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Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. Reviews

Updated October 17, 2018
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Pros
  • "Get to learn a lot about software development and oil and gas industry" (in 22 reviews)

  • "nice place to start your career" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Claim work life balance but there is none" (in 24 reviews)

  • "Large lack of communication between managers/senior managers and upper management/executives" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "controller"

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    Former Employee - Controller in College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Controller in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    No cons come to mind


  2. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Delivery was a good place to be. Good salary for a starting position.

    Cons

    Difficult to get out of a support role once you are there and difficult to exceed expectations in a support role

  3. "Great office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The college station office was wonderful and management was very kind to the interns

    Cons

    No cons to think of


  4. Helpful (4)

    "It's all about the company's money"

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

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

    Pros

    Schedule is moderately flexible but your experience varies widely depending on your teams and assignments
    There are some really great people in the company
    The company pays quite well if you're in upper management
    You can potentially build software and professional services skills

    Cons

    There's little focus on individuals' careers anymore; they put you where they want you, regardless of whether you're a good fit
    Average pay for the bottom half of the company continues to drop as the higher paid/experienced folks leave and are replaced with cheap fresh-out-of-college students; wages are stagnating unless you're in the upper management
    Old company management is very single-minded and short-sighted; even with some acquisitions and some new talent, the company still has dropped any plans to diversify and continues rushing headlong into a slowly collapsing US oil & gas industry
    Like I said, there are some really great people in the company, but they're mostly powerless to actually help your career, benefits, or compensation
    It became painfully evident right after I started several years ago that they don't care about what employees want when they had an engagement/benefits survey and then shot down all of the things employees asked for
    PTO bank is decent, but you can no longer roll it over and some employees are compelled to let it expire by their management or project timelines
    The company laid off something like 30% of people in 2016 and immediately replaced about half of them with new inexperienced hires, most of which are no longer around, and the quality shows overall
    If you really want a promotion or fair raise, the best way to get it is leave the company for a bit then come back in a higher position
    For most people in the company, the skills you're building are very specific to Quorum applications and processes and have limited usefulness in the tech ecosystem otherwise
    Upper management is so far out of the loop and so far removed from the day-to-day happenings in the company and on the teams that their directions often don't make sense and they aren't much involved otherwise until a project goes south from poor budgeting or staffing
    No direction is hard and fast; if a paying customer complains enough, they generally get what they want no matter how much it ends up costing the company
    The company has had countless reorganizations of structure both overall and within various company orgs in the past few years; these continue and everyone continues to be confused about roles and responsibilities
    Upper management regularly chastises lower-level employees for non-billable business expenses while they're the ones spending the most staying in fancy hotels and having expensive happy hours

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your "front line" employees. Listen to the people who are at "manager" or rank III and lower. They're the ones who have the most understanding of the daily goings-on in the company and they're the ones who do all the work that earns all of the money that pays your ridiculous salaries and expenses.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "manager"

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    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)

    Pros

    nice place to start your career

    Cons

    hire too many non technical people to do development


  6. Helpful (2)

    "if your on the right team"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture is slowly getting more relaxed
    projects are moving to web development so there's an opportunity to learn useful skills
    awesome coworkers can be a big plus

    Cons

    work can feel unfulfilling and tedious
    if you're on a team alone be prepared for a stressful project
    some skills and tools learned aren't transferable to other jobs and become useless
    if you're on the right team honestly everything can be a lot more enjoyable otherwise the monotony sets in and it becomes a challenge to be productive


  7. Helpful (11)

    "Warning! Don't work here!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Some nice and smart people, but they all leave once they figure out the BS.

    Cons

    - Management is always all up in your Kool-Aid - Do you really want to work in this environment?
    - Culture is - Sit down, shut up, work, repeat! Seriously ask yourself about working here!
    - Difficult to make friends here when they hire people that have the personality of a card board.
    - This is not a tech company! It's a database company. You use SQL a lot: just like the 80's and 90's, and 2000's and apparently 2018! You don't use any new tools or get to work on new technology.
    - Every year 20% to 30% of their whole workforce leaves the company. EVERY YEAR! That statistic speaks for itself!

    Advice to Management

    - CEO is fat, does not take care of himself, so think about it; how do you expect him to take proper care of a company and its employees? Think about all the successful CEO's, they know they got to take care of themselves because the company wants them to be healthy so they can properly run the company.
    - The goons right underneath him are just talent-less yes men. The real talent leaves the company early on, so what is left? Those that are un-hireable any where else. Like the left over crumbs on a pie - Ain't no body want that!
    - When they compared themselves to Amazon, I almost pooped my pants! Amazon is a trailblazer worth 1 Trillion dollars versus Quroum who's worth ???- apparently not enough to keep their owners from selling them!
    - Management has no real vision of the future - Except maybe another sale? New tech will render them obsolete in the next 5 to 10 years. You definitely don't want to stick around for that!

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Slowly Improving"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The salary is good and you get good experience in technology and the Oil and Gas industry. It's a great place to start a career or to build up experience.

    The company is adopting web and cloud based technologies so there is a lot of opportunity to learn and grow if you have the right skill set and work ethic.

    They have great people to work with in general but it varies by team and project.

    They truly reward the top performers and you have the potential to move up quickly.

    Cons

    Projects are often spread thin of resources and require working long hours to complete tasks. There is very little formal training so expect to have to do your own research and digging through documentation or code.

    Work life balance is challenging given the deadlines that management has.

    The job really requires every employee to be a programmer or at a minimum know SQL and how the applications work.

    The benefits are poor compared to other companies.

    Upper management has tried to do a better job of building a company culture but the reality doesn't match the message.

    High turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    The company has been going in the right direction but should do more to help improve work life balance. Keep improving to new technology but don't sacrifice your employees for it. Have realistic timelines for projects so as not to tax your employees too much.


  9. "Pretty good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good industry experience, nice place to start career

    Cons

    Get moved from project to project a lot


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Former Senior Consultant review"

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

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

    Pros

    good place to start career because of the training

    Cons

    bad place for career growth because company doesn't invest in vertical movement, culture, or employee satisfaction after the training

    Advice to Management

    create some sort of culture.


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