CBRE Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
503 Reviews
3.4
503 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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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    I am not sure about the pros.

    Cons

    There is a lack of training.

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    Not a great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Regional Facilities Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Regional Facilities Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at CBRE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay was good and there was some autonomy when it came to leading your individual team.

    Cons

    Management is very disorganized and distant from the staff. Lots of mundane data collection and an over emphasis on reporting made it dificult to focus on core responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to the basics of FM and stop constantly trying to reinvent yourselves. CBRE can be a great company but it's time to invest a little more back into the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Safe, ethical, not too imaginative.

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    Current Employee - Property Management  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Property Management in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Lots of resources - more than any other firm. Great clients and excellent training. Very ethical and sets high standards for all levels of employee. Very safe place to work - very conservatively run.

    Cons

    A very big company. Pretty easy to get lost in the bigness of it all. Pretty stingy with benefits and not very willing to spend money on employees to boost satisfaction or morale. Compensation trends below market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so stingy with the small things that make work a pleasure and help employees feel appreciated. Pay market compensation to attract the very best people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Client Service

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    Current Employee - Client Services Coordinator  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Client Services Coordinator in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good people, everyone is really nice.

    Cons

    Sometime its busy sometime its not

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Several Years Under My Belt

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE part-time

    Pros

    stable, growing company; competitive firm

    Cons

    I don't have any cons for this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think about allowing more telecommute or other work/life balance options, and having more transparency regarding salary ranges, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience personally, but political work environment due to size of company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE

    Pros

    Company culture and work experience

    Cons

    Underpaid but good work experience and good company on your resume

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    fruitful expeirence and learnt to deal with challenging situations at CBRE!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE

    Pros

    Its one of the best firms in construction industry in India

    Cons

    late working hours hampers the work life balance

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    CBRE

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    The company does care about it's employees and has nice benefit progrms.

    Cons

    The biggest draw back is the low pay. They make up for it in other ways such as moral events.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    CBRE was an outstanding company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Extremely professional company to work for. My "boss" was an excellent mentor. Benefits were outstanding - and i was provided the opportunity to make my own schedule.

    Cons

    A lot of process - but this comes with any big company. The smart employees learn to work the system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Decent Company, great benefits, good home life balance

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    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Coordinator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at CBRE full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, benefits, nice work environment, events

    Cons

    Compensation, company policies, office culture, schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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