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    "The Myth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gensler full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Good benifits, offices in all major cities. Good for someone who wants to work the system and move around a lot.

    Cons

    Be prepaed to take a salary that is lower than industry standard. Be prepared to devote your whole life to the company. It is kind of a pyramid scheme. I was high enough in the company before I left that I was on the hiring committee. From the minute a person is hired it is determined if they are "super star " or a "work horse" If you are labeled super star you are introduced to all the right people given the best...

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    Advice to Management

    Get back to the original roots and vision of the company. If you stop low balling fees you can give your employees a better work life balance .

    Gensler2013-05-28
  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.

    • "Great environment"

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      • Culture & Values
      • Career Opportunities
      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Technical Architect in Washington, DC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Gensler full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Creative atmosphere Family Great events and networking opportunities

      Cons

      Long hours Quick deadlines More work for those who want it

      Gensler2019-05-24

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