Quick Release Career Development FAQ

Read what Quick Release employees think about career development at the company. Employees have questions about everything from promotions and mentoring to job security.

Quick Release has a career opportunities rating of 3.6.

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6 English questions out of 6

6 October 2020

How are the career development opportunities at Quick Release?

Pros

I have been with QR for the best part of a decade and haven't stopped learning since my first day. The company has kept pace with my ambition in terms of growth, diversification and performance levels. We truly are industry leading in our work and are gaining more recognition from some of the most respected people in the business, as well as formal awards from independent bodies. Our work ranges from hands-on data management, system & toolset development through to advisory work, with everything in between. Our approach is always detailed oriented and the company is built on a firm platform of core understanding, meaning that we are able to interpret and describe complex problems before recommending and implementing a solution in partnership with our clients. By far the best thing about QR is working with some of the best people you will ever meet - all employees are encouraging, friendly and driven. This leads to a working environment that is both welcoming to the new starters and supportive to those moving through the levels. Recently we have been working hard on employee wellbeing and ED&I, run by people within the company at all levels to achieve something that works for us.

Cons

Due to our growth, there has been an element of reinventing the wheel a few times in terms of internal process change. The progression to competing with the big consultancies is still in process, which can lead to high achievers reaching a plateau before moving into higher-value work. Work life-balance can easily creep the wrong way - important to note this is never expected but is usually due to the character of the employees.

We truly are industry leading in our work and are gaining more recognition from some of the most respected people in the business, as well as formal awards from independent bodies.

6 October 2020

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15 March 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at Quick Release?

Pros

The recruitment is top notch and as a result you will get on well with everybody at the company, often leading to you feeling happy to come into work. The exposure to different leadership levels of clients is in some cases excellent and the variety of projects QR has available means you will be across a range with some projects truly excellent and giving you a chance to progress as you wish in your role and your career. QRs push towards the technical side of Consulting and Software development is creating very interesting roles for current project analysts to step into should they wish. Development is highly encouraged here and as a result of that, many people move very quickly up the promotional ladder. Nothing is guaranteed but if you are smart and driven you will find QR an excellent fit and if you see yourself as average then the chances are that QR will find a way through thoughtful management of getting you to fulfil your potential.

Cons

Some projects are not as interesting as others. The nature of the space in the industry which QR occupy is that sometimes you may find yourself doing work you had not envisioned doing, there are plenty of ways out of this though and you will not be in a role like this for long. The strong focus on personal development and opportunities to get involved in other internal roles mean that if you are willing to take control of your own destiny you can take important steps towards your personal goals on these projects while waiting for your dream project to come along.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing! The personable approach works very well for me and the split of pastoral and project manager is a very good one.

The strong focus on personal development and opportunities to get involved in other internal roles mean that if you are willing to take control of your own destiny you can take important steps towards your personal goals on these projects while waiting for your dream project to come along.

15 March 2020

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15 February 2021

Does Quick Release have any sort of mentoring programme?

Pros

Great Client exposure, lots of internal training and knowledge sharing. Great to place to work to introduce you to the world of consultancy. Very early on you are given the keys to the car and able to work independently within prestigious clients

Cons

Working at QR isn't working at one of the biggest consultancies in the world. If you are expecting to get the same endless budget to qualifications, external training and £10 Million projects then you will be disappointed... For now

Advice to Management

Keep it up! Don't have a bad word to say about any of you.

Great Client exposure, lots of internal training and knowledge sharing.

15 February 2021

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28 January 2021

How are promotions handled at Quick Release?

Pros

Earnest attempts at: diversity, fair business practices, open/ honest management, and open book accounting. Some of the managers are solid people working extremely hard to push the business in the right direction, who genuinely care about their employees and the stated beliefs of the business. The employees are generally incredibly high caliber&consistently blow away expectations with their performance (&just generally being very cool people).

Cons

Management overall still comes across as shady. Promotion is more about who you know and how much you’re liked rather than if you’re qualified. The bar is constantly changing as to who can apply for what, and when depending on if management’s favourite is ready to apply or not. Management consistently breaks promises, and slights employees for reasons that are thin at best, all the while pushing a “family” atmosphere. The salary is not enough to compensate for the volume of work you’re expected to do, and while “culture” used to make up for a lot of what the company lacks in upward mobility& development, in lockdown that has completely disappeared. Now it’s just long hours, mundane work, & mediocre pay. You can earn a lot more doing the exact same work for client companies&there has been a lot of leakage from Quick Release in precisely that direction.

Advice to Management

Practice what you preach, stop promoting blatantly unqualified people who have never even taken a management course in their life, much less managed a team, just because of seniority or you “need a manager”. It does nobody any good to have somebody you call a manager that has zero idea how to perform the role& was just excited about a pay increase.

Promotion is more about who you know and how much you’re liked rather than if you’re qualified.

28 January 2021

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15 March 2020

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at Quick Release?

Pros

The recruitment is top notch and as a result you will get on well with everybody at the company, often leading to you feeling happy to come into work. The exposure to different leadership levels of clients is in some cases excellent and the variety of projects QR has available means you will be across a range with some projects truly excellent and giving you a chance to progress as you wish in your role and your career. QRs push towards the technical side of Consulting and Software development is creating very interesting roles for current project analysts to step into should they wish. Development is highly encouraged here and as a result of that, many people move very quickly up the promotional ladder. Nothing is guaranteed but if you are smart and driven you will find QR an excellent fit and if you see yourself as average then the chances are that QR will find a way through thoughtful management of getting you to fulfil your potential.

Cons

Some projects are not as interesting as others. The nature of the space in the industry which QR occupy is that sometimes you may find yourself doing work you had not envisioned doing, there are plenty of ways out of this though and you will not be in a role like this for long. The strong focus on personal development and opportunities to get involved in other internal roles mean that if you are willing to take control of your own destiny you can take important steps towards your personal goals on these projects while waiting for your dream project to come along.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing! The personable approach works very well for me and the split of pastoral and project manager is a very good one.

The strong focus on personal development and opportunities to get involved in other internal roles mean that if you are willing to take control of your own destiny you can take important steps towards your personal goals on these projects while waiting for your dream project to come along.

15 March 2020

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