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CBRE is a good employer if you are interested in Global Corporate Services and Real Estate.

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Consulting Director in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Consulting Director in Washington, DC

I have been working at CBRE

Pros

Large company; good amount of opportunity.

Cons

Large Company; lost in shuffle; male heavy leadership.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Remember your employees are people with a life and families outside of work.

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  1.  

    Great place to get your feet wet and explore other divisions but it all depends on local leadership

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    Current Employee - Real Estate Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Real Estate Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    The opportunity to learn and participate in various areas of the real estate industry along with tremendous learning opportunities. The company is the largest real estate services provider in the world with an extensive network of offices that will provide the oppuruntiy to relocate while staying within the company.

    Cons

    Not very flexible in terms of handling business or very direct and/or personal in their approach. It is the CB way or no way. Most of the learning opportunites are online and they are not supportive all the time in terms of personal growth and sharing of ideas/information. Depending on which service line you are involved with and whose group you fall under there may not be alot of chemistry and cohesiveness. I would not reccomend being middle management, rather upper management or an employee. Also the paperwork is insurmountable. There is literally a form for a form. Not to mention the ever changing procedures as well as guidelines that do not make for a consistently productive environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more responsibilities to middle management as well as opportunities to succeed and be more innovative in terms of the way clients and business are handled. Be more of a team leader and less of a director. Allow employees to do their jobs and allow them the independence to get it done and in doing so provide them with any neccessary support needed in obtaining the neccessary resources. In short let the managers do their jobs the best way they see fit, while staying with the corporate protocol, to meet the clients goals and objectives.

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  2.  

    Not quite ready for the Fortune 500

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Denver, CO

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    On the job experience. The opportunities to learn multiple sides of the commercial real estate business are endless. The company also provides learning opportunities like certification and accreditation programs that are excellent. The resources offered to employees are also extensive, mostly geared toward brokers, but usable by all.

    Cons

    Fortune 500 attitude and treatment toward most employees. What I'm speaking of is a culture problem. If you don't like the way CB does business don't let the door hit your ass on the way out. There is no consideration for differences of opinion, even if it might increase productivity, efficiency, revenue, etc. Seniority is all that matters (Seniority trumps ALL, and that includes Incompetence !!!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop the passive aggressive tactics and be straight forward with your employees. Reward good work and give constructive criticism for poor work. These changes together will build trust and strong team environments.

    Also, pay attention to your employees. They deal with common and unusual problems , they see situations that you don't see and were hired by you for a reason. On the flip side - HIRE GOOD EMPLOYEES. Half the people I work with are outdated, incompetent or simply hate their jobs. The other half are 100% the opposite. Spend some time screening out and getting rid of the bad hires and some money to keep the good hires... We've lost some great employees over a pittance to CBRE's bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
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