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Great work is done but at the cost of employees' lives

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Gensler full-time

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Smart people, financially VERY secure as a company, and they do great work - often. Compensation is good for people who stay a long time - if you're moving around a lot look elsewhere.

Cons

Low base salaries and reliance on bonuses - the famous phrase they use when hiring is "Take a leap of faith"...the rules about promotions are not rules at all and the action of the company breed intense cynicism. Some offices are really, really unhappy - almost terminally so. No overtime in some offices and people work crazy hours. A completely political company - find someone to be your powerful pal. This does not make for an ideal place. Overall, it's actually badly managed in spite of massive profitability.

Advice to Management

Follow your own rules; try to find the core of integrity and live it; remember that you need employees who are balanced and content, not driving themselves crazy to be recognized. Profitability is only one indicator of success.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company to start your career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Job Captain in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Job Captain in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Gensler full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great learning environment and team working environment. The company is highly focus on developing global presence and providing a great platform to connect with offices in different countries.

    Cons

    Some offices can be too large and politics in the office can be stressful.


  2. Helpful (1)

    A Stimulating experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Gensler full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great mix of young energetic designers and seasoned professionals. High energy environment. Progressive design culture. Large resource of experienced people to guide employees at any level.

    Cons

    Recruits right up until the point of starting lay-offs. It can seem very corporate and impersonal, but the company is mostly merit based.

    Advice to Management

    There should be more performance reviews and feedback, and a free flow of information back & forth from employees to management.


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