CBRE
3.3 of 5 396 reviews
www.cbre.com Los Angeles, CA 5000+ Employees

CBRE Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.3 396 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

CBRE President & CEO Robert E. Sulentic

Robert E. Sulentic

(75 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work can at times be demanding but there's rarely an issue with work-life balance"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Great exposure to the commercial real estate industry as well as investment"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance not always honored due to competitiveness within the company"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Upper management says how great they are when it is not always true"
    in 16 reviews
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Great place to learn about real estate

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CBRE as a contractor for more than a year

ProsBest in business for commercial real estate

ConsHUGE -- impossible to know everyone's name

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove technology

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)

I have been working at CBRE

ProsFlexible; good; work-life balance; office cutlure

ConsWages; personal growth; stagnant; management

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Challenging work load

Building Engineer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at CBRE full-time for more than a year

ProsFamily type of atmosphere, you work is appretiated, and respectfull clientele

ConsNo overtime when there used to be plenty of it to go around.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake into consideration the cost of living in areas of employment

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

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A good place with great opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CBRE

ProsYou can make some money and have some opportunities not able to be other places.

ConsShitty pay, really shitty pay.

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

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Very good company to work for

Facility Coordinator (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at CBRE full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLargest 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.

ConsNot 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 Senior ManagementReach out more to lower, middle management

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CBRE

ProsGreat company with great benefits. awesome co workers. located in DTLA

ConsTraffic sucks when leaving the office.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

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

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Great place to work

Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
Tukwila, WA

I have been working at CBRE full-time for more than a year

ProsGood people, lots of opportunity to move up, great HR, love that CBRE likes to promote within rather than hire outside people most of the time

ConsWork life balance is hard to come by, a lot of your experience varies GREATLY depending on whether you work directly or on an account

Advice to Senior Managementnothing, most CB managers are great!

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

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Amazing environment, no advancement in my field

Researcher (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at CBRE part-time for less than a year

ProsFriendly co-workers, has open company values, strives to be responsible in the community as a corporation, in my field there is not a clear career path, but immediate management strives to create opportunities.

ConsIt can seem like you are a cog in a corporate giant. Corporate rules and regulations can be restricting. Data entry can be horribly mind-numbing

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a better career path for researchers

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

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Steady paycheck, no career development

Human Resources Generalist (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at CBRE full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIf you're looking for a steady income it's a good job. If come to work on time and don't mind doing the same thing everyday then this is the place to be. Managers won't challenge you and your everyone was nice.

ConsNo career development or progression. They don't invest in training, engagement or career development for shared services staff.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good pay but no opportunity to move off of client site

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CBRE full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIf you worked hard, you were always allowed to take time off. Firm yet fair. If client allowed and paid for it, personal development was encouraged.

ConsWorking at a client site made it seem like you were more of an employee of the client than of CBRE.
If another client site was not hiring, then it was impossible to get off the account
While under contract to the client, there was no expectation of being retained

Advice to Senior ManagementIf CBRE employee is contracted to a client site there should be more interaction with management to be able to benchmark between client sites and interact with other CBRE employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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