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CBRE Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.3 468 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

CBRE President & CEO Robert E. Sulentic

Robert E. Sulentic

(106 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Do not feel appreciated as a fellow employee....

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsCBRE remote program....Community involvement initiatives. ...

    ConsIf allowed, no work life balance....Field teams (fellow CBRE employees are demanding, disrespectful, and don't want to do their job lack of adequate IT support...

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlace some emphasis on acquiring and retaining top talent.....in the long run, you will have spent more because of the high turnover...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience in an established, corporate atmosphere.

    Client Services Coordinator (Former Employee)

    ProsThe culture will depend on the team you're working with. In general, it's a pretty laid back but professional environment. There are a lot of holidays per a banking schedule. Easy work life balance.

    ConsThe environment is very clique oriented. If you're in a marketing position, it's great for new graduates but not a lot of room for growth unless you get on the corporate team. A lot of blatant favoritism, based on if you're in the good ol' boys club. Promotions seem to be based on personal standing more than your work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun if you don't like money

    Real Estate Accountant (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsGreat people, relatively unstressful work. I've seen other people say that the company is very political and supervisors play favorites, but I don't see that. Maybe I'm just on a good controller team. Getting to work at home two days a week is nice too.

    ConsThe pay flat out sucks. I'm making approximately 70% of the market rate. If I didn't have to have a second job, I would be more proactive about looking for something else. But the company loses a ton of good people - and will lose me - due to the crap pay. Even controllers full well admit this. Uneven workloads are a problem, too. Sometimes you have to get there at 6am, sometimes you spend half the day going down the Wikipedia rabbit hole.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe lose clients because we can't retain talented people because you won't pay us what we're worth. Stop sending emails about Big Wins if none of that winning gets passed on down.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Just OK

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee)

    ProsMostly good people, I'm lucky to have good managers.

    ConsSalary and benefits are lacking, especially compared to how often they boast about being profitable. Have more flexible working options. Going into an office everyday to "show face" is no longer necessary, we can work from anywhere. Technology is severely lacking. Systems are often down and slow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more to get more.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work life balance here.

    ConsMoving up in the company is not easy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore benefits.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very professional

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Irwindale, CA

    Pros-good environment to work at
    -plenty of room for growth
    -there are advancements
    -good people and very professional
    -very kind people and helpful

    Cons-plenty of work load
    -can be stressed due to client's contracts and dilemas
    -some upper managements are not very nice
    -they can be rude at time due to stress level when there are deadlines

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to start your career out of college

    Accounting Coordinator (Current Employee) Bloomington, MN

    ProsLow pay comparing to other companies

    Conslow pay and lot of work load

    Advice to Senior Managementincrease pay and try to decrease the turnover ratio

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company to Work for

    Managing Director (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsVery progressive, work-life balance, values are strong

    ConsNeed to add additonal marketing support

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Project Coordinator (Current Employee) Brea, CA

    ProsGood advancement oportunities and training

    ConsMore training would be better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good opportunities.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood opportunity for advancement and compensation.

    ConsLack of support for people on accounts.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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