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Updated May 21, 2017
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  • Innovative methodologies on Work methodology derived to have a better Work & life balance (in 52 reviews)

  • I don't think upper management has any clue what's going on with the employees (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at CBRE (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, miss it.

    Cons

    lower pay unless interested in brokerage.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for!

    Cons

    Nothing bad at all comes to mind

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  3. "Fund Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fund Accountant in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Fund Accountant in Bloomington, MN
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home twice a week. Lax attire.

    Cons

    Below average salaries compared to market, expensive health insurance

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retention as over 20% of staff left the company, hire the right managers who want to be leaders and care about the morale of their team.


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  5. "All the cons of a large corporation, without any of the pros"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CBRE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Networking opportunities, some growth opportunities (if you know who talk to)

    Cons

    Too much drama and preferential treatment, not enough oversight of and attention paid to employees at the bottom

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what's going on with employees at the non-corporate level.


  6. "GREAT Company to work for lots of opportunities and continual promotions if you're willing to relocate."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Facility Coordinator in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Facility Coordinator in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Jobs world wide and competitive pay. Good benefits and many resources to help you through your career advancement.

    Cons

    Large corporation everything is done remote. Corporate office in Dallas so everything gets processed out there.


  7. "Real Estate Accountant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Real Estate Accountant in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Real Estate Accountant in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good programs to support the community. I liked being able to work from home a couple days a week.

    Cons

    It takes a long time to get promoted. I didn't have a good manager which made things stressful. He'd always need to go to his supervisor if he wasn't sure on how to make a decision. Even the simple issues. I don't think upper management has any clue what's going on with the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers so they know how to manage staff.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Cushy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Services in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is really nice and the office environments is incredibly supportive and welcoming. There are a lot of perks like Summer Fridays and relaxed vacation and sick days. Most teams are very easy to work with. And the HR dept is 5 star

    Cons

    Too easy, and too slow. There are many days and hours where I have so little to do. And if you have a bad desk you're screwed. You have no say where you sit.

    Advice to Management

    If there are empty desks that people can use, just give them to the people who have worked here and plan to stay. Stop giving visitors nice desks its not fair.


  9. "Security Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, great locations,

    Cons

    no room for advancement and hours

    Advice to Management

    care about your employees


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Good place to work. Management quality varies among business lines."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good-to-great company to work for with support for anyone to chose their career path within the company. Easy process to move between business lines and to apply to positions in other markets.

    Cons

    Some inconsistency within management. If you're luck to find a good leader, the support and mentoring is great. If you're unfortunate to not have a great leader, there are ways around it, but the company is slow to remove those who don't lead by example.

    Advice to Management

    Great leaders are important to recognize. Poor leaders need to be identified more quickly and action taken to remove those who are not. Large turnover within a group is probably a good indicator someone is not doing their job or doing it well. Pay closer attention to this.


  11. "CBRE: A Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Real Estate Accountant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Associate Real Estate Accountant in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance is great. Ability to work remotely twice a week a huge plus.

    Cons

    Mentoring can be up in the air depending on team.


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