QuinStreet

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has decent potential but top leadership is increasingly out of touch

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Current Employee - Producer in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Producer in Foster City, CA

I have been working at QuinStreet full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

several really good people still remain
good place to learn about online marketing
has some promising products and technologies

Cons

senior leadership is not very visible
there is virtually no communication from top management
top management appears close minded, not open to feedback
the company has lost many good people over the last year, yet there seems to be no acknowledgement of this and no steps taken to understand how to motivate and retain top talent
appears to lack vision and strategy of how to get back on track (or perhaps it does but it's not evident to employees as it's not being communicated)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

seek to understand how your employees feel about the company, what motivates them and what they would like to change, especially when you are facing hard times. showing willingness to listen is not a sign a weakness, but rather of wise leadership

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Do not work here

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    Current Employee - Producer in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Producer in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    They might hire you and any job is better than no job...maybe

    Cons

    The company breads a toxic work culture producing frustrated, over-worked, and frequently leaving employees. Senior management has a penchant for hiring consultants away from the likes of Bain or McKinsey to run their verticals and/or take leadership roles. Many of whom have learned during their consulting gigs to talk a good game and justify their existence but lack real understanding of the business. QS provides these managers a practice field on which to flail until such a time they figure out what they are doing and leave for better companies and work environments.
    As mentioned this company has a very high employee churn rate leading to inconsistent focus/vision as well as of-course disruption. Frequently, the duties of the people leaving are piled onto those remaining b/c the company is not in a secure enough finiancal state to hire replacements. No-one seems to want to stick around very long once they see how things are run here. This includes me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on obtaining and then follow through on retaining quality employees by creating a better work environment, pay structure, etc… I would also note once folks realize we make money by targeting US vets and current soldiers for “For Profit” schools, schools whose programs and degrees are highly questionable, it puts a very bad taste in employees’ mouths making it even tougher to keep them around. QS may want to move away from that business. my two cents...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Worked as Paid Search Sr. Mgr. great company

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    Former Employee - Paid Search Senior Manager in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Paid Search Senior Manager in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart people running business in smart ways.

    Cons

    Getting bigger, no longer a startup.

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