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Jones Lang LaSalle Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
14 Reviews
3.0
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Jones Lang LaSalle President, CEO, and Director Colin Dyer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company tends to be cognizant of employees' needs for work/life balance (in 33 reviews)

  • Great work environment in which a strong work ethic was highly valued (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • At times it is difficult to get that work/life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Mid level managers not always valued for fear of upper management having to compete internally (in 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    Graphic designer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Graphic Design in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Graphic Design in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Jones Lang LaSalle as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Stable clean great management and staff

    Cons

    None really that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not applicable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company performance does not equal great employee pay and benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most managers offer flexible working arrangements, allowing for working remotely a couple of days a week. The dress code has been relaxed, which makes life a little easier. There is plenty of work, so you will never get bored.

    Cons

    The motto of "doing more with less" definitely applies here. Company is always in cost containment mode, which equates to reducing headcount and spreading the work to the existing individuals without any additional compensation. This eliminates the work-life balance and creates an atmosphere of work overload. Unfortunately, all this hard work is generally not rewarded with any additional compensation. The company has a record year and the employees get marginal salary increases and the tone the company sets is one of "you should be happy you have a job" instead of rewarding the employees for their efforts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider rewarding your devoted employees with a reasonable salary increase and bonus. When the company has record profits and the employees are given the standard 2% raise, it does very little to motivate them. Think how profitable the company could be if you actually tried motivating the employees instead of seeing how long you can string them along with minimal increases and no opportunities to grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Becoming a less enjoyable place to work - Leadership is slipping

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a large recognized and respected brand. In general there are opportunities to move to different positions over time and to learn about many areas of corporate real estate.

    Cons

    Benefits are not quite at pace with competitors. Pay for performance model keeps salaries on the low side with a promise of bonus compensation for strong performance - a promise that is delivered against with limited success. Very hard working culture with strong emphasis on sales. Delivery of client solutions often falls short of what the sales team sold - and after the sales team seals the deal with a client, you'll never see them again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The corporate culture is not as good as it was 6 - 8 years ago. Lower level employees experience a culture of fear where it is commonly believed that anyone can be fired for making a mistake. If a client asks you to be replaced on an account, you will be fired. My advice is to try to return to a position that is les threatening, and that provides inspirational leadership that lifts employees up and motivates them to do their best work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Better than other large commercial real estate companies, but not by a lot!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    JLL is a large company and so has many resources to support your work function. It is generally better run than CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield and most of the other large competition. It also has a large international presence.

    Cons

    Benefits are barely competitive and have been reduced in recent years. Unless you work in the Chicago HQ, there's little opportunity to meet leadership or even fellow employees in other job functions. Internal transfers are very challenging - you have to network as if you were looking for an external job. Like most big companies, HR is there to support management, not the employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees constantly hear about how well the company is doing but none of that success filters down to the regular employees. Our benefits are generally unchanged or reduced each year and annual raises barely keep up with inflation (2-3%). Instead of putting share holders first, dare to make employees the company's top priority (like the most succesful Silicon Valley companies).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    I think that this company must very by location because I can tell you that the corporate office in SF is terrible.

    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some employees are great but they are few and far between.

    Cons

    As a former EA I can tell you that the administrative team is treated like crap. Company is known for playing horrible wages and having bad broker splits.
    Super negative environment that works you death w no perks.
    In the time I was in this office literally 112 people left (60 person office).
    Brokers very in personalities but they are all out for themselves at the day.

    Regional CEO is elitist and clueless.
    Would rather beg on the street than work there again, seriously.
    Especially now that I'm with a great company I can see how poorly the company treats people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize all members of staff, stop
    ignoring turn over issues, stop the drama.

  7.  

    JLL is a great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Berkeley, CA

    I have been working at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility of working at home; global company with global opportunities.

    Cons

    I have no Cons. This is a great company that provides flexibility, opportunity for growth, bonding of relationships across the company at all employee levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Employee Experience depends on what Business Line you support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IFM in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - IFM in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Highly qualified employees, Clear vision for the future, Excellent Culture, Clear communication from senior management, Excellent opportunity for advancement, Rewards hard work, Good benefits, Library of tested best practices

    Cons

    Salaries inequitable, Can still be a "boys club" but they are trying, No work life balance if you work on a client account, No severance pay if they lose an account and don't have another account for you to go to, Continually increasing the amount of information that corporate requires but do not increase the staff to cope with the demand, If you don't live in Chicago you don't exist

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic when responding to RFPs and staffing client accounts. Provide training money for employees regardless of the size of the account. Provide employee motivation money (e.g. money for employee events) regardless of the size of the account. Get better recruiters so that we can replace employees when they leave in a reasonable amount of time. Stop congratulating and highlighting senior management achievements and start recognizing the people who are doing the work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good before the merge with Staubach

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    • Good benefits
    • Good PTO once you are there for more than 4 years
    • Well-known name in the Commercial Real Estate world

    Cons

    • Stay away from the West Coast Marketing team. The Marketing Directors are unqualified to perform as real Marketing Directors. They got promoted only because they knew the right people at the right time.
    • Don’t value support staff, easily replaceable.
    • Be prepared to share the pressure but not the wealth, particularly as a support staff.
    • Very hard to get the tools you need to perform your job.
    • Marketing Directors can be abusive by screaming at employees. HR doesn’t do much even after bringing the incident to their attention.
    • Be prepared to be on call 24/7.
    • High turn over on the West Coast Marketing team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire qualify Marketing Directors in the West Coast with real leadership experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not stressful if you can handle a boss that yells at you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Foodie boss. always a plus

    Cons

    Couldn't advance, too small but boss did try

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire a better manager

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great opportunities with global access and a broad range of services.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Jones Lang LaSalle

    Pros

    Global company, diversity of services offered, great locations, smart personnel.

    Cons

    Hard to move up when offices are very small, limited amount of people in the group so lack admin and analyst support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends

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