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"It was awesome while it lasted"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Gensler full-time

Pros

Professional growth, profit sharing...keep working hard everyone...my balance is growing!

Cons

Politics, lack of strong upper management in some offices,

Advice to Management

Don't hire staff that is not qualified, just because they are inexpensive or 'cute'. Senior staff has enough to do without mentoring 1/2 the team. 1 experienced member can handle the work of 3 "newbies".

Lead by example, not just propaganda.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Creative and innovative place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    creative, innovative, modern, fun parties

    Cons

    people here are underpaid, especially on the corporate side


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    "The Myth"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate
    Former Employee - Senior Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gensler full-time (More than 10 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 projects and staff to assist you. If you are labeled a work horse you will hear all the propaganda about opportunities and doing great design but trust me you will never be anything other than a work horse. You will work crazy hours,one project after the next in hopes of getting some small bonus come June. The bonus will never be equivalent to all the hours you will put in.

    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 .

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