CBRE Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
491 Reviews

3.4
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CBRE President & CEO Robert E. Sulentic
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is no work-life balance and they always try to low-ball when you get hired (in 24 reviews)

  • Best in business for commercial real estate (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance not always honored due to competitiveness within the company (in 14 reviews)

  • May just focus on upper management development rather than the lower ranks (in 18 reviews)

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  1. 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 for more than a 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
  2.  

    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 for less than a 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
  3. 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 for 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
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  5.  

    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 for less than a 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
  6. 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
  7.  

    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 for more than a 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
  8.  

    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 for 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
  9.  

    Overworked/Underpaid/Poor Trusted

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE

    Pros

    Earned 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 ManagementAdvice

    -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

  10.  

    Bad leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    It may enhance your resume.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Easily fire good employs

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

    I worked at CBRE full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    High 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 ManagementAdvice

    Read your values on your homepage and make sure your ADs follow them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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