I would like to point out that some of the reviews posted under QuEST Global are for other companies that have Quest in their company names. A call center, a trucking company and a health care company. None of these companies are affiliated with QuEST Global Engineering, so you need to weed them out in making your own assesment.
QuEST Global Engineering is a relatively new yet solid internationally operated company founded about 16 years ago. It has experienced steady growth with it's business model of consulting and being an outsourced manufacturing engineering and related services provider with long term contracts to support major companies. The work atmosphere is generally relaxed and positive. The pay for my area at least seems to be comparable to national average based on the regional area of operations. The start and finish time of work day is flexible as long as a full day is put in and all needed tasks for the day are accomplished. Start of day could be from 7:30 am to 9 am. It is also possible for some to work four 10 hour shifts if they desire. The company is branching out into new areas of outsourced services for the manufacturing industry, and I think will continue to grow with many opportunities to advance and / or transfer to other locations. There are also opportunities to cross train and learn new skills. Salaried employees could earn over time for work over 80 hours in a 2 week pay period.
They don't currently apply the highest standard of break / lunch / HR polices equally to all offices in the USA. Currently it is by state law minimums per states operated in. Most large interstate companies apply the highest standards to all of their employees regardless of state minimums throughout their USA operations as the norm. The amount of vacation time is OK to begin with but not much more added as seniority grows. It seems that making bonus is nearly impossible so don't count on making it for income. There are some growing normal pains of a young company becoming more successful and even larger. This often means and leads to changes. If you are one to embrace change and be a positive change agent, this could lead to more opportunities. If you are looking for being more static in your career, this could be a huge con for you. The current benefits seem to be OK but could still be improved to be more competitive with the market. Tuition reimbursement is minimal, up to $2000 for a semester and only may be applied to one class per semester. Only 5 tuition reimbursements are given each semester, so even if you are eligible, if there is too much competition you may never receive any. You have to be on the job for more than a year before you can apply for a chance at some tuition reimbursement. Even though you can earn overtime as a salaried employee, it is dependent on actually working more than 80 hours in a 2 week pay period. Any other time off during the pay period such as vacation, sick leave or holiday pay does not count as "hours worked" for qualifying for over time pay. So if you take an hour off one day and work one day over another in the same pay period, no over time.
Advice to Management
Implement the highest level of break, lunch, and other HR employee policies equally with all the branches in the USA, not by state law minimums. This is a common company / corporate practice in the USA. Increase vacation time given for longer term employees, 10 yr, 15 yr, 20 yr ... This is a great investment in the future of the company and retention tool. Increase tuition reimbursement for your employees at least as to reimbursing more people that may qualify for it, again a great investment in the future of the company. Offer some other retirement savings options other than just 401K. Increase employee match on retirement savings accounts to 4% and make the funds vested to the employee after 10 years of service, another nice retention tool. If they leave earlier than that, they aren't vested in the match funds and lose them. Change the over time policy so that any hours in a pay period over 80 regardless of paid time off taken is paid as over time. Make more realistic bonus goals to reward your good performing employees.