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"Nice People, But Needs Shake Up"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at QuinStreet full-time

Pros

Wide range of opportunities in certain areas
Nice people, decent office atmosphere, free snacks and drink
Stock options for some
Internet company with growth potential

Cons

Company attempts to keep bad news under wraps (to employees and investors)
Direction of company is muddled at the top
Uncertain future in key businesses
Comparatively low salary and slow promotions and pay raises, if any
Problematic acquisition last year resulted in employee churn and lawsuits
Oversea employees have too much authority -- lack business expertise and not flexible with peers
Traffic growth proving difficult to achieve

Advice to Management

Ease off hiring outside consultants as employees. Promote within and trust those who have committed themselves to company.

Other Employee Reviews for QuinStreet

  1. Helpful (2)

    "has decent potential but top leadership is increasingly out of touch"

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    Current Employee - Producer in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Producer in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at QuinStreet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    several really good people still remain
    good place to learn about online marketing
    has some promising products and technologies

    Cons

    senior leadership is not very visible
    there is virtually no communication from top management
    top management appears close minded, not open to feedback
    the company has lost many good people over the last year, yet there seems to be no acknowledgement of this and no steps taken to understand how to motivate and retain top talent
    appears to lack vision and strategy of how to get back on track (or perhaps it does but it's not evident to employees as it's not being communicated)

    Advice to Management

    seek to understand how your employees feel about the company, what motivates them and what they would like to change, especially when you are facing hard times. showing willingness to listen is not a sign a weakness, but rather of wise leadership


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Do not work here"

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    Current Employee - Producer in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Producer in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at QuinStreet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They might hire you and any job is better than no job...maybe

    Cons

    The company breads a toxic work culture producing frustrated, over-worked, and frequently leaving employees. Senior management has a penchant for hiring consultants away from the likes of Bain or McKinsey to run their verticals and/or take leadership roles. Many of whom have learned during their consulting gigs to talk a good game and justify their existence but lack real understanding of the business. QS provides these managers a practice field on which to flail until such a time they figure out what they are doing and leave for better companies and work environments.
    As mentioned this company has a very high employee churn rate leading to inconsistent focus/vision as well as of-course disruption. Frequently, the duties of the people leaving are piled onto those remaining b/c the company is not in a secure enough finiancal state to hire replacements. No-one seems to want to stick around very long once they see how things are run here. This includes me.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on obtaining and then follow through on retaining quality employees by creating a better work environment, pay structure, etc… I would also note once folks realize we make money by targeting US vets and current soldiers for “For Profit” schools, schools whose programs and degrees are highly questionable, it puts a very bad taste in employees’ mouths making it even tougher to keep them around. QS may want to move away from that business. my two cents...

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