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
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78 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-Life balance, Good training facilities, Not much hierarchies, Relaxed work environment, Good compensation (in 9 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. 4 people found this helpful  

    Stay Away! Absolutely terrible employer

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    Former Employee - Business Development  in  Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Business Development in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    They rope you in with good benefits, dirt chap health insurance and good salary, bagels, soda, and coffee.

    Cons

    This company is the absolute worst company I have ever worked for! I worked in the Home Services division and there is absolutely no way that they are even going to come close to matching their competition with their less than lackluster strategy. There is absolutely no branding whatsoever, and there are also no inbound marketing initiatives whatsoever. Making the transition from an employer that had a future to QuinStreet was the absolute worst move I made in my career to date. In addition, my supervisor was by far the most incompetent individual I had the displeasure of working for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They haven't a clue about what is currently happening in the lead gen industry, so advising them would be pointless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Director level software engineer

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at QuinStreet full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great compensation, flexible work schedule, some good people work there

    Cons

    Executive management are lost, decision makers struggle to understand overall

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees in the trenches, they know more then you do! Theory doesn't always win the daily battles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company with good people

    Current Employee - Associate Editor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Editor in New York, NY

    I have been working at QuinStreet as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule and location, freedom of creativity, and a great team of support that is encouraging and ready to help when challenges arise.

    Cons

    Budget issues persist, and communication can be a little disjointed.

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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    The Absolute worst career move I've ever made!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Aside from the free soda, bagels and coffee, there are absolutely no pros about working for this company. They lure you in with good benefits and pay, only to drive you into the ground.

    Cons

    Everything! I was recruited by them to move from the company I was working for at the time, and the benefits package they presented was quite attractive so I took it, then after a month or so working at QuinStreet I could see that this company functions very poorly, has absolutely no vision or long term strategy, and has a poor company culture. Anyone being recruited by QuinStreet to work for them, don't do it. My supervisor in the vertical I worked in touted the company essentially as a "mover and shaker" in the lead gen industry, which QUinStreet definitely is not.

    Also, they tout themselves as a technology company, which they certainly are not, the only thing they've done is acquire other tech companies and ATTEMPT to integrate that better technology into their existing verticals, in which they did a poor job.

    All they seem to do is blow smoke about how great QuinStreet is doing financially, when in reality, QuinStreet is just losing less money in their key verticals than in the past, check out their earnings call transcripts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management doesn't deserve my advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Lacking Vision

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    Former Employee - Client Development  in  Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Client Development in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    Good market to be in. Lots of potential

    Cons

    Poor execution. Turnover is out of control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many 'consultants' at the top. Lack of true leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lame, ivy league and similar need only apply

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    Former Employee - Client Strategy and Development Manager  in  Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Client Strategy and Development Manager in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    I can't really think of any pros.

    Cons

    limited ability to implement technology or execute plans. Demanding w/o any real understanding of markets. Only want people with elite college degrees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get over yourself

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Contract worker

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at QuinStreet as a contractor

    Pros

    The pay was good for some of the assignments. The people in the office were usually easy to work with.

    Cons

    The pay per assignment was not always relative to effort. Some assignments took a long time but paid very little. Expectations were not always clearly communicated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentive programs would be a good idea.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst

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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Free Snacks, Fully stack Kitchen

    Cons

    Bad Management, people leave as soon as they get a chance and or mostly after a year of experience!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They dont really care so why should i even care! Im out of here, turned my two weeks already!

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

    Marketing , Business analysis

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at QuinStreet

    Pros

    Good company, but hard to conceptualize

    Cons

    Undeserving and free loaders working in the company, while others work their ass off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Operation Executive, waste of time and space

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too Much Focus of MBAs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    QuinStreet is a company that pays its employs well and does reward individuals based on performance.

    Cons

    When I was there, the company was inclined to throw MBAs from elite business schools at every problem. While those professionals are important to a business, they don't work exclusively as line of business managers. Experience seemed to carry less weight than where you went to school and consulting "experience."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people with more real-world experience and stop relying on your model of hiring MBAs from consulting firms such as McKinsey and Bain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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