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Questel Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
7 Reviews
3.3
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  1.  

    I do not agree with most of the reviews.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intellectual Property Specialist in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Intellectual Property Specialist in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Questel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    In my opinion, anyone that has been in the workforce will know that not every employer-employee relationship works out and sometimes ends up with a disgruntled employee.

                    As a former business owner and employee of many places, I can honestly say that this is the best place I have been employed. I believe management treats everyone with respect. In regards to employees, I also believe they are very patient and give employees ample opportunity to correct any problems or flaws in their behavior or work ethic. They are very appreciative of your employees and it is noticed and appreciated among current employees.

                  This is definitely not a reflection of the Questel I know.

    Cons

    I do not see any worth complaining about. No business is perfect!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the positive attitude towards your employees. We all are happy to be a part of such a great company with high goals and expectations!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Wonderful small company with lots of opportunity for growth and a family feel

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Questel full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Small company structure allows for very steady opportunity for growth
    - Management focuses on identifying personal strengths in each employee
    - Parking is great
    - Realistic expectations for performance
    - No micro management, your success is directly related to the amount of work that you put in, so self starters are a must
    - Friendly atmosphere
    - Most management has been with the company for years and grown into their current position through promotions
    - Location central in Alexandria

    Cons

    - The only con would be if you are not self motivated- you must be disciplined and able to manage your own time to advance. No one will micromanage you here
    - Company does not invest enough in marketing materials
    - Office is cold (bring a sweater!)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A Company with No Room for Career Advancement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Questel full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule with regular amount of days off. Short 401K vesting period (3 years only) so you don't have to stay long to keep the company matching which is capped at 3%.

    Cons

    Poor management without vision. Low compensation which is consistently 25% lower than competitors. No annual review and do not expect any raise. No advancement opportunity as the management prefers to hire relatives than the truly qualified candidates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to seek qualified individuals to management the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Questel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Ranked best product in the industry, constantly evolving and ahead of competition
    - Very knowledgeable staff
    - High OTE
    - International environment
    - Very interesting industry

    Cons

    - Base salary could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    initially warm, but could betray you

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Questel

    Pros

    Energetic, dynamic personalities in group. Lively office environment. A great office location in a desirable area of the country.

    Cons

    Unstable - their budget fluctuates so they frequently "hire and fire." observed contempt, alienation and even covert retaliation toward US citizens, since most of the company are immigrants. low wages for non-management. management does not deliver on commitments to staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat everyone fairly, and give them fair compensation. Keep your commitments. Don't be fake and overpromise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Questel Orbit Offers Great Products, but just need to ramp up management stability

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

    I worked at Questel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people!

    awesome products and good services!

    Cons

    High rate of turnover due management instability and decision making, shaky organization because CEO owns only 40% of shares.

    Low pay

    Favortism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a solid management team with sold structure and decision making.

  8.  

    Des gens formidables, mais ça ne compense pas le salaire. Great people, but the salary doesn't make up for it

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)

    I have been working at Questel

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Une équipe intelligente ;
    Entreprise en croissance continue ;
    Respectée sur le marché ;
    Politique de congés flexible ;
    Entreprise stable

    Smart people;
    Consistently growing company;
    Well respected in the market;
    Flexible time off policy;
    Stable company

    Cons

    Salaire bas, très bas en comparaison à la compétition, mais avec un bon régime d'intéressement.
    On s'attend à ce que les employés soient disponibles 24/7.
    Petite entreprise, avec en conséquent peu de place pour les avancements.
    Formation uniquement pratique - pas de programme de formation spécifique.
    Environnement de travail en open-space, donc pas de bureau personnel et travailler à domicile n'est en général pas autorisé.
    Manque de confiance générale de la part des employés et des concurrents.

    Low pay, really low as compared to competitors - BUT good incentive plan
    Employees are expected to be available 24/7
    Small company so not much room for advancement
    Hands on training - no specific employee training program
    Open working environment - meaning no offices and working from home is generally not allowed
    General distrust of employees and competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mieux payer les employés et créer un environnement de travail plus détendu. L'entreprise est sur la bonne voie, mais peut encore s'améliorer.

    Pay your employees better and create a more friendly working environment. The company is almost there, but there is definitely room for improvement.

    Recommends

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