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CBRE Reviews

Updated July 27, 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. "Receptionist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "CBRE Accounting"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Real Estate Accounting Coordinator in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Real Estate Accounting Coordinator in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are #1 at what they do, so it's a company always growing and improving.

    Cons

    Individual offices don't all function the same and so what you love most about CBRE might not be as represented in a smaller market and in a smaller office.

    Advice to Management

    They should have to go through extensive training in CBRE's vision and goal for their employees. They need to figure out a way to really create the environment they want within every single office, so that each one is an accurate and positive representation of the brand.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Client Services Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company overall! Everyone will help you and give you advice. Can ask for relocation after 6 months in USA

    Cons

    no cons really! Love the company although won't aim for broker roles


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Accounting & Finance"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Tenant coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CBRE full-time

    Pros

    Huge growth opportunity; awesome colleagues and good salary

    Cons

    Work life balance is sometimes tough


  6. "Working on Client Site"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Coordinator in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Coordinator in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of ways to get involved and network with other employees. Additionally, because of the breadth of clients CBRE works with, there are many opportunities to transfer from client to client while still maintaining sustained employment at CBRE (Starbucks, Microsoft, Amazon, Expedia, etc)

    Cons

    Employee discount portfolio is surprisingly lacking for a company of CBRE's size

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. "Vice President of Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Operations in Brookfield, WI
    Current Employee - Vice President Operations in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global Organization with opportunities in many different industries.

    Cons

    Being a global organization it is normal to rebuild and re-organize if done correctly, it feels choppy at times as changes abound but it gets better once things are explained at the "local" level.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes the "global beast" feels big to the "local teams". Need to continue building ways to keep the smaller teams integrated into the larger CBRE.

  8. "Sr. Business Operations Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Operations Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Operations Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Perks and community involvement. Has many levels and career paths to take; not just a commercial real estate brokerage, but much more.

    Cons

    Would like to see more diversity with in the company and leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Creating a mentor program for all levels and departments of the organization would be a great program to implement


  9. "CRE giant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to have on your resume

    Cons

    Short-staffed, high turnover in support staff departments. Salaries are below market rate, Work/life balance is difficult to achieve. Demanding internal stakeholders.

    Advice to Management

    Engagement surveys are great in theory but worthless if the issues brought to light produce zero change. Want to retain talent? Pay them a livable wage and make work/life balance for all employees, not just the brokers a company priority.


  10. Helpful (2)

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

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    • 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.


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