QuinStreet Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
116 Reviews
3.0
116 Reviews
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QuinStreet Chairman and CEO Doug Valenti
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good culture, good 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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  1.  

    Great Company Overall

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Quinstreet is good for experience bad for career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6. 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
  7.  

    A great experience, with very innovative people

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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

    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
  8.  

    lack of structure

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

    I worked at QuinStreet full-time (more than an 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Not a bad place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible place for honest people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at QuinStreet full-time (less than an 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

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