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CBRE is a large company that focuses on getting as much production out of as few employees as possible.

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Current Employee - Real Estate Accountant in Bloomington, MN
Current Employee - Real Estate Accountant in Bloomington, MN

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

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

can move up somewhat quickly. casual work environment. work from home one day a week.

Cons

low compensation, over worked, must interview for promotions.

Advice to Management

increase pay and employees will be more willing to stay which will increase client satisfaction. The company has very high turnover.

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    Financial Speedbump:

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    Current Employee - Real Estate Accountant in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Real Estate Accountant in Bloomington, MN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of activity means lots of learning opportunities
    Lots of holidays
    Can flex-time 4 hours with no approval needed
    Decent vacation allowance (though taking more than a day can be a struggle)
    You usually end up with a decent little group of friends who share your pain

    Cons

    Very clique-ey. If you're not on your Controller/Asst. Controller's BFF list, you're out in right field scratching your groin.

    Decisions you make, no matter how right, will NOT be supported, While your direct might have your back, as you get higher up the chain it doesn't matter if it's a client or a REM (Real Estate Manager aka on-site property manager), they won't support you. Why did I title this review "Financial Speedbump"? Because they will run you over.

    REMs who are cognitively undeveloped. A large percent are in their jobs due to brown-nosing. They don't know the policies of their own clients or their company. They don't know even basic accounting concepts, that they are required to know, like accruals. Many will do more work to get out of actually doing the required thing they need to do.

    Pay sucks. If you have student loans, consider a weekend job. If you're getting married, consider a weekend job.

    Until you get a system down and get your REMs sticking to it, report turnarounds will blow. I've read many of the reviews here & some people are whining. I have eight properties right now, several of which are Senior REA level, and I can turn them all around within 3 days. The key is to be firm but fair with your on-site team and letting them know what expectations you have.

    Advice to Management

    Too many chiefs, not enough indians. Get rid of a lot of the worthless people who do nothing but sit in meetings & get food catered and get more accountants & coordinators.


  2. Not a bad place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I had a great boss
    They are willing to let you learn as much as you want as long as they don't have to pay you more

    Cons

    Under-paid for company and industry standards despite great reviews
    Company does not care about employees
    Benefits are below average
    Worked on client account where their goal is to save as much money as possible, especially on employee cost.
    I had no where to grow because my boss had no where to grow, no opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    I understand that without the client we don't have jobs but you need to learn to manage the client.


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