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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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    Good huge practice

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    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Gensler as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The expected hours were very reasonable, and the compensation for work put in were very fair.
    Every one around me was kind and helpful,salary was good.
    Have worked for many international competitions.

    Cons

    as a US firm, you have to be a big talker to suit the environment.

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    Personality may very well determine longevity in the firm

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    Former Employee - Project Architect
    Former Employee - Project Architect

    I worked at Gensler full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good growth potential if you are driven by title and compensation.
    Good social side to office culture which encourages activities beyond the job.
    Many good personalities within the firm.

    Cons

    Specialized studios within offices appear more inclined to favor Type-A personalities. In you aren't in the 'in crowd' it could be tough going.
    Be prepared to be satisfied with below average documentation/ drawing standards. Just get it done mentality leaves little time (or oversight) for quality. At times, results in the field reflect this reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Favoritism can only go so far.

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