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CBRE Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
589 Reviews
3.5
589 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.  

    Good experience

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

    I worked at CBRE

    Pros

    good place to work with good benefits

    Cons

    The boss changed her mind often

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    This is a great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    Flexible, popular company, educated people, fast paced environment

    Cons

    Large company, sometimes hectic

  3.  

    CBRE was the best company I've worked for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audio Visual Coordinator
    Former Employee - Audio Visual Coordinator

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

    Pros

    Paid time off was great, the accounts i worked with were top notch, supervisors and colleges were great. I received more training about areas i was not strong in than expected, but was not made to take repetitive training that i was the expert in.

    Cons

    The Politics were silly sometimes, there was more short term travel than expected, and purchasing supplies and needs were a pain more often than not.
    The starting pay was not what it was with some other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire me again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Entrepreneur oriented

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Broker Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Broker Associate in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities with all kinds of RE service types, work flexibility (depending on your team) and growth opportunities are infinite.

    Cons

    401K could be better matched and they are cheap when it comes to holiday parties or supporting fitness or networking activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    401K could be better matched and they are cheap when it comes to holiday parties or supporting fitness or networking activities. CBRE should put focus on supporting local events, runs, networking happy hours, etc.; it's important to stay relevant outside of the office as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    A rewarding and challengig experience

    • 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

    The people you work with are best in class and you can learn a lot. You also get to work on large projects and instructions which are the most talked about in the industry.

    Cons

    Large hierachical organisation, it can be hard to be heard at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparent bonus structure - too many people rewarded for mediocre performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing 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 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Every thing in regards to this company is amazing. I am very happy there.

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It is one of the best companies to work with and has a wonderful working atmosphere

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    Good employee relation and fair treatment.
    Internal Promotion Prospects
    Support and Training and Learning/Development
    Benefits and Incentives
    Proud to work for a company with such a long history of leadership in the industry.

    Cons

    promotions, leadership
    deviation from standardized practices is rarely tolerated.

  9.  

    Great 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 to work for

    Cons

    no cons for this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    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

  11.  

    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

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