CBRE Reviews

Updated March 10, 2015
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  1. Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Building Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  3. Fantastic Work Life Balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    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

    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.

  6. Very good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  7. Helpful (1)

    Nice to work with the industry leader

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  8. Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  9. Great Place to Start a Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CBRE

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training and educaiton were excellent. I was sent to a one week orientation program called "CB101" within 6 months of starting at the company. It was a great way to build relationships and get acclimated to such a large brokerage firm. It was also a great way to see what the brokerage world was like outside of my microcosmic Chicago market.

    Cons

    It's huge and you have to seek out mentors. While I was working in a team based leasing environment, I struggeled to find may individuals who would "take me under their wing" and be invested in my career growth. While this was my first job out of college and didn't have much comparison, a lot of people found the work environment to be sexist; while I don't feel strongly about this, it is rather male-dominated and can be, at times, a bit of a "good ole boys" club.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to change the complexion of the real estate brokerage industry's reputation as a male-dominated club, it would be instrumental to increase and improve mentorship for female, junior employees. The Women's Network was insufficient and, even being in the downtown Chicago office where the Network began, I was unable to even receive any acknowledgement or even a hello from the Women's Network founder-that definitely is not a healthy "face" of a Network that aims at and claims to support and foster female career development, is it?

  10. Overall Great company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operating Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Operating Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CBRE

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning new ideas and development.

    Cons

    Bad middle management that is not threatened by co-workers.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more training opportunities.

  11. CBRE Overall is a Great Company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at CBRE

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -There is a lot of opportunity for personal growth.
    -They are very supportive of a work-life balance.

    Cons

    -There does not seem to be much opportunity for advancement
    -They do not pay tuition to obtain an advanced degree

    Advice to Management

    N/A

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