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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. "Great"

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      Current Employee - Intern Architect 

      I have been working at Gensler full-time

      Pros

      Incredible intern project, such a unique opportunity. Weekly learning sessions, can be a bit dull at times but it's nice that they are building that culture. Great work environment. Good location and office as well.

      Cons

      Work was very slow some weeks. Not enough tasks. Work could have been more inspiring.

      Gensler2019-04-10

      Gensler Response

      April 12, 2019Gensler Response

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

    • "Great place to grow"

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      Current Employee - SharePoint Administrator in Denver, CO
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Flexible work hours, family oriented working environment and a place to work that also has fun.

      Cons

      Open area seating can get loud.

      Advice to Management

      Can work to identify workers who are not meeting the standards.

      Gensler2019-03-11

      Gensler Response

      March 12, 2019Gensler Response

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

    • "Marketing Speicalist"

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      Current Employee - Markteing Specialist in Houston, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Gensler has an incredibly creative work environment. Every office has a slightly different level of formality, but Houston is pretty professional. I love the nature of my work (fast paced is an understatement) and the company culture. It's a pretty entrepreneurial place, which suits me, so I often get to get involved in things that interest me outside my job description. The people are downright amazing too. More than...

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      Cons

      There isn't a defined path for marketers, which creates a lot of opportunity but also a lot of ambiguity. If you aren't outspoken about what you want or have a mentor to champion your growth, you can easily stall.

      Advice to Management

      We claim that we value diversity, but we have a long way to go. Generally, we walk the talk, but I hope Gensler will take a hard look at what is causing gender/minority gaps and invest in solutions: paternity benefits, professional development, etc.

      Gensler2019-03-06

      Gensler Response

      March 8, 2019Gensler Response

      Thanks for sharing feedback on your experience at Gensler. We love to hear from our people and appreciate everything you shared. Celebrating our diversity and providing every person with professional development opportunities remain priorities for our firm. We appreciate feedback ...

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    • "Good place to work"

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      Former Employee - Technical Designer in Washington, DC
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Comfortable working environment for most of employee. Rich learning opportunities. Good management and evaluation system. Many social activities. Good benefits.

      Cons

      Conservative design idea. Not super attractive projects. Sick and PTO are merged.

      Gensler2019-03-04

      Gensler Response

      March 6, 2019Gensler Response

      Thanks for the feedback! We love to hear from our alumni and wish you continued success in the future!

    • "Great place to work"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Gensler full-time

        Pros

        Nice People with good work environment

        Cons

        Some downtime and free time

        Gensler2019-02-13

        Gensler Response

        February 22, 2019Gensler Response

        Thanks for providing such terrific feedback on your experience at Gensler. We love to hear from our alumni!

      • "great collaboration"

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        Former Employee - Interior Designer in Washington, DC
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Great collaboration, flexible work environment.

        Cons

        You may not like internal promotion system.

        Gensler2019-02-11

        Gensler Response

        February 22, 2019Gensler Response

        Thanks for providing such terrific feedback on your experience at Gensler. We love to hear from our alumni!

      • "Overall a Great Company to Work For"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Great work environment and studio. Doesn’t feel like a big company. Offers two bonuses and various learning opportunities. Employee stock and profit sharing benefits. Being an employee here makes you proud to work for Gensler.

        Cons

        No paid maternity leave.

        Gensler2018-10-03

        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.

      • "Architectural Designer"

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        Current Employee - Architectural Designer in San Diego, CA

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

        Pros

        A lot of resources. Huge range of projects. Great for career development.

        Cons

        Very political. Face paced work environment.

        Gensler2018-09-06

        Gensler Response

        May 20, 2019Gensler Response

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

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        "Job Captain"

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          Former Employee - Architectural Job Captain in New York, NY
          Doesn't Recommend
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at Gensler full-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          Great employer benefits for an architecture firm.

          Cons

          The work environment was the main reason I looked for another job. Sycophants were rewarded while they had no valuable knowledge to bring forth to the projects.

          Gensler2018-05-09

          Gensler Response

          May 11, 2018Gensler Response

          Thanks for taking a moment to provide feedback on your experience at Gensler. We are sorry your time with the firm did not meet all your expectations and will give your comments due consideration. Thanks for all the work you did on behalf of our firm and our clients, and we wish you ...

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        • Helpful (5)

          "Great People. Low Pay."

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I have been working at Gensler full-time for more than 2 years

          Pros

          Biggest is definitely great people. Everybody is nice, helpful and smart. Also values design a lot. You won't see anything that is not pretty. Work environment is physically and mentally open, which is awesome. Everybody gets sig-stand desk - the fav things at work.

          Cons

          Very low pay (at least for junior positions) and very hard to get "more" raise even if you perform well and you are paid much lower compared to market. Benefits are just ok as well. Technologies (software) are old. Junior talents don't stay long term. New York office has bad work/life balance compare to other offices. No career path and talent development for "non-design" positions. Leadership doesn't know what junior...

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          Advice to Management

          Embrace technology changes. Keep up with the process and tools. Talk to junior people. You should value technical as important as design. Without implementation, pretty renderings are just renderings after all. Think about why your talents are leaving.

          Gensler2018-04-18

          Gensler Response

          April 20, 2018Gensler Response

          Thanks for taking a moment to share feedback on your experience at Gensler. We appreciate your comments about our fantastic and smart people, who are without question our firm’s greatest asset. We also appreciate your candor and will forward your comments to senior leadership. We ...

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