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iQuest Group Reviews

Updated Aug 31, 2019

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iQuest Group CEO Jürgen Samuel
Jürgen Samuel
15 Ratings
  1. "Ok-ish, but could be better"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Cluj-Napoca
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at iQuest Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - stable workplace - various projects - flexible working schedule - nice office - no overtime

    Cons

    - financial struggles a few years ago, that were not completely overcome - salaries below average - more and more processes each year - few new and interesting projects - complicated evaluation process - minimal investment in trainings and personal development - initial company founders have left the company, which was recently sold to Allgeier - former CEO was fired, now the company is run by a group of... managers

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to what the employees are saying, try to be more close to them. Align the salaries to the rest of the local industry.

    iQuest Group2019-08-31
  2. "Flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 

    I have been working at iQuest Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Flexible hours - Quality > Quantity - People are valued and evaluated fairly, not using a list of checkboxes and see how they tick it.

    Cons

    - Nothing that I should fill here

    iQuest Group2019-08-27
  3. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Java Software Engineer in Sibiu
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iQuest Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - professional and friendly environment; - quality & in general employee-oriented; - good salary compared with other local competitors; - lunch & learn programs;

    Cons

    - career management process can be painful if you are not assigned to the right person; - in general, too many processes (but this can be the cost of higher quality);

    iQuest Group2019-05-24
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Okay... I guess"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cluj-Napoca
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at iQuest Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company was bought, CEO kicked to the curb, changes are coming. It's unclear what changes. Good colleagues, but many people that you could learn from left the company already. Mostly good work environment, but depends on the project. Some projects are relaxed, some are stressful. At least the coffee is good.

    Cons

    Company was bought, CEO kicked to the curb, changes are coming. It's unclear what changes. Benefits lacking. Salary below average. Recreational area is small and lacking stuff. Most of the project are interesting.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from past mistakes. Be more transparent. Add more benefits and raise the salaries. Try to make the company a better place first so attrition rates drop and then try to make it more visible to the outside to bring in more talent.

    iQuest Group2019-03-28
  5. Helpful (1)

    "An ok company which is going through changes"

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    Current Employee - QA Test Engineer 

    I have been working at iQuest Group full-time

    Pros

    The company was bought by a German group, which hopefully will improve things, where they are not ok. There are many nice colleagues with which it is a pleasure to work with (unfortunately there are also some bad ones) . In my experience the managers are ok and they are attentive to the needs of the people. They try to change things if it is in their power.

    Cons

    There have been a lot of changes lately and the direction of the company is not yet clear. The processes are a pain (Career Management) and they are applied differently by different people (but there have been some improvements here: new tools, some trainings, etc.). A lot of good and senior people have left the company lately. There is a lack of new and interesting projects.

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain the colleagues with experience that can have a big impact in a project. Try to bring new projects in the company.

    iQuest Group2019-03-25
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good entry-level place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cluj-Napoca

    I have been working at iQuest Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Warm people, Flexible schedule, Relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Hierarchical structure, Low salaries, Almost no women in leadership

    Advice to Management

    Talk more to your people. Add some women to your leadership team. Be more casual and human with your employees, not everything has to be a process.

    iQuest Group2019-02-09
  7. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Craiova, Dolj
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at iQuest Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - nice working environment (both people and offices) - coffee :)

    Cons

    - too many processes, very hard to follow. They should improve things not make them more difficult. - feedback: plenty of people to share your feedback with but nothing really happens - salary: market average or slightly lower - managers: too many

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility !!

    iQuest Group2019-02-05
  8. "Good company to grow"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cluj-Napoca
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at iQuest Group full-time

    Pros

    Good people who help you grow.

    Cons

    Corporate structure can make things move slow.

    iQuest Group2018-12-06
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not the best"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Craiova, Dolj
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at iQuest Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - in SOME teams, the colleagues have a great technical knowledge and you can learn from them.

    Cons

    - salaries are smaller than average - a lot of very well intended processes that are bad implemented and delay promotions - employees are treated different, in the sense that some get to go to conferences, and the rest don't even get an explanations. - hardware, again some employees get new hardware - laptops, monitors, etc, while the rest get old and used hardware. - projects are old and with dull, nothing is... challenging - there are no recreation spaces, the manangement does't care about this, all they want is to get as many people in as less of a space - lot a work volume - very few trainings - everything is done just to be done, not to be done in the right way

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    Advice to Management

    - treat employees the same way - invest in recreation spaces and trainings for the employees - search for challenging projects, again, so the employees can grow professionally - increase the salaries

    iQuest Group2018-11-17
  10. "Great company to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cluj-Napoca
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at iQuest Group full-time

    Pros

    Tolerant culture. Nice people. Local management open to discussing issues with anyone that feels the need to. Ok salary. Great work/life balance!

    Cons

    Parking is a huge issue.

    iQuest Group2018-11-14
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