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Refreshing culture, great people, no limit to opportunity. Great brand.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Innovative, entrepreneurial and collaborative work environment/mindset.
Smart people who are leaders in their field and approach design holistically
Great firmwide support resources that you don't get in smaller firms
Ability to work on projects you want to work on

Cons

One firm approach sometimes difficult to balance with local/entreprenuerial approach

Advice to Management

Continue to drive innovation in not only design but management. Don't get stuck stale in management approach or practices.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Hyped, overrated culture and values, highly political & less deserving senior management

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    Former Employee - Senior Interior Designer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Interior Designer in Boston, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food, Friday beer socials

    Cons

    Underpaid and undervalued staff, frequent 7 day weeks, no overtime, employee development here is a sham

    Advice to Management

    If you don't care for design, and hard working employees have the spine to say it,than hide behind clever marketing tactics. Some of the women executives here run the office like their own personal household, making junior staff run to fetch them lunch even to mend their broken shoes ! It's pitiful !

  2. Helpful (1)

    Working here was great and not so great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gensler full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -beautiful offices
    -great co-workers
    -profit sharing/ESOP plan

    Cons

    -management doesn't walk the walk that they talk
    -say that employees have freedom to think and create but when it happens the idea is either stolen or squashed
    -management not educated and afraid to have hard conversations with employees

    Advice to Management

    -get out from behind your desk, off your phone and stop txting. talk with employees. mentor them. that's your responsibility as a manager. care about the culture and the people. that's what art gensler started. keep that alive andnot the almighty dollar.

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