CBRE Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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CBRE President & CEO Robert E. Sulentic
Robert E. Sulentic
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Pros
  • The work-life balance was very good (in 28 reviews)

  • Leading Commercial Real Estate firm in New England with ability to leverage CBRE's global platform (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is non-existent (in 17 reviews)

  • The confidence in upper management has faltered due to the fact that they do not support the recriuiters or provide any guidance for the future (in 21 reviews)

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  1. RE Services Administrator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melrose Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melrose Park, IL

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Beginning to see more female managers.

    Cons

    Men are still being paid more than women


  2. Transaction Managet

    Current Employee - Transaction Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Transaction Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at CBRE (More than a year)

    Pros

    Positive work enviroment.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.


  3. A wonderful experience for new grads

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Administrator in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Administrator in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You learn a lot about property management! There is a great deal to learn dealing with various topics and fields

    Cons

    None that I could find! This company is great to work for especially on site


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  5. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company good benefits positive people.

    Cons

    Strong business foundation and foo business practices.


  6. Communications & Media Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications & Media Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Communications & Media Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at CBRE (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working location and hours, exposure to many clients and industries

    Cons

    Difficult to move up unless you are in a technical role, work/life balance is difficult if you work for the platform


  7. A great company with A LOT of opportunities!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Even if you start as an intern, you can work your way up within a relatively short time due to the vast number of departments and business lines that are supported by CBRE. Some accounts can be more demanding than others but those that put in the work will be rewarded. Account contract renewals are never guaranteed but CBRE does an excellent job at getting employees moved to other accounts that are in need. The company also has a great recognition program that makes employees feel valued. Rest assured, CBRE is a company that is growing leaps and bounds. The JCI GWS acquisition is a huge win for the company and will open up even more opportunities. If you end up on an account that you don't like, find another one - they are everywhere.

    Cons

    Medical benefits aren't all that great for the premiums paid (high deductible and OOP even for their 2nd best plan). Accounts never really interact with each other which is a real missed opportunity. Internal networking with low & mid-level managers would be nice but most of the time it's just the upper management that gets those interactions because they know upper managers on other accounts.

    Advice to Management

    Host some events in major cities that will encourage engagement with employees across different accounts, departments, and business lines.


  8. Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great entrepreneurial atmosphere and great culture.

    Cons

    Very minimal downside. Rapidly growing in many sectors.


  9. Entry Level Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    World-class training, vast resources, brilliant people, respected brand

    Cons

    long hours, expect to do work that may not lead to results, low pay/full commission


  10. Underpaid and overworked

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at CBRE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    1.remote working days 2. a lot of social events 3. there are some great people (but depends on the team)

    Cons

    1. Pay is low. 2. As you get more experienced more and more work will be given 3. If you are an hourly employee, there are a lot of pressure not to work OT. If you are a salaried employee nobody cares about your OT. Total absence of life/work balance. 4. Some teams work on weekends on regular basis. 5. Huge turnover which is getting worse with each passing month 6. Over last year, more daily tasks fallen onto accountants with no portfolio adjustments. A lot of busy work, not related to accounting. 7. Almost every random request/task needs to be completed ASAP no matter how big or small it is 8. Controllers' job is to keep clients happy at any cost (which are usually their teams)

    Advice to Management

    See cons


  11. Transaction Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transaction Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Transaction Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Decent leadership, excellent company, several ways to develop and grow your career

    Cons

    Every account is different and each come with unique challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Work to communicate with your employees and provide promotions to those who prove they are worthy.



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