Mission: At Gensler, we seek to Create a Better World Through the Power of Design. We do this through every project we undertake and with the knowledge that making a difference in the world is the highest calling of our profession.
Not-for-profit employees are intrinsically motivated difference makers who put their hearts and souls into their work. They deserve better workplaces.
We are thrilled to announce the release of Gensler's 2019 Workplace Survey, which offers unique insights into the issues facing workplace design and strategy, from the ongoing debate around open vs closed workspaces to the ramifications coworking holds for people and organizations.
When you join Gensler, you become part of the “we vs. I” family culture that has been the foundation of our practice for over 50 years. We want to give you the opportunity to pursue your passions and make a difference in our world. We want you to enjoy a fulfilling career and satisfactory work-life balance. We want you to be part of the Gensler family for the rest of your career.
At Gensler, your career will revolve around people, purpose, and passion. You’ll work side-by-side with the design industry’s top talent and collaborate with exceptional clients who are leaders in their respective industries. You’ll have the opportunity to do meaningful work that enriches human experience and fulfills our collective purpose of creating a better world. And you’ll be part of a practice that is passionate about the role design of every scale plays in solving the world’s most pressing challenges while making the places we live, work, and play more inspiring and more enriching.
Every single day, we design enriching experiences for our clients and our communities. These are the ideas we continue to cherish:
Diversity: We a celebrate diversity of people and ideas, recognizing that the collective intelligence of the firm grows richer when it includes the perspectives and ideas of designers from different places and cultures. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination. We encourage our people to be themselves and to treat their colleagues and clients with respect.
Growth: We encourage personal growth through professional opportunity. We challenge our people to design career paths that are unique to them, and we provide the mentoring they need to realize their professional aspirations.
Empowerment: We empower our people to shine as individuals and succeed as part of our One Community. We help people pursue the passions they bring to our firm and align the work they do with their personal goals.
Community: We are a global firm committed to helping the local communities we call home thrive. Our internal sense of community distinguishes our firm in a profession where individualism has long been the norm, and we strive to perpetuate a professional environment where collaboration and cooperation are the norm.
Respect: We are committed to conducting business with integrity and respect. The values we embrace—integrity, trust, honesty, and mutual respect—are the foundation upon which Gensler was built.
Impact: We recognize and reward our people based on the impact they make for our clients, our colleagues, and our communities. We know that millions of people around the world experience the places Gensler creates and that we have a responsibility to ensure the work we deliver enriches human experience and makes a difference.
Everything we do drives us toward our vision of Creating a Better World Through the Power of Design, which is why we are committed to effecting positive change within the communities we call home. We understand that people and cities throughout the world face significant challenges, from environmental degradation to overcrowding. We want to be a part of the solution, which is why we donate to and partner with hundreds of deserving organizations every year.
We’ve developed products with local university students for solar powered homes, designed masterplans for community neighborhoods, and rebuilt schools and homes in communities recovering from natural disasters. Our firm is part of a global network with more than 200 community partner organizations. This helps amplify our outreach activities and foster new relationships with like-minded partners and clients, like the ACE Mentor Program, the American Red Cross, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Canstruction, DIFFA, Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, We Care, and many more.
Glassdoor: Best Places to Work 2019
Forbes Magazine: America’s Best Midsize Employers in 2018
Fast Company: World’s Most Innovative Companies 2018
Interior Design Best of Year Awards 2018: Mercedes-Benz USA, NVIDIA, Linework receive Best of Year Awards for 2018
Rethinking the Future: Etsy headquarters wins 2018 Global Architecture & Design Awards – First Award, Interior–Corporate (Built)
Shaw Contract: Ellucian workspace wins Shaw Contract Design Awards 2018 – Large Office Winner
Travel + Leisure: Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills Wins Best City Hotels in the Continental United States
Building Design + Construction: 2018 Giants 300: Top Architecture Firms –
Architectural Record: Top 300 Architecture Firms of 2018 (Gensler on top for seventh straight year)
Skytrax: Star Alliance Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport wins 2018 Airline Awards - Best Airline Alliance Lounge
ALA/IIDA: Moelis Family Grand Reading Room at the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center wins 2018 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards – Single Space
Engineering News-Record: 2018 Top 500 Design Firms, Gensler is top-ranked architecture firm on ENR Top 500 list for 8th straight year
Shop! Association: b8ta 2018 Shop! Awards – B8ta recognized as Store of the Year
Interior Design 2018 Top 100 Giants:
Building Design: World Architecture 100 2018 — #1 Overall, #3 Most Admired Firm
Though our reach is global, 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 highly recommend that you consider career opportunities in your primary location of interest, and we recommend that interns respond directly to a posted internship opportunity.
I have been working at Gensler full-time (More than 5 years)
Open, collaborative, but most importantly ENTREPRENUERIAL environment.
It is not always obvious that you are able to take your own path.
Advice to Management
Keep an eye on design.
I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Gensler (Los Angeles, CA) in August 2016.
Process took about a month and a half; three rounds of interviews. They skipped the initial HR phone call, but this ended up being a mistake all around. The HR person I was working with throughout the interview process was great, but the HR contact higher up who reached out to me after all the interviews were done was surprisingly unprofessional (flippant, sent an email to the wrong email address, left someone else's name at the end of my offer letter), and the offer I received was insultingly low. If this had been my initial experience, and they had stated upfront that my desired salary was too high, I would have withdrawn my application and saved everyone a lot of time.