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Fortune Names Convene One of the Best Workplaces in New York

Posted July 17, 2017 By Ryan Simonetti

Eight years after Convene first opened its doors in New York City, we are so proud to announce that we have been named one of the Best Workplaces in New York by Fortune Magazine!

Successful companies cannot leave company culture to chance. As Fortune puts it, the companies that made the Best Workplaces in New York list “stood out from the crowd for their camaraderie and quality of life.”

Over the years, Convene has proudly built and maintained a positive, fun, entrepreneurial, and engaging workplace culture, centered on gratitude, empathy, personal development, and most importantly, our core values: GRIT (an acronym for Genuine, Relentless, Integrity, and Teamwork).

By rallying around GRIT, we strike an equal balance between strong workplace culture and strategic business imperatives, while continuing to dream big and work towards our long-term goals.

It is extremely humbling for our culture to be recognized by Fortune Magazine and the Great Place to Work® organization. However, we owe all the credit for this honor to Convene’s amazing team. A special, heart-felt, thank you to each of our employees for making Convene a truly incredible place to work. Almost 300 strong, our dedicated, driven, and values-obsessed team is our biggest and best asset.

Teamwork makes the dream work!


Why Our Team Loves Convene in NYC

Don’t just take it from me; hear it straight from the source! Our New York City-based team members explain some of the other reasons why they appreciate working at Convene.

“The thing that excites me the most about working at Convene is the family-oriented environment.”
– Jorge Hernandez, Service Technician 


“I’m most proud of the strong and productive workplace culture for which our team at Convene is now being recognized. Our values-based corporate culture represents the true heart and soul of our organization. Convene’s authentic culture is a result of the belief that living our core values drives performance. It keeps us moving forward, and we are just getting started.”
– Siobhan O’Leary, Vice President, People & Culture


“Convene is such a great place to work because of the amazing teamwork.”
– Jose Reyes, Service Technician


“I love working for Convene because there is always something to learn. I now know the true meaning of teamwork: we win and lose together and that it is possible to build amazing relationships – and friendships – in the workplace. Convene has inspired me to drive my own career, get clear on what I want, and go for it! I have been encouraged to get curious, to challenge the status quo and always ask ‘why?’ I have learned that a true leader is a person who empowers the people around them to do great work. I always joke that I am getting my MBA at Convene but my learning here goes deeper than a traditional degree. At Convene, the most important lesson has been discovering who I am and feeling comfortable offering my perspective in the workplace.”
– Julie Starr, Regional Production Manager


“I love how every one of my colleagues represents Convene’s values of GRIT – Genuine, Relentless, Integrity, and Teamwork – in and out of the workplace.”
– Antonio Felix, Service Manager


“What gets me most excited about working at Convene is not knowing what’s going to happen tomorrow. Since I joined the company in 2013, I’ve seen growth not just in our people, but also in how Convene’s business model has evolved. We are seeing new things every day, we are developing new ways to serve our clients, and it’s an extremely exciting time to be a part of Convene.”
– Kevin Huang, Director of Operations, Financial District


“Convene is a great place to work! It is a great environment and I always have fun while working.”
– Haris Ramirez, Service Technician 


“Convene’s values aren’t just words written in the employee manual or plastered on posters around the office. Everyone at Convene genuinely lives by our values every day, and that’s one of my favorite things about working here. I also appreciate how Convene authentically supports me and trusts me to make ethical decisions. It never feels like it’s about profit or the bottom line – it’s more about doing the right thing. I’m so thankful for the fact that Convene has become a place I actually wake up and look forward to coming to every day!”
Keisha George, Production Manager 


Join Our Team 

If you have empathy, GRIT, and a drive to be 1% better every day, please consider joining Team Convene. We are expanding and building our team across the country, and current job openings in NYC, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Boston, and Los Angeles can be found at www.convene.com/culture. We can’t wait to hear from you!

– Ryan Simonetti, Co-Founder and CEO, Convene  


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