Quest Software

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Quest Software Reviews

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
150 Reviews
3.4
150 Reviews
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Quest Software Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael S. Dell
Michael S. Dell
20 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great working environment in a fast paced growing company

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    • 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
  2.  

    Solid Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Good Company, nice pace to start your career, if you do your job you can have a long career, future looks bright

    Cons

    Change with acquisition and new management, products are 3rd or 4th in Enterprise Space, will have difficulty in large accounts, middle market company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline Business Units, 6 Business units operate independently of each other and sell to the same customers, overwhelming for customer and bad for business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to learn the industry

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    • 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
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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 (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 Software Downsize Kings

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Quest Software full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good coworkers and middle management

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better to promote from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    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.  

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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quest Software

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  9.  

    Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Telecommuting is available and encouraged.

    Cons

    Really big. Can be difficult to get things done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company that is no more.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    It no longer exists after being acquired by Dell.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quest Software full-time

    Pros

    Good pay for those who performed.

    Cons

    Lack of good middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more from within and less with people who dont know/understand the company culture.

    Approves of CEO

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