Quantium Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 21 Nov 2020

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  • "Pretty long hours and a very aggressive push for sales has caused high turnover(in 11 reviews)

  • "Fast paced, competing priorities, need to spin the plates at times(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to learn from and work with many smart individuals"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning development opportunities and great culture with friendly and diverse teams

    Cons

    Pretty long hours and a very aggressive push for sales has caused high turnover

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "The Leader in Data Analytics in Australia"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Quantium

    Pros

    Work with some of the smartest individuals in the market Very fun and rewarding culture. Employees are well looked with social events Work with clients from a wide-range of industries and the biggest companies in Australia Access to some of the richest datasets in Australia

    Cons

    Resourcing constraints at times can lead to long hours (problem encountered by most consultancies)


  3. Helpful (9)

    "Analytics consulting firm still very dependent on traditional actuarial tools/techniques"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Quantium full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great as a stepping stone into an analytics career - Access to interesting clients, and data partners - Casual dress code, free PT and food (although they have started cutting the food budget)

    Cons

    - Significantly underpays: you'll find jobs waiting for you that are on average 20% higher in pay - Still stuck on old actuarial tools, not a very efficient use of time (very slow) when there are other tools and languages (and this will NOT ADD VALUE to your CV!!). Further to this, they encourage "championing" individuals with knowledge of very specific tools and techniques (that are quite old) - The freebies are a cover up for lack of work-life balance; long hours are expected (particularly because the inefficiencies from the old tools contribute to this!)

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  4. Helpful (18)

    "Quantium has changed - Consulting"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Quantium full-time

    Pros

    - The work is not challenging (exceptions are projects that are resourcesd poorly - You won't have too many websites blocked and it's fairly easy to request IT to install a program you need - Study leave for actuarial subjects are on par with actuarial firms - Flexible work hours - No hot desking - Freebies: boot camp, food (e.g. chips, fruit, Tim Tams), drinks (e.g. Beer, fruit juice, mineral water), table tennis table, pool table, dart board - New office - Hyped reputation in data analytics - Still have couple of good people around who can push you and are good to learn from

    Cons

    - Low recognition for your work except for a selected few: General attitude with management is if you are not staying late then you are not trying hard enough (most of the managememt team take pride in the long hours they used to work). The flip side is unless they are told about the wonderful work you to pulled off, they assume you are just slow. If being appreciate for your work isn't important to you then you'll do fine here. - Influx of new staff at all levels. This is especially bad if they are at management level because they are under pressure to perform but don't know a thing about the work itself. Best to try work with someone who has been at the company for a while - Each floor and team has a different culture, which is good if you are in the right one for you but dismal if you are not. Some teams have a fit in or go somewhere else attitude - Silos! Previously managers encouraged people to break the silos, now they encourage you to pick a silo and stick with it - Internal politics and poor management (a lotsas a previous reviewer has said: lots of hints and nudges but they avoid putting anything on paper or directly say what they mean). Used to have little internal politics and the culture was very direct and open. Don't know what has changed it, whether it is because of new staff or the size of the company - Team management is only an afterthought. Issues aren't dealt with when it is raised initially, and when the problem is big enough to attract attention, management overreacts. Staff are often moved into different teams / areas with little thought on career development - Very chaotic - No feedback process here. Often tries to intellectualise poor responses (e.g. To a company survey) - No career path. Attitude is you'll get there if you are good and everyone is replaceable - Becoming more like a corporate, little innovation, less opportunities and responsibilities are given to junior staff compared to a couple of years ago - Focus has shifted to selling work. Good for company outlook, bad if you want to develop beyond that your role

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  5. Helpful (8)

    "10K less than market"

    2.0
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    Microsoft BI Developer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Quantium

    Pros

    Smart people. nice office. interesting projects.

    Cons

    long hours. Lower rate than market

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  6. "Exciting company with a promising future"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Quantium full-time

    Pros

    A fast growing company who provide amazing career development opportunities for those who are proactive They don't believe in titles, so your job is what you make of it. You are given the freedom to dictate your development path You are often involved in ground breaking work, where blue sky meets practical business problems. You are given the responsibility of creating the methodology rather than following an industry standard because an industry standard doesn't exist! Despite the large recent growth, the company is ripe for many years of continued growth with exciting data partnerships aimed at disrupting multiple industries

