QuinStreet Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
112 Reviews
2.9
112 Reviews
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QuinStreet Chairman and CEO Doug Valenti
Doug Valenti
78 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good Benefits, PTO, work life balance (in 10 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)

  • Cultural problems stem from out of touch upper management and favoritism (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Quinstreet is good for experience bad for career growth

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    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 for more than a 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
  2.  

    A great experience, with very innovative people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at QuinStreet full-time

    Pros

    A great executive team and fun place to work

    Cons

    Need to get a quicker internally to satisfy customer and department needs, a bit lacking on resources.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    lack of structure

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    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst  in  Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Foster City, CA

    I worked at QuinStreet full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    a lot of smart workers here

    Cons

    lack of cohesion with teams and verticals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on talent retention!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great to Learn, Hard to Talk to the Uppers

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    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
  6.  

    Not a bad place to start

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    Current Employee - PHP Developer  in  Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - PHP Developer in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at QuinStreet full-time

    Pros

    Not a bad place to start. Great team.

    Cons

    What training? Compensation not on par with the market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Total wrong decision career wise

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at QuinStreet full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits, PTO, work life balance

    Cons

    Hard work was never acknowledged. They treat employees as very easily dispensable - though this is a fact in case of any company - this attitude is made very obvious. Very low moral , high employee turnover and frequent layoffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible place for honest people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at QuinStreet full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Honestly the only good thing about working at Quinstreet is the individuals that you work with. All the worker bees are very nice, hard working, and honest people. Can't say as much for the executives at all.

    Cons

    Very micromanaged organization, even down to the time allowed to use the restroom! Not an honest business either, Google the lawsuit the Veteran's Admin brought against them and look at their financial statements since they are a publicly traded company to see how they "earn" their money. Not a good place for honest people to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good core values, horrible execution

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Foster City, CA

    I worked at QuinStreet full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The opportunity is here to work on a relevant segment of online marketing. They're well-positioned for the future in terms of web properties and traffic. The pay is reasonable if you're in software. You need to create your own career path. The technical opportunities are there, but you have to be proactive about it.

    Cons

    Don't expect to be mentored or have strong leadership in the Engineering team. The senior leadership is pretty in-bred and they tell each other that they're doing a great job, when in fact, there's a large vacuum of technical leadership. As long as the business-side of the company blindly accept whatever message the engineering group says, nothing is really going to change. Very little accountability. Promotions and attention give to those who kiss butt and never raise concerns or reveal problems in the code or teams. If you cross the path of the CTO or her minions, you should start writing up you resume and leave on your terms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask yourself why mid-level talent keeps leaving, but the top people don't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fantastic time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at QuinStreet

    Pros

    Great, smart team. Family like atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lots of work and lots of expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great job -- people love it there. Lots of room for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager, Business Development

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    Former Employee - Manager, Business Development  in  Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Manager, Business Development in Foster City, CA

    I worked at QuinStreet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The culture was pretty relaxed when I worked at Quinstreet with a nice work life balance. Fun events and amazing holiday parties. The office layout is nice and functional.

    Cons

    The company's vision was pretty poor and they missed several opportunities to stay competitive because they weren't willing to change their business model. The people at Quinstreet were among the best I've ever worked with, but unfortunately many of the best ones are no longer there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value mid-level talent more. I saw a lot of great talent leave to higher paying start-ups while I was there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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