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  • "There is so much going on, it is too easy to let work/life balance take a back seat(in 40 reviews)

  • "Nothing out of the ordinary (can be long hours, navigating politics)(in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Architect in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gensler full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    GREAT PEOPLE. SUPERVISERS THAT FOSTER INDIVIDUAL GROWTH.

    Cons

    long hours at times, definitely a very corporate structure

    Gensler2019-03-08

    Gensler Response

    March 12, 2019Gensler Response

    Thanks for the phenomenal feedback! We love to hear from our people!

  2. "Studio Director"

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    Current Employee - Studio Director 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gensler full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    An excellent place to be, positive and everyone works together to have an impact on the firm, people and world.

    Cons

    Long hours, weekends, holidays... it’s your firm mentality and must always take the call.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do, thank you!

    Gensler2018-12-22

    Gensler Response

    December 26, 2018Gensler Response

    Thank you for providing such tremendous feedback on your experience at Gensler. We love to hear from our people!

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Graphic Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gensler full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn, fast-paced, collaborative.

    Cons

    Very political, do not frequently promote from the inside, long-hours and demanding clients/principals can contribute to quick "burn-out"

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your lower level employees' concerns and show your appreciation for their hard work over time.

    Gensler2018-10-15

    Gensler Response

    November 15, 2018Gensler Response

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience at Gensler. We greatly appreciate the willingness of our people and our alumni to make their voices heard.

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great firm with amazing opportunities for young designer like myself"

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    Current Employee - Architectural Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gensler full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Gensler possesses the talent, resources and standing of a world class firm yet the studio environment has the intimacy of a small office. I have been able to pursue my own interests and tie them to my work life, for example being able to participate in and create my own mentor programs within the firm. The people are generally amazing and very nice. The work life balance is pretty good, if you find yourself working...

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    Cons

    Although we have a strong vision as firm, it can sometimes feel fabricated and forced upon us. The culture at our particular office has changed and evolved over my first four years. Some projects can be tedious, long and repetitive with long hours and if you find yourself stuck on them it is very hard to get out and stay motivated.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in mentoring the younger employees as it can be the reason they stay motivated, continue to grow and ultimately stay with the firm. In my case I've had very good opportunities and strong mentor relationships but I know of some coworkers at my level who have not had the same fortune as me.

    Gensler2018-08-28

    Gensler Response

    May 20, 2019Gensler Response

    Thanks for the phenomenal feedback! We love to hear from our people!

  5. "great office culture and endless opportunties"

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    Current Employee - Marketing 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gensler full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    great office culture that promotes creative thinking; opportunity to pursue work in areas of your choosing; competitive benefits and compensation; approachable leadership; all around a great place to work- at the top of the industry

    Cons

    specific to office location- resources are not always allocated appropriately, there is a lot of talking and not enough action; internal communication is not a strong suit; you have to put in long hours before work/life balance becomes a reality (not necessarily a bad thing)

    Advice to Management

    make clear decisions and communicate well

    Gensler2018-08-14

    Gensler Response

    May 20, 2019Gensler Response

    Thanks for the feedback! We want every person at our firm to make their voice heard.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Impressive global company with extensive local impact"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gensler full-time

    Pros

    Great people, amazing clients and projects, paid overtime

    Cons

    High pressure deadlines, long hours (varies on project to project basis)

    Gensler2018-01-11

    Gensler Response

    January 12, 2018Gensler Response

    Thanks for the feedback on your experience at Gensler! We appreciate your mention of our people, who are our greatest asset, as well as our exceptional clients and projects. Please continue to give us feedback as you see fit. Maintaining a constant dialogue with our colleagues around ...

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  7. "Interior Designer"

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    Current Employee - Interior Designer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gensler full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for, great people and very strong culture.

    Cons

    Nothing out of the ordinary (can be long hours, navigating politics)

    Advice to Management

    Be careful of overlooking strong talent that may not put themselves “in your face.”

    Gensler2018-01-09

    Gensler Response

    January 9, 2018Gensler Response

    Thanks for the positive feedback! We truly appreciate it! Please know that we are always endeavoring to find new ways to help our talented practitioners design unique, satisfying career paths, and we hope you will continue to let us know how we’re doing in this arena. Thanks again ...

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    "Good starter job for architecture industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gensler full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Inspiring thought leaders, cool projects, and a great group of low-mid level staff

    Cons

    Long hours, unfavorable work/life balance, pay not competitive (but somewhat balanced out by benefits if you stay over five years), some very rude principals

    Gensler2017-11-06

    Gensler Response

    November 9, 2017Gensler Response

    Thanks for sharing your perspective on Gensler. We appreciate your mention of our inspiring thought leaders, cool project work, and exceptional mid-level practitioners (we certainly believe our people are our greatest asset). We’re sorry you did not feel as if you achieved a favorable ...

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    "Great Place for Career Growth and Comradery"

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    Former Employee - Associate Interior Designer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gensler full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Without a doubt, one of the best reasons to work here are the people. Everyone in this office acts like a friend, a confidant, a teacher, and your personal cheerleader. The office truly feels and acts like a family. Another reason this office rocks is because it allows you to maximize career growth and create your own career path. The opportunities are limitless if you work hard and get involved at the office and firm...

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    Cons

    Unsurprisingly, demanding clients and project schedules. Regular long hours, which aren't so bad because you like the people you're working with, like what you're working on, and have the flexibility to work from home.

    Advice to Management

    Spread the work load more evenly instead of overloading your high performers.

    Gensler2017-07-03
  10. "Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gensler full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Culture, community, office design, passionate and talented staff with high level of diversity.

    Cons

    Salary structure, mobility frowned upon, expected long hours

    Gensler2017-06-05
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