CBRE Reviews

Updated June 17, 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. Helpful (1)

    Project manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Lively entrepreneurial environment. Growing company that is positioned very well in the industry.

    Cons

    Compensation could be a little bit more considering the amount of work being completed by each project manager.


  2. 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.


  3. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Real Estate Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Real Estate Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CBRE

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

    Pros

    Great structure, high standards, promotes autonomy, excellent directors, positive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Annual audits could be less rigid however promotes excellence.


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  5. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great career path and exposure to senior management. High level of collaboration between service lines.

    Cons

    No major cons to speak of.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Building Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Building Engineer in Round Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Building Engineer in Round Lake, IL

    I worked at CBRE full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. All depends on what account you work on.

    Cons

    Certain accounts lose track of CBRE as a whole. Everything evolves around cost savings and cut backs.

    Advice to Management

    Train existing employees more often, advise college reimbursement.


  7. Fantastic Work Life Balance

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Extremely flexible work environment that is geared towards results and not necessarily punching the clock. Creativity and forward thinking is rewarded.

    Cons

    Technology is an issue and has been over the last 10 years. For a global leader CBRE is well behind the curve in providing a technology package for their employees that can be utilized in servicing the clients.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your existing employees and provide the necessary training and resources to allow them to elevate their performance.


  8. Helpful (3)

    The best national real estate company with good reason.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Real Estate Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Real Estate Manager in Chicago, IL

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Very good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facility Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Facility Coordinator in Chicago, IL

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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Largest in the industry - globally. Has many new processes, programs and tutorials to offer that benefit the outsourced FM market clients. Manny best practice procedures that integret well over several product/services lines. Ethical, transparent, communicates well with employees.

    Cons

    Not as much training, coaching, personal career opportunities to advance as I'd like to see. May be so large they lose connections with employees. May just focus on upper management development rather than the lower ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Reach out more to lower, middle management


  10. Helpful (1)

    Nice to work with the industry leader

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Abundant opportunity, rewarding, smart colleagues, great culture.

    Cons

    Large company environment and you are not going to know everyone. Can be bureaucratic but it's the reality of any large company.

    Advice to Management

    Double your investment in technology and marketing.


  11. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Services Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Client Services Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CBRE

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Big company, lots of connections

    Cons

    Big company, get lost in the fray



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