CBRE Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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CBRE President & CEO Robert E. Sulentic
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Pros
  • There is no work-life balance and they always try to low-ball when you get hired (in 28 reviews)

  • Great place to learn about New York commercial real estate (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance not always honored due to competitiveness within the company (in 17 reviews)

  • May just focus on upper management development rather than the lower ranks (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Awesome

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    Former Employee - Temp in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Temp in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at CBRE

    Pros

    Flexibility of Schedule
    environment
    Pay
    Learning experience
    Family type of feel

    Cons

    I can't think of any, I truly enjoyed it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    A lot of great hard working people

    Cons

    None that come to mind

  3. Great Company progressing every day.

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at CBRE full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    People are the best part of the company.

    Cons

    not much integration within departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it would be nice to have a team manager and individual manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. CBRE is a diverse company that offers many different fields to work in.

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    Current Employee - CSC in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Current Employee - CSC in Mount Laurel, NJ

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    Company offers a lot of resources

    Cons

    Things can be disorganized at times and people like to deflect their responsibilities at times as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication, organization, and could move towards catering to the younger work force that is beginning to overtake the work force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Stick to their main lines of business for success

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great collaboration, great clients. You can get a lot of great experience here.

    Cons

    Steers like a cow- too big to make 'quick and nimble' decisions. If you're a support person (HR, Finance, legal, assisstants) and you don't have deep experience in one of the main lines of business (i.e. brokerage, project management, facility management, etc) then your career options are fairly limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in the platform. Invest more in people below the leadership level (how are they going to get to leadership level if they don't get any help?).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Large organization with multiple avenues of opportunity to expand and grow your career.

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    Former Employee - Facilities Manager in Cranford, NJ
    Former Employee - Facilities Manager in Cranford, NJ

    I worked at CBRE full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There are numerous job opportunities with a large assortment of clients as CBRE is an international company with many client relationships.

    Cons

    As the company is so large, if you do not have good leadership within your management team then you can get lost in the large scope of work to be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify ways to better connect with your employees so they feel heard and valued.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Sky is the Limit

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    Current Employee - Brokerage in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Brokerage in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    Resources are there to succeed; strong management; meritocracy; CBRE is INVESTED in people that it hires and gives everybody the ability to be great.

    Cons

    Individual brokerage teams are responsible for hiring dedicated support and investing in their own marketing efforts, while this is not unusual in the business, it can be frustrating at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the revenue producers; continue investing in different service lines; hire more administrative assistants for the rank & file brokers without dedicated support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Research Analyst

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at CBRE full-time

    Pros

    You get to work on significant assignments quickly.

    Cons

    None really, perhaps salary could be more competitve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Enjoyable to work for but hard work goes unappreciated

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    Good benefits in a global organization

    Cons

    Hard work and sacrifices but company does not appreciate it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop getting rid of hard-working, loyal employees.

  11. Great company with lots of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, non-hierarchical, strong values, free-spirited

    Cons

    Broker / sales driven, demands comfort with ambiguity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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