    Cons

    Some other reviews mention long hours. It is definitely true this happens from time to time, which is the cyclical nature of consulting, but I find when this happens to me it is my decision and it is not forced. With better resourcing structure and more hires I've found the longer hours have come down considerably in recent months Recent growth has exposed some operational challenges, however, the company is currently tackling these head on, starting at the top. These challenges are simply stepping stones that any fast growing company experiences Being a leader in a new industry with no comparable competitors means experienced senior leaders are hard to recruit. This leaves a company growing from the bottom which means less experience in middle to senior management. It is rare to find someone with 10+ yrs relevant work experience

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  7. Helpful (17)

    "Stay away"

    1.0
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Quantium

    Pros

    - The interview experience was actually ok but I was fooled by the table tennis table and the free food, I didn't stop think why everyone was still around at 7 at night.

    Cons

    - Shockingly long hours which are encouraged. I was often doing 90+ hours a week, it got so bad a couple times I actually slept in my car after finishing at 3am so I could get into work early the next day. - The way they project manage software was to put it in the calendar and say it's "due" - and reprimand team members for missing the deadline. Sure if this was for an external client, but internal R&D projects? Everyone knows that estimates for developing software always need to be updated as the project progresses - holding people to dates is just going to result in crap software. - Their hiring strategy: hire young grads who don't know any better - train them in the "Quantium" way. That's because anyone who's got some experience realizes how bad it actually is. - Very high turnover of staff, I saw 75% of the people in my team either had left or were leaving. - What I find disturbing is that last year I came on Glassdoor and found nothing but bad reviews. Now I check back and I found all these good reviews ... from current employees?!? Seriously guys these are supposed to be "honest" reviews I wonder how long staff will be kept once they actually tell the truth. It's as if Quantium realized the terrible feedback and instead of trying to do something about it tells their own employees to boost it's ratings. That really makes me sick. If that's not a reflection of company culture I don't know what is.

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  8. Helpful (21)

    "A lot of potential, but would only consider Quantium a career stepping stone"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Quantium for less than a year

    Pros

    Pretty much echoing what prior (real) reviewers said: - Very nice, hardworking, intelligent people - A good opportunity to learn about big data and big data techniques - Good soft perks with breakfast cereals, biscuits and soft drinks - Interesting, stimulating work, clients are some of the largest and most widely known firms in Australia and can rack up a wide range of experience in a relatively short amount of time - looks great for when you move on

    Cons

    - Below market pay - my estimate of the average is 20-30% below - Complete lack of pay progression - expect below inflation raises for 'good' performance - Pressure to work long hours with no hope of corresponding improvement in bonus, despite managerial and HR indications to the contrary. There is some truth in the review on Quantium being heavy on naive grads working unpaid overtime - Duplicitous culture - as evidenced by the inauthentic Glassdoor reviews! One is encouraged to be 'open' and 'transparent' via numerous 'team talk' events, but dissenters at these forums are identified and spoken to behind closed doors (told to be quiet essentially), without concerns actually being addressed - Number of people in senior positions solely due to tenure at the firm rather than being experienced enough for the job. Conversely, a number of talented, experienced people in much more junior positions because they have not accumulated enough tenure at the firm - Lack of any focus or investment into efficiency and processes - leads to projects being over budget and employees having to work long hours for easily foreseeable problems in the project plan

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  9. Helpful (25)

    "A Pit of Naive Graduates Working Unpaid Overtime"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
     in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Quantium

    Pros

    - Exposure to interesting projects - Great people - Good soft benefits (i.e., well stocked kitchen)

    Cons

    - A well-established ‘Long Hours Hero’ culture that is juvenile and unsustainable. It will only continue to maintain the high turnover of talented staff - A bonus scheme that is unfair and, in my experiences, below industry standard - Ad hoc project scope resulting in almost certain scope creep - Project managers plan to keep employees back late prior to commencing a project - A business development culture that too often centres around making money off clients, rather than making money for clients - Take any Glassdoor five start rating with a grain of salt as they are most likely written by Directors/Principals/HR with strong intentions of making the company appearing as an attractive place to work at. This opinion is not wide spread, particularly amongst the troops at the front line who are grinding out the work and only take home a small fraction of their overly inflated charge out rates

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  10. Helpful (20)

    "Poor pay for long hours . Could be such a great company but fails."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Quantium full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company growth Nice offices Good people who try to make the company a good place to work Interesting work Free coffee and biscuits

    Cons

    Long long hours Below market rates No structure Little processes and stressful work loads Does not rightly reward people for hard work

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