Quick Release Reviews

Updated 6 May 2021

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4.1
69%
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Quick Release Director Adam Blomerley (no image)
Adam Blomerley
59 Ratings
Pros
  • "My coworkers at QR have become some of my best friends(in 14 reviews)

  • "great company culture that is very people focused(in 10 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "QR will sell you to their clients as a 'specialist' even if this is your first ever job(in 5 reviews)

  • "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(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Transparent, progressive company

      31 Mar 2021 - Back Office 
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      Pros

      Open communication channels from New starters to Directors Inclusive working groups Challenging projects Great support from management and the people team.

      Cons

      Nothing springs to mind as negative.

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    2. 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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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Achieving huge success with great friends

      6 Oct 2020 - Associate Director 
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      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.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Big changes are needed fast.

      31 Jan 2021 - Senior Project Analyst 
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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. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Smart, hard working people always trying to do the right thing

      14 Jan 2021 - Business Leader in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. Leadership team committed to treating people fairly. 2. Strong feedback and development culture. 3. Projects deliver huge savings and efficiencies for clients. 4. Inspirational colleagues who quickly become friends. 5. Extremely hard working leadership team. 6. Good starting salaries. 7. Fun, happy culture. 8. A genuine commitment to continuously improve as an organisation. 9. Senior leadership who will not only support you, but will actively encourage you in forging your own path to success. 10. Hard work and strong results are quickly recognised by QR and clients.

      Cons

      1. Long hours - you won't get far unless you are prepared to put in the effort. 2. Some clients and projects can be extremely demanding. 3. Leadership and Management Salary / Benefits are not great for level of responsibility.

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Real responsibility and rapid development

      15 Dec 2020 - Director in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Real responsibility from early on developing exciting and important products Fantastic culture, colleagues become close friends Deep knowledge in QR is shared openly and widely - you can learn fast

      Cons

      You have to work hard from time to time and willingness to travel helps open up good opportunities

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    9. 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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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to make your mark

      6 Jul 2020 - Business Leader 
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      Pros

      Small enough that you can have decently meaningful impacts that shape how things are done while relatively young / junior compared to bigger name alternatives. Genuinely a leader in the PDM field, and acknowledged as such by other companies and industry bodies (always nice to hear!) Opportunities for travel, both regional and international - fun to see different teams and clients in their cultural contexts, good on the CV and you can usually add a few days for yourself. Very supportive and approachable team - both at practitioner and senior management level - if you want / need something and make a reasoned case for it, the chances are it will be approved or arrangements made. Minor queries are usually addressed in mins rather than hours.

      Cons

      Things are run lean, so there's a lot of non-core work to plough through, all taking time. Pay and benefits are fair but not industry leading - a question of personal priorities against the pros above.

      1 person found this review helpful
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