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"Too Much Focus of MBAs"

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Former Employee - Director in Foster City, CA
Former Employee - Director in Foster City, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at QuinStreet full-time (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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for QuinStreet

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Vertical Marketing Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Vertical Marketing in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Manager, Vertical Marketing in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QuinStreet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely smart people, engineers were very helpful, learned a ton at QS

    Cons

    Pay is low so it's very hard to move up to where you should be

    Advice to Management

    Take time into appreciating your employees and give more incentives/pay to showcase that


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Company Culture not Company Wide"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Intelligent individuals who are passionate about their work (until they get worn down)
    - Free snacks/lunches
    - Free parking (in a company garage)
    - Flexible working hours (work from home, etc.)
    - Cool company party at the end of the year

    Cons

    ** The cool company culture that resides in specific verticals/departments do not extend throughout the whole company. Hence, the reviews here can be very well all over the board.**

    - Interns and associates don't get compensated very well. Interns with a bachelors degree come on-board for $10-$12/hr for the first 3 months before being considered for a salaried position as an associate
    - Been through 3 rounds of layoffs in my 2 year tenure. Company not doing great despite all the optimism upper management tries to spoon feed you - very little transparency
    - No career growth. Layoffs mean less people to do more work. Additionally, the focus is now on maintaining business operations not on your career/interests
    - If you don't suck up, you don't belong here. If you don't agree with all the decisions upper management makes, you will get an immense amount of push back with your work
    - Upper management do not participate in the daily grind of operations yet they make all the high level decisions that impact operations in ways they do not understand
    - Upper management is reactive NOT proactive about technological support/updates - if you want to work with a system that is constantly broken, try Quinstreet
    - Upper management does not see the employee retention problem - when individuals leave, management tends not to listen or absorb the reasons people are leaving. The mentality is that individuals who leave just don't have it in them to continue; that, is the wrong mentality to have

    Advice to Management

    - Listen to the people that do all the grunt work. They are more likely than you to understand all the roadblocks and see all the interlocking details
    - Reward individuals based on performance not sucking up. Those who agree are those who very well do not critically think. It is people who play devils advocate that understand the business - they may not be sucking up to you but that's because their value is based on knowledge and talent instead
    - When individuals leave, don't play the blame game; it is much more wise to reflect on the reasons why they're leaving

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