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Quirky Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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Pros
  • The office space itself is amazing, a really beautiful office (in 7 reviews)

  • You have a lot of room to grow and have great opportunities to move into other roles (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • After declaring bankruptcy, they laid off most of the staff (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Product Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quirky full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture, there's room to grow in your position, challenging projects

    Cons

    Deadlines are short, because of this quality of work can be questioned

    Advice to Management

    Better selecting of desings to pursue may have the employees more invested in their development


  2. "Administrative Associate"

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

    I worked at Quirky full-time

    Pros

    Fun start-up that hires a lot of interesting and young professionals.

    Cons

    Terrible management! They overwork you and underpay you. No wonder they went under and no longer exist!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Such a shame."

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

    I worked at Quirky (More than a year)

    Pros

    Full of people who really believed in the mission.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, everybody worked for an egomaniacal CEO that would not let his managers lead. He should have been fired at least 12 months before he was. Perhaps Quirky would still be around.


  4. "Product Design Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment and smart coworkers.

    Cons

    Products didn't get much thought in them.

    Advice to Management

    Stop bleeding cash.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quirky full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment, learned a lot

    Cons

    Poor decision making and crazy atmosphere so disorganized


  6. "analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They have a great looking office space

    Cons

    none to share at this time


  7. "Pre-Bankruptcy Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  8. "its so so so sad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quirky (More than a year)

    Pros

    quirky was a one-of-a-kind, once in a lifetime place to work. it was the most inspired group of people i ever had the privilege to meet, not just work with! there was the typical startup craziness but that was eclipsed by the vision and heart of our CEO and the dedication and enthusiasm of the mission by everyone else.

    Cons

    lack of discpline, foresight


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good Times/Poor Managment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Chelsea, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Chelsea, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very fun place to work. High paced, lots to learn, great mentors. Lots of benefits and great pay, not to mention 3 weeks mandatory vacation.

    Cons

    Poorly mismanaged, and eventual bankruptcy. Lack of vision and improvement on for existing line was majority of downfall.

    Advice to Management

    Limit products and sku's and do those few very well.


  10. "Company Culture and Community, 2nd to none"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quirky full-time

    Pros

    Everyone worked together cross functionally but beyond that, we were friends. There was a company culture here that is 2nd to none. However this company manifests itself in the future, there is no doubt that the culture should be the most important thing to rebuild.

    Cons

    overspend to maintain an image to the sacrifice of keeping the company alive. The need to maintain perception to the outside world was more critical than hunkering down and making tough product decisions to improve margins and profitability.


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