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"Great work is done but at the cost of employees' lives"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Gensler full-time

Pros

Smart people, financially VERY secure as a company, and they do great work - often. Compensation is good for people who stay a long time - if you're moving around a lot look elsewhere.

Cons

Low base salaries and reliance on bonuses - the famous phrase they use when hiring is "Take a leap of faith"...the rules about promotions are not rules at all and the action of the company breed intense cynicism. Some offices are really, really unhappy - almost terminally so. No overtime in some offices and people work crazy hours. A completely political company - find someone to be your powerful pal. This does not make for an ideal place. Overall, it's actually badly managed in spite of massive profitability.

Advice to Management

Follow your own rules; try to find the core of integrity and live it; remember that you need employees who are balanced and content, not driving themselves crazy to be recognized. Profitability is only one indicator of success.

Other Employee Reviews for Gensler

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to start your career"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Job Captain in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Job Captain in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Gensler full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great learning environment and team working environment. The company is highly focus on developing global presence and providing a great platform to connect with offices in different countries.

    Cons

    Some offices can be too large and politics in the office can be stressful.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Run away!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gensler full-time

    Pros

    Strong future. Company continues to grow while others remain static. Job security and benefits.

    Cons

    Does not value their employees, treat them as commodities. Does not appropriately communicate company culture. Management is cold and will disparage you if you step off their beaten path! Pay is lower than other companies. Environment is stressful, uptight, and one of blame.

    Advice to Management

    Build a culture of collaboration based on respect and admiration NOT FEAR!

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