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QuinStreet Chairman and CEO Doug Valenti
Doug Valenti
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Pros
  • Just like everyone else has said, work-life balance is ok (in 11 reviews)

  • Bright people, great place to learn, laid back environment, stable company, fair compensation (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management don't give any importance to technical growth of company/employee (in 7 reviews)

  • Disorganized in most of it's verticals and upper management is a little old fashioned (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Great Company Overall

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at QuinStreet full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The hours are flexible.
    Work hard, play hard.
    Friendly culture - Everyone is willing to help each other

    Cons

    They do not match 401K.
    Benefits are average - Health, Dental and Eye

  2. Great place, growing company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vertical Marketing Analyst in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Vertical Marketing Analyst in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at QuinStreet full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoy every bit of working at quinstreet. Not only are the people super friendly and capable, but the job is also interesting an meaningful. I am constantly on the job and never feel bored for a second. You decisions make an impact on the business and is respected by your peers.

    Management is flexible and transparent. Senior management is open to your ideas and will always provide helpful feedback so you can do better. You will never be discouraged to focus on side projects or skill sets you are interested in developing.

    Cons

    The company is growing so there are a few human resource constraints. Other than that, workload gets a bit tough at times, but there is always support when you need it.

    Advice to Management

    Invite speakers to come and inspire your workers! They would add to your employees' focus and drive to achieve more.

  3. Great Company. Great People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at QuinStreet full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Smart People
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    Slight growing pains with the company itself

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Opportunities abound.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at QuinStreet full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation, good benefits. Flexible hours. Flexible work from home policy. I've seen many people get promotions and move up. Also many people make horizontal moves to different departments.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say. You might read some other negative reviews but some of those people will always find something to complain about. Quinstreet is not perfect, nothing is.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid recognition awards and ceremonies based on social popularity and not measurable performance. Awards based on popularity only demoralize those productive people who are not the social butterflies..

  6. Fast paced and embracing change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Foster City, CA

    I worked at QuinStreet full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High level of responsibilities provided from day 1
    Leader in their marketplace

    Cons

    Political
    Change of directions w/o notice

    Advice to Management

    Create a long term plan and communicate with emplyees

  7. Helpful (2)

    Not a startup, not a big company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA

    I worked at QuinStreet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Still not that big that you will not have access to senior management. In general I feel people are very friendly and I am happy in general with the personal side of my coworkers.

    Cons

    The company has high aspirations, but it is eternally understaffed and that doesn't play well.

  8. Good place for smart people thriving on challenges

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

    I worked at QuinStreet

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Tons of opportunity to take initiative and to switch roles/departments/teams.
    - Many things are tried. Once it becomes apparent what works, resources are quickly aligned accordingly. This seems a very efficient way to behave in an environment as dynamic as internet marketing.
    - Senior management clearly is working on building a large and world class company that will last. The IPO was merely a milestone along the way. Internal policies and priorities are set accordingly.
    - The up or out policy clears out non-performers.
    - Great employee training programs and off sites.

    Cons

    - Pressure is always on, but... ...that is life in Silicon Valley with a company going places.
    - CEO is ex Navy and has a saying "loose lips sink ships". The benefit is that QuinStreet keeps its leadership position. There are some downsides: Employees lower down don't always know the latest thinking and sometimes can feel left out. Rumors (both positive and negative) occasionally start which management isn't always aware of and/or doesn't address. This can be tiresome.
    - Company doesn't always seem to be the smartest at deciding which projects to start/back. Senior leadership rather than the market or more knowledgeable people lower down seem to drive the projects candidates. Too often projects need to have near term revenue/profit capability. From time to time this seems to result in suboptimal long term resource allocation. Some projects cannot easily be justified with a spreadsheet. A gutfeel and monitoring of industry/technology trends should be enough. For projects originating from senior management that seems to be OK, for projects coming from the ranks, less so. That is a shame. Having said this, luckily management makes no bones about taking corrective actions quickly. Having a profitable company also gives scope for making some mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    In a company with lots of strong people and characters, softer spoken words of wisdom can be drowned out. Take care to seek out and listen to those people. Otherwise: Keep at it!

  9. Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Java Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Java Engineer in Foster City, CA

    I worked at QuinStreet

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Work Env, Positive Energy

    Cons

    Need Stronger leadership from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Make compensation more market friendly

  10. Solid company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at QuinStreet

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company offers many opportunities for employees to step up and contribute more to their group.

    Cons

    Knowledge being shared amongst different groups could improve.

    Advice to Management

    Solid management team.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Typical Sales Position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at QuinStreet

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunity to sell. Lots of companies need good leads and QuinStreet is the leader. Lots of media to use to sell.

    Cons

    Too separated from each vertical. Tough to hit estimated targets. Irrational expectations from both sales and marketing. No matched 401K plans.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your people. People want to be loyal, but many feel company isn't loyal. Take care of your employees, they take care of company.


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