CBRE Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 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.  

    Fantastic Work Life Balance

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Extremely flexible work environment that is geared towards results and not necessarily punching the clock. Creativity and forward thinking is rewarded.

    Cons

    Technology is an issue and has been over the last 10 years. For a global leader CBRE is well behind the curve in providing a technology package for their employees that can be utilized in servicing the clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in your existing employees and provide the necessary training and resources to allow them to elevate their performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Indifferent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FM EMEA
    Current Employee - FM EMEA

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

    Pros

    Pay very good, interesting portfolio of clients

    Cons

    Arrogance of some snr mgmt was not impressive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    VP Of Traffic Control None.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE part-time

    Pros

    Good Workplace To Go To.

    Cons

    Bad Money For You Job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help. Me Please. Hello. You.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid company and amazing opportunities for professionals and entrepreneurs looking to thrive in Commercial Real Estate.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at CBRE full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Leading Commercial Real Estate firm in New England with ability to leverage CBRE's global platform. Challenging, interesting, fun. Team culture full of individuals that with strong work ethic.

    Cons

    "Your either in or your in the way" Internal and external clients can be very demanding.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great atmosphere to work in and coworkers are eager to help/ assist with any task.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Chief Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Chief Engineer in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Largest real estate company in the world, new opportunities every day

    Cons

    May just focus on upper management development rather than the lower ranks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    CBRE

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE full-time

    Pros

    CBRE offers competitive remuneration packages

    Cons

    Individualistic team and not a good environment to learn in

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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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.

  9.  

    Great opportunity for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    open communication, great office culture and give you the tools you need to advance

    Cons

    a bit strict on the dress code for new employees, keep it professional and clean cut

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not a great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Facilities Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Regional Facilities Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at CBRE full-time (more than an 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
  11.  

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

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    • 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

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