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Updated April 4, 2017
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  1. "Tough but worth it..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends

    I worked at Broe full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    When I was a new employee there co-workers were friendly and helpful when I had questions. Co-workers were willing to help you find the answers you were looking for.

    Cons

    Lines of communication from management where at times closed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the lines of communication open. When employees feel that they can come ask questions and get the answers they need to complete their work with success they are happier.


  2. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Broe (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is dynamic and growing, there are opportunities for hard workers with talent in certain departments - especially if it's a department that can generate income and profits.

    Cons

    Toxic environment with poor culture. They say they want to change the culture, but their actions show otherwise. Employees are not valued and some senior management are abusive.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing will change under the current leadership


  3. "Keep looking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Broe full-time

    Pros

    Close proximity to Cherry Creek Shopping Center and lots of restaurants, company provides some lunches.

    Cons

    This company does not value its employees, many in management do not have a clue in what there doing they just make it up as they go along, and if you make suggestions how to make improvements, your are a trouble maker. Employee turnover is extreme, employees come and go on a weekly basis.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to hire better managers, and start performing exit interviews, you might learn something about what has been an on going problem for quite a long time.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Executive Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They say that they are trying to change but I haven't seen it.

    Cons

    Extremely difficult environment to work in.


  6. "Company has come a long way with improving environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay, outstanding benefits, great management support, bright coworkers, fun neighborhood to work in, advancement opportunities if you work hard, workplace has a family feel, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes seems a little too serious but that has a silver lining, it's a direct result of a hard working cohesive group

    Advice to Management

    I have seen amazing strides of this company's organizational culture improving in the year that I was employed, keep up the work environment improvements, listen to your bright employees that work there and be open to change.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Keep looking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Cherry Creek East, CO
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Cherry Creek East, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Broe full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working in Cherry Creek
    Attractive salary but don't be fooled, it comes at a price - you will not be happy or fulfilled here

    Cons

    The executive team does not support you. You can be bright, efficient & hard working but if you're a woman with a family they play politics and you will not be supported to excel here.

    Advice to Management

    No advice, it would be a waste of time. You had an excellent recruiter and even she left knowing she could not work for this type of company. Your senior executive team is ruthless and enjoys a revolving door of new employees instead of supporting the new hires & getting in sync with current work ethics.


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Like stepping back in time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Broe full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting lines of business and free parking

    Cons

    The most verbally abusive, classless, discriminatory, unprofessional organization I've ever worked in. They say they are trying to change the culture but don't kid yourself - they're not. Lots of turnover for a reason. Company lacks financial governance and ethics which is great since you get to spend and do whatever you want - good thing they're private.

    Advice to Management

    It's not 1960 so get with the times and lead with grace and professionalism, not abuse. Have consistent policy & procedures and Pat should keep a better eye on the people he trusts - they just tell him what he wants to hear.


  9. "Finance: BROE Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Finance in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Finance in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Broe full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity abounds at this company! If you are motivated and enjoy a challenge, there is no limit to your career and the opportunities that will be afforded you at The BROE Group.

    Given that the organization spans 4+ businesses (real estate, rail, oil & gas, venture capital), the ability to learn and grow in your profession is guaranteed. It is not often in a career that you get to work alongside entrepreneurs and industry veterans who have prospered through multiple economic cycles. Working at The BROE Group is the equivalent of an "on the job MBA".

    The BROE Group offers corporate level experience while affording its employees a family-values based culture. This is very difficult to find working in Corporate America today. I enjoyed working with people who cared as much about myself and my family as they did my career and my corporate achievements.

    Cons

    For employees, the challenge (like with any successful, growing business) is balancing the day-to-day responsibilities with the growth initiatives. As previously mentioned, opportunity abounds at The BROE Group. Those who can become proficient at the day-to-day responsibilities by creating efficiencies and can spend time on growth initiatives will prosper.

    Likewise, those who take the time to network within the company will benefit tremendously. I can't speak enough about the caliber and quality of the management teams, from Pat Broe and his Management Team to the folks running the businesses. The wealth of knowledge and experience is there, it is up to the individual employee to reach out and form the relationships.

    Advice to Management

    For employees to prosper at The BROE Group, they should want to take the ball and run with it. Management is there to lead, provide direction, and grow the businesses, It is up to the employee to think and act "like an owner". The sooner the employee does this, the better relationship they will have with Management.


  10. "I have worked at the Broe for 7+ years and it is the best place I have ever worked including two Fortune 100 companies."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance/Accounting in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Finance/Accounting in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Broe full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you are highly skilled, confident in your abilities, know how to get things done, want to learn from you peers, need to make a difference, like a fast pace, and appreciate being recognized, this is the place to be.

    Cons

    If you are a B.S.er, lack confidence, are of low moral character, like to blame your co-workers, and can't meet deadlines, then don't apply. There is no place for the incompetent to hide in this company.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Abusive and clueless management with no vision"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Broe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great location in Cherry Creek, mid and lower level employees are very intelligent and helpful but rarely stay for long because the corporate culture is so toxic, exposure to many industries and transactions (which they rarely close despite touting their ability to close deals)

    Cons

    Corporate strategy changes constantly based on senior management's whims rather than developing and executing a long term, coherent strategy. Senior management is abusive to employees and is seemingly stuck in the 1960s with the amount of racist and sexist comments and jokes made in meetings. Senior management routinely beats its chest as a deal making shop despite rarely closing more than one significant deal a year over the last five year due to lack of strategy and planning.

    Advice to Management

    Have a long term strategy and stick to it, treat employees with respect,senior management should reward and recognize employees for their accomplishments rather than take all the credit and compensation for themselves.


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