Quirky - Part time paid employee | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (7)

    "Part time paid employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Quirky

    Pros

    Innovative company, great all-around view of the interspace between manufacturing, design, outreach and crowdsourcing (though don't you dare use that word!) beautiful office, free booze during mandatory eval sessions, macs?

    Cons

    the people, the attitude, the lack of consistent management and no clear hierarchy of workflow. egotism, gossipy, non-welcoming staff, no avenues for feedback It's a startup. Startups can be great, because they give you the chance to work in different areas, put your sweat into the project and feel a real sense of teamwork and accomplishment (not to mention while learning a ton). However, in this case, it's a bit...

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    Advice to Management

    Your founder doesn't need to be in control of/the face of/ the spokesman for all things. Let someone in there who can actually lead your team members and continue to boost that sense of pride and morale, something that will be more important than the money in determining Quirky's enduring success. Make sure people in management positions actually understand what it means to be a good manager and are fit to lead a successful...

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    Quirky2013-04-02

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Pre-Bankruptcy Review"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Quirky

      Pros

      The creative spirit found within this company were amazing. I've never been around so many incredible people.

      Cons

      After declaring bankruptcy, they laid off most of the staff. Nobody I know works there anymore. It's a shame.

      Advice to Management

      Remember what made this place special in the first place.

      Quirky2016-08-22
    • Helpful (1)

      "Rotten from the top down"

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

        I worked at Quirky full-time

        Pros

        The checks cleared Added buzzwords to resume

        Cons

        Unethical business conduct Unprofessional behavior condoned Chilish behavior rewarded Cult of personality

        Quirky2018-02-02

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