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Great Experience

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Current Employee - Project Architect  in  Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Project Architect in Los Angeles, CA

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

Pros

Great People, some of the best talent, Interesting projects, good clients, worldwide exposure, unlimited resources within the firm for learning, teaching, cross pollination of practice areas

Cons

favoritism,unequal application of promotion firmwide, easy to be associate in Lacrosse, very difficacult in Los Angeles politics, the usual, growing too fast, too many people for them to really focus on individuals, or mentor

Advice to ManagementAdvice

make sure employees are mentored and recognized for work-

REALLY BAD overtime policy, do you pay overtime or not because you say you always do but it is actuall pretty rare.!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Bizarre Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gensler full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice Office,Some Very Talented Colleagues

    Cons

    Scared (& ultimately soul-less) Managers dominate & micro-manage so much that one learns to keep one's head DOWN. Conflicted messages and the inability to be truthful make up the communication strategy. For a while, it may seem like a great place to work, but the facade doesn't hide the paranoid & (many say) quasi-psychopathic character of this company's leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sucking up & do some work. Also, the Scientology library in the Atlanta office is kinda creepy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Burn out.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Architect
    Current Employee - Project Architect

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

    Pros

    Commitment to design. Great highly motivated work force. Industry respect. Motivation to advance the status quote.

    Cons

    Work life balance is bad. It's even worse when considering what employees are Compensated. Most company initiatives are employee volunteer efforts and have little company backing beyond a verbal or spoken support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a great company. Take the passion for design and Create a culture of success in business, community and family life. Employees are so slammed they don't make connections in the community. They marginalized their family relationships and they aren't even bring home decent pay check?! Something needs to change!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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