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CBRE Reviews

Updated July 21, 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. "Empty Promises of Strong Values and Growth Opportunities"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Service Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Service Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The workplace is beautiful. The 360 technology is great, and the open environment makes the office feel, well less like an office.

    Cons

    The workplace is an extremely toxic environment. In less than a year an entire department has turned over every single Client Service Coordinator. Associate brokers and CSCs alike are given the false promise if they do well within the team, there is room for growth when there is not. They will also lie about the job you are apply/hired for. Will hire you for a marketing coordinator position, but then on day one change your title and responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    You would think in a company as large as CBRE they would have some training procedures but no. They currently give zero training passed the first day of computer and email set up. Maybe if you learn to value your employees and actually try any retention strategies you wouldn't waste so much money turning over entire departments every six months. Once I went to management with legitimate concerns about the workplace environment and they threatened to fire me for bringing them up, which is illegal, so maybe you should stop doing that as well.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "IT Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good business model. Good flexibility at work.

    Cons

    The IT department (now called D&T) has extremely corrupt hiring practices. Its very difficult to get in without a referral. A few years back they hired a VP from Perot systems who brought in close to 50 of her people from Perot in good positions (Director and above) thereby completely ignoring the hard working internal employees. Needless to say a majority of them were useless but were brought in superseding the talented internal employees. These same employees once inside had a big network amongst themselves and continued to get good performance reviews, better raises and promotions since they were in the Perot network and thereby corrupting the entire system. The IT Department lost a good number of internal employees because of that. With the arrival of the new CIO (Chandra) last year, she has brought in her own team now who hires only from Verizon at astronomical salaries and again ignoring the compensation paid to existing internal employees and creating a big salary disparity. Most of these new Verizon employees are pampered excessively but bring in little in terms of expertise which would be valuable to CBRE. The same mistake is being made all over again. Over the last six months a good number of internal old employees have left. This place is just a mess !!! Nepotism is rampant here especially in IT !!!

    Advice to Management

    Please do not allow anybody to bring in or hire several people from their old companies. Please put a cap on that - max of 3 people or something like that. It just corrupts the whole system over a period of time when the same people conduct performance reviews, raises and promotions of their own people in their network for years and years. It is extremely demotivating for the existing internal employees.

  3. "Comfortable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE full-time

    Pros

    employee wellness benefits; new and comfortable office design; great people; good location

    Cons

    open-concept office; 9 to 5 hours


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Management Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at CBRE full-time

    Pros

    None at all. Nothing good

    Cons

    Lousy Management. Promotion not merit based


  5. "Applicant 8th july"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applicant 8th July
    Current Employee - Applicant 8th July
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CBRE full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture , good interpersonal relation among staff and applicants

    Cons

    Could reduce recruitment time by coordination with client not letting in client leisure. So that FM work of the organization can be concentrate d more.

    Advice to Management

    Can change from unknown competitor to no competitors.


  6. "Receptionist"

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    Current Employee - Receptionist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Receptionist in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable. Work load is manageble and if you stay long enough then there are opportunities to move up due to the sheer amount of turnover.

    Cons

    Morale low/ Management frustrating. They make you wear cheap uniforms.


  7. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE full-time

    Pros

    - Sports teams
    - Great Women's Network
    - Fair salary

    Cons

    - Very corporate
    - Some teams are very isolated

    Advice to Management

    Manage a bit more.

  8. "Bms operator"

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    Current Employee - BMS Operator in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - BMS Operator in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CBRE full-time

    Pros

    My dream to work in CBRE and learning new thing

    Cons

    For good salary and gaine nowleage

    Advice to Management

    Team work and proper hand over


  9. "Great place to start out of college..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CBRE (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good industry training and professional culture.

    Cons

    Low pay at the beginning and long hours. Par for course.


  10. "Great Place to Grow and Develop"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CBRE is a great place to grow and develop. There are tons of opportunities all over the world if you know what you want to pursue.

    Cons

    It is a large corporation and change sometimes takes a very long time.


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