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Updated March 19, 2017
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  • Long working hours and no work life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • No work life balance, working 12-15 hours is a usual stuff (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Project Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QuEST Global full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, Networking, Systems access, Interesting programs

    Cons

    Lack of integrity, dishonest about responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    You've got the recipe.


  2. "can't believe they have good reviews for the United States offices"

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    Former Contractor - Stress Engineer
    Former Contractor - Stress Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QuEST Global as a contractor

    Pros

    not that busy. if you like not working that much, and want to be busy with something for 2-3 days of 5 weekdays, then this place is right for you.

    Cons

    they need to be shipped out of the United States. they are working commercial aerospace industry - which had so many incidents throughout its history just because of some people having missed some important points in design & manufacturing.

     - Their approach to critical problems are simply wrong at so many levels.
     - They are not being checked properly and have really young technical managers. these guys simply do not have the background/experience to perform these tasks successfully.
     - Recently they are watering it down even more by replacing senior engineers with young ones - which will cost someone somewhere (hope not!!). it is just too risky to work with these guys at a business level.
     - If I had a company, I wouldn't have them doing my "serious" work. they are certainly not that "serious" about what they are supposed to do!!

    Advice to Management

    Bring in the real aerospace people who have done this job forever in the United States (yes, Americans!!).

    At least have the mercy for all those people flying those aircraft, and replace current young management team with a senior one, and do not risk the commercial aerospace in the US anymore!!


  3. "Experience very dependent on manager"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at QuEST Global full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great exposure to lots of work

    Cons

    power hungry managers taint everything
    pay

    Advice to Management

    focus on your employees, not your own ladder-climbing


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Not a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at QuEST Global full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Good for gaining experience.

    Cons

    Unbelievably disorganized, not much guidance, poorly structured. Very difficult to get issues resolved.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Feed on Desperate Unemployed Workers"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Project Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at QuEST Global (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Only good are the people that I work with.

    Cons

    I'd equate them with a scam. Their recruiters lie to lure you in and once you accept the offered pay goes down. Where in any company does someone make MORE than their Team Lead?????

    I think the Quest workers have more available to them then their US counterparts.

    Advice to Management

    START CARING AND TREATING YOUR EMPLOYEES THAT THEY TOO ARE WORTH SOMETHING MORE!!! You buy out major companies but all you can afford to give us are stress balls and frisbees instead of decent raises. We work hard and deserve better!!!!


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Not good managment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The location in East Hartford is fairly central.

    Cons

    Managers don't manage their employees properly - this is what HR told me themselves. Then they turn around and blame the employee for the gap - when it was the manager who drops the ball.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together . . . . people are not to be used so flimsy as they have consequences in terms of keeping their jobs as well.


  8. "Used to be okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Forced to learn quickly
    Good technical leads

    Cons

    no technical path
    no support from management
    very high burn out
    all they care about is how many billable hours they could get out of you, 50+
    management
    salary, 401k, HR, and days off

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your employees a bit and make sure that care is communicated through all managers and leads.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Indianapolis Office is Laying People off"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most positions offer flexible schedules

    Cons

    To make the profitability numbers, the Indianapolis office is laying people off. I would be very cautious in taking a job at this branch.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your biggest investment is your staff. Morale is low and experienced engineers are not easy to find.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Go on a quest away from QuEST"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Engineer in East Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at QuEST Global full-time

    Pros

    - You receive a paycheck
    - Previously acceptable work life balance (due to revenue goals (aka the owners want more money) this is no longer the case)

    Cons

    There are too many to list, but here are the highlights.
    - You are not guaranteed a seat/desk, and all equipment belongs to UTC; in other words you have no control over the tools which you are using. If there is a network outage, you are responsible to find a computer that is unaffected by the outage. If there are no licenses (you will be working with customer licenses because QuEST pretty much doesn't own anything in the office), you are again responsible for finding a way to do the work, or make up the billable hours at a later time.
    - Not a single division of the East Hartford office does any actual engineering work. You work on an outsourcing basis, meaning that you perform the work as the customer requests, not what is realistic/physical. The "analysis" instructions are given by the customer (Pratt&Whitney), and attempts to fix obvious problems therein are blocked/ignored. You are there to make PowerPoint slides (match one picture with another picture) and process documents (rewrite from one format to another).
    - Your only purpose as an employee is to be billable so that the people above you become wealthier. QuEST has no interest whatsoever in providing platforms for you to educate yourself further or develop. The business plan is to hire desperate recent graduates who have no choice but to take the job, and then replace them when they quit within an average of two years. Currently, QuEST is hiring more workers than there is space in the office in addition to not having work for them to do - there is also no training because it cannot be billed to the customer. If you have to submit non-billable hours (no task or you use vacation time) you are expected to make those up so you have 40 billable hours each week.
    - Compensation and benefits are well below market standards, but at the same time the work is not worth the value that is being charged for it; the work can be done by 13-15 year olds with very little cognitive or social abilities.
    Only take a position here if there is absolutely no alternative, and if you do, start looking for a new job immediately (the majority of employees spend most of their day looking for a new job).

    Advice to Management

    Compile list of former and current employees, give away all your possessions, resign immediately thereafter, and use the aforementioned list to apologize to each person for using them as slaves and wasting their time and energy. Then learn how to make a positive contribution to the world, or remove yourself from this planet.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Only you get pay on time every weeks on Friday.

    Cons

    1. Will not help you to build your career. 2. Not value HR policies 3. Inefficient managers and HRs
    Simple statement: Talented people will leave with in a year as the company policies are useless and inefficient management. They want to exploit money from both clients and employees. If you international work visa holder they will exploit you with policies.

    Advice to Management

    Take good care of your employees first and it will fetch you the money atomically. Do run behind clients with out having capability in your management.



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