CBRE Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Sr. Regional Business Services Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President/Senior Regional Business Service Manager in Plainfield, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President/Senior Regional Business Service Manager in Plainfield, IL

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

    Pros

    Great company if assigned to a good account

    Cons

    Senior management doesn't give soft services group enough credit for their hard work.


  2. Helpful (7)

    great entry into the commercial real estate industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at CBRE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best training for recent college graduates or those looking to break into the commercial real estate industry Best in the industry training for associates (brokerage) Great managers for entry level associates

    Cons

    Long term career looks bleak due to nepotism and dominance of top brokers. Many mid-level brokers get treated unjustly and pushed out of deals that they have worked on for months/years and are rightfully theirs due to a Vice Chairman+ level broker edging their way in. Management often considers the production levels of individuals more so than the facts of the situation in internal conflict cases.


  3. Needs To Do Better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at CBRE full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Resume booster Great access to shakers and movers in industry

    Cons

    Corporate management really stifles growth of support staff only way to move up is to leave and come back lack of real diversity in brokerage (less than 5 African American brokers in the whole DC, MD, VA area, but they preach it on their website) no real value put on support staff, given crumbs and expected to produce top quality work old equipment no real training for support staff

    Advice to Management

    Recent management changes are good. Corporate has to understand that like JLL, you have to invest and be competitive in this industry. CBRE is the biggest, but the pay is the lowest. Other companies get it and invest in technology as well as their people. When you do this you can expect top quality work. Until then you will only be able to hire subpar talent.


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  5. svp

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at CBRE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best commercial real estate services company in the world.

    Cons

    nothing significant to bring to light


  6. Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Real Estate Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Real Estate Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CBRE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great structure, high standards, promotes autonomy, excellent directors, positive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Annual audits could be less rigid however promotes excellence.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great few years at CB

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

    I worked at CBRE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My team was awesome. Everyone was relatively the same age as me and we all got along great. The culture was fun and energetic and the company tried to have quarterly get togethers for everyone to mix and mingle.

    Cons

    The days can be long and tedious at times with little appreciation. Some of the clients are challenging to deal with. I was overwhelmed with the amount of work at times. A lot of work for not a lot of pay.

    Advice to Management

    Team building get togethers can be fun. I like the quarterly meet and greets with the rest of the employees.


  8. Good place to learn

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to learn real estate Very good training

    Cons

    A lot of cost cutting


  9. Program Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architext in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Architext in Green Bay, WI

    I have been working at CBRE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunites for growth and career advancement

    Cons

    Large corporate structure can be cumbersome


  10. Helpful (1)

    Rev

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Functional - not an overall bad company to work for

    Cons

    Stoic - some company values need to change as times change

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up


  11. Helpful (1)

    Intern

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE

    Pros

    Largest service firm in the world. The resources and professionals are top-of-the-line

    Cons

    Hr was slightly disorganized, lack of responsibility



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