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You can make the best of it.

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Current Employee - Interior Designer in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Interior Designer in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Gensler full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Over-time pay, Freedom to move around studios/ offices and have the opportunity to explore different design sectors.
Collaborative environment.

Cons

Work is entirely design/branding/marketing oriented. Not a lot of experience/ care in construction documents, documentation skills. If you are a junior person is bad for your fundamentals. If you are experienced, you can really show off and advance. Lower salaries than other big offices - but they pay over time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Too many projects with tight budget and schedule = not good for design excellence. Many people fill that ideas are just copy/paste from one project to the other.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Gensler full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I liked the people I worked with and the stream of projects that keep all of us going. And the bonuses are good too. Now to the point. GlassDoor is a good resource for honest reviews on many companies. Often negative reviews just expose and alert others to possible issues to be aware of. Not a bad thing. Always good to find out for yourself, but this is why Yelp and Consumer Reports are so popular.

    Cons

    Not looking for the firm to fail, because it's strong, but looking for fairness and transparency, in ratings. Problems are often hidden behind glossy marketing pieces, pretty pictures and the publications that just bullet point common sense strategy but spin it like its original thought. There are many many talented people at the firm. Please give them a chance to show it.
    Many of the same project management and leadership, and process issues and quality of life issues have been raised in many reviews, which is true, but many deal with it and stay.
    Recently, there have been a lot of 5 star, yet generic, ratings all with exclamation points, from "anonymous" employees. The average rating for this firm went from a 2.5 to over 4 in a few months with all of these amazing reviews.
    Did conditions, leadership and process improvements change overnight? Or are the 5 star "Great!!!" Reviews being strategically added by current firm folks to artificially increase the ratings quickly? Wouldn't it be better to actually make changes and slowly see the quality of comments improve with constructive opportunities or is it better to just paint a perfect picture for the outside world?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Project Accountant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Accountant in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Great open environment. Staff is great, work is great, office is beautiful, espresso machines are amazing!

    Cons

    Workload is a lot and days can get extremely busy. Must go in everyday with an attitude to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance is great; Gensler really encourages its employees to socially interact with one another.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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