CBRE Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
525 Reviews
3.4
525 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 27 reviews)

  • The paramount industry leader in commercial real estate (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance not always honored due to competitiveness within the company (in 15 reviews)

  • May just focus on upper management development rather than the lower ranks (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    VERY GOOD COMPANY TO WORK

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at CBRE as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Office culture is very good

    Cons

    Don't have access to do my all project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help and talk with new workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great local teams with room for improvement at high levels and the human resources teams

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Super local and regional management team who understands mentorship and work-life balance. Company has many progressive tools which is both a positive and negative.

    Cons

    Very large company grasping with how to get the "small company" feel. The HR teams need improvement and some customer service training. You feel too much like a "number" when dealing with HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to use strengths of local markets and empower them to recruit the best talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Senior

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE

    Pros

    Great company and culture, people are nice and work life balance is not bad

    Cons

    not too much growth, back office job just like any other private back off job

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  5.  

    Top notch Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Management is very well versed in their fields and know how to manage people and the business. They make you feel important and do not micro manage you like many other locations. Great flow of work and very flexible schedule. All in all the best company I have ever worked for.

    Cons

    None that I can think of right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Satisfactory, not exceptional.

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

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

    Pros

    Company does focus on Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence. Operational performance for clients is extremely good.

    Cons

    No room for growth; use of sub-contractors keeps salary levels low, and allows company to bring-in talent below market value.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE

    Pros

    Learned a lot. Helpful superiors

    Cons

    Not a formal internship program. Rather boring work

  8.  

    No Career Development - No Support from Management - Poor Technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Location, paid parking/transit, work-from-home two days a week

    Cons

    Poor leadership, poor communication, no strategy for professional growth & development, will not invest in proper technology to support business, unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a leader who understands the value of what Recruiters do and bring to the company and one who has true experience in staffing and recruiting who can offer strategic direction and adequate workforce planning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    The inmates are running the asylum - BEWARE!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - I T in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - I T in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Use of the Flavia coffee machine is free. You might get a promotion if you look good in heels and/or are incompetent. (But wait! There's still hope for a promotion... if you are an oompa loompa... and incompetent.)

    Cons

    Management (people with management titles but no management skills), discrimination, no empathy, narcissism, no accountability, gross and rampant incompetence. "RISE" values - (Racist Incompetent Sociopaths Everywhere)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to hell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    CBRE is a Fair employer.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facilities Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Facilities Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    CBRE has decent benefits and is a fair employer. Large company with many international and national clients / accounts, so there is great opportunity to move up in Facilities Management and Project Management.

    Cons

    Office culture varies from account to account. Perks also vary and rely mostly on client approval and on individual account’s senior leadership. Rewards / Perks generally do not trickle down the totem pole unless your management team fights for you. Landing on a great account with a client that is satisfied with CBRE Services is the key. …Good Luck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take action and don't forget about the little people that make the organization work and maintain the client relationship. Investing and promoting continuous learning would help improve moral, ensure growth and loyalty from your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I wish I was still there

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

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

    Pros

    Spent nearly seven years with the company and enjoyed my time spent. Meet and work with some really good people.

    Cons

    I will say there is the proverbial politics to be played but you can get by playing the game. I would say they need to focus on the support staffs more and less on executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on support staffs more and cut out the useless middle to lower upper management positions and CBRE will shine more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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