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CBRE Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
486 Reviews

3.4
486 Reviews
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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.  

    Great opportunity for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Coordinator  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    open communication, great office culture and give you the tools you need to advance

    Cons

    a bit strict on the dress code for new employees, keep it professional and clean cut

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Top notch Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Management is very well versed in their fields and know how to manage people and the business. They make you feel important and do not micro manage you like many other locations. Great flow of work and very flexible schedule. All in all the best company I have ever worked for.

    Cons

    None that I can think of right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    CBRE was an outstanding company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Pros

    Extremely professional company to work for. My "boss" was an excellent mentor. Benefits were outstanding - and i was provided the opportunity to make my own schedule.

    Cons

    A lot of process - but this comes with any big company. The smart employees learn to work the system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    CBRE is the best Company to work for in Southern California.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Senior Construction Project Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Senior Construction Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    All the projects that CBRE gets are first rated, the compensation they provided is great.

    Cons

    The time off policies are sometimes hard if you work with a client and there is NO one to take your place while you are on vacations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is very hard to apply to the web site.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Global corporate services

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Transactions  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director, Transactions in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Better than JLL. Lots of opportunity to advance. Good management. Smart, nice people.

    Cons

    Company wants people that want to move up. Not everyone is interested in doing so. Some people are content staying put and CBRE needs to understand these are the key people for forming a solid foundation. Also, Company occasionally puts people in upper level management positions that have never done any work in the discipline being managed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    The best national real estate company with good reason.

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

    Pros

    A structured and organized real estate organization filled with highly professional individuals. Those who can't produce will not flourish here.

    Cons

    Some may view this as a con - internal training takes a little time at this organization. It pays large dividends long-term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management is very highly structured. If you are at team player and well qualified you can succeed in this highly organized environment. It has been my experience that Senior Management is willing to become involved and offer support as much as needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    awesome

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great people great opportunities awesome

    Cons

    manageable but steep working code

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dynamic, empowering work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    dynamic corporate culture, empowering, career advancement opportunities, ethical company, industry leader, diversity

    Cons

    The company has over 44,000 employees worldwide, so if you're looking to become a big player within a company, certainly the challenge is steeper. That said, the company does everything possible to set you up to succeed, because your success is the company's success, so there are very few artificial ceilings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome company to work for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Great perks, highly motivated individuals, well known across the globe, whats not to like.

    Cons

    You can work all day, 7 days a week and there will still be more work to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company to Work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Director  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Very progressive, work-life balance, values are strong

    Cons

    Need to add additonal marketing support

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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