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Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. Reviews

Updated April 14, 2017
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Pros
  • great exposure to the oil and gas industry and business (in 16 reviews)

  • Good starting salary, semi-annual bonuses, learn as much technical information as you like, learn about a specific niche in the oil and gas industry (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "N/A"

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

    Pros

    A nice place to work!

    Cons

    Atmosphere is somewhat dull and boring


  2. "Great people!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pros
    -Training and mentorship is awesome; people are very friendly

    Cons

    Cons
    -Long hours
    -People you work closely with are awesome, but executive team and company as a whole does not seem to care to get to know you


  3. Helpful (9)

    "ONLY for the New College Graduate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Jobs at "the Q" are ONLY for dewy-eyed new college graduates, with NO other work experience.

    Other assets:
    1. Parents in executive or otherwise influential positions at customers (or potential customers)
    2. Collegiate fraternity or sorority association

    Cons

    For anyone with actual work experience, the cons vastly outweigh any pros. As a matter of fact, there are nothing but cons for anyone with actual work experience, despite the obviously fake and likely coerced positive reviews you see posted on Glassdoor.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good hard look at the man or woman in the mirror.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fast Paced environment with a lot of learning opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, problem solving, helping clients, easily accessed experts

    Cons

    it can be easy to get more work than you can handle,travel schedules

    Advice to Management

    There should be more camaraderie between those not on the same project team. Coming back to the office from a project is like walking into a new job with regards to the people around.


  6. "Senior Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by smart people and challenged

    Cons

    Not willing to pay at market value after exceeding performance


  7. Helpful (3)

    "It is what you put into it"

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

    I have been working at Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Great place to start a career in energy and technology
    - Learn client's business through building and maintaining the software that runs it
    - Opportunities to move ahead quickly and take on new responsibility as you earn it
    - Most roles interact directly with customers and allow you to build people and technology skills quickly.
    - New products and next generation products are moving to the web and mobil platform. Exciting product direction

    Cons

    - Not a great place to be if you do not have a motor
    - Will require everyone to become a programmer and have at least basic technology skills to succeed
    - Demanding situations and roles can be stressful

    Advice to Management

    Focusing on culture and team building are critical as the company grows and gets younger. New user centered product direction and dedicated software teams are a good start in more clearly focusing on product quality to make everyone's work more satisfying.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "QBS review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    wide variety of work, good salary, most of the people are nice, potential to grow within the company, good time off

    Cons

    poor health benefits, poor bonus, poor management


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Good Work Environment Room for Improvement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bedford, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Bedford, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast pace, diverse work environment with quick upward mobility in the company based on performance.

    Cons

    Poor health benefits, low employee matching, long work hours (45hour minimum). Struggling Natural Gas industry. Limited help when learning new tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Beef up the training programs and devote more time to employ development. Increase employee benefits.


  10. Helpful (16)

    "Not a good choice"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only positive thing I can say about Quorum is that you will get to work closely with some really good people. From the Manager level down there are a lot of genuinely nice and dedicated young folks.

    Cons

    The company suffers from ruthlessly inept management. I was there 2 years and not once did I see a picture of the CEO, much less an in person meeting. Quorums' problem is that all upper management is inbred and invisible, with no meaningful experience outside of Quorum. As a consequence they have very limited skills when it comes to managing people.

    Another big problem is the disconnect between the sales teams and the folks who have to deploy the systems. The sales team will estimate a job at X hours while the folks doing the implementation need at least 2-3X to complete the work. This derives from the fact that (1) there are no standardized tool sets in place for configuring their products, thus everything is done from scratch, (2) they often throw inexperienced resources into the mix and hope they can accomplish the task, and (3) they have an attitude that all projects are time and material projects, thus they have little commitment to honoring the original estimate.

    The system, as they have designed it, is unsustainable. It is too resource intensive on the front end for deployment and too resource intensive on the back end for support. That type of model only works when a boom is going on, but will collapse when the market takes a downward turn.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise the outside owners that they need to replace 100% of the C-Suite with people who understand how a software company should be organized and run and who value the employees which make the operation possible. Quorum does pay well however they have an attitude that high pay absolves them of all other responsibilities. It doesn't!


  11. Helpful (14)

    "Okay place to start, but no one stays. Massive layoffs."

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

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

    Pros

    Quorum is an okay place to start for a new college graduate. The pay is good and you learn a LOT of programming skills. The people there are talented and generally nice.

    Cons

    There is no work/life balance. The company expects you to put in 45-50 hours a week on a slow week. They then bill the client for that time, but there is no additional compensation for the employees. The upper management leaves at 4-4:30 and the lower employees are expected to stay until 6 or 7.

    They pull young graduates in with expectations of a fun place to work with lots of opportunities. That may be true, if you stay long enough. Most people leave before 2 years have passed. If you don't, the company finds a good reason to let you go.

    They thrive on inexperienced employees who demand less pay. This affects the products. The software is riddled with bugs and major issues, that whenever they are discovered the company rigorously tries to bill the client for them. Most of the day is spent fixing issues that someone introduced quite a while back.

    In recruiting, the company brags that all employees are given a mentor who they can consult at any time. This may have been the case years ago, but is inaccurate now. You have a 'mentor', but they have their own work too, and very little time to help others. The company expects brand new employees to do a task in the same amount of time that it would take an experienced employee. The expectations are unrealistic and very stressful.

    In recent months, there have been layoffs of over 50% in some groups. The company continues to hire new graduates while continuously laying off experienced employees. As a result of this, the atmosphere is one of fear and resentment. This affects the company culture as well as productivity.

    Overall, this company is not a good one. If you have another opportunity, take it.

    Benefits: 401K matching is frightfully low compared to the rest of the professional world. Health insurance is fairly expensive and without many options. Vision and dental are good.

    Advice to Management

    If you want loyal employees be loyal to them first. No one should have to go to work fearing that they will be laid off on any given day. Layoffs are understandable, but do them all at once and be straight forward about it. Don't keep employees in the dark for months before announcing lay offs.

    Be truthful in recruiting and interviews.


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