Quest Software Reviews in Aliso Viejo, CA

Updated April 5, 2014
Updated April 5, 2014
147 Reviews
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147 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is good if you decided not to evolve in the company (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
  • Lot of dead weight middle management (in 6 reviews)

  • Senior management is convinced that money is not important at all for engineers (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Working Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at Quest Software full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Making it feel like a start-up again

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable  in  Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at Quest Software full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Encourage and implement more company interaction between departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to learn the industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Have they grown too large?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Looking forward to seeing what happens now at Dell

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Worked at Quest for over 5 years

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    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 for more than 5 years

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

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    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 for more than 10 years

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Architect

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect  in  Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at Quest Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - you get to work with latest Technology

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall Nice Place To Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable  in  Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at Quest Software full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Culture

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    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 for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good workplace. Lots of change.

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I have been working at Quest Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people
    Good environment and culture
    Open to process improvement
    Great software products

    Cons

    Rapid changes in focus
    Lots of products can be confusing to customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get back some of the corp. culture that was there a few years ago.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Incompetence from management leads to severe stress

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Aliso Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I worked at Quest Software full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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