CBRE Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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CBRE President & CEO 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. Senior Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at CBRE full-time

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits Cooperative, helpful co-workers Dedicated management

    Cons

    Work load can be really heavy at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. RE Services Administrator

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melrose Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melrose Park, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Beginning to see more female managers.

    Cons

    Men are still being paid more than women


  3. Transaction Managet

    Current Employee - Transaction Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Transaction Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at CBRE (More than a year)

    Pros

    Positive work enviroment.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.


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  5. A wonderful experience for new grads

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Administrator in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Administrator in Santa Clara, CA

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

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot about property management! There is a great deal to learn dealing with various topics and fields

    Cons

    None that I could find! This company is great to work for especially on site


  6. Great Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

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

    Pros

    Great company good benefits positive people.

    Cons

    Strong business foundation and foo business practices.


  7. Treasury Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TREASURY ANALYST - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - TREASURY ANALYST - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CBRE (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Exciting place to work if you are into global treasury and/or treasury management systems

    Cons

    Restrictive controls using the treasury management system. Controls oppressively rigid and chips away at employee moral. Stress is high because every mistake is noticed. Demand is that things get done at speed but roadblocks are put in the way that make that next to impossible.


  8. Associate Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at CBRE full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Variation of projects throughout California. Ability to travel and experience all different types of projects. Ability to transfer to other accounts and pick up knowledge. Ability to manage projects on your own, no micro managing.

    Cons

    Long hours, frequent changes in Scope, budget and schedule. approvals take long, KPI are difficult to keep with. Lots of administrative paperwork. not enough time to manage projects.

    Advice to Management

    If you learn as much as you can from an account, its time to move to the next and get as much experience as you can. The more experience you have the more valuable you are. PMP and LEED accreditations aren't always a must, but does look good on your resume.


  9. Communications & Media Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications & Media Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Communications & Media Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible working location and hours, exposure to many clients and industries

    Cons

    Difficult to move up unless you are in a technical role, work/life balance is difficult if you work for the platform


  10. A great company with A LOT of opportunities!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Even if you start as an intern, you can work your way up within a relatively short time due to the vast number of departments and business lines that are supported by CBRE. Some accounts can be more demanding than others but those that put in the work will be rewarded. Account contract renewals are never guaranteed but CBRE does an excellent job at getting employees moved to other accounts that are in need. The company also has a great recognition program that makes employees feel valued. Rest assured, CBRE is a company that is growing leaps and bounds. The JCI GWS acquisition is a huge win for the company and will open up even more opportunities. If you end up on an account that you don't like, find another one - they are everywhere.

    Cons

    Medical benefits aren't all that great for the premiums paid (high deductible and OOP even for their 2nd best plan). Accounts never really interact with each other which is a real missed opportunity. Internal networking with low & mid-level managers would be nice but most of the time it's just the upper management that gets those interactions because they know upper managers on other accounts.

    Advice to Management

    Host some events in major cities that will encourage engagement with employees across different accounts, departments, and business lines.


  11. Entry Level Experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    World-class training, vast resources, brilliant people, respected brand

    Cons

    long hours, expect to do work that may not lead to results, low pay/full commission



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