CBRE Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
530 Reviews
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Pros
  • There is no work-life balance and they always try to low-ball when you get hired (in 27 reviews)

  • The paramount industry leader in commercial real estate (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance not always honored due to competitiveness within the company (in 15 reviews)

  • May just focus on upper management development rather than the lower ranks (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great big Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Coordinator
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Coordinator

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good starting point to learn about asset management

    Cons

    Your on a little island with no help from corporate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some interaction with your asset service team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    No Career Development - No Support from Management - Poor Technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Location, paid parking/transit, work-from-home two days a week

    Cons

    Poor leadership, poor communication, no strategy for professional growth & development, will not invest in proper technology to support business, unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a leader who understands the value of what Recruiters do and bring to the company and one who has true experience in staffing and recruiting who can offer strategic direction and adequate workforce planning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The inmates are running the asylum - BEWARE!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - I T in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - I T in Dallas, TX

    I worked at CBRE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Use of the Flavia coffee machine is free. You might get a promotion if you look good in heels and/or are incompetent. (But wait! There's still hope for a promotion... if you are an oompa loompa... and incompetent.)

    Cons

    Management (people with management titles but no management skills), discrimination, no empathy, narcissism, no accountability, gross and rampant incompetence. "RISE" values - (Racist Incompetent Sociopaths Everywhere)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to hell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Significantly Underpaid - Unreasonable Expectations - No Opportunity For Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Real Estate Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Real Estate Manager

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The chance to work with institutional clients on a variety of assets.

    Cons

    Assistant Manager in Orange County, CA: If you're experienced and motivated except to work 10+ hours a day; compensation is significantly below market rate; absolutely no defined scope of work and no room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A corporation is only as valuable as its leaders. Excessive workload combined with a submarket compensation package only drives away the talent which allows CBRE to be such a profitable entity. More importantly it jeopardises the integrity of the firm as a whole and puts the entire corporation at severe risk...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    CBRE rating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Queens Village, NY
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Queens Village, NY

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good job to work at when full time (benefits)

    Cons

    Pay, bosses are funny towards a certain ppl

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst work experience of a lifetime

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

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pto and holiday pay

    Cons

    Absolutely 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 ManagementAdvice

    When 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Had a horrible time.

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

    I worked at CBRE full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible company to work for...

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

    I worked at CBRE full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Was not a good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Property Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at CBRE full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits learn a lot from the company

    Cons

    Unfair treatment and show favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not judge employees and do not show favoritism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facilities Manager
    Former Employee - Facilities Manager

    I worked at CBRE full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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