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Questel Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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  1. "Great Organization"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Questel full-time

    Pros

    Self- Paced Organization with No Egos! Everyone is very nice and great place to work. Everyone is nice and in order to succeed you need to be a self-starter.

    Cons

    Things tend to move slowly and things tend to be more reactive versus proactive. Other than that, there are little to no Cons.

    Advice to Management

    Everything is going well. My suggestion is to make things more efficient and to look at current processes and see how these things can change or be better. It's better to be proactive versus reactive.


  2. "Questel"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a sophisticated selection of products covering IP analysis
    The colleagues were very friendly
    The company is professional

    Cons

    If you are not French it is difficult to understand the culture
    Training provided was not sufficient because the products are very complex

    Advice to Management

    Would have been nice to get to know upper management better.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful small company with lots of opportunity for growth and a family feel"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Questel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Small company structure allows for very steady opportunity for growth
    - Management focuses on identifying personal strengths in each employee
    - Parking is great
    - Realistic expectations for performance
    - No micro management, your success is directly related to the amount of work that you put in, so self starters are a must
    - Friendly atmosphere
    - Most management has been with the company for years and grown into their current position through promotions
    - Location central in Alexandria

    Cons

    - The only con would be if you are not self motivated- you must be disciplined and able to manage your own time to advance. No one will micromanage you here
    - Company does not invest enough in marketing materials
    - Office is cold (bring a sweater!)


  4. "I do not agree with most of the reviews."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intellectual Property Specialist in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Intellectual Property Specialist in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In my opinion, anyone that has been in the workforce will know that not every employer-employee relationship works out and sometimes ends up with a disgruntled employee.

                    As a former business owner and employee of many places, I can honestly say that this is the best place I have been employed. I believe management treats everyone with respect. In regards to employees, I also believe they are very patient and give employees ample opportunity to correct any problems or flaws in their behavior or work ethic. They are very appreciative of your employees and it is noticed and appreciated among current employees.

                  This is definitely not a reflection of the Questel I know.

    Cons

    I do not see any worth complaining about. No business is perfect!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the positive attitude towards your employees. We all are happy to be a part of such a great company with high goals and expectations!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "A Company with No Room for Career Advancement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule with regular amount of days off. Short 401K vesting period (3 years only) so you don't have to stay long to keep the company matching which is capped at 3%.

    Cons

    Poor management without vision. Low compensation which is consistently 25% lower than competitors. No annual review and do not expect any raise. No advancement opportunity as the management prefers to hire relatives than the truly qualified candidates.

    Advice to Management

    Time to seek qualified individuals to management the company.


  6. "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Ranked best product in the industry, constantly evolving and ahead of competition
    - Very knowledgeable staff
    - High OTE
    - International environment
    - Very interesting industry

    Cons

    - Base salary could be better


  7. Helpful (1)

    "initially warm, but could betray you"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Energetic, dynamic personalities in group. Lively office environment. A great office location in a desirable area of the country.

    Cons

    Unstable - their budget fluctuates so they frequently "hire and fire." observed contempt, alienation and even covert retaliation toward US citizens, since most of the company are immigrants. low wages for non-management. management does not deliver on commitments to staff.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone fairly, and give them fair compensation. Keep your commitments. Don't be fake and overpromise.

  8. "Jeune et dynamique"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Un beau site et de beaux espaces de travail. Une bonne ambiance de travail. Les équipes sont jeunes et les gens sont ouverts. Prime sur le résultat.

    Cons

    Grosse charge de travail continuelle par manque de ressources et d'organisation du aux priorités évoluant sans cesse.

    Advice to Management

    Permettre de finaliser les projets car sinon les operationnels en paye le prix.


  9. "Dynamisme et très peu d'inertie"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Questel full-time

    Pros

    Le cadre est exceptionnel, les gens sont réactifs et une moyenne d'age ni trop grande ni trop petite

    Cons

    Un couplage fort entre les outils informatiques


  10. "Des gens formidables, mais ça ne compense pas le salaire."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Recommends

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Une équipe intelligente ;
    Entreprise en croissance continue ;
    Respectée sur le marché ;
    Politique de congés flexible ;
    Entreprise stable

    Cons

    Salaire bas, très bas en comparaison à la compétition, mais avec un bon régime d'intéressement.
    On s'attend à ce que les employés soient disponibles 24/7.
    Petite entreprise, avec en conséquent peu de place pour les avancements.
    Formation uniquement pratique - pas de programme de formation spécifique.
    Environnement de travail en open-space, donc pas de bureau personnel et travailler à domicile n'est en général pas autorisé.
    Manque de confiance générale de la part des employés et des concurrents.

    Advice to Management

    Mieux payer les employés et créer un environnement de travail plus détendu. L'entreprise est sur la bonne voie, mais peut encore s'améliorer.