CBRE Reviews | Glassdoor

CBRE Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
1,128 reviews

Filter

Filter

Current Employees

3.8
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
CBRE President & CEO Robert E. Sulentic
Robert E. Sulentic
394 Ratings

1,128 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
Cons
  • 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Good place to work, but tough to move up if you are admin"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Client Service Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really great company that makes a genuine effort to value it's employees. Easy to make transfers nationally, and management will support you if you want to make a change within the company.

    Cons

    There is no real "career path" or annual goals evaluation if you are an "admin".

    Advice to Management

    I would like to see more effort made to retain talent that is initially hired as admin.


  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.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Global Information Technology Services - Digital & Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - IT Professional in Dallas, TX
    Current Contractor - IT Professional in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CBRE as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast pace and ever changing... Great place for open source, and a learning ground for developers especially those from an India influence.

    Cons

    Ever since the new CTO took charge, Chandra.

    High turnovers in staff, lack of solid IT upper management, managers threatening to replace staff, poor communication style, and low morale.

    Employees openly unhappy and seeking other opportunities

    Poor implementation of DevOps and Agile.

    Advice to Management

    Get leaders, real leaders that know how to lead.


  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. 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.


  8. "Security Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  9. Helpful (4)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  10. "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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    the people at this company are great. very collegial culture, career opportunities are good. A lot of things to learn.

    Cons

    there is a big divergence in pay between different divisions of the company. brokers get the lion's share which shows that the company is more focused on its salesforce.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, really good job!


Showing 1,128 of 1,929 reviews
Reset Filters