My Squad issues

I play gears with a group of friends. We join together as a squad and play versus - ranked or custom.
However, there are issues with joining a squad(extremely slow). Sometimes it doesn’t show even if a friend has joined my squad. Also, majority of time, searching for ranked matches with squad is broken as most of us don’t get to see voting screen. We see that we are in gears 5 home screen when other friends are voting and just see a update/timer at top of screen.
Please fix these basic squad issues. They are really frustrating.