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CBRE Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
547 Reviews
3.5
547 Reviews
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CBRE President & CEO Robert E. Sulentic
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great place to learn the industry

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE

    Pros

    People are really professional.

    Cons

    Big company easy to get lost

  2.  

    Invests in employees and provides opportunities for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Real Estate Accounting Services in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Real Estate Accounting Services in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    CBRE is the number one commercial real estate services firm. The company's status gives it the ability to reinvest in its employees through training opportunities, merit increases, etc. The company is global with over 34,000 employees, yet at the local market level, it feels like it's own smaller company with the advantages of a large organization.

    Cons

    I don't see this as a "con," but some might so I will list it here: the company is continually evolving, changing, and growing. This is a benefit to employees to allow for continuous growth opportunities. If you don't like change, you may not be comfortable with this platform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in your employees - it leads to loyal, happy employees who will work hard for the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    solid company

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

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    great company, nice people, good opportunities

    Cons

    not much to be unhappy about

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Mobile Maintenance Technician

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mobile Maintenance in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Mobile Maintenance in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Good management, fair pay, decent health insurance and 401k.

    Cons

    Some clients on certain accounts get away with treating CBRE employees badly while little is done to step in and correct it. It can be very stressful at times. You will bring work home with you and be on call to deal with high maintenance clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.
    Bring tuition reimbursement back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    My experience with CBRE has been positive.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Real Estate Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Real Estate Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    The pros are that you build quality experience working with top assets for a company that has an excellent brand name.

    Cons

    In my experience, it was difficult to maintain the many requirements requested of the Real Estate Managers and balance time with my family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more assistance for managers when portfolios grow past a certain threshold.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overview

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Accountant in Omaha, NE

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

    Pros

    Treat employees respectfully and tried to come up with benefits and services if not already included.

    Cons

    More of training classes offer to enhance skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more of advancement opportunity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work! Good people!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Solid company from top down management leadership.

    Cons

    I've heard that compensation in general is below average, but the work environment makes up for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice employer if you are willing to ask for promotions

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - AFM in New Haven, CT
    Current Employee - AFM in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    large employer, many opportunities to transfer and to learn different aspects of the business

    Cons

    Being on account is hard to see opportunities within the company and one has to be proactive in searching those out and pursuing them. Rarely someone would offer you promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more in touch with your team, what their strengths are. Assign work based on those strength wherever possible so the team as a whole succeeds

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Management Transparency Non-Existent and Be Prepared to Work Around the Clock

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Downtown location. Very cool people to work with. Having the ability to be the "number one" in the industry.

    Cons

    Management is terrible. There is no way around it. It is a nonstop revolving door in the Staffing department. There are a few people that apparently need to go back to Highschool because that is the way they act. Constantly playing games, backstabbing and acting like they support you when they really don't. The new leader that took over last year has brought the entire companies morale down to non existent. They continue to promote people that have no idea what they're doing into positions with no accountability. There is no work-life balance. You have a leader telling you that if you can't get all of your work done in a 10 hour day that you need to be at home sourcing at night working at night. That is not a healthy life to lead. There is no upward mobility and when you even bring up the fact that you'd like a promotion, they scoff at you like you haven't worked so hard. They really just don't care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take note of when you have 20 people leave in one department in a year that maybe something is wrong with that department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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