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QA Reviews

Updated 18 April 2018
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Pros
  • Great people, great environment, great benefits (in 10 reviews)

  • The break room features a stunning pool table that provides hours of fun every day (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Training is unpaid for three months (in 11 reviews)

  • 2 year contract if you leave or fired within 2 years you will have to pay back (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Lovely Colleagues, Lovely Place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great office, majority of the staff are easy to get on with, has great opportunities & social events, a lot of offices meaning it is a flexible working environment if located in London/Manchester for the day. Great opportunities for University graduates, Good range of clients.

    Cons

    No flexible hours, more social events?

    Advice to Management

    Management can sometimes take a while to respond to urgent queries. More communication between management and staff.


  2. "Dishonest and Unethical Organisation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at QA full-time

    Pros

    Partnered with high profile clients.
    Great Academics

    Cons

    Please avoid this place as a plague. Management are dishonest. They will missell you the job.
    Application forms are forged..there is a reason why QA Higher Education was on Panorama. Panorama dont investigate for fun.
    There is a clear division of racisim.
    Communication is not clear managemnt have a tendency to lie and HR will cover the management.
    Bonus is not paid cut throat.
    Staff are under a lot of pressure to meet targets but no support is provided.

    Advice to Management

    The Universities partnered with them need to watch out.
    Treat staff with respect. I will be very very careful as they QA is well trained in firing staff and they are pros in covering themselves. HR is completely useless as they will support managment.

  3. "Training"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at QA full-time

    Pros

    I have learnt more about programming than I did at university

    Cons

    During the training I was not paid


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice environment to work for

    Cons

    Keep it going, enjoyable place


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Ticks all my boxes and so much more too"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at QA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun place to work, People care for each other and really take an interest, truly multigenerational and diverse workforce, high energy-and dynamic with highly committed people, every day is different and you learn so much, some amazingly talented and innovative strategies and expertise,

    Cons

    Ensuring clients know how much more we

    Advice to Management

    Keep building on all the great and retain that hunger to always stand out from the crow in all we do with our people and all our clients


  6. Helpful (2)

    "High profile clients but complete shambles other than that"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with high profile clients

    Cons

    Poor training
    poor communication
    Stories of people going theough training and been embarrassed of not having a job on first day on site.
    poor salary.
    Many loop wholes which i am sure is illegal.
    poor working environments and culture
    Money first, feelings later moto

    Advice to Management

    reorganise yourselves.
    Take responsibility for your actions instead of spreading onto vulnerable young consultants


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Corrupted Managment/Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like my job not the company - It can be done else where

    Cons

    Where do I start from...
    Corrupt management forcing you to forge documents
    Management need hardcore training
    So much favouritism and hypocrisy
    It's all about numbers and money, never about quality and actually caring for the educational improvements, shame that it can get away with so much as a training provider - stay away from this place as a client if you actually care about the service provided, because QA will promise at pitching stage and it will start going down hill once you are with them because for one they don't have enough resources (cheap labour) and they take on more than they can handle (more numbers more money)
    You will be pushed to do overtime without pay

    Advice to Management

    The amount of all the positive fake reviews written on here, stop bribing people to write positive reviews.
    Instead Please take some leadership training at least
    I have never seen a company use the titles "director", "head of" "manager" so lightly that honestly some of the staff you manage can do a better job than you can.
    Make sure to own some responsibility and question your capabilities as to why failings happen, could it be your lack of leadership and management?
    Best review comment that summarises this organisation "
    - Senior positions in the academic team and operational team are nepotistically awarded to a director's underqualified children. As an employee, you will need to act as the subservient servants of these 'children' if you want to keep your job" and it ends with "stop this sham company as they need to be investigated and are liability to the awarding bodies reputation. " Bravo !!

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Stay away"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Salford, North West England, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in Salford, North West England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meet some great people
    Chance to work for some great clients

    Cons

    Company only cares about its clients. Is not interested in the opinion or happiness of its consultants.
    Little to no contact from QA when on client site except for the occasional free meal to keep you in line.
    No notice as to where you will be deployed - expected to complete a move to a new part of the country in a week
    Does not respond to negative feedback from consultants on site.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the consultants you’re making money from.
    Pool table, free drinks, free meals don’t always wash.


  9. "Fantastic early career opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management are open, supportive and easy to engage with. Great team culture and working environment. Good pay.

    Cons

    Aggressive monthly targets. Limited progression opportunities.


  10. "It's pretty good."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at QA full-time

    Pros

    Good industry exposure.
    Good starting point for IT career.

    Cons

    Training is unpaid for three months.
    Two year contract.


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