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"Exciting, innovative company to be, great people and fun culture."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Digital Product Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Digital Product Manager in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The company is growing fast
The business model is interesting and innovative
The culture
The office space
The people

Cons

The location is a little remote

Advice to Management

The on-boarding process could be a little more robust, but that is to be expected with a rapidly growing business like Quirky.

Other Employee Reviews for Quirky

  1. "Fast paced and positive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Everyone at Quirky is really approachable and happy to help across all projects at all levels
    - The office is gorgeous and has great snacks and amenities plus the benefits are really sick
    - People are quick to include you in projects you express interest in - on and off of your team
    - Quirky is building something incredible and everyone works hard to achieve that goal

    Cons

    - Walking to the West Side in the winter can be really cold!

    Advice to Management

    - Keep organizing from the bottom up


  2. Helpful (25)

    "Eye-opening. Not always in a good way."

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

    I worked at Quirky full-time

    Pros

    Quirky's growth was occurring rapidly when I was there, and it continues to do so now. They are on the rise, especially now that they're partnering with GE. Ben and the C-level employees are masters of hype, so Quirky has a pretty awesome reputation in NYC. There's a lot of opportunity to do work outside of your daily duties in order to add some extra tidbits to your resume. I started at entry-level and in a short amount of time I was able to add a lot of skills to my repertoire and ultimately become a more well-rounded professional. The office is gorgeous. Beer fridge is always fully stocked.

    Cons

    Ben Kaufman is not an easy person to work for. When he's not acting like an insolent child and offending anyone in his path, he is extremely demanding—sometimes unrealistically so. He was not open to much logic, criticism, or input regarding the way he ran things. Often he would reject logical ideas without hearing them out. It seemed like he took joy out of firing people. Sometimes he and the other C-levels would publicly make fun of people they've fired and other former employees. It felt like they were a clique of bullies on the playground. Pretty unprofessional. Also, the entire start-up philosophy is taken to the extreme at Quirky. Projects are started on a whim (because Ben has a last minute idea) and then abandoned just as quickly. Everything seems to happen at the last possible minute. Nobody seemed to care about the products we were making—just the hype they produced. And forget about the community. Ben admitted on several occasions that "the community doesn't matter." It was really a bummer that most people consider Ben a boy genius, when in reality you never saw much of that at the office.

    Advice to Management

    Tell Ben to take a back seat, if he hasn't been forced to do so already. Implement a QA team to make sure the e-commerce aspect of the site is tight. Foster better communication between teams.

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