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It's the #1 Company year after year for a Reason...

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Current Employee - Interior Designer  in  Houston, TX
Current Employee - Interior Designer in Houston, TX

I have been working at Gensler full-time for less than a year

Pros

Really supportive colleagues and bosses
Incredible opportunities for continuing education in what you're interested in and what Gensler is interested in
Projects are extremely diverse, plentiful, and you can develop long term relationships with clients
Project Managers give you the liberty to guide your own path and responsibility
Clients are long term and already have built trust relationships with Gensler. Much easier to build more design ideas onto a trusting partner
Bonuses (Holiday and mid-year are better than competitors. Overtime really acts as an incentive as the year goes on rather than being paid a higher salary up front and then zero overtime).
People are golden at this firm. They hire based on personality and moral/ethics and make sure people play well with eachother.
There is a genuine camaraderie that cannot be replaced and cannot be duplicated. If you're lucky to get an interview, give this place a chance and remember the people who typically post on any of these websites are negative.

Cons

Like any other A&D firm, the hours are long and the pay is low. We are in this profession for the passion we feel for this field, not more and not less.
It is a bigger firm, so if you are the type to get wrapped up in any "office politics" (which by the way are ANYWHERE you go), you may not find this the right fit. If you are quiet, but feel comfortable speaking up when you're not comfortable, you will be heard and the leaders will do a really good job of placing you where you need to go in the next 2 months.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you're doing! The culture is amazing, we have more get togethers and parties then you could imagine, and you're always there when somebody really needs you.

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Positive Outlook
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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Stay Away from the Machine

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Gensler full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Nice office and location

    Cons

    No work /balance life
    No compassion for Hurricane Sandy victim's
    Will make you work through a STORM

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more compassionte, the bottom line is important; but you will end up turning away good employees in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Very dynamic work environment with amazing team-building opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Gensler full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    office events, amazing catering, constant peer support, excellent ability to improve your skills and participate in award winning projects, leaders of their industry, best benefits with first year bonuses

    Cons

    none, requires independently motivated individuals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Job well done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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