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JLL Overview

Chicago, IL
10000+ employees
Company - Public (JLL)
Real Estate
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
We’re JLL. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2016 (#43)

Company Updates

  • We're honored to be included on Fortune’s Most Admired Companies list again this year for our commitment to providing best-in-class services. Read more:

    JLL makes FORTUNE's 2019 World's Most Admired list

    CHICAGO, Jan. 22, 2019 - JLL (NYSE: JLL) has again been named to FORTUNE magazine's World's Most Admired Companies list. The list is a major authority on corporate reputations compiled each year by FORTUNE and Korn Ferry through a survey of 3,750 top executives, directors and securities analysts.

  • Crain's named our Chicago trio of Meredith O'Connor, Nooshin Felsenthal and Melissa Rubenstein to its list of notable women in the industry.

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    Crain's Notable Women in Commercial Real Estate

    The 30 brokers, directors, investors, developers and finance professionals on this list are among those shaping high-profile commercial real estate in Chicago. Many have brokered deals for and developed the city's most recognizable properties. Others are helping to steer industry groups that are fostering the next generation of women's leadership in commercial real estate.

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JLL – Why Work For Us?

Global size: 86,000 employees
80+ companies acquired worldwide since 2005

At JLL, we’ve got your ambitions in our sights. As industry leaders, we have the expertise and know-how to innovate and create dynamic, customized business solutions for our clients. And through our world-class teams’ market expertise and vision, we’ve continued to be trailblazers within the commercial real estate industry. We’re the perfect combination of corporate and close-knit.

And our employee culture is just as rich as our market insight. We focus on opportunity: we want our employees to tap into their inner entrepreneur and express their creativity to create exciting, fresh business solutions. Every day at JLL brings new business challenges and takes your career further. We want to help you develop your strengths. And we embrace diverse perspectives, encourage career growth and reward great work.

We’ve grown from humble beginnings – way back in 1783 from a London auctioneer – to become one of the world’s largest and most respected commercial real estate and investment firms.  

Americas Presence
We have 23,400 client-focused Americas employees and corporate offices in 114 cities across nine countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the United States. While JLL has corporate offices in 33 U.S. states, employees work in client locations in all 50 states.

We specialize in a lot of asset types, including office, industrial, retail, hotels and multifamily. We're experts in what we do, and our expertise spans industries including banking, energy, healthcare, law, life sciences, manufacturing and technology. We also specialize in public institutions ranging from government entities to universities to non-profits.

Serving corporates and tenants
We work with companies to create value, reduce costs and increase efficiency through real estate planning and management.

Serving investors and developers
We buy, sell, finance, manage, and lease most types of property, maximizing return on investment.

JLL Research
JLL’s industry-leading research group delivers commercial real estate analysis and insights that drive value in real estate decisions and support successful strategies. In the Americas, 175 dedicated research professionals produced more than 2,000 research reports in 2015, educating and influencing readers with industry-leading intelligence on real estate markets, forecasts and trends.

Choose a career that thinks like you do: locally, nationally, regionally and globally.

Is your ambition to join an inspiring, established, and ethical company? Then come check us out. We’re always breaking new ground in commercial real estate. Bring your ambition and explore our world of possibilities.

We strive to create long-lasting, impactful and vibrant careers for our employees. Achieve your ambitions – join us at JLL!


Visit and select 'United States' in the drop down menu to explore exciting opportunities by location and keyword!

Looking for JLL's International Opportunities on Glassdoor?

With JLL, you can pursue global career opportunities in three regions: the Americas; Asia Pacific (APAC); and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In addition to our core real estate services, business, we have two global businesses focused on investments: Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels and LaSalle Investment Management.

To search for job opportunities in a specific country, click the ‘Jobs’ header at the top of the Glassdoor page. On the next page, type ‘JLL’ into the first box, and the country you are interested in into the second box and click Search. All jobs in that country will then show on the left side of the page for you to review and apply!

Want to join a global company that has the best talent in commercial real estate? One that’s totally dedicated to the success and progression of its people? One that embraces and celebrates diverse perspectives and backgrounds?

Are you looking to step up your career? Then come join us at JLL!

At JLL, we make your ambitions our business. You’ll join an entrepreneurial, inclusive culture. One where the best inspire the best. Where like-minded people work naturally together to achieve great things. 

Click here to join our College Talent Network, so you can stay updated on our latest and newest opportunities. Also be sure to check out and search 'United States' in the drop down menu, where you can then search by keyword to find opportunities that fit your career goals.

Explore the possibilities and imagine where JLL can take you!

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    Amazing company and management tons of room for growth


    None that I can think of

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JLL Photos

JLL photo of: We strive to make JLL a rewarding place to work for our employees!
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JLL photo of: Employees at our JLL France office, taking advantage of our great space!
JLL photo of: A cool view of our employees at the JLL Singapore office!
JLL photo of: A great shot of some of our employees within our Middle East-North Africa business, discussing project plans!
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JLL Interviews



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    Contract Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at JLL.


    This interview process was probably the most unprofessional experience I've had in 15 years. The recruiter had me call them instead of them call me. She also randomly called me originally instead of scheduling a time to talk via email like 99% in the business do. While finally on the call, she interrupted the call not once but three times to respond to "IMs" and emails on the side. Then quickly and disruptively went back to her line of questioning with interjections when I would attempt to answer them. It put such a bad taste in my mouth with regard to the image and disorganization that must go on, that it made me very cautious. Highly doubtful I would have even accepted the offer anyways given this experience. It's the first impression you receive about a company, and when it's this disorganized it demonstrates what to expect as an employee. No thanks.

    Interview Questions

    • The list of questions was so extension, it was more like an interrogation.   Answer Question
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JLL Awards & Accolades

  • World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere Institute, 2017
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2017
  • America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2016
  • Coolest Office Spaces, Orlando Business Journal, 2016
  • Healthiest Employer of Central Ohio, Columbus Business First, 2016
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