Gensler

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Social office environment

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Former Employee - Architectural Designer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Architectural Designer in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Gensler as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

I enjoyed how friendly and welcoming the office was, the quality of the work, different disciplines represented, and the work hard/play hard culture. Coworkers took time to teach me and took an interest in the quality of my internship.

Cons

As an intern, I wasn't assigned any design tasks and wasn't a full member of the design team (though I expected this).

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast, furious, but fun.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great culture, creative people and lots of awesome design. The clients are top notch and so is the work on all levels.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime, though they do pay for it. Bonus days celebration money and extra holiday parties should go into employee compensation instead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of and give breaks to over-exerted staff. Don't be afraid to set some rules and practice some discipline.

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    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast changing culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gensler full-time

    Pros

    Get to work with some of the best and diverse industry talent

    Cons

    No REAL teamwork , Highly political senior staff , Overworked underpaid unhappy staff, lack of mentorship, frequent working weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do you have a plan in place for your Boston office, or is this office just meant to attract projects which are eventually planned/ designed by NY ?? Do you really want to train your staff to stay competitive with industry partners or train them to internally step over each others shoes in the name of healthy competition to improve quality of work ?? Hope the senior management wakes up and does something about the work culture and the undercurrent of office politics openly practiced by senior staff that is turning the office environment toxic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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