Quest Software

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Quest Software Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

150 Reviews
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Quest Software Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael S. Dell
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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
  • It no longer exists after being acquired by Dell (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great Working Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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 working environment in a fast paced growing company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PSO Director in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - PSO Director in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent teamwork across divisions. New technical skills developed often, through business acquisitions and internal product development. Good pay and benefits. Good reputation in the software space.

    Cons

    Job restructuring and lay offs occur often. Corporate office employees treated better than those working at satellite offices or remotely. Recently acquired by large corporation leading to uncertainty.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to learn the industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  6.  

    Worked at Quest for over 5 years

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  7.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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
  8.  

    Architect

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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
  9.  

    Overall Nice Place To Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    Great Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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
  11.  

    Good workplace. Lots of change.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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.

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