CBRE Reviews

Updated May 1, 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. Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at CBRE

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

    Pros

    Professional , Fair , respected in Real Estate Industry, Good Salaries
    Advancement opportunities
    World -wide

    Cons

    Not sure that I can really think of any negatives

  2. Managing Director

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    Current Employee - Managing Director
    Current Employee - Managing Director

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

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

    Pros

    CBRE is a growing company with strong client and ethical focus. The company is very sound financially and rewards success in delivering great client outcomes, solid, predictable financial results and high employee safety and satisfaction. Everyone in the company lives up to the RISE values of respect, integrity, service and excellence. In the US staff earning over $100K receive unlimited PTO - just get the job done.

    Cons

    The company is growing and the number of check-the-box compliance tasks are increasing. The matrix organization and responsibilities which where reasonable to navigate in a smaller company are becoming more bureaucratic and cumbersome in a larger one.

    Advice to Management

    Create some form of retention program through vesting options, grants, matching 401k contributions etc... Currently there is no benefit to having 1 year at CBRE versus 20.

  3. Associate Project Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE full-time

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities, worldwide organization and growing company

    Cons

    Retirement benefits, health benefits and pay equality

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  5. Senior Business Systems Analyst

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits, laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Poor managers, processes need improvement

  6. Great Management Style

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    Current Employee - Facilities Manager in San Juan, PR
    Current Employee - Facilities Manager in San Juan, PR

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

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

    Pros

    The management is eager to help and support the team to get things done, a truly team work environment. Great people including the boss.

    Cons

    There is no con that I can think of at this moment.

  7. Sr. Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work time and a lot of talent

    Cons

    None, it was a great place

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  8. Real Estate Manager

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    Former Employee - Real Estate Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Real Estate Manager in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at CBRE (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great company, awesome culture, benefits above and beyond many other real estate firms.

    Cons

    While benefits are excellent, compensation is not as competitive as other larger real estate companies.

  9. Good company with opportunity due to size and growth potential.

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    Former Employee - Regional Director of Engineering in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Regional Director of Engineering in Denver, CO

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Clear expectations, access to senior level management, good support structure and training. Growth opportunities will be available.

    Cons

    Size of current property management portfolio in many markets and slow growth.

  10. Space planner

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE

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

    Pros

    High salary, good training, nice people

    Cons

    Very corporate, hourly even though full time

  11. Big company that is diverse but maybe too large.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Chief Engineer
    Current Employee - Assistant Chief Engineer

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many business lines and companies for future development. They are the worlds largest real estate management company and they keep growing.

    Cons

    Was hired for a specific job with a 30-60 day transition period and I am at 2 years and still do not have the position or the pay that was promised.

    Advice to Management

    Direct management is good it is just the Engineering manager that should make sure what is told to people before being hired is followed through with.

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