Quest Software

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Quest Software Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
Quest Software – US – “Quest team”

Quest Software – US – “Quest team”
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 144 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

Quest Software Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael S. Dell

Michael S. Dell

(17 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is good if you decided not to evolve in the company (in 6 reviews)

  • Some very good people in the right places (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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    Great place to learn the industry

    Territory Account Manager (Former Employee) Aliso Viejo, CA

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

    ConsHave they grown too large?

    Advice to Senior ManagementLooking forward to seeing what happens now at Dell

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worked at Quest for over 5 years

    Territory Account Manager (Former Employee) Aliso Viejo, CA

    ProsA 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.

    ConsCulture 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Quest Software Downsize Kings

    Technical Writer (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsGood coworkers and middle management

    ConsForced furloughs, Downsizing positions, Upper management too concerned with keeping their jobs than putting out a good product.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter to promote from within.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Director of Product Marketing (Current Employee) Aliso Viejo, CA

    ProsQuest 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.

    ConsGoing 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    It was a very good company to work at and they took care of you.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexiblity, High pay, they too really good care of all their employes and made them in a condition to do there best work

    Consvery highly competitive, stressful at times but overall the work payed off

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    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsTelecommuting is available and encouraged.

    ConsReally big. Can be difficult to get things done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great company that is no more.

    Sales Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat environment to learn and grow. A very dynamic organization that offered an ever changing landscape of opportunities.

    ConsIt no longer exists after being acquired by Dell.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay for those who performed.

    ConsLack of good middle management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote more from within and less with people who dont know/understand the company culture.

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    Architect

    Solutions Architect (Former Employee) Aliso Viejo, CA

    Pros- you get to work with latest Technology

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall Nice Place To Work

    Accounts Receivable (Former Employee) Aliso Viejo, CA

    ProsClean; Decent Benefits; Good Atmosphere; Nice Location

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing comes to mind. Overall a good place to work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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