CBRE Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
499 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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  1.  

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    CBRE is the best Company to work for in Southern California.

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    Current Employee - Regional Senior Construction Project Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Senior Construction Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at CBRE full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    All the projects that CBRE gets are first rated, the compensation they provided is great.

    Cons

    The time off policies are sometimes hard if you work with a client and there is NO one to take your place while you are on vacations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is very hard to apply to the web site.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Global goals should = local results.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Real Estate Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Real Estate Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Strong group of professionals, great sets of procedures available for you to follow, work life balance is encouraged. No micromanagement, you are allowed to perform to the beat of your abilities.

    Cons

    All needed Information is available, just difficult to find quickly or efficiently. IT support is hit or miss. Procedures are set in place to try and minimize the negative effect of poor managers, instead of eliminating poor mangers and enabling skilled managers. Salary is adequate but not enough to secure best talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work though IT call center seek highest performers and pay them to stay. Eliminate mediocrity, acceptable or ok performance should be encouraged out of the firm. Seek to set the highest standard not be standard...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    8 Years of experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    Great Platform, opportunity to learn from the best

    Cons

    Terrible management and lack of communication and empowerment to employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Global corporate services

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    Current Employee - Director, Transactions  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director, Transactions in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Better than JLL. Lots of opportunity to advance. Good management. Smart, nice people.

    Cons

    Company wants people that want to move up. Not everyone is interested in doing so. Some people are content staying put and CBRE needs to understand these are the key people for forming a solid foundation. Also, Company occasionally puts people in upper level management positions that have never done any work in the discipline being managed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great for a large organization

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Strong leadership, excellent corporate processes/structure, amazing network of real estate professionals. Outstanding research and data analysis tools on hand here.

    Cons

    The usual negatives of a big corporation exist, so if that is a culture you don't like, you should choose another place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    The best national real estate company with good reason.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Real Estate Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Real Estate Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    A structured and organized real estate organization filled with highly professional individuals. Those who can't produce will not flourish here.

    Cons

    Some may view this as a con - internal training takes a little time at this organization. It pays large dividends long-term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management is very highly structured. If you are at team player and well qualified you can succeed in this highly organized environment. It has been my experience that Senior Management is willing to become involved and offer support as much as needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    awesome

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE

    Pros

    great people great opportunities awesome

    Cons

    manageable but steep working code

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love this place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    This place has a great friendly, but business attitude. As long as you get your work down there is time to laugh and play. Some senior managers are here to help you and pull you to the top!

    Cons

    Some people dont enjoy seeing others move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the communication open and want the best for each employee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dynamic, empowering work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at CBRE full-time

    Pros

    dynamic corporate culture, empowering, career advancement opportunities, ethical company, industry leader, diversity

    Cons

    The company has over 44,000 employees worldwide, so if you're looking to become a big player within a company, certainly the challenge is steeper. That said, the company does everything possible to set you up to succeed, because your success is the company's success, so there are very few artificial ceilings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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