Jones Lang LaSalle

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Jones Lang LaSalle Reviews

Updated November 15, 2014
Updated November 15, 2014
536 Reviews
3.5
536 Reviews
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Jones Lang LaSalle President, CEO, and Director Colin Dyer
Colin Dyer
301 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company tends to be cognizant of employees' needs for work/life balance (in 32 reviews)

  • Great work environment in which a strong work ethic was highly valued (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • At times it is difficult to get that work/life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Mid level managers not always valued for fear of upper management having to compete internally (in 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Platform - Disengaged Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    JLL has the best brokers in the business. CBRE is a great company, not to disparage them, but the legacy Staubach guys at JLL have the best relationships and are without a doubt the gold standard in the business. JLL is like Target, CBRE is like Walmart.

    Cons

    There is too much red tape. Operating as a broker within the boundaries at JLL requires an enormous amount of reporting to management that no one ever looks at. It doesn't have any value and it take away from time you could be spending with clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some, either you are a manager or a broker, when you're playing manager if it's not impacting your own book of business, you make a lot of promises you never fulfill.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overworked/Clients Suffer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jones Lang LaSalle

    Pros

    JLL attracts big name clients

    Cons

    Project Managers are spread way too thin, on too many projects, ultimately hurting the clients in not getting the time/services they are paying for.

  3.  

    Not so ethical

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

    I worked at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Compensation could be better.

    Cons

    Duplicate reporting. Initial training needs increased. Too many clicks in company on retail side.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful, coworkers are amazing always willing to help new comers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Receivables in Westmont, IL
    Current Employee - Account Receivables in Westmont, IL

    I have been working at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Perks are great, staff is friendly, great working environment, free coffee. Staff outings on a quarterly basis. Had Great instructors.

    Cons

    Cubical setting, too many people to get to know people. I like smaller companies where you get to know everyone you work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a great place to work. Get to know your employees capabilities so they don't get too bored.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Laser focus on the sizzle, and little on the steak.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    JLL offers a given client global breadth and depth with sophisticated tools and solid talent, and so an easy "sale" to the customer. Their size alone propels them to the short list of any major company in need of third party services. Carrying the JLL card imputes a certain credibility to the employee (warranted or not).

    Cons

    The pros notwithstanding, once a given contract is won, the delivery of service and dedication of appropriate resources is spotty to poor at best (as a potential client ask for references, specific to your scope, and you will find them much harder to come by than you might think). Woe to those employees left behind to fulfill a contract/assignment.

    One reads in these reviews that advancement is limited. This is particularly true from mid-management on up and consequently leads to level of paranoia which is difficult to convey. Be prepared to be second guessed from day-one, with many looking over your shoulder. As one outsider put it, "there are many sharp knives there." The successful employee is adept at watching his/her back as much as at work execution.

    The level of corporate arrogance is as palpable to the employee as it is to JLL's peer group. Anything perceived as slightly negative is quickly swept aside, and the deliverer thereof labeled a naysayer (who's days are limited).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shift focus and rewards from new business development to the accumulation of 'positive' to 'outstanding' client references (and the former will come). Look to promote from within (not just lip service), and establish 360 review process (particularly with upper management)to combat politics. Finally, strip HR of it's ridiculous influence on recruiting and hiring and shift accountability back to the hiring managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company no carrier path

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

    I worked at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, bonus and PTO. Overall nice office and people.

    Cons

    No carrier path except for some roles

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging Company to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Lombard, IL

    I have been working at Jones Lang LaSalle as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I work as a Senior Consultant. I worked under a group called Capital Markets. The place has good scope under certain leaders. Lots of new technologies used. Lot of Mobile Development. Good place to learn. The leaders were generally receptive to new ideas.

    Cons

    Too much work pressure because of lack of structure and process in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more time and budget to bring a process in place which they have already begun. Need to probably pay more because of too much pressure.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    JLL

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jones Lang LaSalle

    Pros

    Good people, nice perks, overtime opportunities

    Cons

    micromanaged little to no progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give incentives to employees

  10.  

    GREAT CO.

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

    I worked at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Give u lots of leeway.

    Cons

    They are EXTREMELY busy at all times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company but not a lot of interaction amongst regions/employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    •Decent health insurance and PTO
    •Flexible work/life balance

    Cons

    •Not a lot of interaction/exposure to other employees in the company. In 5+ years working there, I only met a handful of other employees.
    •Managers seem to get promoted based on years with the company, not based on their work.
    •Not a lot of room for advancement, especially in smaller regions.
    •Pay was lower than average, even within the company itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems as though a lot of shady/unprofessional behavior is swept under the rug due to certain things being "grandfathered" in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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