Questel Reviews in Washington, DC

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

    I do not agree with most of the reviews.

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    Current Employee - Intellectual Property Specialist  in  Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Intellectual Property Specialist in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Questel full-time for 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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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Questel full-time for 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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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Questel full-time for 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
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Questel full-time for 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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    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

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