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Current Employee - Project Coordinator  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Project Coordinator in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at CBRE full-time

Pros

Flexible work schedule and good benefits

Cons

Poor upper management. Pay inequality. Glass ceiling for woman

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consistent pay scale. Equal pay for equal work

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook

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  1.  

    Lots of Levels of Managers

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant  in  Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at CBRE full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, good benefits, not so great pay

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    Current Employee - Client Services Coordinator  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Client Services Coordinator in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at CBRE full-time

    Pros

    The company doesn't like to let people go, so job security is great as long as you're performing adequately.

    Management listens to employees and takes their input seriously.

    Good training, both in company and out. Management is willing to adjust/expand job descriptions if employees want to take on something new.

    Depending on the teams you work with, hours and scheduling can be extremely flexible.

    Cons

    Pay! The company is very tight-fisted and doesn't pay non-commissioned employees what they're worth- even though the company sends out emails about how the company is doing fantastically well each quarter, raises are non-existent or don't even keep up with inflation.

    Bureaucracy. There's enough layers of management to be confusing and allow for enough shifting of blame/responsibility that things get lost in the shuffle.

    Unless you want to be a broker, there's not much opportunity for career advancement for assistants.

    Overly formal/old-fashioned environment (dress code, attitudes of management and brokers, etc.).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what they're worth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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