Jones Lang LaSalle
3.4 of 5 419 reviews
www.joneslanglasalle.com Chicago, IL 5000+ Employees

Jones Lang LaSalle Reviews

Updated Apr 5, 2014
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90% Approve of the CEO

Jones Lang LaSalle President, CEO, and Director Colin Dyer

Colin Dyer

(246 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Pay, Horrible Working Conditions

Facility Manager (Former Employee)
Denver, CO

I worked at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time for less than a year

ProsThe pay was great, two of the upper managers were good people, and the benefits were good overall.

ConsLittle to no training, false promises were given, I was set up to fail or "thrown to the wolves by JLL" as the client indicated, the job was too demanding with little help from upper management, and JLL's processes are very complicated without the proper level of training.

Advice to Senior ManagementSelect management who cares about properly training new employees so they can be successful within your organization. Quit lying to people making them believe they will be successful by using tactics that build false hope. Instead, spend sufficient time with new employees so they can get used to your processes, be honest with their performance by providing feedback, and strive to help people succeed.
According to the client, your turnover rates at my facility were very high over the last two years. To me, this means you must have money to burn on recruiting new managers. Stop wasting money on recruitment and invest in good and proper training instead.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Worst commercial real estate company in the industry

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Indianapolis, IN

I worked at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time for more than a year

ProsThere were free parking spots, surface and garage, in short walking distance of the front door. The building had decent amenities and there were seldom issues with the building itself. Hours were flexible as people came and went as they pleased, a sign of poor management. There were conference rooms available to make private calls and look for new jobs.

ConsSexist environment where women were taunted, treated like personal assistants, and not promoted. Alcoholism at an all time high and alcohol was always available in the refrigerator. Racist comments heard often. No minorities on staff. Bullying managers, who were supported by management and human resources. No front desk receptionist, just a bell and phone. Often saw guests wandering around the office. Office was broken into and computers were stolen due to no building and space security.

Advice to Senior ManagementHiring managers with master degrees in business who know how to manage others. Hire minorities and promote women. Spend less on drinking parties and more on real marketing. Avoid hiring and supporting immature, racist brokers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It's disturbing how poorly managed the Westmont, IL office is.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Westmont, IL

I have been working at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time

ProsIt's hard to get fired - especially if you're related to or personal friends of management (a lot are). There are a ton of employees and management who have no idea what they are doing and still keep their jobs. Good place to get your foot in the door if you're an accountant but you'll never make much.

ConsHeavy favoritism. Low pay. No respect. Poor treatment. VERY poor management.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company needs to embark on a serious internal marketing campaign and offer a competitive wage so they can get and hang onto better people. It would also be an excellent idea to get all the managers and supervisors enrolled in effective leadership courses. Also, a bigger office is needed. The one currently used was outgrown 10 months ago. People are currently squeezing into conference rooms and are parking near a restaurant 1/4 mile away with no shuttle service. This place needs HELP!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sucks

Maintenance Manager (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time for less than a year

ProsNon,they lack professionalism in healthcare fields

ConsCompany sucks big time!,lies to employees and does not stand by their employees

Advice to Senior Managementget out of the healthcare industry!

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Under paid and under appreciated

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Jones Lang LaSalle

ProsCoffee maker and snack machines were usually the highlight of my day- worst company I've ever worked for. In the beginning the benefits sounded really great.

ConsExtremely abusive management. This company didn't just leave a bad taste in my mouth- they broke laws! They were very focused on finding out my age to the point of flat out asking me repeatedly and what country club my parents were members of. Once I disclosed that I wasn't from the same economic background that ALL of my coworkers were raised in, I was outcasted and management immediately stripped me of my benefits and the abuse kick started. Bonus time came and went and I was offered 80% less then all of my coworkers, I guess poor people don't need money as much as rich people. Then when the bonus did show up it was 60% of what was stated that I would get. When mentioned to my boss- he brushed it off as "not his responsibility". All of my vacation days that I had earned where denied when I requested to use them. So were the FEW days that I requested to work from home. A benefit that my peers really took advantage of. Some only came in once a week. I only wanted 3 days for the month. The boss regularly pulled employees into his office and was loudly making fun of me and the only African American girl in our department. One time they didn't even have the decency to attempt to hide it, my boss flat out laughed in my face when I requested to attend an out of town convention for career advancement. Which my peers consistently were encouraged to participate in. I also made mention of going to school at night to earn a higher degree and my boss advised me to quit school and focus on making a career out of the 50k they were paying me. I quit working for JLL which is exactly what they were hoping for I'm sure. Now I'm with a great company that pays me substantially better and appreciates my contributions. I'm a top performer in my career field. It's a shame that JLL didn't foster an environment where I could prove my abilities.
Leadership- if I wanted to I could sue for mistreatment.
Potential hires- Unless you were raised with a silver spoon in your mouth or you are willing to be the punch line to all of their nasty jokes- steer clear of JLL. The wounds have still not healed.

