I have been working at Tony Chi full-time (More than a year)
I am a junior designer and I worked previously at a large firm. At my former firm I was assigned to work only on carpeting. At Tony Chi, I'm getting broad experience on different types of projects. Most of the projects are very impressive and 5 star locations. I also believe I will be traveling to Asia several times next year. My colleagues are nice and very diverse. People from all different countries work here and it truly has a global feel. It is not your typical American company.
The hours can sometimes be long, especially around deadlines and if changes are made. Some projects are better than others. They did just close the office for 1 week around the holidays. The pay and benefits are in line with other firms but not above. Most people love the location but I would prefer something closer to mid-town.
Advice to Management
Map out the career paths for long-term employees. I'm not clear on the expectations to get to the higher levels. Also, consider doing 6 month reviews with new employees. I did not get a formal review until 1 year and although I was happy with the review, I would have preferred the formal feedback earlier.
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Tony Chi (New York, NY) in April 2015.
Very good interview, came across very professional and interested in mentor ship. Brought over my supervisor-to-be and introduced us and discussed duties. Introduced me around the office, discussed expectations. Had a formal new worker orientation at the first day of work, lots of information, seemed very together with management and communication.
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