Quick Release Project Analyst Reviews

Updated 6 Jun 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great job

    6 Jun 2021 - Project Analyst in Brentwood, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Can't think of anything bad

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great place to work

    5 Jun 2021 - Project Analyst in London, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great company ethos, invested in people and development. Good entry salary

    Cons

    Suit extroverted people, can get exhausting as an introvert with the push to be a "family ".

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Place to WOrk

    6 May 2021 - Project Analyst in Woking, England, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fun People, Amazing Clients, Great Culture, High Starting Salary, mixture of technical and people focused roles

    Cons

    Relatively flat Salary structure once you have been in the business a couple of years. Experienced peaks and troughs with level of projects and # of people on the bench which can cause some stress.

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Big changes are needed fast.

    31 Jan 2021 - Senior Project Analyst 
    Recommend
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    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.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to work! Lots of opportunities if you are willing to work for it

    15 Feb 2021 - Project Analyst in London, England, England
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    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

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  6. 5.0
    Current Intern, less than 1 year

    Fantastic Culture

    15 Mar 2020 - Project Analyst in Warwick, West Midlands, England, England
    Recommend
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    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.

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    Quick Release Response

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    Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. We all need some love and positivity in these challenging times, so it's great to hear about your personal experience of QR, and it's very much appreciated. Stay safe!

  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great company for Graduates

    24 Feb 2021 - Senior Project Analyst 
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    Pros

    Great exposure to challenging projects and clients.

    Cons

    As it is a consultancy company you can be expected to relocate

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great for first time experience in a boutique consultancy environment

    13 Jan 2021 - Project Analyst in London, England, England
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    Pros

    work with great people, and really connected well others - very welcoming and friendly management is open to criticisms, it may take them time to act on them but they seem to eventually follow through

    Cons

    you may get shifted to sites that you didn't sign up for or agree to depending on the client or project you could be pigeonholed to using only a handful of tools, eg. one project I was only using excel

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Would recommend

    5 Jan 2021 - Project Analyst in Warwick, West Midlands, England, England
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    Pros

    A lot of diverse work and opportunity to prove yourself. Great people to work with

    Cons

    Some projects can be dull

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  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Awful

    2 Jul 2020 - Project Analyst 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Getting to work with large automotive clients Smart people from great universities Fun socials

    Cons

    Management are inexperienced and selected based on who the business unit leaders like rather than being deserving of role. Analysts sold to clients as experts when we have never even heard the topics Made redundant some great people while keeping people much worse and with no experience because they won't comment on negatives 0 training - all boot camp is, is people getting drunk for 3 weeks and pretending to learn something. This money could be much better used for training budget for employees. Projects are usually very basic, copy-paste kinds, data based, where there is no thinking required and you're just becoming a machine No progression after Senior No work flexibility at all Required to move where clients are permanently with long distances (such as from Birmingham to Bath) and they make you share a house with people from the company, not even put you in a hotel. If you say no they consider you a difficult person. Project managers have 0 time or idea about the projects they're managing because they have to do their own projects so essentially they're useless when searching for advice. Extremely unprofessional behaviour at social events including from board level - being inappropriate to women etc. Honestly just find somewhere else to work.

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    Quick Release Response

    While we’re pleased you rated your colleagues, enjoyed the client profile and had fun at the socials, the lengthy list of cons is disappointing and something we’ll internally review in detail. To provide some quick responses for both yourself and those reading: Nature of work: our services cover a range of activities from data cleansing and manipulation, through more advanced project management and delivery, to strategic consulting and associated operational implementation; it sounds like you mainly experienced the more mundane end of this range but QRians on other projects or embedded with different clients will have quite a different experience. While personal preferences can’t always be catered for due to the client roster and business shape at a given point in time, geographic flexibility can help greatly in getting onto projects you feel a personal affinity for. Different organisational pillars and business functions also allow some degree of preference to be accounted for – e.g. consultancy may work well for those valuing pace of work, travel and diversity of clients, whereas those with family commitments may prefer a longer but more predictable engagement with a larger client. Training: ‘boot camp’ modules are designed to provide a compressed but very focused introduction to both the general concepts around PDM, and the skills needed to implement best practices in the real world on a variety of the most-used systems. These may not be applicable to every client and project, but between the higher-level concepts and extended QR network and knowledge resources on hand, we often find our new grads are already more knowledgeable (through greater focus and specialism) than equivalents at clients. When it comes to follow-on training, significant recent investment in L&D is provided in an enhanced range of internal resources, while last year 24% of employees were funded to complete external training. Progression and management: there’s been a significant recent effort in ensuring progression and promotion are tightly aligned with the readily accessible matrix; as the company grows, inevitably we get more applicants per internal position and the field of competition is wider. Behaviour at socials: historically there have been instances of behaviour some may not be comfortable with, but these were a good few years in the past when the team was much smaller and the per head spend considerably higher. That being said, do reach out directly if you were referring to a more recent occurrence. Sorry to not to part on better terms – what you have described is really not the experience we hope to create – but hopefully the above provides some context. All the best for your future endeavours, QR_

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