Careers at FORGE
We Put Our People First
At FORGE, people make the place. Ours is a culture of mutual respect and caring, where diversity, equity, acceptance and inclusion are a natural result of doing the right thing. At FORGE, we feel safe in our environment, and comfortable to be ourselves. We’re encouraged to try new things and we enjoy challenging, rewarding work balanced with a fulfilling and meaningful life outside of the job.
“FORGE allows us to grow and have variety of work to learn from, but also have a life outside of work.
We “FORGE” Strong Relationships
If it looks like we’re having fun at FORGE, it’s because we are. FORGE people trust and value each other, and relationships drive us. We work hard to create an environment where friendships flourish, and people are free to experience personal and professional growth. We hold ourselves and our teammates accountable to the work and to our clients, and we recognize and reward excellence.
“We have fun at work and enjoy one another’s lightheartedness without sacrificing the integrity of our work.”
We Make a Difference
Our purpose guides us. FORGE people care about their clients and ensure that, when the project is done, the entire team feels the same sense of accomplishment and success. We promise our clients deep insight built on a foundation of professional knowledge and experience, and we deliver powerful design that is beautiful, functional and a source of pride for the owner, user and design team.
“My leaders have trust in my ability to get my job done without micromanaging, yet are still involved enough in the process that I feel I can ask for help whenever necessary.”
“Of all the places you could go in your career, why work at FORGE? As part of an annual employee satisfaction survey that earned us a 2021 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area honor, we learned how our team members would answer this question.”
“FORGE really cares about the people and when I speak to others they think the same way. FORGE allows us to grow and have variety of work to learn from. but also have a life outside of work. I think it’s really rare to have a company that accepts beginning level designers and also treats them with respect and also allow them to make mistakes and grow. I feel so blessed to be at this company.”
“Being placed in a position where I feel like there is an ideal amount of individual accountability has been the most important part of my professional growth this year. It tells me my leaders have trust in my ability to get my job done without micromanaging, yet are still involved enough in the process that I feel I can ask for help whenever necessary. It has fostered an environment for my professional confidence to soar.”
“FORGE does a good job of maintaining a work-life balance and managing utilization levels across projects. They are usually very proactive about giving you work when your schedule is light or redistributing work when you are overloaded. Sometimes you really have to speak up, especially when you are overloaded, but they are very receptive to figuring out how to better balance the work. They are also very open to giving people more responsibility when they see you can handle it, which helps you grow professionally and within the company.”
“We have excellent benefits, interesting and respectful colleagues, approachable leaders, flexibility, I continue to be given more responsibility all the time, and we are able to have fun at work and enjoy one another’s lightheartedness without sacrificing the integrity of our work.”
“FORGE leadership and the overall team care about doing good work, and doing right by those who work here and those we work with. The firm has met the challenges of the pandemic year with remarkable flexibility and resilience. There is a concerted effort to continually improve, and when something is not working, there is great openness toward discussing ways to change the situation for the better.”
“FORGE has been a great career transition for me, they have challenged me to fill a role in their structure, and not invited me into it, as much as made it my business to build it organically.”
When it comes to joining the team, FORGE is different. We aren’t restricted by our organization chart and are always looking to bring on talented, motivated individuals. Check out some of the available roles below, or if you’d like to see where there might be another opportunity for you at FORGE—or you’d like to learn more about what we do and how we do it—send us your resume and portfolio (<10MB).