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Graphic Designer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at CBRE in August 2013.
Interview Details – I've got a phone call and then an interview. We initially discussed the basic interview questions. Then we moved on to explore my portfolio. After that we went into more detail about the position.
Very Easy Interview
Project Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at CBRE in October 2013.
Interview Details – I participated in a phone interview. I was very pleased with ease with which the interviewer conducted our conversation. She was able to share details about the company culture while also sharing her personal experience as an employee. I felt comfortable sharing my work history and my professional and personal goals
Interview Question – Although the interview process it about sharing who you are, I still felt a bit challenged when asked about my story. You realize that the resume only tells part of the story Answer Question
Recruiter Interview (Negative Experience)
Interviewed at CBRE
Interview Details – Phone interview, more like an initial screen, lasted about 15 minutes, asked basic questions like explain your experience, what tools do you use to recruit, how many positions do you work on at one time.
Interview Question – Interview could not elaborate on the specifics of the role requirement when I asked so that was unexpected. Answer Question
Wheel Program Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and interviewed at CBRE.
Interview Details – When I applied for the position I was given an email to with a video to take the interview. Each question is timed for about 60-120 seconds. Make sure you get to the point in your response! You also have two shots at taking the interview online for the first one can be a trial run.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for CBRE?Make sure you got your response and can speak about it for 3 minutes because that is all you get. Answer Question
Wheel Program - DC Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at CBRE.
Interview Details – Sent in resume and then interviewed online.
Interview Question – Nothing too difficult just a couple different questions about dealing with adversity and ethical situations that you have been put in Answer Question
Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at CBRE
Interview Details – Very professional interview. Was impressed with the career opportunities available at such a large and diverse company. Interview was relaxed and offered great information about the job and the company. Questions were targeted and relevant. Ample opportunity given for me to ask questions. I was given a tour and introduced to other members of the team.
Interview Question – There were no difficult or unexpected questions. Answer Question
Senior Real Estate Accountant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at CBRE.
Interview Details – Got placed by a temp agency. It turned into a full time job after a short period.
Interview Question – What is FASB 13? View Answer
Negotiation Details – The offer was better than I expected. So I accepted it.
Assistant Property Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at CBRE
Interview Details – It was a very long interview process. I met with three different people, including their main client prior to a decision being made. The job was offered to me, but my minimum salary requirement was at the top of their salary cap for the position. It was hard to tell if there was room for improvement, so I ended up turning down the job. Seems like a decent company though, they definitely are thorough and want to make sure that they find good people for their company.
Interview Question – They ask what your weakness is when you first start. Mine was not based on personal credentials but rather my unfamiliarity with their portfolio. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Declined based on salary requirements.
Strategic Sourcing Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
Interviewed at CBRE
Interview Details – Fairly typical sequence in terms of initial HR contact/phone interview; scheduling of additional phone interviews (due to job location being geographically separate from interviewers) and final in-person interview with hiring manager. Breakdown:
--After applying on-line, I was contacted next day by an internal recruiter and scheduled a phone screen with that individual.
--Upon successful completion of phone screen, I was scheduled with two peer-level, subject matter colleagues to discuss technical knowledge, accomplishments, etc.
--After second phone interview, I was scheduled with a more senior subject matter expert.
--Phone interview with hiring manager to establish more cultural fit, client needs, fit with the client team, etc.
--Final step was a brief, in-person meeting with the hiring manager.
Overall, good questions, good process.
Interview Question – The hardest thing as a client account assignment was trying to translate those things I had previously done. But overall, nothing that I couldn't address appropriately. Answer Question
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