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Current Employee - Architectural Designer  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Architectural Designer in Washington, DC

I have been working at Gensler

Pros

The 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.

Cons

Its 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 ManagementAdvice

Mentor 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.

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Other Reviews for Gensler

  1.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stick with the philosophy of Art Gensler and go back to the basics

    Approves of CEO
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    Each office very independent, but overall much more political than it used to be.

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager

    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 dedicated staff that focuses on client satisfaction. The name really does draw out he best talent in each of the cities they have an office. They do provide the best design in most the markets they operate in.

    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. Some offices are highly political and others are not. Promotions are given out less about skill and talent, and more about how extroverted you are. Not a company to succeed in if you are an introvert, which means most of those that do the heavy lifting and the detail coordination will get left behind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Control your regional offices, and eliminate problem managers that are overly political.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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