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Quorum Business Solutions, Inc. Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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Pros
  • Good environment to learn technical side of oil and gas software (in 8 reviews)

  • Good exposure to a wide variety of tasks, companies, and parts of the oil and gas industry (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • They are okay with the high turnover rates, as inexperience means more billable hours (in 4 reviews)

  • Sometimes it is difficult to have a charge code to apply all 9 hours of your work day (in 2 reviews)

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  1. senior consultant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lot's of exposure to the energy sector. Learned a lot and hard workers tend to move up faster. Good compensation with young high energy culture.

    Cons

    Long hours, but this was expected. Inconsistent guidance from upper management. Different groups have different motives and goals, and often conflict with each other.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, especially the ones that you value the most. Don't make empty promises, and align goals for all departments.

  2. Great technology, great software

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    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quorum is the leading solution provider for upstream, Midstream, and Pipelines. Additionally, the company has grabbed some momentum in the ETRM space, as well as, production operations software arena.

    This means the company is growing and with the merit based promotion system they adhere to employees have ample opportunities to progress quickly in their respective career paths.

    Cons

    Because the company grows so quickly and depends on their merit based system, employees are very busy and are required to perform in a challenging environment. This can be pretty stressful at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the company growing and keep working on communication channels with employees. We enjoy hearing about the company's success.

  3. Helpful (5)

    Great Opportunities at growing software/consulting company

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Quickly obtain high levels of responsibility
    2. Merit based promotions and pay raise. Overall, competitive pay
    3. Few work politics
    4. Quorum is gaining market share in the Upstream area. Already industry leader in Land and Midstream

    Cons

    1. Growing company leaves areas for improvement. On the flip side, there is no large amounts of red tape or hoops to jump through to do your own job.
    2. In 2014, Quorum was overloaded with new deals. this is tough in the short term, but great in the long term

    Note: many of the reviews on here seem to be from individuals who have never had experience in the real world. If you are complaining about 50 hour weeks, you should go get a government job, and not be looking to be a consultant. Company wide, the hours average to about 9 hours a day. Good luck finding anything cushier at the Big Four.

    Advice to Management

    1. Improve recruiting to prevent the hiring of unmotivated individuals who are afraid of being committed to their job.
    2. Be more strategic with clients to ensure long-term client relationships
    3. Focus on retention of good employees
    4. Emphasize more company culture so that young employees are able to better identify with their career

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Not without its flaws

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - For most majors, good salary first your first job out of school
    - Generous amount of vacation/sick days
    - Yearly raises
    - Bonuses given to majority of employees
    - Very friendly, intelligent, and young group of employees
    - Great way to learn the industry if you are placed in the delivery organization
    - Work schedule can potentially be flexible, depending on assignment
    - Four week paid technical training for new hires
    - Opportunities to take on more responsibility and roles that typically would require more experience
    - Strong middle management

    Cons

    - High turnover and top performers leaving for other jobs is a common theme
    - Projects tend to be understaffed causing employees to be overworked
    - Benefits package outside of PTO/Salary is mediocre
    - Large learning curve for some of the products
    - Poor communication and collaboration across vertical groups
    - Non-existent company culture
    - Experience is largely product based and may not be applicable outside of Quorum
    - Billing 45 hours/week can be stressful for new hires
    - Travel time is not billable
    - Little-to-no training offered after the new hire training class
    - Weak upper management

    Advice to Management

    Clearly Quorum values margins over their employees and the quality of the products. Low release budgets, not retaining valuable employees, and overselling projects may be a viable shot-term strategy to maximize profits, but the products suffer as a result. Upper management needs to realize that their employees, not the products, are their most valuable resources.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Works you into the ground with no regard for your health

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Teaches you lots, good people to work with, good training to start but little to none provided afterwards. Salary is below average after factoring in hours worked

    Cons

    Not worth your life. Every day is a minimum 9 hour day with no lunch or breaks.you'll be forced to work over time and eat at your desk putting in 50 hours a week

  7. Helpful (3)

    Consultant

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working for this company forces you to sharpen your technical skill sets.

