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CBRE Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
595 Reviews
3.5
595 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.  

    Size means generalisations are impossible to make

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE

    Pros

    Big name, with endless career opportunities

    Cons

    Staff are mixed - sheer size of the organisation means that it is too easy for poorly-performing employees to 'hide'

  2.  

    Great company, great benefits

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    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CBRE

    Pros

    Once you get in the door, the opportunities for growth are tremendous if you work hard and work smart.

    Cons

    Big company, easy to get lost if you are not self motivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Collaborative environments keep people engaged.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent company resources, benefit are average

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    Current Employee - Transaction Manager
    Current Employee - Transaction Manager

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    Company resources are abundant. Flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Benefits are average. Proper training can be difficult to obtain.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people and friendly atmosphere. However, there seems to be a disconnect with upper management.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Real Estate Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Real Estate Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The people are the best part

    Cons

    Hated that income depended on sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    you receive a great amount of benefits from medical, dental, pto ect

    Cons

    poor leadership which leads you to confusion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Entrepreneur oriented

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    • 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
  8.  

    US Company pretending to be global

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Very few, pays market rates... just.

    Cons

    Very US focused, with EMEA seen as a nuisance that has to be tolerated.

    EMEA business very fragmented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline business reporting and do away with sub regional budgets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A rewarding and challengig experience

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    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
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    Challenging and rewarding

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Decent Benefits and Salary I like taht they give you a good amount of vacation

    Cons

    Top management does not share bonuses with people who matter most.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward people who work hard for the company. Share your Thousands of dollars in bonuses with people who deserve it and keep things running

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Amazing Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (less than a 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

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