CBRE Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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CBRE President & CEO Robert E. Sulentic
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Pros
  • The work-life balance was very good (in 28 reviews)

  • Leading Commercial Real Estate firm in New England with ability to leverage CBRE's global platform (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is non-existent (in 17 reviews)

  • The confidence in upper management has faltered due to the fact that they do not support the recriuiters or provide any guidance for the future (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Positive Internship Experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Capital Markets Summer Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Intern - Capital Markets Summer Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CBRE as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The team I work with is absolutely amazing.

    Cons

    It's a very classic corporate culture, cubicles, button-down shirt etc


  2. CBRE

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Facilities Manager in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Facilities Manager in Walnut Creek, CA

    I have been working at CBRE (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid company, big company, good reputation

    Cons

    Too siloed, too much focus on cutting cost, company could care less for you


  3. Office Staff

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Good work/life balance culture.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth if you are staff. Merit increases are not enough to cover cost of living increases - pay could be better.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Unprofessional Senior Management

    Former Employee - Assistant Real Estate Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Real Estate Manager in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Basic benefits and salary package.

    Cons

    Management is not involved with staff or staffing issues. When approached about unethical practices they looked the other way. I was treated unfairly constantly being told my position was unnecessary from my immediate supervisor. I was bullied until I had no recourse but to resign my position to the manager who was causing the issues. No one from management ever contacted me. I find this unfair and I find it unprofessional. For all of the ethics training we were required to complete I cannot believe they acted in this manner. Shame on you CBRE.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes to the people you have in charge. Not everyone is who you think they are. Good luck.


  6. Broker

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leading global commercial real estate firm, brand recognition, great resources.

    Cons

    Eat what you kill environment isn't for everyone


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good company to start your career

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to get to know people

    Cons

    Mnagement does not focus in the individual growth. If you are lucky and your manager cares about you, you will be fine. Otherwise, you have to constantly remind them to help you.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Amazing first 6 months!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I am relatively new to CBRE, but have been here long enough to get a good feel for the company. I realize not all accounts are created equal, and I got a little lucky to land in an account that is perfect for me and what I am seeking for my career. Lots of support from within CBRE for career development, and my Alliance Director has been absolutely amazing in that arena. Very excited to be here, even after 6 months I feel this was the perfect move for my long term career goals!

    Cons

    From what I understand, not all accounts are as great as the account I am on. That seems to be a little hit and miss, but from those who can stick through a bad account for a couple years there are always other places to move on to without switching who your employer is!

    Advice to Management

    Continue the trend and focus on developing talent. That will keep those of us looking to grow and develop excited to do so and excited to do so within CBRE.


  9. Platform Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Platform Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Platform Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefit package and working environment

    Cons

    The salary was at my minimum expectation

    Advice to Management

    To keep quality employees improve salaries


  10. Helpful (2)

    Meh

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Administrator in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a huge company and you can work anywhere you would like to.

    Cons

    It is a huge company and you become just a number


  11. Helpful (4)

    A mix of good and bad. Ultimately, CBRE is doing really well as a global company, but doesn't compensate employees enough.

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    Current Employee - Receptionist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Receptionist in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love my co-workers and clients.

    Cons

    CBRE is really cheap and doesn't pay its employees fairly, even if they've been with the company for 10+ years.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making workers take monthly courses that have nothing to do with their current jobs. Please pay all employees a living wage. Give fair raises.



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