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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. Helpful (2)

    "A place to do great things"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic and broad platform.
    Management is sharp and receptive to new ideas.
    A "jump in" and help culture.

    Cons

    It's so big, sometimes it can be difficult to the find the right person for the right task.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, the more I see of management decisions, the more I like. Every business decision is a series of tradeoffs, but CBRE leadership generally makes a forward-looking, value creating decision each time.


  2. "Facilities"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good numeration package.
    Global brand.
    good experience to tap into.

    Cons

    Communication from senior management could be better at times.

    Advice to Management

    See cons

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good company boring job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Coordinator (COE) in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Research Coordinator (COE) in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good corporate environment
    Low stress
    Friendly people
    Great stepping stone to becoming a broker
    Decent pay and benefits
    Huge company all over the world

    Cons

    Any job in the COE is a mostly data entry job. I interviewed for a data analyst job using mainly Tableau and was eventually taken off of all Tableau projects to focus on entering data in the database, reviewing data in the database, and entering more data in the database. That's all corporate wanted us doing.

    Advice to Management

    No one is going to last long doing this kind of work. And management should be honest about what the job actually is. I did not work the job I interviewed for.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Project manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Experience in Project Management Interior Fitout & MEP expertise in project initiation creating charter , stake holder requirements, Planning & organizing,
    Design coordination, Procurement, Execution, Testing & commissioning & Closeout of Fitout Jobs.

    Cons

    Not a slow worker will push other counter parts to complete my job in time.


  5. "Lay off"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company with some of the most talented people I've worked with.

    Cons

    Negative fear driven management in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    When an entire department is trying to leave at the same time, there might be something to investigate


  6. "Data Center Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Center Technician in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Data Center Technician in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CBRE (Less than a year)

    Pros

    New Facility, some good employees, equipment in good condition. Facility clean and had plenty of back-ups as any good Data Center should be. The location was good. Security was really too loose for the type of site that it is built for.

    Cons

    Terrible Management and Supervisors. They were out for me because I knew more than most employees that had worked there over 5-10 years. They felt that I would be trouble because I would eventually be a problem because they would have to explain why other staff members were not qualified enough to be working there.

    Advice to Management

    Replace Management Staff and Future Training for all Management Staff.


  7. "Project Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Strong brand and presence in this market.
    -Reputable company that's been around for a long time and continues to grow.
    -Good to have on your resume and learn about financial metrics if you're into that.
    -Its a good standard corporate company
    -Better than the competition

    Cons

    -Very corporate with a lot of chiefs that focus on metrics that benefit the top, but distracts from the delivery of service.
    -Some employees let the strength of the brand rather than their performance carry them.
    -Standard corporate benefits.
    -Work with a lot of great and interesting clients, but CBRE itself is not so.
    -High turnover

    Advice to Management

    The company is great at profits and a corporate leader, you may just want to see how to reduce turnover...or not.

    Build better diversity. Certain work groups do better than others, but there's definitely some that lack diversity.

  8. "Regional Facility Manger"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Facilities Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Regional Facilities Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a successful, large corporation that continues to grow and improve. The job market is more prolific than in the past and this company offers good benefits. I have learned a lot about this business during my tenure and would recommend persons to seek employment with CBRE.

    Cons

    As a large corporation some persons may get lost in the shuffle. It is not uncommon to hear people relay that they have no quality of life or work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Be cognizant of employee burn out


  9. "Current Employee Review"

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    Current Employee - Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Always Busy, good management, great culture

    Cons

    Sometimes it gets really busy, and we are under pointed for our portfolio


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Typical Corporate Experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    CBRE has a lot of great programs for professional development. Everyone is respectful and professional for the most part.

    Cons

    The benefits and pay are not the most competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Improve leadership


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