    Cons

    Typical Run and Gun consulting firm which visible makes the choice to bill client hours over investing in their own products to correct inefficiencies. Very bad business practices. The leadership team is very disconnected from most employees and has no regard for your work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    There are very few training opportunities. Company culture needs a lot of work.

  8. Helpful (3)

    Learn a lot but proceed with caution

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Quorum hires extremely intelligent driven people. The company is made up mostly of college hires. Great exposure to the oil and gas industry if you are on delivery.

    Cons

    The leadership by the upper management is extremely weak and they lack respect for employees. Employees are resources rather than people. Work-life balance is extremely hard to manage especially if you are on the delivery side. Training on the product is lacking and there are a limited number of resources you can contact for help. Unfortunately they are buried under work to help.

    Advice to Management

    Retain quality and knowledgeable employees. With the methodology to stretch the experienced resources even thinner than they already, it is going to be difficult to retain quality

  9. Helpful (2)

    Technical Work for Inadequately trained, misaligned skills/people => High Turnover

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Have the opportunity to learn quite a bit of technical skills from SQL to C+. It's a useful skill post-Quorum if you're planning to go into software or business systems, otherwise you'd be better suited starting off with a different job.
    Mostly young people, recent grads so everybody is sort of in the same boat.
    Pay is above average.

    Cons

    ADVICE: If you're a high achieving college grad coming from a top school, avoid this place. You're much better off finding a different job in a company where it's not a complete shock for somebody to stay longer than a year.
    Even if you're coming from a technical/coding background, there are much better prospects.

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    The month of coding training is completely inadequate to actually meet the expectations of the job, which honestly should only be available to computer science/engineering/highly technical majors. It makes little to no sense for most business majors and liberal arts majors to take on this job since the job is primarily technical. You will literally code from the time you arrive in the morning until the late hours you leave, which often times involve no lunch break since you can't bill that.

    Don't be fooled by their very effective but blatantly deceitful recruitment. It is not a consulting job in the meaning of traditional business consulting. Everybody gets the consultant title regardless if you're a software engineer or a psych major. In reality, you will be a programmer. You will barely learn about the actual oil and gas industry.

    There is a reason why turnover is extremely high. There is no company culture (it's NOT a fun place to work), the work is overbearing because people are constantly leaving - resulting in projects get passed on, and bright-eyed recent grads who have no idea what to expect from the job receive this ridiculous work load that most of them have no idea how to do. You honestly spend 3-4 months even gaining foot on how to approach the many, many, many issues in this software and you still can't do anything on your own. It will burn you out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on, I guess. Surely high turn over and constant new hires keeps the billable hours up. Maybe not the most sustainable strategy, or the smartest at that, but has kept the fuel running. Consider changing game plan when a new competition comes about that actually has better technology and actually keeps their employees.

  10. Helpful (3)

    No work-life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quorum Business Solutions, Inc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place for new college grads to start. New hires receive training in software & the O&G industry.

    Cons

    High turnover which leads to excessive work pressure on existing employees. Very hard to get help since SMEs are already burdened with work. Work is just handed to you and you are expected to figure it out on your own.
    Also hard to fill your time sheet each week.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to recognize & retain talent instead of treating employees as replaceable commodities.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Work hard, don't play at all

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Quorum Business Solutions, Inc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, upward mobility, young work environment, a lot of good experience.

    Cons

    Can be impossible to get help. When on a project people will just ignore you. Company over promises so we always look real bad to the client. Quorum takes on way too many jobs, stretching everybody thin. Upper management not grown in Quorum are under qualified, creating a mess in upstream. Worst HR team ever, isn't helpful at all...

    Advice to Management

    Please fix upstream. Stop selling functionality that doesn't work and making enhancements when the core product is broken. Hire an HR team that looks out for the employees.

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