CBRE Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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CBRE President & CEO Robert E. Sulentic
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. Good company, few office politics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Decent compensation, great learning experience, management cares about your career

    Cons

    Heavy office politics, work can feel very unfocused/disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Make quicker decisions


  2. Best Company EVER

    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I worked at CBRE

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

    Pros

    Total professionals. Seem to be of great assistance when needing help. Very happy environment.

    Cons

    Big environment and can be intimidating if you are not use to it. It is helpful if you look for a buddy..

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. They seem knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Most have a lot of good years in management.


  3. THINGS HAVE CHANGED

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Lansing, MI

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

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

    Pros

    job security, health insurance benefits, 401K, holidays.

    Cons

    too much micro management. I feel like a disposable commodity.

    Advice to Management

    Reach directly to your lower tier employees and take our advice. You are completely detached from us and it is making everything difficult.


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  5. Security Officer

    Current Employee - Unarmed Private Security Officer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Unarmed Private Security Officer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The co-workers are very nice.

    Cons

    Not paying enough and no overtime

    Advice to Management

    Great Mannagement rise the pay.


  6. CBRE Summer Internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, learned a lot, office was integrated with entry level and executives

    Cons

    Fast learning curve, need to know excel and financial principles


  7. Sr. Regional Business Services Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President/Senior Regional Business Service Manager in Plainfield, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President/Senior Regional Business Service Manager in Plainfield, IL

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

    Pros

    Great company if assigned to a good account

    Cons

    Senior management doesn't give soft services group enough credit for their hard work.


  8. CBRE GCS

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

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    Diverse workforce; the organization values training

    Cons

    It can be dependent on the client you are working with.


  9. Helpful (7)

    great entry into the commercial real estate industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at CBRE

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

    Pros

    Best training for recent college graduates or those looking to break into the commercial real estate industry
    Best in the industry training for associates (brokerage)
    Great managers for entry level associates

    Cons

    Long term career looks bleak due to nepotism and dominance of top brokers. Many mid-level brokers get treated unjustly and pushed out of deals that they have worked on for months/years and are rightfully theirs due to a Vice Chairman+ level broker edging their way in. Management often considers the production levels of individuals more so than the facts of the situation in internal conflict cases.


  10. Decent Learning Opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant
    Current Employee - Accountant

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning experience for younger employees, looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    Poor training, disconnect between management & employees, too many internal controls to the point it makes your job extremely difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on process improvements/technology and start focusing on your employees and making them happy.


  11. AVP

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President Operations in New York, NY

    I worked at CBRE

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

    Pros

    great name across the globe

    Cons

    hard to promote, politics within

    Advice to Management

    more training



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