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Great company to start your career

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Current Employee - Job Captain  in  Seattle, WA (US)
Current Employee - Job Captain in Seattle, WA (US)

I have been working at Gensler full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Great learning environment and team working environment. The company is highly focus on developing global presence and providing a great platform to connect with offices in different countries.

Cons

Some offices can be too large and politics in the office can be stressful.

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    Run away!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gensler full-time

    Pros

    Strong future. Company continues to grow while others remain static. Job security and benefits.

    Cons

    Does not value their employees, treat them as commodities. Does not appropriately communicate company culture. Management is cold and will disparage you if you step off their beaten path! Pay is lower than other companies. Environment is stressful, uptight, and one of blame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a culture of collaboration based on respect and admiration NOT FEAR!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It's the #1 Company year after year for a Reason...

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    Current Employee - Interior Designer  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Interior Designer in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Really supportive colleagues and bosses
    Incredible opportunities for continuing education in what you're interested in and what Gensler is interested in
    Projects are extremely diverse, plentiful, and you can develop long term relationships with clients
    Project Managers give you the liberty to guide your own path and responsibility
    Clients are long term and already have built trust relationships with Gensler. Much easier to build more design ideas onto a trusting partner
    Bonuses (Holiday and mid-year are better than competitors. Overtime really acts as an incentive as the year goes on rather than being paid a higher salary up front and then zero overtime).
    People are golden at this firm. They hire based on personality and moral/ethics and make sure people play well with eachother.
    There is a genuine camaraderie that cannot be replaced and cannot be duplicated. If you're lucky to get an interview, give this place a chance and remember the people who typically post on any of these websites are negative.

    Cons

    Like any other A&D firm, the hours are long and the pay is low. We are in this profession for the passion we feel for this field, not more and not less.
    It is a bigger firm, so if you are the type to get wrapped up in any "office politics" (which by the way are ANYWHERE you go), you may not find this the right fit. If you are quiet, but feel comfortable speaking up when you're not comfortable, you will be heard and the leaders will do a really good job of placing you where you need to go in the next 2 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing! The culture is amazing, we have more get togethers and parties then you could imagine, and you're always there when somebody really needs you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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