Gensler Overview

  • San Francisco, CA
  • 5001 to 10000 Employees
  • 1965
  • Company - Private
  • Architectural & Engineering Services
  • $1 to $2 billion (USD)

Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 50 locations across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry.
Mission: At Gensler, we are one community, united by our commitment to holistically improve the human experience. Guided by determined optimism, we can use the power of design to spark positive change and create a future that promotes equity, resilience, and wellbeing for everyone.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2020(#81), 2019(#91), 2017(#49), 2016(#38)

Company Updates

May 2, 2022
Climate change — and its increasingly visible threat to people’s lives and our cities — continues to elicit a sense of urgency everywhere. The Gensler Research Institute surveyed over 1,800 adults to understand the ways in which individuals in the U.S. have been and expect to be affected by climate change, natural disasters, and severe weather events — as well as what actions they are taking or are willing to take in order to make our cities and communities more prepared for future climate events. Click for more!
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U.S. Climate Action Survey 2022
April 11, 2022
Within the design community, licensure is intended to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our communities — yet for generations, greater structural inequality has made design complicit in enabling poor outcomes for Black individuals. Our research sought to uncover real-world examples where systemic racism has notably led to design injustice, while also identifying existing practices and policies that elevate the way we design to create an optimal experience for all communities. Click below for further insights!
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Design Equity Through Policy Action

Gensler Reviews

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Andy Cohen and Diane Hoskins
Andy Cohen and Diane Hoskins
799 Ratings
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"Great place to work"

May 27, 2022 - Marketing Specialist in San Francisco, CA
Positive Outlook
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Super creative and allows you to share your creativity with others.


None I can think of.

Advice to Management

Keep up being awesome!
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Diversity & Inclusion at Gensler

(399 Reviews)

Diversity Programs & Initiatives

Gensler is committed to driving change across our industry, with our clients, and in every city where we live and work. We are leading this change by starting from within. 

We are focused on ending systemic racism in the architecture and design profession while also taking decisive s

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Gensler Interviews

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Applied online57%
Employee Referral24%

  1. Architectural Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    Smooth and pleasant. The design director and the HR were present for the interview. I was asked to do a self introduction followed by a brief sharing on two to three projects in my portfolio. Overall the conversation was pleasant.

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Gensler Awards & Accolades

  • #1 Firm OverallInterior Design Magazine2022
  • The World's Most Innovative CompaniesFast Company2021
  • Fast Company's Best Workplaces for InnovatorsFast Company2021
  • #1 Architecture FirmArchitectural Record2021
  • #1 Green Buildings Design FirmsEngineering News-Record (ENR)2021

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What is paid time off like at Gensler?

...Good rate of accrual for PTO, accelerated learning curve for important skills, opportunities for professional skill development, community service opportunities, annual raises and bonuses, paid overtime...

April 1, 2022

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