Quest Software Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
147 Reviews
3.4
147 Reviews
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Quest Software Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael S. Dell
Michael S. Dell
19 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall Nice Place To Work

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    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Needed to be acquired!

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Quest had good people to work with. They were very supportive of personal time (work/life balance was good). Would definitely work with that group of people again.

    Cons

    Trying to reach into market segments where they had no business being. Their foray into desktop virtualization is a disaster. Same for virtualization management and cloud computing. It's not that they had bad products - simply that management seemed only interested in the maintenance tail and not in enhancing the products to keep them relevant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SELL! Which they did. I'm hoping that Dell will enable the Quest team to spread their wings and do great things...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty bad management wasting precious opportunities

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Quest Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Innovative products that are part of the portfolio
    No Micro management leads to relatively greater freedom

    Cons

    Scant attention from management barring Quarterly Sales Review
    No strategic input from management on company direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Presales  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Presales in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Quest Software full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cutting Edge technology and room for growth

    Cons

    Many levels of management exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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.

  8. 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior management who doesn't care - "Kim"

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    Former Employee - Support Engineer  in  Buffalo Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Buffalo Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    work from home 2 days a week

    Cons

    No ethical values towards employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Direct managers are ok. Senior Management should not make heist decisions based on strictly $ and #'s.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Lindon, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lindon, UT

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

    Pros

    Casual dress, relaxed atmosphere, somewhat flexible work arrangements. Industry-standard benefits (health, dental, vision). Reasonable degree of freedom in engineering. Projects are resourced sufficiently. Bonuses are available in some positions.

    Cons

    Not much culture, despite occasional attempts to boost employee involvement. Sales-focused to a fault, with lacking investment in R&D. Small teams result in good cohesion but limit innovation. No bonuses for most R&D positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the importance of engineering to the company and whether it has sufficient investment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Needs better leadership

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Quest Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great flex hours, let you work remote from home. Have fruit as a perk and a kourig coffee machine.

    Cons

    Some managers are inept and even abusive but because upper management is so disconnected, the status quo continues. This company could easily be a $3billion firm but there is a lack of leadership at the top and competing priorities that pit departments against each other for resources. This internal competition hurts the entire company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper leadership needs to be more involved. i never saw the CEO, VP's, etc. come and talk to any of the staff - they only interacted with a handful of people and ignored the rest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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