Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. Reviews

Updated July 29, 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)

    Great Place to Start

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  2. Good place to start

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Senior Consultant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work, needs more people

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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).


  6. Good to learn about oil & gas if you hard worker

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good learning experience Will be able to get a job in the industry that has Quorum products which is quite a few

    Cons

    Too much work thrown at an individual A lot of traveling High stress job No work-life balance


  7. Helpful (3)

    Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Quorum is a fast growing company and thus provides a lot of opportunity for people willing to take advantage of it (especially if you're a more technically minded person) -The company is making a big investment in upgrading their technology stack -Growing in both number of clients and number of products -Good forward vision from executive team -A good open door policy where any level can be approached -They treat well employees that perform and provide very competitive pay

    Cons

    -A lot of turn-over at the lower ranks so we constantly having to deal with untrained new hires being put on projects -Need to provide more up to date and relevant training to new hires during month long training program -Going through growth growing pains (increasing amount of red-tape and management overhead)

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep as much of our culture as possible as the company grows and resist the temptation to create layers upon layers of management and red-tape.


  8. Helpful (2)

    senior consultant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lot's of exposure to the energy sector. Learned a lot and hard workers tend to move up faster. Good compensation with young high energy culture.

    Cons

    Long hours, but this was expected. Inconsistent guidance from upper management. Different groups have different motives and goals, and often conflict with each other.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, especially the ones that you value the most. Don't make empty promises, and align goals for all departments.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great technology, great software

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quorum is the leading solution provider for upstream, Midstream, and Pipelines. Additionally, the company has grabbed some momentum in the ETRM space, as well as, production operations software arena. This means the company is growing and with the merit based promotion system they adhere to employees have ample opportunities to progress quickly in their respective career paths.

    Cons

    Because the company grows so quickly and depends on their merit based system, employees are very busy and are required to perform in a challenging environment. This can be pretty stressful at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the company growing and keep working on communication channels with employees. We enjoy hearing about the company's success.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Not without its flaws

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - For most majors, good salary first your first job out of school - Generous amount of vacation/sick days - Yearly raises - Bonuses given to majority of employees - Very friendly, intelligent, and young group of employees - Great way to learn the industry if you are placed in the delivery organization - Work schedule can potentially be flexible, depending on assignment - Four week paid technical training for new hires - Opportunities to take on more responsibility and roles that typically would require more experience - Strong middle management

    Cons

    - High turnover and top performers leaving for other jobs is a common theme - Projects tend to be understaffed causing employees to be overworked - Benefits package outside of PTO/Salary is mediocre - Large learning curve for some of the products - Poor communication and collaboration across vertical groups - Non-existent company culture - Experience is largely product based and may not be applicable outside of Quorum - Billing 45 hours/week can be stressful for new hires - Travel time is not billable - Little-to-no training offered after the new hire training class - Weak upper management

    Advice to Management

    Clearly Quorum values margins over their employees and the quality of the products. Low release budgets, not retaining valuable employees, and overselling projects may be a viable shot-term strategy to maximize profits, but the products suffer as a result. Upper management needs to realize that their employees, not the products, are their most valuable resources.


  11. Helpful (8)

    Great Opportunities at growing software/consulting company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Quickly obtain high levels of responsibility 2. Merit based promotions and pay raise. Overall, competitive pay 3. Few work politics 4. Quorum is gaining market share in the Upstream area. Already industry leader in Land and Midstream

    Cons

    1. Growing company leaves areas for improvement. On the flip side, there is no large amounts of red tape or hoops to jump through to do your own job. 2. In 2014, Quorum was overloaded with new deals. this is tough in the short term, but great in the long term Note: many of the reviews on here seem to be from individuals who have never had experience in the real world. If you are complaining about 50 hour weeks, you should go get a government job, and not be looking to be a consultant. Company wide, the hours average to about 9 hours a day. Good luck finding anything cushier at the Big Four.

    Advice to Management

    1. Improve recruiting to prevent the hiring of unmotivated individuals who are afraid of being committed to their job. 2. Be more strategic with clients to ensure long-term client relationships 3. Focus on retention of good employees 4. Emphasize more company culture so that young employees are able to better identify with their career



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