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Nice People, But Needs Shake Up

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

I have been working at QuinStreet full-time

Pros

Wide range of opportunities in certain areas
Nice people, decent office atmosphere, free snacks and drink
Stock options for some
Internet company with growth potential

Cons

Company attempts to keep bad news under wraps (to employees and investors)
Direction of company is muddled at the top
Uncertain future in key businesses
Comparatively low salary and slow promotions and pay raises, if any
Problematic acquisition last year resulted in employee churn and lawsuits
Oversea employees have too much authority -- lack business expertise and not flexible with peers
Traffic growth proving difficult to achieve

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ease off hiring outside consultants as employees. Promote within and trust those who have committed themselves to company.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Needs more openness. Loyalty is a two-way street!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV

    I worked at QuinStreet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A good team of friendly people
    Plenty of work, especially right after acquisitions
    A very team-oriented atmosphere in the smaller offices

    Cons

    Keeps problems under wraps and pretends all is well, especially when it's not. Employees, even higher level ones, are kept way out of the loop.
    Hires and fires with impunity. Your job is never secure!
    Has trouble keeping the best talent.
    Pay rates are not competitive in the business, and raises are non-existent. NOT a meritocracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get serious about hiring only the best talent and pay them enough to keep them there. A much more open culture would be appreciated. Being so closed-off about what the company is doing makes your employees suspicious, which then makes us look elsewhere. Simply take a look at the good ones you have lost over the past year to see clear evidence of the trend.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 for 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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