QuEST Global

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QuEST Global Reviews

Updated 29 September, 2014
Updated 29 September, 2014
92 Reviews
2.7
92 Reviews
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Ajit Prabhu
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Pros
  • The only Pros of this job are the flexible hours and the fact that its a full time job out of college (in 6 reviews)

  • The work hours are very flexible (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Team leads have degrees in political science and other non-engineering degrees (in 5 reviews)

  • You're handed work to do but upper management doesn't understand the work scope (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    clerical job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at QuEST Global full-time

    Pros

    mundane,, boring ,, repetitive

    Cons

    no opportunities, mangers with horns

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Heat Transfer Engineer  in  Cincinnati, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Heat Transfer Engineer in Cincinnati, OH (US)

    I worked at QuEST Global full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wide variety of projects to work on and learn from. Flex time has been reduced in recent years, but overall a pretty laid back environment from what I've experienced

    Cons

    There was A LOT of dead time. Their project planning wasn't exactly the best either: there are a lot of transfers between offices due to changes in demand for the contract work. This leads to a lot of downtime and office transfers (as in: move to another city, or find a new job).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep engineers applied, make sure we are learning new things at all times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    its ok...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at QuEST Global full-time

    Pros

    service provided to the clients are good...

    Cons

    management must seriously consider about paying lesser salaries...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Organisation As a Whole

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    Former Employee - Lead Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at QuEST Global full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really good organisation to work, lot of growth , colleges are really friendly and supportive , managers understand your work pressure still as deadlines hold true you need to gear up, all in all good coampany

    Cons

    killing work pressure, but that gives let you explore another world

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A good start.

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    Current Employee - Employee  in  Small Town (Barbados)
    Current Employee - Employee in Small Town (Barbados)

    I have been working at QuEST Global full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A great place to get your career started and very flexible with employee time restraints.

    Cons

    Seemingly little advancement and the company often feels like it is a us against them mentality with management and not a lot of employee satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more money and provide decent vacation time and you will see your turnover rate drop. But clearly you just want heartbeats so you can get paid.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good for first job out of college

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  East Hartford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in East Hartford, CT (US)

    I have been working at QuEST Global full-time

    Pros

    There's a great group of people on the engineering team; most are young and recently graduated from college, which makes for a fun environtnment.
    Work-wise you get exposed to many types of analyses and there's a lot of variety between projects. You have the chance to learn new programs and everyone is willing to help.
    Hours are also flexible and you have the chance to do overtime.

    Cons

    Upper management is incompetent, that is the worst part about QuEST. Nothing gets completed on time, promises are made and never followed through with, and decisions are made without discussing it with those it will affect.
    There is a huge emphasis on meeting metrics and making sure everything you do contributes to the company's profits. To the point where it feels like no one cares about the employees. Hiring inexperienced and unqualified people is not going to help the company, even if they are cheaper to higher.
    There's also no real career path if you're looking for a technical position. The only way to advance is to go into management, but few engineers want to do that. Seems like most people won't stay any longer than 5 years there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers with actual management experience. Recognize employees for their hard work. Talk like human beings and don't use buzzwords in every sentence. Handing out real raises each year will help keep your employees happy. Everyone knows they could work for Pratt and make 10-20k+ more a year in salary. There's nothing keeping people at quest after they've gained a few years of experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A good resume builder....

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer  in  East Hartford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in East Hartford, CT (US)

    I have been working at QuEST Global full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work hours (mostly), depeding on your location, a decent office environment, and close interactions with your customers. Good colleagues to work with.

    Cons

    Pay/bennifits lacking, low/slow advancement potential. Management seems to be the "good ole' boy's club" and not focused on much other than self promotion.
    Little to no communication from upper management. Everything is based on metrics and billable hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should consider the current rate of attrition, and adjust policies accordingly. Fulfilling promises goes a long way to keepign happy and engaged employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work if you are onsite

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at QuEST Global full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As I have said the onsite oppurtunities are good.It tends to be very suffocating at offsite locations though

    Cons

    Mainly Salary and Poor HR policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get in more technical people into the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Engineer

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer  in  East Hartford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in East Hartford, CT (US)

    I worked at QuEST Global full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours and it's a paycheck. Looks good on resume. Build contacts with Quest's main customer

    Cons

    Very very very poor company structure and ethics. Worked hard for over a year. My reviews were outstanding and got a raise that was less then 1%... Benefits had all sorts of "if" and "buts" that some how screwed you over. You had to BUY vacation days. Company does not appreciate employees. They only care about how many "billable" hours you work so they can bill the customer. If this is your only option for a job it's a good starter but get out ASAP! If not, look at your other options carefully. Not the worse employment but certainly not the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the hard work your employees give. Focus less on billable hours and more on quality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Beware of their benefits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at QuEST Global full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They have 401K plan, WOW.

    Cons

    Left is left. But when I rollover my 401K, all the contribution from this employer was forfeited . Luckily they only match 25% of your 4% of your salary, the amount is not a big deal......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back to hire contractors, so you don't have to pay anything for your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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