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Great Company - Gotta like Large Corporate

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Accountant in Bloomington, MN
Current Employee - Accountant in Bloomington, MN
Recommends
Positive Outlook

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

Pros

Flexible schedules somewhat and work from home 1 day per week. My manager is great. Co-workers are friendly. For a coporate world with 450 accountants, it sure is quiet there. Holidays are generous. Teams are helpful. IT dept. is good at helping. HR dept. is helpful as well. Training is extensive with videos, webinars, reading, etc. Not lacking in training. Promotions are there if you'd like to move up. Company is constantly growing. Lots of Teams are forming. You can move around from team to team or promote to upper level.

Cons

Pay is much lower for Staff Accountant than other companies pay. Too much with processes and learning. Too many different softwares to know. Some Upper Management are stressed out and some have egos. That goes in any company though. Some Upper Management are newer and not experienced as much as I'd like to see. Some Upper Management micro-manage, but again this happens everywhere if they are not experienced. This is bound to happen in a large company with many different managers and people.

Advice to Management

I'd like to see more team spirit from Upper Management instead of micro-manage and giving orders and telling other what to do and how to do it. Be more friendly when approaching workers. Relieve your stress somehow.

Other Employee Reviews for CBRE

  1. Helpful (4)

    Good company overall - low job security

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Low possibility of career advancement, top echelon of the company is the same group that provide executive opportunities only among themselves. Your job security is minimum, you are only as good as your last game.

    Advice to Management

    Share more upper management advancement opportunities with the ranks, promote from within, work on the benefits package (they are sub-par)


  2. Lots of Levels of Managers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The only Pros this company has is that the building is modern and parking has a covered ramp. They have one day a week for remote access if work permits.

    Cons

    The cons are that the managers don't deligate the work appropriately. The layers and levels of accountants and managers can make a persons head spin. Your team consists of several Accounting coordinators, Associate Accountants, Staff Accountants, Sr. Accountants, Accounting Supervisor, Accouting Manager, Assistant Controller, Controller and Sr. Controller. They all have a say and nobody knows what the other is doing or saying. Very confusing. The place is very over crowded and the many cubicles are an OPEN concept. Not too many people like that. The Supervisors and Managers sit amongst the staff. This creates an uncomfortable atmostphere. Micro-Managers are everywhere. Time off is non-existent since people are overworked. CBRE underpays employees and then has wage freezes once you get onboard. You have to like a cubicle farm with no privacy. Very difficult to find a corner to make a private phone call to a doctor or family member. Not a great place to find breathing room. The work is constant and can be overwhelming. The accounting systems are many layers and everyone has their fingers in it to mess it up. The system doesn't even post to the GL. This has to be done manually just like in the 1980's. Managers can throw employees under the bus. Demeaning towards them. They all seem overworked and not enough time to assist or help out - only scold employees and they are short with them.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-managing. Prepare your employees instead of throwing them under the bus and seeing them fail. Quit patronizing and demeaning the employees.


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