Gensler - Great firm with amazing opportunities for young designer like myself | Glassdoor
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    "Great firm with amazing opportunities for young designer like myself"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gensler full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Gensler possesses the talent, resources and standing of a world class firm yet the studio environment has the intimacy of a small office. I have been able to pursue my own interests and tie them to my work life, for example being able to participate in and create my own mentor programs within the firm. The people are generally amazing and very nice. The work life balance is pretty good, if you find yourself working...

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    Cons

    Although we have a strong vision as firm, it can sometimes feel fabricated and forced upon us. The culture at our particular office has changed and evolved over my first four years. Some projects can be tedious, long and repetitive with long hours and if you find yourself stuck on them it is very hard to get out and stay motivated.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in mentoring the younger employees as it can be the reason they stay motivated, continue to grow and ultimately stay with the firm. In my case I've had very good opportunities and strong mentor relationships but I know of some coworkers at my level who have not had the same fortune as me.

    Gensler2018-08-28

    Gensler Response

    May 20, 2019Gensler Response

    Thanks for the phenomenal feedback! We love to hear from our people!

  1. "People-First Firm"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I have been working at Gensler full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      As someone who has developed their career at Gensler, I can say without hesitation that this firm is one-of-a-kind. There is a clear focus on developing people, and growing people that is evidenced by philanthropic initiatives, collaborative leadership opportunities, career development opportunities, global & local work, and many planned professional events. What’s more, the work that we do and the caliber of clients...

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      Cons

      None in my experience.

      Gensler2019-05-17

      Gensler Response

      May 20, 2019Gensler Response

      Thanks for the phenomenal feedback! We love to hear from our people.

    • "Long hours"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Technical Designer in Chicago, IL
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Gensler full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Projects are awesome and people talented, def a place to work to learn and understand a different vision, strategy and simply perspective on design.

      Cons

      Hours are long, life balance difficult, and the turn over ends up being very high.

      Gensler2019-05-20

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