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Architectural Designer (Current Employee) Washington, DC

ProsThe ability to work with teams and various levels of expertise and experience is invaluable. You learn more in one day at work than several years at any university. Gensler affords the opportunity to expand your knowledge and to be exposed to various types of projects.

ConsIts a very large firm, so it takes more effort to stand out amongst the rest. If moving ahead at Gensler was based on knowledge, performance, and the potential to grow that would be amazing. More often than not, its who you work with directly that puts in a good word for you in order to move up this corporate ladder...

Advice to Senior ManagementMentor the junior/intermediate designers so that they may be able to fill your shoes in 10-15 years. Managemnet is something that needs to be instilled and trained early on, so that it enables the designers to integrate budget and staffing seemlessly into design processes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Gensler full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: Great workplace with superior work quality Cons: Lack of career growth and compensations good only for partners Advice to Senior Management: Stick with the philosophy of Art Gensler and go back… More
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    Each office very independent, but overall much more political than it used to be.

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Gensler full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Focus on design excellence, and client solutions is very rewarding, and allows for relatively junior staff to be important team members. Has the most… Cons: While they pride themselves as being "one firm firm" that lacks inter-office political fighting, this is highly dependent of which office you work in. … Advice to Senior Management: Control your regional offices, and eliminate problem managers that are… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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