QuinStreet

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QuinStreet Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
120 Reviews
2.9
120 Reviews
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QuinStreet Chairman and CEO Doug Valenti
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Just like everyone else has said, work-life balance is ok (in 11 reviews)

  • Bright people, great place to learn, laid back environment, stable company, fair compensation (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management don't give any importance to technical growth of company/employee (in 7 reviews)

  • Disorganized in most of it's verticals and upper management is a little old fashioned (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    No opportunity for acquired tech staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

    I worked at QuinStreet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working in a remote office may afford quite a bit of freedom of movement. Company benefits are generous. All offices are supplied with free drinks and snacks. Communication was pretty good, in general. Employees were allowed and even encouraged to express dissent. Might be a good place to start out, but not a good place to stay.

    Cons

    They are really proud of their technology even though it's not all that good. Acquired employees in technology will be laid off or shuffled off to non technical work once the difficult work and long hours of integration are complete, so there's no opportunity for acquired tech staff. One of their biggest money makers is in advertising for the slimy for-profit colleges like UofPhoenix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're probably going to be replaced soon. Turnover in management is extremely high from what I saw. Try finding a more reputable company to work for before you get canned.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - --- in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - --- in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at QuinStreet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, intelligent, hard working and dedicated individuals.

    Cons

    ...drive and focus can have its downside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Satellite offices could use some more appreciation/recognition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Okay company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at QuinStreet

    Pros

    People are friendly and helpful. They can help you grow but you have to know the right people to go to.

    Cons

    Disorganized in most of it's verticals and upper management is a little old fashioned.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place, growing company!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vertical Marketing Analyst in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Vertical Marketing Analyst in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at QuinStreet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoy every bit of working at quinstreet. Not only are the people super friendly and capable, but the job is also interesting an meaningful. I am constantly on the job and never feel bored for a second. You decisions make an impact on the business and is respected by your peers.

    Management is flexible and transparent. Senior management is open to your ideas and will always provide helpful feedback so you can do better. You will never be discouraged to focus on side projects or skill sets you are interested in developing.

    Cons

    The company is growing so there are a few human resource constraints. Other than that, workload gets a bit tough at times, but there is always support when you need it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invite speakers to come and inspire your workers! They would add to your employees' focus and drive to achieve more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company Overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at QuinStreet full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The hours are flexible.
    Work hard, play hard.
    Friendly culture - Everyone is willing to help each other

    Cons

    They do not match 401K.
    Benefits are average - Health, Dental and Eye

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people....struggling industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at QuinStreet full-time

    Pros

    Smart, driven people that are always on the look out for new revenue opportunities. Transparent management regarding challenges and changes. Empowered employees to make impact on teams. Entrepreneurial in that individuals can find what works and own the process. Promote from within.

    Cons

    Limited engineering resources to deploy on projects. Too many projects happening to see all projects through to completion. Waterfall product development leads to long development times, slow iteration and slow learning. Engineering teams prioritize by revenue as QS is a public company, leaving new initiatives with little chance of launching. Silo'd organization with little interaction across verticals. high turn over

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Annual Offsite: From the Palace Hotel to the Foster City Park

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Online Marketing Manager in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Online Marketing Manager in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    Great place to start & strong reputation for training. Just like everyone else has said, work-life balance is ok. Great co-workers. Free soda, tuna, bagels, ramen, coffee, gum, occasional pizza party.

    Cons

    Driving leads to For-Profit Colleges wears on you. High turnover rate and regular Layoffs. Pay is well below market (25-35%) No 401K match, stingy RSU grants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim the fat more than 8% at a time and start with the people that have been there the longest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Quinstreet is good for experience bad for career growth

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Biz Dev Manager in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Biz Dev Manager in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at QuinStreet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    access to many departments and knowledge

    Cons

    bad management and poor career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    adapt to new times please

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

    Stay away and if you are still there RUN

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    Some of the people you work with are fantastic! There are snacks but are given out once a week and go fast so better stock up when you actually get lucky and find them

    Cons

    This place is so toxic, demoralizing, and makes you feel like an idiot. Everything they make you do is wrong. You prove that it's wrong they will still make you do it then firedrill trying to figure out what went wrong. You show them what's wrong and it's not good enough because their ideas can't be wrong. They say they are data driven...but if some one does not understand how to read data then you can't say you are. Aside from the bad management from director and above positions there is sooooo much micro managing going on your head will explode! Very counter productive. There is no documentation around anything nor do they want you to document anything. No process, very weak tech team...you actually have to basically build out the logic for the developers for them to be able to create what you need. No training on anything and one person is expected to be an expert on everything..on top of that the pay AND benefits are absolutely terrible. They will lie to your face to get you in. Finally, the computers you work on are absolute trash. They will crash on you over and over again. I could write an entire book about all bass at this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust the people you hire that have experience. They might actually have good ideas that work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great to Learn, Hard to Talk to the Uppers

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

    I have been working at QuinStreet

    Pros

    - Great people, workspace is friendly in the department you're in, and people within your department care about what you do
    - great training and experience to be gained

    Cons

    - concerning gap between upper and lower management
    - interdepartments a bit isolated from each other

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - pay attention to the limitations of lower management, and understand they aren't miracle workers. They work harder than you think

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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