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Managed by Q Overview

New York, NY
51 to 200 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.

Company Updates

  • Managed by Q has officially launched in Boston!

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Managed by Q – Why Work For Us?

Managed by Q is the platform for office management. We help the world’s leading companies build, design, staff, and manage their workplaces. By connecting office operations teams to dedicated workplace experts and top commercial service providers, Managed by Q enables companies to create inspiring offices and a deliver a great workplace experience for their teams.

Managed by Q was founded in 2014 with a vision of changing how we interact with our workspaces. Today, our team helps thousands of companies nationwide operate their offices and create an environment that inspires their teams’ best work. Empowering others and building diverse and inclusive teams are core to Managed by Q’s mission. We are committed to creating good jobs, helping small businesses grow, and enabling companies to focus on what they do best. Managed by Q is headquartered in New York, with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston. Managed by Q is backed by the world’s leading investors, including Google Ventures, RRE, Homebrew, Greycroft, and Staples. If you have a love of learning, are drawn to hard problems, and want to spread opportunity within your community, we’d love to meet you.

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

Raise the bar. 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 local service providers save time on sales and marketing to spend more time on the job. 

Empower others. Q was founded with a mission to create good jobs and spread economic empowerment. In addition to helping local service professionals grow their small businesses, we create career paths with fair wages and full benefits for our Operators. 

Seek understanding. We believe that great ideas come from everywhere, and that building diverse teams is essential to our collective success. We are creating culture that instills a sense of confidence, belonging, and pride for all Q employees.

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!

Managed by Q Reviews

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Managed by Q CEO and Co-Founder Dan Teran
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    "Great team and company goals."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    I worked at Managed by Q full-time (More than 3 years)


    - A fantastic place to learn. That is– if you are willing to ask questions and never settle for "I know enough."

    - A hard-working team, really committed to making Q's "good jobs philosophy" a success by ensuring all employees earn a decent wage and have access to solid benefits (health, 401k, paid holidays, sick leave) - no matter if you're a cleaner or an engineer.

    - Feedback and improvements ideas are welcomed positively. I never felt my comments would be dismissed or not addressed.

    - Massive efforts to become a more diverse and unbiased work environment. Not a 100% successful, but definitely working towards that.

    - Intellectually challenging (depends on team and responsibilities) - There are plenty of issues to solve, processes to be created and improved upon (it is a startup after all) - If you are a natural problem solver - this is a fantastic place for you.

    - Transparent CEO and leadership. Everybody knows how the company is doing at all levels, and this really makes you feel you're working on something BIG.


    - Work/life balance for some of some Services team members is non-existent. Although I think there is a personal grade of responsibility here, I encourage the company to look into this. People do burnout.

    - Some inexperienced folks in director and manager level positions.

    Advice to Management

    - If you want to continue to grow, you have to bring people with more experience on large-scale operations (especially in the services side of the business.) or at least, be better advised on how to manage complex field operations along with an ever-growing internal workforce.

    -I like what we’re building but sometimes it feels safe and uncreative. Encourage more out-of-the-box thinking, and I have no doubt Q will be a force to reckon with.

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Managed by Q Interviews



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    People Operations Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Managed by Q (New York, NY) in June 2015.


    Within minutes of submitting my application, I was contacted for an interview. From that initial conversation, everything else moved promptly and professionally. Every person I met at Q was genuinely excited to meet me and share what they do and how they're helping the company grow and become better. A couple of days after wrapping up my interviews, I received and accepted an offer.

    Interview Questions

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Managed by Q Awards & Accolades

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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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