CBRE Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
525 Reviews
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Pros
  • There is no work-life balance and they always try to low-ball when you get hired (in 27 reviews)

  • The paramount industry leader in commercial real estate (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance not always honored due to competitiveness within the company (in 15 reviews)

  • May just focus on upper management development rather than the lower ranks (in 20 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dynamic and challenging

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    CBRE focuses on world-class service and developing their employees to be the best they can be.

    Cons

    Huge corporate environment, offices all over the world. Most of the time your job will only ever involve a portion of the CBRE group, as there are many business units and functions worldwide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    During my time at CBRE I saw a few face changes in upper management. I wish you all the best and success in your futures!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Entry level Accounting Coordinator (temp to hire)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Coordinator in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Accounting Coordinator in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at CBRE as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I could be bitter, but this employer really invests in their staff and follows a modern approach (ie address free work stations, morale committee monthly activities, green ideals, etc)

    Cons

    If you're not an accountant or don't want to be one, the Bloomington, Mn office might be hard to map out a career path... But the overall feeling of employer investment in staff and creativity will help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tbd

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    Lots of career opportunity and treat employees very well

    Cons

    There are no significant unusual cons

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    Great if in the right position

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Broker in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Broker in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    In a smaller market, CBRE produces great referrals...but only if you are in a position to receive them. Great name recognition

    Cons

    downside of referral business is that splits are low and if you aren't receiving much from the network, you can probably make more with a different shop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of time spent on conference calls, which can be positive if utilizing the network, a time waster for some

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Large company that works together to get the job do e

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Benefits are decent, my local group is very flexible and easy to work with. They like to move people around and promote from within.

    Cons

    working on an account separates you from feeling like you work for them... Feels more like you work for the client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reach out more to client based employees. Need better medical benefit options.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fast Paced, Change Oriented, With a culture leaning towards the mobile and balanced.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Ability to work remotely. Workplace 360 culture of sit anywhere, anytime, is good for employees on the go. Great work-life balance, competitive salary.

    Cons

    Pricey medical benefits, Combating the 'This is how its always been done' culture to create positive change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Promote and encourage change, stay relevant!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great work-place environment

    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at CBRE as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Training program and work-place culture.

    Cons

    Poor compensation, distant from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate employees at industry standards.

  9.  

    controller

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Controller in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Controller in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Pretty good company but worried about outlook than the actual work

    Cons

    back office in MN are more experienced in warehouse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve employees in bigger cities in accounting decision making

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwich, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenwich, CT

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

    Pros

    Many plans and procedures in place to help with varied property management situations.

    Cons

    Large size of company can complicate simple tasks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Industry best class services company with vast resources and experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA

    I worked at CBRE full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation, access to resources and experience, deep and well developed company values. A great group of individuals and opportunities to work at home and independently.

    Cons

    Work life balance may be a challenge; upward mobility and advance is dependent on hours and location flexibility. Multiple bosses may make work challenging and require flexibility in changing agendas and timelines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people and allow networking opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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