I was recently hired in (their hiring process takes A LONG time) so you have to work through a temp agency on Quest's behalf until HR finally gets to you. It's been nearly a month & they don't expect that I'll be hired in officially until after the New Year--I suspect this has just a LITTLE bit to do w/the fact that if I'd been hired in before Christmas they would have had to pay me for 2 holidays.
Anyway, so far I LOVE it there!!
In terms of the interview, I was hired after the second time I was interviewed (for 2 different positions about a year apart).
My 2nd interview took and hour & 1/2 & it was BRUTAL!! In my experience they asked a TON of "not what you WOULD do in specific scenarios, but EXAMPLES of what YOU HAVE done in certain given instances working PAST jobs".
I thought that I was doing ok but then blanked on a question & said "Oh, I'm SO bad at this!!"
As soon as I said that, both interviewers were VERY encouraging and told me that I was doing great (especially by comparison to others).
They were not lying because I actually got the job.
I haven't been there long yet but have wanted to work for them ever since they were Metpath...then Corning. Finally, I have been hired after 20 years of wishing I had a job at a place like that.
I just hope that all the bad remarks I've read are simply disgruntled employees who Quest really had a good reason to terminate. On the other hand, I read A LOT of bad things, I just hope it's not true.
The starting pay is NOT great but they do have EXCELLENT benefits. I am grateful to have a job at all. I am also very proud to be a Quest employee.
Those of you that have been badmouthing Quest so terribly may know MUCH more than I do(I'm sure that you do) after having worked there long-term. Still, I am going to do my job to the best of my ability and hope that I will eventually be rewarded accordingly. I am hoping to that there is plenty of room for advancement in the future.
Good luck to all