Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. Reviews

Updated September 2, 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. Helpful (1)

    Good place to start

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Get with it.


  2. Helpful (8)

    Just turn around and run away now.

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    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

    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 Management

    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.


  3. Helpful (7)

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. Helpful (8)

    Build some connections and leave

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. Helpful (5)

    Learn a lot but proceed with caution

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quorum hires extremely intelligent driven people. The company is made up mostly of college hires. Great exposure to the oil and gas industry if you are on delivery.

    Cons

    The leadership by the upper management is extremely weak and they lack respect for employees. Employees are resources rather than people. Work-life balance is extremely hard to manage especially if you are on the delivery side. Training on the product is lacking and there are a limited number of resources you can contact for help. Unfortunately they are buried under work to help.

    Advice to Management

    Retain quality and knowledgeable employees. With the methodology to stretch the experienced resources even thinner than they already, it is going to be difficult to retain quality


  7. Helpful (6)

    Consultant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for this company forces you to sharpen your technical skill sets.

    Cons

    Typical Run and Gun consulting firm which visible makes the choice to bill client hours over investing in their own products to correct inefficiencies. Very bad business practices. The leadership team is very disconnected from most employees and has no regard for your work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    There are very few training opportunities. Company culture needs a lot of work.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Huge disconnect between the day to day work and the management

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. Good experience, high turnover

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  11. Only for the Inexperienced

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TX - Texas in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - TX - Texas in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good eye opener for those with a freshly minted degree and no real-world work to provide perspective.

    Cons

    Can be frustrating for the seasoned hand, because most of the staff are recently out of school, and it shows. All hours must be billable or else. Problem is, it's like a game of kickball at school, and the unpopular kids do not get picked to be on a team. Many of the people in power are garden-variety bullies. Worst of all, there is a Lord of the Flies mentality.

    Advice to Management

    No advice for management, because their means and methods have stood them in good stead for many years now. Why fix it if it continues to make them money?



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