Gensler Reviews

Updated 13 Jan 2021

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Gensler Co-CEOs Andy Cohen and Diane Hoskins
Andy Cohen and Diane Hoskins
586 Ratings
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  • "Long hours and some directors who are out of touch with employee wellbeing(in 54 reviews)

  • "hard to achieve work-life balance due to heavy load on works(in 52 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gensler full-time

    Pros

    I've learned more and developed my career beyond what I'd ever imagined by joining this firm

    Cons

    Nowhere is perfect, and neither is Gensler. In all things you take the rough with the smooth!

    Gensler Response

    January 11, 2021

    Thanks so much for the feedback. We love to hear from our people. You and your colleagues are the foundation of our success

  2. "Interior Designer"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Interior Designer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture, non-hierarchical, many oppertunities for growth and learning, stong research led firm, global opertunities

    Cons

    Technology should be improved across all levels of staff, financial rewards are average

    Gensler Response

    January 7, 2019Gensler Response

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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Global experience"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Associate in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gensler full-time

    Pros

    Great international relationship and culture between studios all around the world.

    Cons

    hard to achieve work-life balance due to heavy load on works

    Gensler Response

    November 30, 2020

    Thanks for providing feedback on your experience at Gensler. We value our people and love to hear their perspectives.

  4. "Pros and Cons"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Designer in Sydney

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

    Pros

    You receive two bonuses a year

    Cons

    Even with the two bonuses received you're not paid enough, compared with the current market.

    Gensler Response

    April 27, 2020

    Thanks for the feedback. We treat workplace concerns seriously and address them in accordance with our internal policies and procedures. We have multiple channels for reporting issues and we train and encourage our team members to use them. Encouraging everyone to ask questions and provide honest feedback is critical to supporting our culture and our values of integrity, trust and mutual respect.

  5. "Excellent place to work!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gensler full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Top tier company; excellent management; benefits of being a small office with large, global support network; great community culture and amazing colleagues to work with; recognition of talent and hard work with great opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    There are no major cons.

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    Gensler Response

    May 11, 2018Gensler Response

    We are flattered by your amazing feedback and are especially happy to know that you are experiencing the benefits of being in a small office while still having access to our global network of talented design professionals. We value our local roots and always strive to be local first. Thanks again for the feedback and for all the work you do on behalf of our firm and our clients.

  6. "Fast-paced & Opportunities"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So many resources available--From the Design Library, to Directories of Vendors, to access to so many colleagues with different areas of expertise. Exciting large scale projects.

    Cons

    Follow trends and research. The firm doesn't usually provide enough time on projects to really develop concepts and come up with new ones.

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  7. "You will learn a lot while working for this company, lots of opportunities, resources, and knowledge."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Interior Designer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gensler full-time

    Pros

    Great projects, challenging, values design, and always looking to improve themselves.

    Cons

    May be challenging to navigate the large corporation and workload can be overwhelming

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  8. "Great place to Work!"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gensler full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Collaborative, people-first culture with a social conscience. This is a company that truly cares about their employees. Great benefits! Fun place to work. Lots of celebrations, happy hours and so on pre-COVID. Also, focused on giving back to the community - lots of opportunities to get involved. Current focus on diversity and inclusion - not just lip service, but true action plans and employees held accountable to following through.

    Cons

    Gensler is decentralized and very collaborative. Decisions and/or buy-in is needed by many individuals. This means that change is very slow and this lag in ability to make changes results in Gensler being behind the times in some areas (such as paid parental leave).

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  9. "Interior Designer"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gensler full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, awesome clients, and good culture

    Cons

    Not enough growth opportunities. Upper management is stuck in their ways.

  10. "best place to intern and learn"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Gensler full-time

    Pros

    great place to learn, a lot resousces regarding to license

    Cons

    no con, overall is great !

    Gensler Response

    January 11, 2021

    Thanks for providing feedback on your experience at Gensler. We appreciate our interns and value their perspectives.

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