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 3.5.

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15 March 2020

How are the career 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 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.

15 March 2020

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8 January 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Quick Release?

Pros

Plenty of opportunities to progress and innovate, supportive culture, great training.

Cons

Not really a con, but it is a young company which is still developing and growing, so therefore, some systems and processes are not as mature as they could be. However, this just represents more opportunities for innovation.

However, this just represents more opportunities for innovation.

8 January 2019

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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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14 January 2019

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

Pros

QR has been a fantastic experience since arriving on my first day, you are thrown into a challenging work environment, with a great group of colleagues. The work on both the projects I have been placed on, while very different roles has been challenging and rewarding. With almost every week presenting opportunities to learn a new skill. Although QR_ is growing company & with offices all over the world, they have managed to keep a friendly, intimate culture. The company is very social, with a lot of effort going into bringing the company together as much as possible. One of the great things about QR is the high standard of employees, this means no matter the problem they are very well equipped to find a solution, this comes in very handy when starting a new project or developing personal skills. All in all, QR_ have succeeded in creating a hardworking, rewarding and enjoyable working atmosphere.

Cons

Very few really. Working hours can be quite long for certain spells on your project.

Advice to Management

More of the same please – but don’t grow too quickly.

With almost every week presenting opportunities to learn a new skill.

14 January 2019

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31 January 2021

What is the feeling of job security at Quick Release?

Pros

Great company to start your career and boost your CV with big names in the automotive industry. You will be part of a team that is mostly made of great personalities and are generally helpful.

Cons

The career prospects expires after two years with this company. The business model is set up in a way to have junior analysts put in client work as specialists and given the lower salary level have higher profit margins. Therefore, having a high turnover after senior level is somewhat (secretly) desired by the leadership. Favouritism and location plays a massive role on who goes on better projects, promotions and progressions. It also plays a role in who can leave to work for clients without consequences. Salary starts as competitive at start and quickly becomes less than average after a couple of years. Slippage to other clients and recently high employee turnover is a clear indication of a decreasing job satisfaction.

Advice to Management

You need to completely re-invent a new corporate structure and policies to address the on-going issues facing the internal side of the company. Reward individuals based on their merits and performance.

Slippage to other clients and recently high employee turnover is a clear indication of a decreasing job satisfaction.

31 January 2021

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