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Gensler Careers

San Francisco, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
Architectural & Engineering Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
We are a global design firm grounded in the belief that the object of design is to enhance human experience. We build experiences that improve lives and change neighborhoods, whether we are planning a new urban development or transforming the brand of a retailer.

Mission: At Gensler, we strive through the Power of Design to Create a Better World. We do so with every mission we pursue and with the belief that our profession's highest calling is to make a difference in the world.

Glassdoor Awards

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

Company Updates

  • Visit our Dialogue blog for a collection of ideas, tips, thoughts, and strategies, about the role design can play in making the world a healthier place.

    Design Responds to a Changing World | Gensler

    The Coronavirus pandemic has changed everything. Its impact on global wellness and the economy has forced organizations in every industry - including our own - to flex and evolve, both in real-time and in the long-term. In this collection of ideas, tips, thoughts, and strategies, we explore how design can play a role in making the world a healthier place.

  • Now that many of us have shifted to working remote, how do we continue to create opportunities for serendipity and casual interactions that spark ideas and random discussions? Here are a few ideas.

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Gensler – Why Work With Us?

Our Vision

Gensler’s vision is to create a better world through the power of design, and we are uniquely positioned to make this vision a reality. As the largest design firm in the world, we have the resources, the people, and the clients to effect transformational change on a global scale.

Our DNA is design which is more than just a profession for us. It is a way of thought and an approach to solving a wide range of issues. Our design work is about connecting people and transforming lives, and the value we add to human experience is what allows us to change the businesses of our clients — and the world — for the better.

Learn more about the work we're doing across the globe

Our People

Our people represent the best talent in the design industry. We believe in growing our firm by growing our people. We recruit the best talent from around the world and supply them with the resources they need to fulfill their dreams and succeed.

We believe in diversity, inspiring our entrepreneurs, being good stewards of our local communities, fostering professional development and making an impact on our clients and communities. Respect and a sense of inclusiveness lie at the center of everything that we do.

Meet the members of our incredible team.


Our Design

Gensler’s designers work globally on a broad range of projects, from new urban districts and developments to suburban and exurban campuses, centers and communities. Breakthrough ideas emerge from understanding the needs of the people and communities we serve. Delivering a design that is informed, purposeful, innovative, and compelling means we encourage our people — the industry’s top talent — to explore new solutions to age-old problems. We reward collaboration and intellectual curiosity — striving to leverage the design’s ability to elevate the everyday.

Learn more about our Gensler's Projects.


Community Impact

As a design firm with 49 locations worldwide, we are unique in our ability to address the challenges facing our local communities — and to be part of the solution. We recognize that design has a quantifiable impact on human experience, and we are committed to leveraging our global network to tackle our communities 'most pressing issues. It is our opportunity and our responsibility.

Gensler’s model for Community Impact focuses our efforts and energy toward the urban issues where you can have the most influence. Through our work with the next generation of students, designing for health and wellness, supporting and creating solutions for housing and homelessness, and preserving the environment, we’re shaping the future of cities. 

Learn more about our Community Impact.


Join Our Firm

Gensler believes in the importance of being connected to our local communities. We look to hire people with compelling ties to a particular location. For this reason, we recommend that you consider career opportunities in your primary location of interest, and we recommend that interns respond directly to a posted internship opportunity.

To search open job positions, please visit our Careers page

Gensler Reviews

  • "Corporate Design FTW"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Design Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gensler full-time (More than 3 years)


    Big company, successful large design firm, many many great people.


    Everyone knows, a machine has cogs.

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Gensler Photos

Gensler photo of: The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice (Photo by Simon Luethi, courtesy of Ford Foundation)
Gensler photo of: AKC Museum of the Dog (Photographer: Eric Laignel)
Gensler photo of: Westin Hotel and Transit Center (Photographer: Scott Frances)
Gensler photo of: Incheon International Airport (Photographer: WanSoon Park)
Gensler photo of: The Tower at PNC Plaza (Photographer: Connie Zhou)
Gensler photo of: Pixel Factory, Digital Hyundai Card
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Gensler Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview

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    Intermediate Interior Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Gensler (Oakland, CA) in May 2019.


    Met with a Design Director and Principal Design Director. Everyone was extremely friendly, nice, polite and kind. Interview itself went really well. The questions were pretty straight forward. They went through my portfolio. I spoke about my portfolio and the programs I know most. Described each project and they were very impressed. They were very nice and made me feel comfortable. The best part was that they care about you and your goals in your career and ask questions accordingly.

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Gensler Awards & Accolades

  • Innovation by Design Awards: Most Innovative Design of Year, Fast Company, 2019
  • Best Places To Work, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2019
  • The World's Most Innovative Companies, Fast Company, 2019
  • Most Admired Firm, Interior Design Giants, 2019
  • Top Firm Overall, Building Design's World Architecture 100, 2019
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