Advice to Senior ManagementFire your department presidents and hr leadership and start all over. You are going to sink in lawsuits if you continue to allow abuse to happen. I'm very surprised that the government would even do business with such an abusive company.

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Employee support and compensation is horrible.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time for more than 5 years

ProsDecent Dental plan. Ability to move to different accounts

ConsI have been on 3 different large accounts with JLL. You cannot advance or receive equitable pay unless you are male. High employee turnover rate so always scrambling to cover positions - you are always behind. Rehire process is very slow. No work life balance. JLL low balls RFP's to win accounts which leave employees that work on the accounts in difficult positions. HR department does not support employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize, support and compensate your employees that are doing the work! Not just Senior Management.....

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Administrative

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThis best thing about Jones Lang Lasalle is the Dental Insuance. It's better than the horrible health insurance.

ConsMy job duties varies on what management thinks is important for the day. My co-workers are horrible. I have seen everyone get a bonus but me. I am underpaid and over worked. This company sucks. Stay far far away. Especailly the retail side.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to treat all of your employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good before the merge with Staubach

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time for more than 5 years

Pros• Good benefits
• Good PTO once you are there for more than 4 years
• Well-known name in the Commercial Real Estate world

Cons• Stay away from the West Coast Marketing team. The Marketing Directors are unqualified to perform as real Marketing Directors. They got promoted only because they knew the right people at the right time.
• Don’t value support staff, easily replaceable.
• Be prepared to share the pressure but not the wealth, particularly as a support staff.
• Very hard to get the tools you need to perform your job.
• Marketing Directors can be abusive by screaming at employees. HR doesn’t do much even after bringing the incident to their attention.
• Be prepared to be on call 24/7.
• High turn over on the West Coast Marketing team.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire qualify Marketing Directors in the West Coast with real leadership experience.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Rip Tide for Dallas Lease Administration Professionals

Lease Analyst (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time for more than a year

ProsProbability of a job opening and an offer of employment are high.
Location is excellent. DSW Shoe Warehouse is just around the corner!
Cubicles are stylish.

ConsTreacherous rip current conditions exist. Keep that in mind when/if you decide to work in the lease administration group.
Do not work yourself into exhaustion trying to fight it.
It's not you.
It's not the quality of your work.
Yes, you are expected to spend 1/2 of your time preparing for an internal audit that does not actually reduce risk for the company or improve service to the client.
Yes, they are piling it on. And on. And on. And on. And on.
Yes, you are doing work that is fact managerial in nature.
Yes, this method of lease administration is far riskier and it is scary when you think about it.
Yes, the department seems to be the very antithesis of what is in the employee handbook.
Rip current (ripe tide).
Acknowledge what is happening to you immediately.
Allow yourself to be carried away and plan for your survival.
Network like you have never networked before.
Keep your spirits high for interviews.
Remember: parallel strokes for a while and then head back to shore.

Advice to Senior ManagementReach out to the dozens and dozens of people who have left in the last 36 months. Or, install a nanny cam.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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What began as excitement and eagerness to join JLL soon became desperation to leave it.

Lease Analyst (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

I worked at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time

ProsThe Dallas office was really close to where I lived. Sometimes we were given freshly baked cookies. It has covered parking.

ConsI know the cliché thing to say would be “I would not inflict JLL lease admin on my worst enemy.” But that is simply not true. Lease Admin is the perfect place for my worst enemy. Who better to recommend for the descent into soul murdering misery that inevitably follows JLL employment than the person whom I hate worst in the world. Unfortunately, that person already works there. It is the primary reason I do not.
I suppose this person is not technically in Lease Admin, and (for the smallest of examples of divine mercy) does not live in Dallas, but to work at JLL and not feel their despotic influence is to be as lucky as a mouse who walks through the den of a viper uneaten and limbs intact. That is not to say that employment in Lease Admin is in any way lucky. Even without “the viper” one must face an oppressive workload, disproportionate stress for a piddling salary, and management that is apathetic to a level of sadism. My point is merely that those uneaten mice should know that it could get worse. It can always get worse. And the longer you stay at JLL, the worse it will get.
If you think being “fully allocated” means you will not get other accounts, think again. If you think your hard work and spent youth will be rewarded with anything approximating “compensation,” think again. JLL is the gift that keeps on giving. If by “gift” you mean sadness and by “giving” you mean loaded up with work like the proverbial camel with too much straw on its back.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop fabricating excuses for why turnover is so high.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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