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CBRE Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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  • Work life balance is sometimes tough (in 57 reviews)

  • upper management only listen to manager level (in 46 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lead building engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tracy, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tracy, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company with plenty of opportunity to advance. With all the turn over they have, you can move up quickly and the experience can help you in the future

    Cons

    Poor management, alot of turn over and no one will show any back bone or support. They are all out to protect number 1. then move on

    Advice to Management

    Start taking the time to support the people working for you, instead of taking the word of renter with out investigating. Just because they are the account holder is not a reason to sell out to them and lose quality employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Too many acquisitions resulted in fractured corporate identity, growth issues."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some of the people there are amazing, compassionate and supportive mentors.

    Cons

    Unfortunately I did not work for those people. My experience: workplace bullying > excessive employee turnover > unreasonable workloads with little additional training > high stress and low morale.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Always Changing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CBRE full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good. Co-workers are great.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, Upper management looks out for themselves, hard to advance unless you are in the good boy's club, no continuing education programs, health care benefits are poor. Revolving door for non-management.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees, update health benefits, provide a continuing education program.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Accounting & Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CBRE full-time

    Pros

    The Employee Remote program is good

    Cons

    Upper management does not care about it's employees, they only care about their own financial gain. The Memphis COE has an abundance of Nepotism taking place. If you want to be promoted, good luck with that unless your one of upper managements favorites! Sadly they have managers and supervisors on teams who don't know what their doing, I've seen some come and ask line level employees for help, but again they were promoted because they are deemed as favorites. Awards are given once a year at their Employee Recognition program, mostly to management's favorites, they look pass those who may have worked there for years only to award new employees or the ones who know how to suck up to management. Meanwhile everyone else has to sit back and watch their favorites or the management's family members get promoted in your face, which they usually try and cover up by not announcing it, you only find out when you see their titles have changed in emails. Employee moral is not good, most employees stick it out because of the remote program that they offer. I've seen employees get written up because they didn't smile or say good morning when they passed by a manager in the hallway. It makes no sense to go to HR because they do nothing, and nothing is kept confidential. The HR representative is in another state, so she is not on site to see what's going on with employees, so she basically does whatever upper management says. Upper management is never in the office, there always traveling or on vacation, so they don't see the unfairness, and if they do, they close their eyes to it. Some employees have felt passed over for promotions due to their race or age which is disappointing. Most corporate companies allow their employees an opportunity to submit confidential surveys on their experience on the job, I never saw that at CBRE, they unfortunately don't care to know how we feel. I can guarantee you if they did, the results would be all about the management and how employees are treated. They talk a lot about RISE values when most of the high level managers don't demonstrate those values. Until corporate begins to seriously evaluate the MCOE management team, including Sr Level, nothing will ever change.

    Advice to Management

    Send out a confidential survey to the employees and ask how things are going, and when you get the results, don't brush it off, start listening and start caring about what your employees say, but most importantly start demonstrating what it means to have RISE values!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Cbre"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits for employees, stable company.

    Cons

    Little consistency with overall procedures. One manager does things one way, another completely different. No formal training in place to guide/train an employee. Learn by mistake and take the consequences.

    Advice to Management

    Ask the rank and file about operations, not the Yes men.


  6. "Associate real estate accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Remote days are the only pro

    Cons

    You feel as if you work on an assembly line and not an actual accountant. They do not care about the employees

    Advice to Management

    Do better!


  7. "Wish that they were really #1"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work hard to be the best of the best.

    Cons

    Needs to pay employee's for hard work.
    Needs to recognize and reward employee's for continous hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Know the worth of your staff.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Limited opportunities for non- real estate professionals."

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    Former Employee - Client Services Coordinator in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Client Services Coordinator in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company has great benefits

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for non- real estate professionals. Management in the regional area lack vision for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Serious restructuring of the management positions. Managers treat administration employees like criminals.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Global Information Technology Services - Digital & Technology"

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    • 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.


  10. "Sales Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment and great people

    Cons

    i do not have anything bad to say


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