CBRE
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CBRE Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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CBRE President & CEO Robert E. Sulentic

Robert E. Sulentic

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65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Maintenance Technician (Current Employee)
    Queens Village, NY

    ProsGood job to work at when full time (benefits)

    ConsPay, bosses are funny towards a certain ppl

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    Worst work experience of a lifetime

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPto and holiday pay

    ConsAbsolutely the worst support from management ever. Manager dumped as much of her job responsibilities on her staff as possible and continually harrassed with countless emails and other imature tactics. No support from hr and upper management. CBRE solves problems by punishing staff who dare to tell the truth. So much for no retaliation if a grievence is filed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen the truth smacks you in the face, grow a pair and do the right thing. Way too worried about self image. My manager is so terrible and incompetent that I truly believe if she had a tattoo on her forehead that said "idiot" she would actually get a promotion.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Had a horrible time.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe benefits are good and you get your paycheck on time.

    ConsHaving someone look over your shoulder all the time and told that everything you do is wrong, gets tiring really fast.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrible company to work for...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou are nobody to this corporate giant. They don't care about you.

    ConsYou are nobody to this corporate giant. They don't care about you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees with respect. Appreciate them and understand that they have families to feed too.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Was not a good experience

    Assistant Property Manager (Former Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsGood benefits learn a lot from the company

    ConsUnfair treatment and show favoritism

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not judge employees and do not show favoritism

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very poor - CBRE has no idea what it is doing with Facilities Professionals. NONE.

    Facilities Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsThey paid well. Although they took away our bonuses, salary increases and did not honor any promises made before or after hire.

    ConsThey allowed idiots with multiple complaints against them remain as managers. They allowed everyone with experience leave and wont renegotiate leases so cheap customers don't have to pay fairly for services paid for with blood, sweat and tears. CBRE just doesn't care about their own employees enough.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overworked/Underpaid/Poor Trusted

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEarned a paycheck. Really no other pro other than Remote program (which became a con because you ended up working even longer hours from home).

    Cons-Management extremely unethical
    -Many people unqualified for positions especially at Assistant Controller level and above
    -Discriminatory practices commonplace
    -Extremely, unrealistically long hours (routinely 50-60 hrs/wk) with no relief
    -Highly political environment; Very cliquish
    -Antiquated systems
    -Pay WAY below market
    -Many members of mgmt treat employees w/open disrespect and are often rude/cruel
    -Lots of family members working together...NEVER A GOOD IDEA!!!
    -Lip service to employee appreciation

    Advice to Senior Management-Hire an independent, local HR Mgr w/no reporting to local Sr. Mgmt
    -Investigate high turnover rate
    -Clean house of local Sr. Mgmt to improve morale and local reputation
    -Analyze workloads and provide immediate relief
    -Review salary levels
    -Make amends to remaining staff and re-establish trust by allowing staff to give full review of poor work environment and provide suggestions for improvement

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    Bad leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Las Vegas, NV

    ProsIt may enhance your resume.

    ConsIn my market the work environment is poor due to absentee leadership.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour values are excellent and if followed by the markets this company could reach new heights. Take a close look at the market leadership and their daily routine. They should set an example for genuine interest in employee development, work ethic, and client care. If they do not operate on your model of excellence please replace them. Set the standard that integrity and lawful operation are paramount.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Easily fire good employs

    Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsPay
    Benefit
    Systems
    Computers
    Some very good facility managers and project managers

    ConsHigh turnover of employees on the team I worked on due to voluntary quits and out of the blue terminations. This is a pyramid type of organization with the people at the top making big bucks, but people at the bottom working like dogs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRead your values on your homepage and make sure your ADs follow them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible to work for

    Senior Property Manager (Former Employee)
    Kent, WA

    ProsIn my time with CBRE I don't have any pros. It was a very negative environment.

    ConsVERY POOR upper management. They actually said to everyone in my office that if we're unhappy with CBRE they would be more than willing to help us find a new job. Unqualified leadership that would actually talk about other employee problems in front of the whole office. Very unprofessional.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire management that are qualified for the job. The management I worked with were not qualified for their position. One was a former accountant that was absolutely not qualified for the position. I've never worked at a company where I asked for help and was told "if I'm not happy they would help me find another job". Those are the exact words they told at least 6 employees that I know of. Of course, all of us don't work for CBRE any more. I felt like I worked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and asked for help with my work load and was told I should look at my time management better. CBRE will work you to a break down. They have a very bad reputation in the property management industry for working their employees to the ground. I would never recommend CBRE to anyone.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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