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QuinStreet Reviews

Updated July 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Company provides great work life balance and opportunities to those who are willing to invest sincere efforts (in 23 reviews)

  • Great place to start so that you can try many things (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Training is not thorough, management is corrupt, high turnover rate (in 9 reviews)

  • There's been so many upper management changes due to the instability of the company and market place (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Shady Immigration practices and deny engineering jobs to US citizens"

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

    I have been working at QuinStreet full-time

    Pros

    There are some really good talented folks.

    Cons

    - They are abusing EB1 green cards. They manipulate the books to show ordinary employees to be international managers, individuals with just 1 or 2 reporting line with no other authority are being sponsored EB1 green cards.

    - B1 Visa is being abused as well, individuals are being transferred from India/Pune office on B1 Visa for actual work. (B1 Visas are supposed to be used only for training purpose only).
    - US citizen (Non Indian) employees will eventually be laid off and replaced with identical(or inferior) skills from India on L1 Visa.

    Source: I was one of the manager who was forced to do a B1 and the individual was here working instead of training. Had to put together a fake schedule for visa approval.

    Advice to Management

    Stop abusing the Visas and hire more americans or atleast folks who can speak english


  2. Helpful (1)

    "B2B"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at QuinStreet (Less than a year)

    Pros

    dress code i guess

    Cons

    I f you have concerns dont tell HR as they will discuss it with Team leads who are their friends

    Advice to Management

    Uber and Lyft are both worth Millions if not more so i dont want a donut when i get a match.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nothing good about this company what-so-ever.

    Cons

    everything, you get trained in a classroom setting for a couple days and then you shadow a couple people that honestly have not been there very long, because in realty no one could stand being yelled at, cussed at, and basically treated like a child since the so-called customers, have no idea how to use the internet. medical benefits are terrible and not even worth the money they take out of your check.

    Advice to Management

    close your doors (shut down)


  4. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at QuinStreet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Generous benefits and friendly people,

    Cons

    Always increasing productivity demands on shrinking budgets; high churn rate


  5. Helpful (3)

    "A decent stepping stone into digital marketing(and not much else)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QuinStreet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly talented people (on media teams), tons of opportunities for growth and professional development (if you assert yourself), good benefits and generous vacation time for veteran employees

    If you work at QS you have to be very mercenary about it. Chances are if you're new to the industry you will not be paid well initially, but view your whole QS tenure as a paid internship to build up the skills training and, more importantly, X years' experience in the industry to move on to something more lucrative. You have to be assertive and nag nag nag your way into extra trainings and access to platforms, though, or else you will get pigeonholed in your lane and become grist for the next round of layoffs. Additionally, it helps if you have an inside contact to steer you towards the right vertical, as salary bumps and promotions are tied highly to team revenue performance and certain verticals are in an apocalyptic death spiral.

    Cons

    Blatant almost comical favoritism between management and certain employees; painfully process oriented on highly informal if not outright broken processes (no waterfall charts, no Scrum, nothing); high turnover and consequent loss of huge data silos/institutional memory; little communication between account managers and media teams; most of the business is built around a business model that is being weened out of existence; mediocre pay and HR/recruiters who WILL lowball the young and naive

    Advice to Management

    If you don't like being known as a training ground for grads to get compensated training in direct marketing skills, not having org charts is not going to solve it. Create an environment where people will want to stick around(better base pay, more defined processes, less horrific clients) and a business model that actually adapts to the modern world.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great place but horrible job"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and people.

    Cons

    You're stuck on a phone 24/7 and when people get angry and start to cuss you out you can't hang up. You have to sit there and do this 3 strike rule which just makes the customer even more pissed. You have no control on the call volume. A lot of times as soon has one call ends, you do not even have a chance to take a drink of water before another call is on. They fire people over the phone as well. Won't let you come get your stuff as well. They bag it up and ask what you would like them to do with it.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Effort Equals Results"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altamonte Springs, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altamonte Springs, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive Working Environment Hard work is rewarded with Opportunity It's unfortunate that prior employees who were challenged with reliable attendance habits...or performing duties ethically..or needed constant overall performance upkeep would then review their time with this employer as 'not getting promotion opportunities'...smh. Or that favoritism is provided towards other employees...simply not true. Unstable? #lookinmirror #smileforthereflection

    Cons

    No cons to report. It's work people...it's not going to be perfect...but instead of moaning/groaning about what doesn't work, put efforts towards solutions. If this employer's solution was to let you go...get it together.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Mass layoffs make it harder on everyone"

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

    I have been working at QuinStreet full-time

    Pros

    There are some genuinely smart and helpful people at the company. HR tries to make a more fun company culture.

    Cons

    The company is constantly doing layoffs due to poor performance, which leaves the entire company future questionable. In addition to obviously making it difficult for those who are laid off, the layoffs also decrease morale and leave the remaining employees scrambling to get the same amount of work done with less manpower. There is no transparency among upper management, and it's clear that the company, at least as a whole, does not value the employees as much as stockholders.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Unstable"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Altamonte Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Altamonte Springs, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at QuinStreet full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Pay was decent as well as commissions. Paid benefits.

    Cons

    No room to advance or promote. Laid of top sellers to cut expenses. Favoritism between management and certain employees.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up..... Recognize the agents who produce quality and not the ones who you gossip with.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "A nice place for you first job. Avoid otherwise"

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    Former Employee - Sales Operations Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at QuinStreet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good health care package

    Cons

    The management has been flailing for most of the last 2 years, unsure about what they are doing or how to turn the company around. Company morale is very low and the recent layoffs can't have helped. You will get paid at least a third under industry standard wages.

    Advice to Management

    Pay industry standard wages, and your employees might care more.


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