CBRE Reviews

Updated July 3, 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. Transaction Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company and an Industry leader.

    Cons

    Long Hours & lack of communication. Overall not bad.

    Advice to Management

    Employee Feedback


  2. Overall great company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I worked at CBRE (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company great platform, plenty of opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Communication needs improvement. Cyclical industry.


  3. Good company, few office politics

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent compensation, great learning experience, management cares about your career

    Cons

    Heavy office politics, work can feel very unfocused/disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Make quicker decisions


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  5. Contractor, Chicagoland Area

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at CBRE as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, pleasant work environment and good hours. They provide you with all the tools necessary to efficiently and effectively do your job.

    Cons

    Salaries for (experienced) lower rank personnel are not competitive with the current market; healthcare premium is a bit high and their 401k matching is low in comparison to the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in 401k match contributions; offer a more affordable healthcare plan without compromising coverage and out of pocket expense, and offer better salary compensation, based on market and experience value.


  6. THINGS HAVE CHANGED

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Lansing, MI

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    job security, health insurance benefits, 401K, holidays.

    Cons

    too much micro management. I feel like a disposable commodity.

    Advice to Management

    Reach directly to your lower tier employees and take our advice. You are completely detached from us and it is making everything difficult.


  7. Security Officer

    Current Employee - Unarmed Private Security Officer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Unarmed Private Security Officer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The co-workers are very nice.

    Cons

    Not paying enough and no overtime

    Advice to Management

    Great Mannagement rise the pay.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Redmond, WA
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at CBRE as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with lots of growth opportunities. Excellent management and leadership with a clear vision.

    Cons

    I work on a contracted account so your fate is left up to the client.


  9. Sr. Regional Business Services Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President/Senior Regional Business Service Manager in Plainfield, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President/Senior Regional Business Service Manager in Plainfield, IL

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

    Pros

    Great company if assigned to a good account

    Cons

    Senior management doesn't give soft services group enough credit for their hard work.


  10. CBRE GCS

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    Diverse workforce; the organization values training

    Cons

    It can be dependent on the client you are working with.


  11. Helpful (7)

    great entry into the commercial real estate industry

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at CBRE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best training for recent college graduates or those looking to break into the commercial real estate industry
    Best in the industry training for associates (brokerage)
    Great managers for entry level associates

    Cons

    Long term career looks bleak due to nepotism and dominance of top brokers. Many mid-level brokers get treated unjustly and pushed out of deals that they have worked on for months/years and are rightfully theirs due to a Vice Chairman+ level broker edging their way in. Management often considers the production levels of individuals more so than the facts of the situation in internal conflict cases.



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