Material ConneXion

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Material ConneXion Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
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    It was a great learning experience and a stepping stone for new architects

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    Former Employee - Assistance to Material Scientist  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistance to Material Scientist in New York, NY

    I worked at Material ConneXion as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    There are many materials for design inspirations.

    Cons

    Intern should be compensated for travels.

    Recommends
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    Wouldn't Recommend Interning Here

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    Former Employee - Library Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Library Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Material ConneXion as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Exposure to new materials everyday. Coworkers are friendly.

    Cons

    There's a lot of micromanagement that happens. Unsatisfied employees. All you do as an intern is help organize and manage the library database. Repetitive work everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect with your staff more.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Material ConneXion is a stepping stone to better opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Material ConneXion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The employees of Material ConneXion are some of the best. Everyone gets along and looks out for each other. It is definitely like family.

    Cons

    The upper management has no management experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen carefully to the grumblings of staff

    Recommends
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    Interesting business, strange work environment...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Material ConneXion full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    some smart people work there. If you are interested in design and architecture and materials it is interesting. International group of employees

    Cons

    president of the company micromanages and is oddly and unnecessarily paranoid. Constant threats to staff that they'll lose their jobs. head of reseach v. smart but narcissistic and inappropriate at times. Not resourced correctly for volume of work. Smoke and mirrors keep reality from members / clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust staff more. stop with the electronic monitoring. Establish a more flexible working environment and support working women (hello? maternity leave anyone?).

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    I have learned much about working with people and learned how to use the internet for research.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Material ConneXion

    Pros

    I love to see new and interesting materials and I like the odd niche that a material library occupies in the design world. For the most part, the people are great and there are opportunities to do great things though they do not seem very open to me.

    Cons

    There is not enough communication between different departments and a silly tradition of making interns threaten to leave before they are taken seriously; this happens in many places and I don't understand the reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Breathe. Take people into account a bit more. Ask how much you are still learning about what you do.

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