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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...

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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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gensler

    Pros

    Great company to work for, as an intern I learned how the fast paced environment of a large design firm works. Lots of practice areas to choose from and develop a career plan.
    Can't wait to be back

    Cons

    Money was a bit tight, and entry level architects should get a bit more mentoring by the senior colleagues.

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  2. Depending on the office location and studio team you are a part of, the experience can be very different.

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    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Asia (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Interior Designer in Asia (Mexico)

    I worked at Gensler full-time

    Pros

    Support with technology classes and certification. Opportunities for travel domestically and internationally, working in different offices, project based, or transferring. Many invites to design related events, good place for working with many different companies.

    Cons

    Feeling tied in by bonuses, programs, and project timelines. The salary may not be on the highest side, but with all the benefits combined, may feel tied in to the large corporate environment. In the larger offices, it's easy to get put into a specialised area, which can make it feel like there is a lack of professional and personal growth over time.

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    Stay in touch with the headquarter and methods that are practiced there. Compensate employees fairly for overtime hours worked, including junior to mid level designers.

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