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Updated Jul 28, 2021

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Quartz Co-President and Co-Founder Kevin J. Delaney
Kevin J. Delaney
10 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Diverse, interesting, smart place to work

    Jul 28, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Flexibility, challenging work, interesting events, unionized, amazing benefits (unlimited vacation).

    Cons

    The news industry is a tough place to work — finding the money to keep projects going is a challenge.

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great team

    Jul 8, 2021 - Video Journalist in New York, NY
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    Pros

    One of the strongest teams I’ve ever worked with. Great work culture.

    Cons

    Sometimes long days and challenges with work/life balance

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great people

    Apr 26, 2021 - Editor 
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    Pros

    Fantastic people to work with

    Cons

    Company got acquired and downsized :(

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Spirit of generosity

    Mar 9, 2021 - Corporate in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Very open and transparent culture with spirit of generosity being one of the values.

    Cons

    Several ownership changes in the past 3 years.

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good place to start off

    Feb 10, 2021 - Marketing Associate 
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    Pros

    The people of Quartz make working there worth it

    Cons

    Hard to grow and move up

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    A transparent company in hard industry full of people who care a lot

    Jun 9, 2020 - Editor 
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    Pros

    On the editorial side (all I know), people are generous with their time an expertise. There is a lot of freedom in coverage, reporters are much more often pitching stories than taking assignments. The newsroom places an emphasis on experimentation and breaking out of the established ways of reporting and presenting stories. A culture that encourages collaboration over competitiveness. There are very flexible work-from-home and remote-work policies.

    Cons

    The staff is small but the ambitions are big, so often there just isn't enough time in the day to do everything management wants to get done. There isn't a lot of clarity around travel budgets so reporting trips often feel like they're predicated on the whims of a senior editor. Quartz is part of the segment of the media industry being crushed by coronavirus-related advertising declines. Reporters and editors often get poached by larger organizations with deeper pockets. It leaves the staff in a perpetual state of scrambling to rehire or feeling understaffed.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Transparent and genuine but troubling growth

    Jul 9, 2020 - Business Team Member 
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    Pros

    Very transparent management who seek out opinions and thoughts from entire company. Intelligent and hard working employees that bring out the best in their peers and love cross functional work. Company identity that is easy to rally behind and feel like you're doing positive and quality work.

    Cons

    Due to the smaller nature of the company and difficulties with the current media climate growth can get limited. The loudest person in the room will frequently come out on top, often to the detriment to the rest of the team and company. Hard working middle managers who get taken for granted until they are gone and need to be replaced.

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Excellent culture, needs to rediscover / deliver on its editorial mission

    Sep 13, 2020 - Senior Reporter in Los Angeles, CA
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    Pros

    great culture, colleagial environment, lots of autonomy, good editorial standards, excellent place to carve our your own thing.

    Cons

    lack of newsroom focus, often changes direction, tough business model, lack of institutional memory, turnover in newsroom leadership

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Great coworkers

    Nov 16, 2020 - Growth Editor in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Coworkers were amazing and so smart

    Cons

    Management and HR were not too great

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great people, but the media business is tough

    Jun 25, 2019 - Producer in New York, NY
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    Pros

    Great group of people, supportive of remote workforce, and nice benefits. Senior leadership really cares about its people. Great work/life balance, but this can really depend on who is on your team.

    Cons

    The company is going through a significant transition with the recent acquisition. Overall, there's been a high level of turnover on both editorial and business sides over 2018-2019. It's a very slack-heavy organization, which has its pros and cons. It's a flat organization so not much room for advancement if you're not part of the inner group. The quality of manager really fluctuates by team and many people have only worked at Quartz. "Unlimited Vacation" is a bit of an annoying one as it seems like it really differs from team to team and some teams are constantly checking in while on vacation.

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