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Cushman & Wakefield Overview

Chicago, IL
10000+ employees
Company - Private
Real Estate
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Cushman & Wakefield is a global leader in commercial real estate services, helping clients transform the way people work, shop, and live. The firm’s 43,000 employees in more than 60 countries provide deep local and global insights that create ... Read more

Mission: What We Believe
Deep local and global knowledge creates significant value
Relentless curiosity delivers unseen opportunities
Every touch point is an opportunity to deliver an exceptional experience for clients
Diverse backgrounds, cultures ... Read more

Cushman & Wakefield – Why Work For Us?


What We Believe

Deep local and global knowledge creates significant value for our clients

Relentless curiousity delivers unseen opportunities

Every touch point is an opportunity to deliver an exceptional experience for clients

Diverse backgrounds, cultures and expertise inspire breakthrough innovation

Our brand and our people will be the envy of the industry

Alone we are good; together we are great

What You Can Expect from Us

A strong bias for action

A rigorous focus on results

Value created through insight

The right people powered by the right platform


We aim to be a market-leading property firm which provides outstanding client service through the quality of our people. Therefore, it is critical that we inspire our people to be the best of the best; this is achieved by creating a distinctive and diverse workplace and environment for them to work and having an inclusive culture that is woven into everything that we do.

To achieve this, we aim to ensure that all employees, job applicants, clients and customers are treated fairly regardless of gender, marital or family status, color, race, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, medical status and religion.

The promotion of equality and diversity will be pursued through all of our processes, including recruitment and selection procedures, training, career development as well as through all other aspects of the Cushman & Wakefield business. 

The main consideration for any appointment is evidence that a candidate will be able to achieve and fulfill their potential in an environment that is diverse and inclusive.

As an employee, you will benefit from a generous employment package which includes the following key aspects:

Training and Development Programs

Cushman & Wakefield is committed to your development. In order to enable you to reach your full potential, you will have 24/7 online access to learning content through our C&W University site at a time and place convenient for you. C&W University will offer you a mixture of strategic titles and recorded seminars covering a expansive selection of business and technology areas. To complement our digital offering, you may, from time to time, be invited to onsite and offsite formal training to further enhance your skills.

We actively encourage our people to take ownership of their personal development and as an employer of choice, will provide you with the help and support necessary to realise your development needs.

Health and Welfare Programs

We believe it is important for you to remain healthy, both mentally and physically. As such, all employees are able to join into local schemes, insurances and policies designed to keep you in shape and keep you well.

Vacation and Holidays

No matter which of our 60 countries you choose to work in, you will find that your role at Cushman & Wakefield includes a leave allowance which enables you to take time out to rest, travel and spend time with family.

Compensation programs competitive with local markets

Cushman & Wakefield’s compensation philosophy is built on four components that guide how we drive behaviour and performance and how we reward employees at all levels throughout the organisation.

Drive Individual Performance

Our pay-for-performance program aligns employee goals and objectives with C&W’s strategic plan. The program incentivizes and rewards employees based on actual, measureable individual performance. Performance goals include both quantitative and qualitative elements.

Maintain Market Reference

Our aim is to offer market competitive pay – which allows us to attract and retain high performing employees and to also motivate behaviours that support the pay-for-performance culture.

Tie to Results

Our pay-for-performance components work together to encourage and reward behaviours that support and drive Cushman & Wakefield’s business goals. Compensation is tied to the attainment of specific, agreed-on individual and business results.

Enhance Global Partnership

At Cushman & Wakefield we look at pay practices across lines of business, at various levels and position types, and in different regions, to ensure equity around the company and around the globe. This global approach simplifies processes, supports fairness and equality, and makes it easier to take advantage of career opportunities around the world.

Global Performance Management Program

Everyone employed at Cushman & Wakefield takes part in our global performance program. This is designed to ensure that we all have realistic and measurable goals which allow us to grow and develop our experiences, knowledge and abilities. Annually, line managers hold formal discussions to review performance and identify areas where we can further assist in our employees’ development.

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Cushman & Wakefield Interviews

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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Cushman & Wakefield.


    A recruiter with the company reached out to me to discuss project management opportunities. I had an initial phone conversation with her. I then interviewed with a few VPs in the organization. Those went well, very laid back. I was very comfortable during the interviews. I had a second round of interviews with more VPs and a Senior Manager. Again, I was made to feel comfortable during those interviews. I was eventually connected to another recruiter within the company. I had several conversations with him and was eventually offered a position.

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    • I don't remember specific questions but the questions were behavioral and the interviews were more like conversations. I may have ask few people more questions than they asked me.   Answer Question
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Cushman & Wakefield Awards & Accolades

  • 50 Best Small & Medium-Sized Workplaces in Europe, Great Place to Work Institute Europe, 2009
  • 51 Best Small & Medium-Sized Workplaces in Europe (#9), Great Place to Work Institute Europe, 2008

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