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

I have been working at Gensler full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

encouragement, encouragement, encouragement, encouragement, encouragement, encouragement,

Cons

low income, similar project, low income, similar project, low income, similar project, low income, similar project,

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Neutral Outlook

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    The Myth

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate
    Former Employee - Senior Associate

    I worked at Gensler full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benifits, offices in all major cities. Good for someone who wants to work the system and move around a lot.

    Cons

    Be prepaed to take a salary that is lower than industry standard.
    Be prepared to devote your whole life to the company. It is kind of a pyramid scheme. I was high enough in the company before I left that I was on the hiring committee. From the minute a person is hired it is determined if they are "super star " or a "work horse" If you are labeled super star you are introduced to all the right people given the best projects and staff to assist you. If you are labeled a work horse you will hear all the propaganda about opportunities and doing great design but trust me you will never be anything other than a work horse. You will work crazy hours,one project after the next in hopes of getting some small bonus come June. The bonus will never be equivalent to all the hours you will put in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to the original roots and vision of the company. If you stop low balling fees you can give your employees a better work life balance .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    It is corporate design for corporate clients. Not a lot design or creativity. Keep it clean lines and of the book spec.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Architectural Designer  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Gensler full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great learning programs and knowledge stuff.

    Cons

    No back bone for Design direction. Just make client happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to pay more attention to existing employees, rather then look for new hire

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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