CBRE
3.3 of 5 447 reviews
www.cbre.com Los Angeles, CA 5000+ Employees

CBRE Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2014
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3.3 447 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

CBRE President & CEO Robert E. Sulentic

Robert E. Sulentic

(97 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great experience in an established, corporate atmosphere.

    Client Services Coordinator (Former Employee)

    ProsThe culture will depend on the team you're working with. In general, it's a pretty laid back but professional environment. There are a lot of holidays per a banking schedule. Easy work life balance.

    ConsThe environment is very clique oriented. If you're in a marketing position, it's great for new graduates but not a lot of room for growth unless you get on the corporate team. A lot of blatant favoritism, based on if you're in the good ol' boys club. Promotions seem to be based on personal standing more than your work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work life balance here.

    ConsMoving up in the company is not easy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore benefits.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun if you don't like money

    Real Estate Accountant (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsGreat people, relatively unstressful work. I've seen other people say that the company is very political and supervisors play favorites, but I don't see that. Maybe I'm just on a good controller team. Getting to work at home two days a week is nice too.

    ConsThe pay flat out sucks. I'm making approximately 70% of the market rate. If I didn't have to have a second job, I would be more proactive about looking for something else. But the company loses a ton of good people - and will lose me - due to the crap pay. Even controllers full well admit this. Uneven workloads are a problem, too. Sometimes you have to get there at 6am, sometimes you spend half the day going down the Wikipedia rabbit hole.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe lose clients because we can't retain talented people because you won't pay us what we're worth. Stop sending emails about Big Wins if none of that winning gets passed on down.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very professional

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
    Irwindale, CA

    Pros-good environment to work at
    -plenty of room for growth
    -there are advancements
    -good people and very professional
    -very kind people and helpful

    Cons-plenty of work load
    -can be stressed due to client's contracts and dilemas
    -some upper managements are not very nice
    -they can be rude at time due to stress level when there are deadlines

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to start your career out of college

    Accounting Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Bloomington, MN

    ProsLow pay comparing to other companies

    Conslow pay and lot of work load

    Advice to Senior Managementincrease pay and try to decrease the turnover ratio

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompensation and work flexibility along with peers-good people.

    ConsLack of equality in application of RISE values. Management is overly ambitious and political to a fault.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen and consider all views and show balance in review of information and treatment of all. Do the right thing.

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    Good for Strong Experience

    Graphic and Print Specialist (Current Employee)
    Anaheim, CA

    ProsIntense environment where stakes are high leads to strong experience and growth in production & customer service.

    ConsPay is below market value / Revolving door as the pay ratio to demands of the job is unbalanced

    Advice to Senior ManagementTalent can be brought in, but a higher-than-market value compensation for the demands & challenges is what will keep them there.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Outsourced management

    Director of Engineering (Current Employee)
    Jersey City, NJ

    ProsGood salary and benefits people are nice.

    ConsClient is unreasonable to work with. Shadow management is a wage of time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore push back needed on client to allow for CBRE team to sf o their job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lackluster experience with slow growth; decent pay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros15 PTO days a year, work-life balance is easy, decent pay for what I do

    ConsPromotions and raises are hard to come by, management has unreasonable expectations, too bureaucratic

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    Good platform to start a career with, but corporate training and support is lacking

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAccessibility to a number of service lines

    ConsCross company job transfers are not as simple and welcome as the company implies. Mentorship takes a big backseat, non brokerage salaries are not competitivewith competitor's salaries

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more ownership of mentoring and sponsoring employees, allowing personal and career growth rather than strictly company benefit.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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