Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
73 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset

73 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Helpful (2)

    Senior Consultant

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work, needs more people

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


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good to learn about oil & gas if you hard worker

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (3)

    Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    senior consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  7. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great technology, great software

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  9. 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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  10. Helpful (6)

    Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  11. Helpful (5)

    Learn a lot but proceed with caution

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



Showing 73 of 72 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.