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Updated January 21, 2018
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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)

  • You're going to work with smart people who are really trying to do the right thing (in 10 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 12 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Manager, Client Strategy & Development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensated well, good people, lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Lots of competing demands and sometimes executives had unrealistic expectations


  2. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QuinStreet full-time

    Pros

    Good company, benefits, fun environment, good pay

    Cons

    A lot of changes so be someone that doesn't mind that. I think change can be a good thing.

  3. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QuinStreet full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow within organization was built into career ladder

    Cons

    Heavy handed push to see additional business


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible Company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations Analyst in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Analyst 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

    - Convenient location
    - Fitness center

    Cons

    - Impossible to get a raise.
    - Leadership is virtually non existent.
    - Platforms are extremely antiquated and slow.
    - Billing and commission processes are very manual and disorganized
    - Training is very weak
    - Upper management is shockingly incompetent, they don't even seem to care about doing their job.

    Advice to Management

    Your incompetence is the reason this company is failing.


  5. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free cereal, bagels, fruit, snacks, great coworkers, free coffee, milk, plenty of places to eat in the plaza. There is also a Safeway so you can shop before you go home

    Cons

    Not to many cons except for no raises and a pretty bad bonus. Wish they had a work form home policy that was 3 or 4 times a month


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Service Representative"

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    Current Employee - Telemarketer in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Telemarketer in Beaverton, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are genuinely friendly and intelligent people who work here. Free coffee.

    Cons

    Watch out if you're not 'liked' or apart of their clique. Hardcore micromanagement, constant call reviews and you feel like you're being watched every minute of your shift. Everyone who works there is constantly on edge about job security which calls for a frenetic work environment. If you get screamed at and cussed out, you STILL have to stay on the phone and go through a 3-strike rule which only angers the customer more. Constant meetings about telemarketing laws--makes sense, but the entire place needs to calm down out a bit. If you need to leave early, you will be bullied into staying. Would tell anyone considering the job to run far away.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up. No way you can keep up this management style and expect solid employees forever.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Needs improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good teams and co-workers to work with. Free snacks.

    Cons

    Poor senior management which always rotates. They are either micromanaging or totally hands off on projects to the point there is no one but yourself to make critical business decisions that you shouldn't have to.

    Advice to Management

    Need more communication with employees to set them in the right direction in terms of priorities and feedback for motivation to work hard and not feel over burned or neglected.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible Upper Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at QuinStreet full-time

    Pros

    The teams you work with makes QuinStreet a worthwhile work environment. I've met hard working, passionate people through QuinStreet.

    Cons

    With that said, people tend to gain experience and leave QuinStreet, or leave burned out because of the upper managements inability to cultivate teams. When targets are not met there are expectations of huge layoffs.


  9. Helpful (17)

    "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


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Resume Builder. Not much else."

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of people that have worked here have used this as a way to gain experience to move on to better positions at other companies. If it's your first job out of college, it isn't terrible. Most people leave after a year anyway.

    Cons

    Favoritism is rampant, especially from the senior management. If you work harder and accomplish more than the rest of your team combined, you'll be treated as if you don't exist. Compensation is terrible, they will low-ball the crap out of you. They just cut cash bonuses this year, right after the president cashed out 6,000 shares of stock for $23,000.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees fairly. Rewards and recognition are based on favoritism here and nothing else. Performance is irrelevant.... Change that.


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