CBRE Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
499 Reviews
3.5
499 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 24 reviews)

  • Best in business for commercial real estate (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance not always honored due to competitiveness within the company (in 14 reviews)

  • May just focus on upper management development rather than the lower ranks (in 18 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company, Great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE full-time

    Pros

    Great people, lots of support, lots of team interaction, fast-pace, cool work spaces

    Cons

    None so far - have not been here long

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    CBRE is a great company, teamwork and work-life balance was the primary key to our teams success!!

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    Former Employee - Facility Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Facility Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at CBRE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The FM team on the American Express is "awesome"! We worked together on projects around the globe and even shared FM work processes across accounts when required. Our coordinated client/FM team conference calls proved very valuable to ensure flawless project deadlines and day to day services. Excellent benefits and training access!!!

    Cons

    Genuine open lines of communications minimized cons, legitimate concerns from team members were sincerely mitigated by leadership and involved parties promptly within our team.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Client Service Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    Great place to start gaining experience.

    Cons

    no permanent job offers right now.

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  5.  

    Engineering

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    Current Employee - Chief Engineer  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Very good company. Great data center technicians. Outstanding working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Work as a contractor to a powerful client. Often it seems as you have two bosses. The client is local and ever present. CBRE management is not local and often not able to assist with local issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Internship

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at CBRE as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Learned a lot from all departments
    -Employees were very willing to let me tag along
    -Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    -Internship was not very structured

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to start your accounting career

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    Current Employee - Associate Real Estate Accountant  in  Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Associate Real Estate Accountant in Bloomington, MN

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

    Pros

    You get to work from home two days every week after only working there for three months! This is a huge benefit for me. Also, this is a great place to get your accounting/financial career started. They will hire you right of college with a four year degree. No experience need.

    Cons

    Pay is not quite up to par compared to other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic Work Life Balance

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CBRE full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Extremely flexible work environment that is geared towards results and not necessarily punching the clock. Creativity and forward thinking is rewarded.

    Cons

    Technology is an issue and has been over the last 10 years. For a global leader CBRE is well behind the curve in providing a technology package for their employees that can be utilized in servicing the clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in your existing employees and provide the necessary training and resources to allow them to elevate their performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great resume builder

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE as a contractor

    Pros

    Got a lot of experience working at CBRE as a contract employee. The environment was very flexible and the management was great.

    Cons

    It was unknown how long I would be a contract employee which was kind of stressful.

  10.  

    Client accounts

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at CBRE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, able to set your own schedule

    Cons

    Ineffective team leaders (not knowing what is best for the client), lack of knowledge in construction practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people with a background in construction knowledge

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overworked and underpaid

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    Former Employee - Property Accountant  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Property Accountant in Dallas, TX

    I worked at CBRE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Met some of the best people there! Not management though...

    Cons

    Bad company culture at the top, management did not care how we were going to do more and more of work, unless you stay overtime, which probably was expected, now that I think of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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