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Vertical Marketing Manager

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Former Employee - Manager, Vertical Marketing in Foster City, CA
Former Employee - Manager, Vertical Marketing in Foster City, CA

I worked at QuinStreet full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Extremely smart people, engineers were very helpful, learned a ton at QS

Cons

Pay is low so it's very hard to move up to where you should be

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take time into appreciating your employees and give more incentives/pay to showcase that

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Opportunities abound.

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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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Company Culture not Company Wide

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Intelligent individuals who are passionate about their work (until they get worn down)
    - Free snacks/lunches
    - Free parking (in a company garage)
    - Flexible working hours (work from home, etc.)
    - Cool company party at the end of the year

    Cons

    ** The cool company culture that resides in specific verticals/departments do not extend throughout the whole company. Hence, the reviews here can be very well all over the board.**

    - Interns and associates don't get compensated very well. Interns with a bachelors degree come on-board for $10-$12/hr for the first 3 months before being considered for a salaried position as an associate
    - Been through 3 rounds of layoffs in my 2 year tenure. Company not doing great despite all the optimism upper management tries to spoon feed you - very little transparency
    - No career growth. Layoffs mean less people to do more work. Additionally, the focus is now on maintaining business operations not on your career/interests
    - If you don't suck up, you don't belong here. If you don't agree with all the decisions upper management makes, you will get an immense amount of push back with your work
    - Upper management do not participate in the daily grind of operations yet they make all the high level decisions that impact operations in ways they do not understand
    - Upper management is reactive NOT proactive about technological support/updates - if you want to work with a system that is constantly broken, try Quinstreet
    - Upper management does not see the employee retention problem - when individuals leave, management tends not to listen or absorb the reasons people are leaving. The mentality is that individuals who leave just don't have it in them to continue; that, is the wrong mentality to have

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Listen to the people that do all the grunt work. They are more likely than you to understand all the roadblocks and see all the interlocking details
    - Reward individuals based on performance not sucking up. Those who agree are those who very well do not critically think. It is people who play devils advocate that understand the business - they may not be sucking up to you but that's because their value is based on knowledge and talent instead
    - When individuals leave, don't play the blame game; it is much more wise to reflect on the reasons why they're leaving

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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