CBRE Reviews

Updated July 26, 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. Some accounts are bad, others are horrendous

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Building Engineer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Building Engineer in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at CBRE full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    401k match Pay is fair Some accounts have goos leaders

    Cons

    Zero work/life balance KPI is first, employees are last No tuition reimbursement

    Advice to Management

    Negotiate better with hard clients. Employees shouldn't suffer.


  2. Sales - Brokerage

    • 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 full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    *Large global company *Friendly within team lines in the company

    Cons

    *Poor starting salary *No training, development, or investment in personnel *Horrible office culture *Teams working against each other *Poor employer for millennials and young professionals especially right out of school


  3. Helpful (3)

    Senior Real Estate Manager

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

    I worked at CBRE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Can't think of a single one.

    Cons

    Liars. This is the most cutthroat organization I have ever worked for. One year they fired a bunch of staff on Christmas Eve. We all called it the Christmas Eve massacre.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Only if you

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CBRE (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Cigna insurance, 401K, jeans days

    Cons

    Management favoritism, minimal pay, long hours, demoralized people....the list goes on.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Sweat shop

    • 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

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

    Pros

    None, well they are making me write at least 5 words so I will go with coworkers, it's nice to know everybody hates their job too.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about employees Overload you with work till you quit then find some new number to fill your spot

    Advice to Management

    Ask employees questions before you change stuff, u might actually realize what you are doing is not going to save money


  7. Helpful (3)

    Beyond Terrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Analyst in Overland Park, KS

    I worked at CBRE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nothing positive to say about the place.

    Cons

    Was given a 1990s Toshiba to work on - no monitor, no mouse. Was expected to look at data. Found a crummy old 1990s monitor and was better off than everyone else. Not enough work - bored. They use Lync to spy on you so you have to pretend to work even when you have nothing to do. Not allowed to help anyone else which made no sense.

    Advice to Management

    Such a terrible place that management, if smart, would be looking for another job.


  8. IT has no leadership

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Messaging Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Contractor - Messaging Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at CBRE as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    I can't think of any pro's. Some of the people are OK, but a lot are full of themselves.Dress code was business casual. Supposedly unlimited PTO and you can work from home quite a bit. I never saw this.

    Cons

    Management is very much the good ol' boy network. If you don't hang with them, drink a lot, etc, you will not get far. Only one or two people make all the decisions, and those two are not very sharp. Definitely a two tier system there, the managing class, and the rejects.

    Advice to Management

    clean house in IT. Get real people that can work together, not just bow down to certain folks. Trust the people you bring in.


  9. Helpful (2)

    There are no Pros

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Nothing nice could be said

    Cons

    Who ever you speak to or meet arfe normally Nasty and curt.

    Advice to Management

    Make your employees knpw what it requires to be part of a team


  10. Helpful (2)

    No loyalty to employees

    • 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 full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you get in with a productive team - you're set

    Cons

    Regardless of how many years you put in - if you are not the "in" crowd, you can be kicked to the curb.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Company is not that great

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

    I worked at CBRE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bonuses are paid in December

    Cons

    Salary is low for the job market



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