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Former Employee - Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at CBRE full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Large company, good colleagues, flexible hours are some of the qualities that make this place a great place to work.

Cons

Managers who don't even belong in the same office or even in the same line of business stick their noses where it doesn't belong, shift people to what they want to see them at and when the associates say something about it, managers ignore (especially if you are not a high revenue producer). So in other words, if you are a broker who makes lots of money for them, you can get away with almost anything. Literally. However, if you don't make revenue for them, managers will disregard you. There's one exception to this: if you become a favorite of the right manager (so not all managers fall into this category), you will be taken care of. But be careful, get on the wrong side of the same manager, and they will take you down. Yes, it's a HR lawsuit waiting to happen.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get educated about the line of business. One cannot be in charge of everything and do a good job of it. Also, just because you change titles doesn't mean it makes you a manager.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place for brokers. Not a good place for support staff.

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at CBRE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Average company with average health benefits.

    Cons

    There's no support for anyone who is not a broker. This is a brokerage business. If you're a broker you work on commision. If you're not, you have a salary. There aren't any perks or benefits for support staff. There doesn't seem to be any way to move forward unless you want to be a broker. There's no limit to your earnings if you're a broker.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    I have been treated well and have had opportunities to learn and grow.

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    Current Employee - Real Estate Manager  in  Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Real Estate Manager in Kent, WA

    I have been working at CBRE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Large company with lots of advancement/movement opportunities. Name recognition in the industry, good training and employee support.

    Cons

    At times I have felt underappreciated. As well as passed over for opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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