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  1. "Great Staff, Location, and Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quorum Consulting full-time

    Pros

    - There are some really intelligent employees
    - Everyone is super friendly, and is the result of a small, close-knit culture
    - You get to work with some big clients which is great as a young employee
    - The small nature of the firm allows you to have an impact and interact with anyone in the company daily

    Cons

    - Some people have terrible work/life balance, this is the nature of the industry though
    - The pay is low compared to competitors
    - Not much bad to say, had a great experience

    Advice to Management

    As the company begins to grow, make sure to retain young talent. Perhaps even try recruiting with a little more effort. There is too little of a focus on this right now and that is the key to long-term success.


  2. "Best botique reimbursement firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Quorum Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to novel tech and C-Suite

    Cons

    Poor internal operations are a challenge for efficiency

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quorum Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Intelligent staff, can learn a lot from peers
    - Small company, close-knit staff
    - Growth opportunities

    Cons

    - Company has been around for 20 years yet has the operational structure of a two-year old startup
    - Cheap, not willing to invest in better resources
    - Staff are overworked and are not rewarded or recognized for their hard work

    Advice to Management

    - Your staff is young and extremely smart. Take advantage of this young talent by spending more time on training and also listening to what they have to say.
    - Get rid of the "billability" concept. The calculations don't translate into any beneficial measurement. Staff also feel that billability is being used as a means to justify how hard they're working by only looking at their client-billable hours.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "A great place to launch, a hard place to work"

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    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Smart, witty, hardworking staff.

    - High level of trust and autonomy.

    - Space to create, develop and launch your own ideas (very little red tape).

    - Support and mentor-ship from certain managers and peers.

    - Ground level staff genuinely care about each other.

    - Many opportunities to try new things, learn a new specialty, or work with high profile clients.

    - There are promotion opportunities in addition to opportunities to change divisions internally.

    - Exposure to the medical device and policy industry, opportunity to establish yourself in a niche field, and develop your professional network.

    - You will walk away feeling like your next job is a walk in the park.

    Cons

    - The work environment can feel emotionally stunted due to high turnover and hiring of young staff without much professional experience.

    - The company as a whole lacks a well thought-out strategic vision, and feels as if one was scraped together haphazardly.

    - Long hours, very high stress, low pay and lack of good benefits (especially healthcare, which is ironic given the industry).

    - Staff are often put in front of challenging clients and do not yet have the experience, tools or time to manage them well.

    - Unlike many larger consulting firms, the staff act as the analyst and the client manager (budget/client communication,etc) which can lead to higher stress levels.

    Advice to Management

    - Figure out how to make your staff feel valued through compensation and respect.

    -Most employees feel that their manager cannot help them troubleshoot a project from a content perspective. Either hire more experienced employees or figure out how to support them properly. This isn't a blanket statement, there are some managers that are absolute rock-stars!

    - HR needs to either be a full time position, or go away and let the divisions manage everything.

    - Stop talking about employee morale as if it is the fault of the staff and start actually addressing the elephant in the room - employees feeling valued and supported by their managers.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of Experience Minimal Guidance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There is lots of opportunity to be exposed to new and different projects and take on additional responsibilities and grow. It is great for self motivators and those looking to operate autonomously.

    Cons

    There is not a strong infrastructure set up to teach others. It is a lot of learning by doing (which could be a plus). There are also long hours.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Stepping Stone but Not a Great Long Term Employment"

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    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Quorum Consulting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Small team of knowledgeable people. If you are very proactive you can learn a lot of information to set up you for success in the reimbursement industry. Consider this your 2-3 year stepping stone-- use your background to pivot elsewhere and earn a high salary. Working with a wide range of technologies. The company Has an affinity for unprecedented devices or diagnostic tests, pioneering reimbursement strategies. Healthcare is a rapidly growing field. Some senior managers are brilliant and understand the system and will treat you well, others are not concerned with you as an employee (or are very overworked themselves) and will just treat you in a hands off subordinate manner.

    Cons

    You will not be monetarily rewarded for your efforts with any ease. You will need to fight extremely hard for any pay raise you acquire unless you make yourself indispensable and can use that as leverage. Very high staff turnover rate and far too disorganized for a company with this many years of experience.

    Advice to Management

    Either pay your staff more for all the hard work they put in and actually provide them institutional support for all their projects, or hire more people, some of which are experienced enough to provide good guidance.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Negative experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting variety of client projects

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, poor management

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Very good place for professional development and exposure to consulting"

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at Quorum Consulting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good work culture and friendly environment.

    Cons

    At times work load can be burdensome.

    Advice to Management

    Could consider setting salaries at a higher level to stay competitive among competitors/industry standards.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Could be a great place to work, but it isn't."

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    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility, exposure to a broad range of clients within healthcare, ability to contribute,

    Cons

    No formal mentoring, lack of any qualified middle managers, "up or out" culture without prestige or compensation benefits, very narrow focus on reimbursement, operating the reimbursement hotline, minimal employee benefits, low compensation, very cheap in general, lack of resources.

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of the undergraduate talent and don't relegate them to answering phone calls. Develop a formal employee development program. You're not a top 5 consulting firm, don't treat your employees like one.