and gas business


  2. Good experience, high turnover

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get experience in oil and gas and technology. Responsibilities early on. Training program. Young workplace.

    Cons

    No company culture or work-life balance. Always an abundance of work because of the high turnover and inexperience of workers in the company. Most people leave within 2-4 years at best, the rest of the company has been there 10 plus years.

    Advice to Management

    Give something back to your employees


  3. DBA

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Helpful people are here, great opportunity for job advancement, good compensation, very understandable people and great culture

    Cons

    Lack of Training, sometimes management is unfair, with the good there are some unhelpful people as well


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    - Good salary - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Employees consistently "thrown into the fire" with minimal training and guidance - Management doesn't take position and travel requests as seriously as they claim - Very poor work/personal life balance - Obligated to long hours, and if you don't work long hours you are looked down upon


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Start

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Good training, independent work, good compensation, lots of new hires, opportunities

    Cons

    Abrupt travel decisions, poor work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    To increase retention, it might be a good idea to stop hiring senior consultants and managers. Instead, let the best consultants move up to these positions as an incentive to stay at the company longer, improving employee value.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Huge disconnect between the day to day work and the management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to learn a lot due to trial by fire. A good place to learn the ropes and get experience on your resume.

    Cons

    There is no actual training once your initial hire on boarding. If you do not want to code do not work at Quorum. Every new individual will be considered a developer and be required to code no matter what you are told in your interview. Quorum is a Software company which also offers consulting as well. If you are looking to learn and grow your functional knowledge by working with others with experience then this may not be the correct choice for you. The turn over rate is so high that the knowledge leaves with it and manager and above seem to have seldom time to come down and teach or share knowledge when it comes down to the actual day to day work.

    Advice to Management

    Share your experience. Get on the floor with your employees and teach and share your knowledge with them. The turn over rate has nothing to do with the product but rather the stress put on each individual that feels that they are on a team of one rather than part of a team with a common goal.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Commited to success with the wrong people

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant (Software)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant (Software)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Recruiting moves fast if you have highly marketable skills. You can get dropped right into the fray and start creating.

    Cons

    If you have expertise, you'll get shackled to work for micromanagers with little experience. You don't know who your bosses are until you get a negative review. I've had 8-9 bosses within the last year alone. There is no path to reconciliation once you get the checkbox of doom. If you value creativity and innovative solutions, this is not a long term gig for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep "growing" but don't expect to retain top talent nor good employees. The company runs like this bizarre chapter from Lord of the Flies.


  9. Good place to start

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start, learn how to program, use SQL

    Cons

    Work can be monotonous, not the best hours or most flexible

    Advice to Management

    Make this place more exciting to work.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Senior Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people at Quorum are some of the smartest, dedicated, and highly motivated individuals who are great to work with. It is a great place to learn tremendous amount - both functional side of the oil and gas industry and technical side of the software.

    Cons

    There can be many days of long hours, especially if working on an implementation/upgrade project. There is no grooming or training process for people who get put on projects, so everything is trial by fire. At times, there can be poor project planning and estimates, which puts a lot of work on the individual.

    Advice to Management

    Train employees in all aspects before assigning them to projects. This should include functional side of the business, general project process, and technical side of the software.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work, needs more people

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company remains small with lots of work to do, so you will have ample opportunity to develop your skills and move up the ladder. Quorum is a good place to start where you will learn a lot about the oil and gas industry, develop technical skills such as SQL, and professional skills.

    Cons

    The work/life balance can be hard to manage, especially if you have to travel 5 days a week for months at a time. Quorum has seen its business grow immensely, but its headcount is almost stagnant, so people are increasingly having to do more with less.

    Advice to Management

    Not enough attention is made to employee retention. Quorum's business success rests entirely on the people it employs rather than its patents or software products it sells; while it sells software products to its clients who pay an annual license fee, Quorum primarily is a services firm. Without good people, Quorum will have difficulty keeping its existing clients and selling its products to new clients. Quorum has smart employees who know what they are doing, but its client list continues to grow yet the headcount does not--or only slowly. As such, Quorum is increasingly stretched too thin to maintain its services and service quality, which is not good for business. So, my advice to management is this: focus on current employee retention, and improve year-round recruiting efforts to bring in more people throughout the year (rather than such a heavy reliance on University recruiting).



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