Gensler Reviews

156 Reviews
156 Reviews
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Gensler Executive Directors Andy Cohen, David Gensler & Diane Hoskins
Andy Cohen, David Gensler & Diane Hoskins
50 Ratings

    "If you have an idea, you can make it happen" - Joan Price; Managing Director

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Gensler full-time for more than 8 years


    Fun culture. Never micro-managed. Encouragement to bring forth new ideas. Rewarding bonus structure. Potential for growth if you dare to grab it. Great friendships. Collaboration.


    Often de-centralized in firm-wide initiatives, but improvements are being made all of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't rely only on the great 50 year history that we have, continue to grow and evolve while elevating the Gensler brand.

    Positive Outlook
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Gensler Interviews

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Interior Designer/FF&E Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Gensler in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer was late and distracted. He seemed mostly interested in knowing if i was ready to start tomorrow. I got a quick tour and was rather unimpressed with what I saw. People working like a sweatshop with no talking at all. You could have heard a pin drop. People in the office looked unhappy. Not a place I would recommend considering unless you are interested in building a career as a corporate tool.

    Interview Questions
    • The interviewer was too impressed with himself to ask anything meaningful. Very shallow.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Gensler might be a big name but their predictable tired corporate style with look alike projects are unimpressive.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

Gensler Awards & Accolades

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#1 for Interior Design, World Architecture 100, 2013
Training Top 125, Training, 2012
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Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1965
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors URS, HOK, NBBJ

One of a handful of "pure design" firms, M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates (Gensler) consistently ranks among the largest architectural firms in the US. Founded as a tenant development company in 1966 by chairman Art Gensler, the company has grown to include offices in about 44 locations. Gensler offers architecture, interior design, urban design and planning, strategic... More

Mission: As architects, designers, planners & consultants, we partner with our clients on some 3,000 projects every year. These projects can be as small as a wine label or as... More

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