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Gensler is a global design and architecture firm founded in 1965 by M. Arthur Gensler Jr., Drue Gensler and James Follet. It established an office in Houston in 1972 to provide interior design services for the corporate headquarters of the Pennzoil Company. Gensler is divided into 16 diverse practice areas which covers a broad spectrum of industry sectors and delivers a range of project types for clients all around the world. It generated the revenue of $1.197 billion in 2017, the most of any architecture firm in the United States. The company operated offices in 48 cities in 16 countries globally in 2018, working for clients in over 100 countries. Gensler became the first firm inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2009, awarded by the Architecture Firm Award in 2000 by the American Institute of Architects and many more. There is one community at Gensler which is united by its commitment to improve the human experience holistically.

Company - Private
$1B to 2B
Large
Multiple locations
Architecture Firms
1965
Andy Cohen and Diane Hoskins
What departments Gensler employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
Designers32.2%
Architects20.2%
other occupation16.2%
Marketing / Advertising / PR6.6%
Administrative6.2%
Management - Other5.8%
Architecture / Engineering Managers4.7%

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Professional experience

How many years of experience do Gensler employees have before joining?
Years of experience at Gensler: Newcomers: 26%, Experiencers: 20%, Experts: 21%, Veterans: 33%. Gensler employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
Where did Gensler employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before Gensler: AECOM, CannonDesign, HKS. Typical Gensler employees have worked at AECOM.
AECOM
CannonDesign
HKS
What industries did Gensler employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Gensler: Architecture Firms, Engineering Firms, Specialty Trade Construction Companies, Building Companies, Residential Building Construction Companies. Gensler employees most likely come from a Architecture Firms industry background.
Where did Gensler employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at Gensler: Small: 62%, Medium: 13%, Large: 25%. Most Gensler employees have previously worked at small companies.

Educational background

What did employees at Gensler study?
Where did employees at Gensler study?
Cornell University
Pratt Institute-Main

Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at Gensler?
Time employed at Gensler: <1: 14%, 1-3: 30%, 4-8: 37%, 9-13: 9%, 14-20: 6%, 20+: 4%. Most Gensler employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
How does Gensler rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at Gensler: 53.8% Male and 46.2% Female. Age ratio at Gensler: 16-20: 0%, 21-30: 39%, 31-40: 39%, 41-50: 15%, 51-60: 6%, 60+: 2%. Gensler rates - 11.2% more female than the industry average. Most Gensler employees are 21-30, which is below the industry median age range.

Career advancement

How does Gensler rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at Gensler: low. Gensler ranks low for career advancement which is above the industry average.
What companies do Gensler employees go on to work at?
Future employers of Gensler: HKS, HOK, IA Interior Architects, JLL, Perkins & Will. People who work at Gensler most typically go on to work for the HKS.
HKS
HOK
IA Interior Architects
JLL
Perkins & Will

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Las Vegas, NV - May 30, 2021
Very creative place
4.0
Ratings
4
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
4
Work-Life balance
3
Recognition & Support
4
Culture and Values
Had a great experience at first.. worked at another office first, which was wonderful and very good interactions with staff and management. Had a tragic incident at one point and my opinion changed altogether.

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Great benefits and compensation
Be careful who you work for, may not have your back

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What year was Gensler founded?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
1965.
What industry does Gensler belong to?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Engineering/Architecture.
What is the headquarters of Gensler?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
The headquarters of Gensler is San Francisco, CA.
What’s the gender distribution at Gensler?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
46.2% female, 53.8% male.
What’s Gensler’s yearly revenue?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
$1b to 2b, i think
Who is the CEO of Gensler?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Andy Cohen and Diane Hoskins.
What’s the average length of tenure at Gensler?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Typically 4-8 year(s).
what kind of companies did Gensler employees work for?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Small companies before Gensler.
what are the chances of career advancement at Gensler?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
low.
where do employees go to work after leaving Gensler?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Most went to work for one of these companies: HKS, HOK, IA Interior Architects, JLL, Perkins & Will, Self Employed, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), SmithGroup
Where did employees work before joining Gensler?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
AECOM, CannonDesign, HKS, HOK, IA Interior Architects, NBBJ Design, Perkins & Will, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM).
How old are Gensler’s employees in general?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
21-30, 31-40.
Where did most of Gensler employees go to school?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Cornell University, Pratt Institute-Main, Savannah College of Art and Design, The University of Texas at Austin, University of California-Berkeley.
What’s Gensler’s mission?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
found their mission statement: To enrich the human experience using the power of design.
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