CBRE
3.3 of 5 447 reviews
www.cbre.com Los Angeles, CA 5000+ Employees

CBRE Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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3.3 447 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

CBRE President & CEO Robert E. Sulentic

Robert E. Sulentic

(97 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "There is no work-life balance and they always try to low-ball when you get hired"
    in 20 reviews
  • "Best in business for commercial real estate"
    in 16 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance not always honored due to competitiveness within the company"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Upper management says how great they are when it is not always true"
    in 18 reviews
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    I love this place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis place has a great friendly, but business attitude. As long as you get your work down there is time to laugh and play. Some senior managers are here to help you and pull you to the top!

    ConsSome people dont enjoy seeing others move up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the communication open and want the best for each employee

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An excellent place to work and grow professionally

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsChallenged daily to improve processes for client operations

    ConsCompensation was low for what is expected, that said, very generous bonus plans and benefits

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview compensation strategy to attract and retain best employees

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    Maintenance Technician (Current Employee)
    Queens Village, NY

    ProsGood job to work at when full time (benefits)

    ConsPay, bosses are funny towards a certain ppl

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    Dynamic, empowering work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

    Prosdynamic corporate culture, empowering, career advancement opportunities, ethical company, industry leader, diversity

    ConsThe company has over 44,000 employees worldwide, so if you're looking to become a big player within a company, certainly the challenge is steeper. That said, the company does everything possible to set you up to succeed, because your success is the company's success, so there are very few artificial ceilings.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work life balance here.

    ConsMoving up in the company is not easy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore benefits.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat, talented people to work with. Great presence in the market.

    ConsHas silos and harder to build client base because of internal competition.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very professional

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
    Irwindale, CA

    Pros-good environment to work at
    -plenty of room for growth
    -there are advancements
    -good people and very professional
    -very kind people and helpful

    Cons-plenty of work load
    -can be stressed due to client's contracts and dilemas
    -some upper managements are not very nice
    -they can be rude at time due to stress level when there are deadlines

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun if you don't like money

    Real Estate Accountant (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsGreat people, relatively unstressful work. I've seen other people say that the company is very political and supervisors play favorites, but I don't see that. Maybe I'm just on a good controller team. Getting to work at home two days a week is nice too.

    ConsThe pay flat out sucks. I'm making approximately 70% of the market rate. If I didn't have to have a second job, I would be more proactive about looking for something else. But the company loses a ton of good people - and will lose me - due to the crap pay. Even controllers full well admit this. Uneven workloads are a problem, too. Sometimes you have to get there at 6am, sometimes you spend half the day going down the Wikipedia rabbit hole.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe lose clients because we can't retain talented people because you won't pay us what we're worth. Stop sending emails about Big Wins if none of that winning gets passed on down.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome company to work for!

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsGreat perks, highly motivated individuals, well known across the globe, whats not to like.

    ConsYou can work all day, 7 days a week and there will still be more work to do.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company, but lacks "family" environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsKnowledgeable people, available/open management, growing company

    ConsSuch a large company, you lose the "family" environment; benefits are decent but are not great for a Fortune 500 company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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