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CBRE San Francisco Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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  • Work life balance is sometimes tough (in 68 reviews)

  • upper management only listen to manager level (in 48 reviews)

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  1. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and environment for growth.

    Cons

    Compensation structure could be better.


  2. "Finance Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at CBRE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a stable, growing organization with many opportunities within the company

    Cons

    It was a larger corporation and sometimes harder to implement newer ways of adding to the existing processes. Also, harder to move up in the company, a lot of corporate politics involved, theatrics, etc.

    Advice to Management

    They should treat their employees better, not like disposable (replaceable) beings...although everyone is replaceable, employees should not perceive this from management

  3. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at CBRE as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked for a great team.
    Everyone in the office is very nice.
    MD's take time to meet with you if you ask.

    Cons

    Big company so who you work for matters a lot


  4. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CBRE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, learned a lot. Excellent management

    Cons

    Not really any downsides for me working at this company.


  5. "Not recommended for diverse candidates"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place the get corporate real estate experience
    Large company

    Cons

    Lacks diversity especially in senior management
    Highly political
    Conservative culture
    Not innovative or creative
    No work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Make diversity a priority and provide more opportunities for advancement


  6. "Present Employer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Real Estate Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Real Estate Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are market rate. Plenty of growth opportunities if patient.

    Cons

    Huge company to navitate. Not all accounts are good.

    Advice to Management

    Account work is only as good as your weakest employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Dead end."

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fairly stable job. Not that much pressure. Doesn't ask to much from you.

    Cons

    Low moral, low upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Turnover rate is what is going to destroy this company.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to be a broker, terrible for anyone else"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Fortune 500 Company
    -Brokers are some of the best in the business and very successful financially

    Cons

    -Brokers are treated like celebrities and are all wealthy white men (do not know of a single ethnic broker in the SF office)
    -Very few brokers actually started out as analyst and worked their way up, usually just poach top brokers from other companies
    -Any support position (analyst, senior analyst, graphic designer, client services, etc.) is grossly underpaid and is expected to serve the brokers every request 24/7 with no outlined career path
    -SF management team is extremely dysfunctional and incapable - i question whether this is really how a fortune 500 company operates every day
    -Analysts typically stay for 2 years before burning out and moving on to competitor who is actually willing to help transition them to brokers

    Advice to Management

    Take care of everyone - not just the brokers. Help outline a career path for the analysts who eventually want to transition to being a broker, not just work them into the ground while you are out having drinks.


  9. "Senior Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I worked at CBRE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Supportive, positive culture.

    Cons

    Lack of bonus incentive for support staff.


  10. "senior director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CBRE (Less than a year)

    Pros

    top quality company with strong leadership

    Cons

    very corporate structure that can be tough to take


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