Quest Software Reviews

Updated July 10, 2015
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Quest Software Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael S. Dell
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Pros
  • Pay and work life balance are good and each employee is treated as an individual (in 6 reviews)

  • Great work environment, every one seemed to care about each other and took the time to talk things through (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Once acquired by Dell lots of fire-drills for reports, marketing updates (in 4 reviews)

  • Lot of dead weight middle management (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Loved it until Dell acquisition

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at Quest Software full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Quest had a great culture, customers loved us, we cared about the customers and employees, and there was a lot of growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Dell Acquisition. 110,000 employee Large, slow hardware company acquiring a 4,000 employee software company is going to change everything. It not Dell's fault. They are just a completely different company that internally is focused on Legal and HR compliance, Not on selling software.


  2. Great company.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in Aliso Viejo, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Prior to the Dell buyout. I enjoyed it. A lot of in-place policies and procedures. Established. Free fruit, coffee, tea, etc.

    Cons

    Typical company politics within a mid size company.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage and implement more company interaction between departments.


  3. Great Working Environment

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    All of the Corporate Headquarter Departments worked great with one another. It was a great place at one time.

    Cons

    There were many changes and not all were good.

    Advice to Management

    Making it feel like a start-up again


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  5. Great place to learn the industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Account Manager in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Territory Account Manager in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at Quest Software full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Soo many good people, plenty of great products and career opportunities

    Cons

    Have they grown too large?

    Advice to Management

    Looking forward to seeing what happens now at Dell


  6. Worked at Quest for over 5 years

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Account Manager in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Territory Account Manager in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at Quest Software full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of great people. Can easily put yourself in a position to get experience in other groups of sales. Career path if you want it. Fun people to work with. Office atmosphere is laid back.

    Cons

    Culture when I was there was shifting. Upper management had their own cliques depending on location. "Inner Circle" mentality was prevalent. Some management was just riding the coattails of great reps on their team. Very little value add. Some terrible salespeople did well because of deals being handed to them. Kept people that didn't perform way too long. Morale was low right before I left.


  7. Quest, now a part of Dell, continues to be an innovative and interesting place to work.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Product Marketing in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Product Marketing in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I have been working at Quest Software full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Quest has a real opportunity to grow through the acquistion by Dell in September 2012. It will be very interesting to see how the leverage of the Dell salesforce helps Quest grow organically.

    Cons

    Going from 3000 people to 120,000 people presents its own set of challenges. Hopefully Quest will work through the growing pains and make this a complete success.


  8. Architect

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Aliso Viejo, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - you get to work with latest Technology

    Cons

    - Less growth opportunities - always someone outside gets the new hjob -no inside promotions

    Advice to Management

    - They play their cards close to the chest.. lack of openess


  9. Overall Nice Place To Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in Aliso Viejo, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Clean; Decent Benefits; Good Atmosphere; Nice Location

    Cons

    I think most felt that Quest did not pay enough. Salaries seemed to be in the mid to lower end of the spectrum.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing comes to mind. Overall a good place to work.


  10. Great Culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Named Account Manager in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Named Account Manager in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I have been working at Quest Software full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great company culture and hope it doesn't change

    Cons

    Quest needs to evolve the solutions in to cloud. Technology is a bit dated now.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let what's happening change the Greatness of Quest


  11. Helpful (2)

    Incompetence from management leads to severe stress

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free fruit, decent pay, casual dress

    Cons

    the person running my dept. was intimidated by anyone who knew more than him, and would go out of his way to nitpick your work.

    Advice to Management

    get rid of certain middle managers. There is a visible dept. that WILL NOT grow until this person is gone. This guy got rid of the person who created the most successful piece of work to come from the entire dept. over typos. Literally.



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