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Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. Reviews

Updated April 3, 2019
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Pros
  • "It’s focus on being the leader in oil and gas software has been unwavering and has for the most part been successful" (in 23 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Work life balance is challenging given the deadlines that management has" (in 25 reviews)

  • "Large lack of communication between managers/senior managers and upper management/executives" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Success Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Success Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great professional experience with focus on innovation

    Cons

    Some aspects of a typical corporate environment


  2. Helpful (2)

    "QA Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Happening work environment, good salary

    Cons

    Lack of proper cubicles for the employees.

  3. "It’s okay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy tasks, great people to work with

    Cons

    High turnover rate, constant changes in management


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    New CEO and new private equity company could be promising to improve the culture. That is all. 20 words is required.

    Cons

    Poor communication. Sales team just makes the sale with unrealistic timelines. Recent promotions on sales team in Jan 2019 is worrisome.


  5. "You get out what you put into it, just like anything else"

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    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

    Pros

    Quorum is a growing company and at times has had its growing pains. It’s focus on being the leader in oil and gas software has been unwavering and has for the most part been successful. Recently Quorum has redefined itself as a software company instead of a traditional consulting company. Traditionally in the US software companies have had a reputation as places with strong fun cultures. Quorum recently has been refocusing on making the culture one that is more intentional, engaging and *gasp* fun.

    While I recognize that fun isn’t the main goal, it’s cool to see Quorum focusing on turning around its issues with keeping talent.

    Other pros:
    - lots of opportunities for motivated people
    - the people
    - experience in O&G and software
    - High-growth environment without feeling like it’s sink or swim. There’s always someone you can utilize to help yourself.

    On the subject of work life balance: sometimes you’re going to have to work more and sometimes you’re going to have to set better boundaries. I’ve found that when I struggle with this my manager is willing to work with me.

    Cons

    The biggest improvement I’d like to see made at Quorum, is to make an individual’s experience and career growth less of a moving target. Too often I feel like a person’s growth or lack of growth is a factor of the managers the individual has worked with or the products they’ve been working with. Moving up and growing out can seem to be a product of luck sometimes more than it should be. I give Quorum credit that this is coming under the microscope as something to be improved, but as of now it’s still a work in progress.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your people. The trends recently towards more engagement and communication between the leadership team and the lower level team members is a welcome one.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Very Long Hours"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    At Quorum you're given incredible opportunities to contribute immediately on a team in an impactful way. You will find that you develop as a consultant very quickly here. You will be thrown many opportunities to perform, and will get to take ownership of your work immediately.

    If you work here you will enhance your skills very quickly.

    Cons

    Very high turnover rate leaves new hires to fend for themselves with little backup from experienced consultants. There is a gap between product knowledge and the new hires sent to these projects.

    Expect long hours on these projects with little meaningful recognition of your efforts. Employee reviews are commonly redacted to reflect a lower rating than what was given by their manager.

    They expect long hours, but don't want to recognize top performers with meaningful bonuses or raises. This results in the loss of great talent and a gap in ability between product maintenance and project execution.

    Sales team is out of touch with the state of our products. Commonly sells deals with tight timelines promising results that are only attainable when teams put in 70+ hrs per week consistently. Clients don't want to pay for these extra hours so they go undocumented and unrecognized officially.

    Advice to Management

    Get the sales team on the same page as the product team so that we don't sell unrealistic "rapid" deals.

    Recognize top performers with actual bonuses and compensation.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Turnover is High for a Reason"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Foosball tables, free soda, good office location on the rail

    -Coworkers are generally good to work with.

    -You get a lot of experience really fast that is valued highly at other companies.

    Cons

    -Raises are a fraction of what they were a few years ago. Bonuses are nothing to write home about.

    -Layoffs have become common after being bought by a new private equity firm

    -Training is inadequate. Services/Consultants are thrown into the fire, getting stuck leading projects on software they don't know well or don't know at all, with no experience or training in leading software projects. Customer support and engineering/software teams are also expected to learn and support software they've never seen in no time. User guides only cover the bare bones of how to use the software.

    -Timelines are often underestimated and unreasonable, and depending on the project 12 hour days can be normal. (45 hours a week is the minimum- many people are not told this before joining.) Travel time does not count towards your time worked. Consistent under staffing in support leads to similarly long hours.

    -Clients are often justifiably upset and thus difficult to work

    -Turnover is so high it is often hard to find anyone who can help you, even though coworkers are helpful. Morale is very low.

    -Management calls employees Resources and they are treated as such (as opposed to human beings). They use the churn and burn model of employment- be prepared for a lot of stress and no support given when you ask for it.

    Advice to Management

    Foosball tables and bar cart fridays are clearly not keeping employees. Maybe try fair compensation, support, respect, and some work life balance if you want to lower turnover.

  8. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    People are wonderful and always helpful.

    Cons

    Not a lot to complain about.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Very Sneaky Company"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are very nice and helpful

    Cons

    They are very sneaky about PTOs. Make sure you know that 5 days are sick days before you quit. They will try to squeeze money out of you.
    HR department could definitely be more organized, it is very difficult to work with.
    Will lay you off pretty fast if they company loses a couple projects.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "There are better software companies out there."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart and hardworking coworkers, who will also care about you more than the company itself.

    Cons

    To new graduates who are not in Computer Science major: Think about the reason that you choose the current major before you join a company that only does software consulting job. Don't waste these years of hard working for money and nonrelevant working experience.

    To experienced hires: If you wish to gain credits from what you do to your company, then this is not the place. Despite how much work you do, how much knowledge you gain, and how much contribution you make to Quorum's knowledge base. At the end of the day, Quorum will let you go whenever they need to reduce the costs of the company.

    In general, Quorum gives the least amount of appreciation to their employees. Ask yourself twice before you sign their offer letter. Might be a better pay, but there are better software companies out there with even better pays and better culture. Otherwise, ask yourself how confident are you to gain all the respects from the upper management that you don't even see them every day.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck!