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Updated Apr 18, 2018

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3.8
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QuinStreet Chairman and CEO Doug Valenti
Doug Valenti
219 Ratings
Pros
  • "Its a good company with a decent work life balance(in 32 reviews)

  • "Great place to learn about the industry and have a very hands on approach(in 14 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "There's been so many upper management changes due to the instability of the company and market place(in 12 reviews)

  • "Poor senior management which always rotates(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Smart people and great results for clients

      Apr 18, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people really do make all the difference. Smart, determined, truly care about clients and media partners. It's cool to work with so many big brands, Fortune 500 types, and to be able to deliver such great results for them. So many people at QuinStreet work so hard to make it all happen. CEO and executive team push hard but also offer a lot of support and are always asking "what do you need to be successful?" It's a culture where people care for each other including senior management for less-tenured employees; everything is ethical and above board; and where performance is key - for clients and for career progression. You're likely to become an expert in digital marketing as a QuinStreet employee because of the depth of the company's digital media footprint and the depth of its performance marketplace technology.

      Cons

      It can be challenging to see the big picture of what's happening at the company because there are several verticals where most employees are focused in an in-depth kind of way.

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Do not work here

      Nov 1, 2012 - Producer in Foster City, CA
      Recommend
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      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.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good choice, if you want to challenge yourself, and want to feel respected.

      Sep 14, 2010 - Product Manager in Foster City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Highly competent management team, with sharp focus in the business objectives, yet very approachable. I do not necessarily work closely with the senior management team but they all know me by name, and they all write nice, personal comments praising some of my achievements on my holiday card, every year -- pretty impressive. There are career advancement opportunities within the company, even opportunities to move from one organization to another. I joined the company knowing little about online marketing, but as I stepped up in my roles, I was assigned to more strategic initiatives.

      Cons

      The company culture is very dynamic in nature, requiring individuals to be more of self-starter types. If you need help, the management will help you succeed in your job, but if you are looking for an organization with clear processes in place, this environment may not the best fit for you.

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Leaders don't lead

      Aug 4, 2015 -  in Foster City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - good work/life balance - can WFH when needed - good opportunity to learn if you want to - great place to start a career

      Cons

      Employees have either been here 10 years or 1 year. High turnover rate due to the senior management having the mentality of "we've been doing it this way for years and it works fine". Not much room to change/update processes and practices. Old technology and laptops. Everything seems rushed to be completed to start generating revenue. Which causes many problems in the building process that only get band-aids once pushed live. Recruiting, HR and admin push "fun" activities but only they partake. Verticals are extremely segregated. The edu team has absolutely no idea what the financial services team does.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place, growing company!

      Oct 3, 2014 - Vertical Marketing Analyst in Foster City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I enjoy every bit of working at quinstreet. Not only are the people super friendly and capable, but the job is also interesting an meaningful. I am constantly on the job and never feel bored for a second. You decisions make an impact on the business and is respected by your peers. Management is flexible and transparent. Senior management is open to your ideas and will always provide helpful feedback so you can do better. You will never be discouraged to focus on side projects or skill sets you are interested in developing.

      Cons

      The company is growing so there are a few human resource constraints. Other than that, workload gets a bit tough at times, but there is always support when you need it.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great Place to Learn, but maybe not to stay

      Mar 2, 2010 - Vertical Marketing Manager in Foster City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A fantastic place to learn about the online marketing industry. QuinStreet is amazing at hiring really smart people and there is a supportive environment for the exchange of ideas. Benefits package is pretty top notch.

      Cons

      Salaries are not competitive with industry after you have a couple of years of experience. The Database system there is a mess...being an efficient analyst is difficult (helpful data names like "attribute33"...note attribute33 may refer different things depending on the table used to access the data). Brutally long self evaluation process to go through every 6 months. Senior management typically does not buy into ideas unless the submitter of the idea has a Director title or above (of course there are exceptions...just rare).

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good place for smart people thriving on challenges

      Oct 28, 2011 -  in Foster City, CA
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      Pros

      - Tons of opportunity to take initiative and to switch roles/departments/teams. - Many things are tried. Once it becomes apparent what works, resources are quickly aligned accordingly. This seems a very efficient way to behave in an environment as dynamic as internet marketing. - Senior management clearly is working on building a large and world class company that will last. The IPO was merely a milestone along the way. Internal policies and priorities are set accordingly. - The up or out policy clears out non-performers. - Great employee training programs and off sites.

      Cons

      - Pressure is always on, but... ...that is life in Silicon Valley with a company going places. - CEO is ex Navy and has a saying "loose lips sink ships". The benefit is that QuinStreet keeps its leadership position. There are some downsides: Employees lower down don't always know the latest thinking and sometimes can feel left out. Rumors (both positive and negative) occasionally start which management isn't always aware of and/or doesn't address. This can be tiresome. - Company doesn't always seem to be the smartest at deciding which projects to start/back. Senior leadership rather than the market or more knowledgeable people lower down seem to drive the projects candidates. Too often projects need to have near term revenue/profit capability. From time to time this seems to result in suboptimal long term resource allocation. Some projects cannot easily be justified with a spreadsheet. A gutfeel and monitoring of industry/technology trends should be enough. For projects originating from senior management that seems to be OK, for projects coming from the ranks, less so. That is a shame. Having said this, luckily management makes no bones about taking corrective actions quickly. Having a profitable company also gives scope for making some mistakes.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Company for Performers

      Apr 27, 2009 -  in Foster City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company performance -- a rocketship, even in bad times. Senior management is highly intelligent and acts like adults. Lots of room for promotion from withing. A great place to work overall.

      Cons

      If you aren't a performer, you won't last long. They are pretty tough on people who can't pull their weight.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Not a startup, not a big company

      Aug 2, 2012 - Senior Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Still not that big that you will not have access to senior management. In general I feel people are very friendly and I am happy in general with the personal side of my coworkers.

      Cons

      The company has high aspirations, but it is eternally understaffed and that doesn't play well.

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    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Resume Builder. Not much else.

      Aug 17, 2017 - Marketing in Foster City, CA
      Recommend
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      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.

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      6 people found this review helpful
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