QuEST Global

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QuEST Global Reviews

Updated 17 December, 2014
Updated 17 December, 2014
105 Reviews
2.6
105 Reviews
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Ajit Prabhu
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work hours, Medical, dental and vision plans decently priced for value (in 7 reviews)

  • technical knowledge is plenty and opportunities to learn are more (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • You're handed work to do but upper management doesn't understand the work scope (in 7 reviews)

  • Team leads have degrees in political science and other non-engineering degrees (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company, lots of opportunities to grow.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer

    I have been working at QuEST Global full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Excellent working environment and team support
    - Good vision and strategy for development
    - Great training programs for employees
    - Excellent Project Management Process
    - Great Values and heavily involved in making the world a better place

    Cons

    - Below average Salary
    - Vacations can be denied if working for customer (this is not QuEST fault, but your customers dependence on you)
    - Upper Management takes long time to make decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Pay your employees a competitive salary to retain them
    - You should be more active in dealing between your employees and their customers when they want to take a vacation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    clerical job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low Pay but Low Stress

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at QuEST Global

    Pros

    Low stress environment. Good transition job for young people.

    Cons

    Low pay and the facilities are far from state of the art.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider kicking up compensation slightly and the pool of talent will grow immensely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Electrical Harness design for A380 and A350 Projct along with 3D modelling for WING parts of A330 Neo Project.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at QuEST Global full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working environment is Good along with management.

    Cons

    3D modelling of wing Parts of A330 neo projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    You get out of Quest what you put in.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Windsor Locks, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Windsor Locks, CT (US)

    I have been working at QuEST Global full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule.
    Opportunities to work with various clients in different fields.

    Cons

    Limited Vacation time.
    Many co-workers can be immature.
    On-boarding (training), is almost non existent.
    Too much emphasis on metrics, which are not fully communicated as to what exactly they measure.
    Definitely an old (young) boys club mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe there should be more of an effort to ensure new employees are aware of quest policies. Also, all qualifying employees should be made of opportunities both within quest and beyond.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great for experience, very good for entry level engineers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Structural Analysis Engineer/Controls Engineer in East Hartford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Structural Analysis Engineer/Controls Engineer in East Hartford, CT (US)

    I have been working at QuEST Global full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    First of all, after reading a lot of these reviews I'd like to clear up something. QuEST Global has two main engineering functions. One is PECOE, and one is CAE. PECOE is a center for project engineers and they get paid a lot less, they are paid hourly, have fewer benefits, and you'll will find many people with very little qualifications. Many of the negative comments written here are from people who worked in PECOE which is totally different from CAE. CAE is the engineering section of QuEST where you will find salaried employees with decent benefits and engineering degrees.

    Following that clarification, I would like to talk about my experience at QuEST. I worked in there main headquarters in East Hartford as an intern (At the time, I was still a college student). As an intern I was paid a decent wage and got the chance to do some really interesting work. I learned ANSYS as an intern! Being the only intern in the building, I also had the chance for exposure and to be well known in the company. They were very flexible with scheduling hours around my school schedule.

    After about a year of interning, I graduated from school with a BSME and was offered a full time position immediately. I was offered a competitive salary and PTO matched Pratt & Whitney. The environment was friendly, and the majority of people were young and professional. I was rarely intimidated by an individual. There are also many opportunities to move around and be promoted (fairly quickly) because of how fast the company was growing. Overall, the company had a great culture and there was an excellent work-life balance. This was an excellent place to work straight out of college.

    Cons

    I had very few cons with this company, but there are definitely somethings I would like to point out.

    - Workload fluctuations were HORRIBLE (some teams more than others). One week you would be extremely busy, the next week you would be on Craigslist 24/7.

    - I felt as if sometimes you would be pressured by management. Someone constantly checking the hours you put in and your timesheets, and making sure if you've been billable or not. I felt as if I wasn't being trusted. You would be asked the same questions about your project progress multiple times a day, which got annoying.

    - Very little budget for ANYTHING that they can't bill to their customer. Training sessions, internal meetings, team building exercises (and many more things that I can't think of) are all examples of events that the company wouldn't pay for! It was all on your own. Who would want to take part in any thing that they are not being paid for.

    - Absolutely mediocre tuition reimbursement program. You get *upto* $2000 per semester for a course approved by your team lead and manager. You must do very good in the class to get the reimbursement and it is a long, stupid, process to receive the reimbursement. Did I mention its a raffle? Yes, only 5 people per semester receive this reimbursement. QuEST needs to realize that most of their employees have less than 5 years of experience and that it would be great to receive *decent* tuition reimbursement for their own personal growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in your employees. You have done a great job with the culture, but allow the employees to enjoy their time at work. Increase the unbillable budget to allow for some team building exercises and/or training. The day gets boring very fast when all you do is sit behind a desk for 8 hours.

    Also, do something about your tuition reimbursement program. It is probably one of the worst programs I've heard of from an engineering firm of this size.

    Overall, upper management is intelligent and have done a great job being a competitve outsourcer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at QuEST Global

    Pros

    technical knowledge is plenty and opportunities to learn are more

    Cons

    there are no cons as such

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    They paid me, I gained experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer
    Former Employee - Mechanical Designer

    I worked at QuEST Global as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very few, If any.
    I got paid mostly on time.
    What can I say. There aren't very many advantages to working for Quest. I had no choice.

    Cons

    Where do I start:
    There was very little to no communication between me, the client, and my superiors.
    My "boss" changed multiple times; 1st boss wasn't even in my country, 2nd boss was but could care less about interaction.
    Benefits were offered but they weren't even worth the drop in salary.
    Almost zero communication after 1 year contract ended; zero loyalty to hard workers.
    Required to write your own exit interview.
    Never actually met face to face with anyone from the company.
    Payroll services were over seas so a major time difference was involved.
    I could keep going on and on about why you should think twice about this company.
    I would say only work for them if you're going to be homeless tomorrow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are not commodities; they are assets. Good and hard workers are worth their weight in gold.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Acceptable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Quality Systems Auditor in Lansing, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Systems Auditor in Lansing, MI (US)

    I have been working at QuEST Global full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Benefits could be much better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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

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