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Managed by Q Overview

New York, NY
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Building & Personnel Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Managed by Q makes it easy to run an office.

We are the platform for office management, helping thousands of offices nationwide — from high growth start-ups to the Fortune 500 — run their workplace operations more seamlessly by combining ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to make the world work better; not only for our clients in the offices we serve but by creating jobs with opportunities for career growth for workers of all backgrounds and helping the small businesses we partner with thrive.

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Managed by Q – Why Work For Us?

Managed by Q is on a mission to make the world work better.

Managed by Q is the platform for office management, helping thousands of offices nationwide run their workplace operations more seamlessly by combining technology, expertise, and high quality service. 

Founded in New York City in 2014 with a vision to build the operating system for offices, Managed by Q has been a powerful voice in the national conversation around the future of work. Heralded as the “standard bearer of good jobs in the on-demand economy,” Managed by Q has built a reputation for championing employee ownership and creating good jobs with opportunities for career growth for workers of all backgrounds. 

Today, Q employs over a thousand people across five cities. The company is backed by the world's leading investors including Google Ventures, RRE, Homebrew, Greycroft and Staples.

Managed by Q is on a mission to make the world work better.

Work better: We’re creating products that inspire people to do their best work. With Q, office managers get time back in their day to focus on building culture, while the small businesses we partner with save on sales and marketing to spend more time on the job. 

Solve hard problems. Our team’s diverse skills and perspectives enable us to overcome challenges and raise the bar. Together, we’re transforming the industry by creating a culture of transparency, problem solving, and continuous learning. 

Empower communities. Q was founded with a mission to create good jobs and spread economic empowerment. We create career paths with fair wages and full benefits for our Operators—and help amplify the voice of the working class community.

Managed by Q is on a mission to make the world work better.

Stock Options 

We strongly believe in sharing our success and proudly offer equity to ALL employees, regardless of their role. We are extremely proud to be one of a handful of companies to do so. 

Flexible Vacation 

We encourage our employees to take advantage of our flexible PTO policies—take as much vacation as they want, as long as they’re getting their work done and hitting goals! 

Office Meals 

We provide breakfast for our staff every weekday and bring in a gourmet, catered lunch every other Friday. Our snack supply is always full of healthy options and treats, as well as kombucha and cold brew on tap. 

HQ Officespace 

Located in the heart of NYC—our HQ office in Soho is thoughtfully designed, dog friendly, and outfitted for the modern workplace with standing desks, quiet zones, private phone booths, and a wellness room. 


We offer all full-time employees a suite of health & wellness benefits including medical, dental, vision, and family plans. 


We invest in every Operator and offer a generous matching program to help them save towards their retirement and future. 

Parental Leave

We value time spent with family and provide generous parental leave for our employees, covering both births and adoptions.

Managed by Q is on a mission to make the world work better.
Managed by Q is on a mission to make the world work better.

Our 7 principles are the guiding light to how we work, communicate with, and reward our employees:

⚡️Empower others 

We create the context for others to succeed. Internally, we seek to replace ourselves by sharing information, learning, and power. In our communities, we expand economic opportunity. 

🚣Pick up a paddle 

We don’t wait for others to take action and we don’t get paralyzed by ambiguity. We charge hard at problems and relish every chance to collaborate and create outcomes. Our resolve, focus, and execution inspires and emboldens those around us. 

👓Seek understanding 

We find opportunity by deeply understanding the present and future needs of our team, our partners and our clients. We are constantly learning, always curious to understand why. When confronted with conflict or adversity, we seek first to understand. 

💪Be a founder 

We are a team of owners, constantly founding our future. We feel individual responsibility for our collective success or failure, regardless of our functional boundaries. A founder delegates, but never abdicates, and always owns the outcome. 

📣Speak plainly 

We tell it like it is and default to open. Transparency with our teammates, partners and clients builds trust and accelerates execution. We invite honest feedback and embrace hard conversations to fuel our learning. 

🏋️Raise the bar 

We demand excellence and integrity from ourselves, our peers and our teams. We are intrinsically motivated to do great work. We don’t wait for perfect, we chase it, shipping relentlessly and reaching ever higher. 

🌩Think big 

We are long-term thinkers, always building with our eyes on the horizon. We invest in opportunities today to broaden our impact tomorrow. Optimism is oxygen for our endless ambitions.

Managed by Q is on a mission to make the world work better.

We believe in creating a people-first work culture, and invest in a world-class employee experience to deliver on that promise. We offer an array of events and programs to enrich our culture and fuel constant learning everyday: 

  • Hack days 
  • Speaker series 
  • Annual day of service 
  • Company anniversary summit 
  • Biweekly All Hands meeting 
  • Happy hours & social outings 
  • Employee recognition and awards 
  • Diversity & inclusion initiatives 
  • Employee resource groups 
  • Health & wellness events 
  • Holiday celebrations (Thanksgiving, Valentines day, Pi day) 
  • Team lunch 
  • And swag! 

In addition, every employee has a say in creating the culture at Q and we take their feedback seriously. We conduct weekly, monthly, and quarterly surveys to continually refine and elevate their experience!

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Managed by Q CEO and Co-Founder Dan Teran
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    "Building to Best-in-Class Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    I have been working at Managed by Q full-time (More than a year)


    Surrounded by bright, energetic coworkers
    Relatively flat organization - your voice is heard
    Management is fighting for fair compensation and engagement at all levels
    Building a tremendous Product and long-term strategy
    NYC headquarters in an ideal location in Soho
    Still a startup but has great ambition and runway to grow and scale


    Self-starter ownership is a must - be prepared to hit the ground running

    Advice to Management

    Stay committed, stay grounded

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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Managed by Q.


    They reached out to me about a position, we set a time, and they never showed to the call and I never heard back from them. Glassdoor requires more typing, but I just wanted to mention this since it was very weird, especially for a larger company.

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