I worked at Gensler full-time (More than 3 years)
Amazing culture. Incredible work. Wonderful people.
Growing too fast. Politics. Makes it hard to advance.
Advice to Management
Give the younger designers a moment to shine. A chance to present work... even if we aren't the most senior. We might surprise you.
I have been working at Gensler full-time (More than 3 years)
You get great project opportunities and are able to have a lot of autonomy to do great things.
Poor management in some offices. Work life balance not always great. Problems seem to persist because the same management and leadership is in place.
I worked at Gensler (More than a year)
Lots of good clients and projects. Overall having talent and smart colleges to work with, especially in architecture area...
overload a lot. Comparing the pay and overtime, the pay is not good.
Advice to Management
Higher pay, and allow staff to try new things - don't just figure out what hey're good at and keep them doing that ONE thing. Encourage a better work/life balance.
Even though it is the largest architecture firm in the world, it manages to avoid some typical issues of the corporate world. It is successful at making the company feel like a smaller design firm at times. And the culture of the company is top notch for design firms.
Though it doesn't always feel extremely corporate, the inevitability of the size of the company is that some aspects will always be corporate (I.e., time sheets). This means you can often find yourself spending far more than 40 hours a week at the office but only 40 might be "billable".
I worked at Gensler (Less than a year)
nice,fun people. good work/life balance, big clients with visible projects, could work globally , one firm firm , lots of happy hour and fun presentation
the staffing system could be really frustrate. Good for architect , interior designer. Could feel like a outsider as a graphic designer
I worked at Gensler full-time (More than a year)
Great projects, colleagues and salary
Work hours can extend (but the projects make up for that)
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