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Gensler Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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Gensler Executive Directors Andy Cohen and Diane Hoskins
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  • Work-life balance is a challenge (in 29 reviews)

  • Work long hours, not very competitive salary (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (13)

    "A wonderful place to work and share information"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gensler full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing talent and wonderful coworkers. Information sharing happens every day, all the time. It feels like you grow just by being in that environment and breathing the same air to so many talented individuals. Everyone was incredibly open and friendly from my first day with the company and this never changed. I love everyone I work with and I love the fact that there are not cliques and no gossip. We all work hard and play hard together. The company is invested in mentoring and growing each team member and they actually listen to everyone's desires and concerns and try to address them immediately. For such a large organization, they are very successful at making it feel like a small team where you quickly get to know and care about everyone.

    Cons

    The company gives you full ownership of your work which is great however it can also be tiring at peak times. Also the hiring process is slow as we want to make sure we can hire long term and not for quick burns so peak times are tougher for the current staff.

    Advice to Management

    Hire faster.

    Gensler Response

    Sep 21, 2017 – Gensler Response

    Thanks for the fantastic feedback! We wholeheartedly agree that our people are our firm’s greatest asset, and we are glad to hear that information sharing, mentoring, and collaboration are happening... More


  2. "Overall working experience"

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    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gensler full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team, great projects, great leadership.

    Cons

    Low salary, unbalanced work/live lifestyle.

    Gensler Response

    Oct 13, 2017 – Gensler Response

    Thanks for the feedback! We appreciate your mention of our great projects and great leadership. We also want to make sure that you can enjoy a satisfactory work-life balance and encourage you to meet... More

  3. "Great Job + Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gensler full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful, supportive firm, global network

    Cons

    need to be entrepreneurial to make it

    Gensler Response

    Oct 13, 2017 – Gensler Response

    Thanks for the terrific feedback! We certainly strive to support our firm's global network of talented practitioners and actively foster an entrepreneurial culture. Thanks again!


  4. "Terrific Culture and Values"

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    Current Employee - Principal in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Principal in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gensler full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The firm has strong culture and values and tries to do the right thing. A culture that believes the growth of the firm is all about growing people. Everyone is entrepreunerial and passionate about their work with a focus on the success of the "One Firm Firm".

    Cons

    As the firm grows it needs to continue to fight beaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep things simple. Like all great design.

    Gensler Response

    Oct 10, 2017 – Gensler Response

    Thanks for the terrific feedback! We appreciate your acknowledgement of our One Firm-Firm culture, which is one of Gensler’s most abiding attributes and something we strive to uphold every single... More


  5. "Good place with lots of opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good place to work and people are really great. Lots of opportunities to pursue new ideas, but balanced with the needs of the clients.

    Cons

    Can be too bottom-line focused. Not as integrated as you would expect for a firm this size.

    Gensler Response

    Oct 4, 2017 – Gensler Response

    Thank you for the feedback on your experience at Gensler. We take pride in providing a culture where ambitious professionals can pursue opportunities that correspond with their career goals and... More


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gensler full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Global company = global network
    Vast array of project types
    Opportunities to work with Fortune 100 companies

    Cons

    High stress with tight project deadlines

    Advice to Management

    More emphasis on work / life balance.

    Gensler Response

    Oct 3, 2017 – Gensler Response

    Thanks for sharing such fantastic feedback on your experience at Gensler! We appreciate everything you and your colleagues do for our firm and for our clients. Thanks again!


  7. "Gensler is AMAZING"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gensler full-time

    Pros

    The people and the quality of design work

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of....

    Gensler Response

    Sep 20, 2017 – Gensler Response

    Wow! Thanks for such great feedback! We appreciate your kind words and the contributions you and your colleagues make to our firm and our clients. Thanks again!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company with friendly culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gensler full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, relatively flexible hours, friendly people

    Cons

    do not offer commuter benefit

    Gensler Response

    Sep 11, 2017 – Gensler Response

    Thanks for the wonderful review! We’re truly flattered that you took the time to say such nice things about our firm and our culture. Thanks again!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Adminstrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gensler full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Absolutely love working for this company.

    Cons

    It's so large, might get overlooked.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible with time.

    Gensler Response

    Sep 13, 2017 – Gensler Response

    Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience at Gensler. We greatly appreciate the kind words you shared about our firm. We also want to ensure that at no point in the future do... More


  10. "Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gensler (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people who love what they do

    Cons

    Work/life balance and relatively low pay for the Amount of work that you do.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to keep retina top talent.

    Gensler Response

    Sep 28, 2017 – Gensler Response

    Thanks for taking the time to share feedback on your experience at Gensler. We respect your point of view and wish you all the best in your current and future endeavors.


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