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CBRE San Jose Reviews

Updated April 14, 2017
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  • Innovative methodologies on Work methodology derived to have a better Work & life balance (in 52 reviews)

  • I don't think upper management has any clue what's going on with the employees (in 42 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to start your career. Team up with a winning team and you will learn and grow quickly.

    Cons

    Not much formal training or mentorships. You have to work to find it yourself.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. "Project Manager"

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    • 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.


  3. "Appraiser"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial/Industrial Appraiser in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Commercial/Industrial Appraiser in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good job for a production appraiser in need of experience with many different types of commercial and industrial properties.

    Cons

    Declining appraisal fees and shorter production times may compromise the accuracy of the appraisals as well as the information within the comparable data base.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage managers to spend time training new employees such that the newly hired don't need to interfere with other staff appraisers in order to learn the system.


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  5. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - MAC Planner in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - MAC Planner in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great company to work for. looking forward to becoming an employee once again

    Cons

    Could have used more aggressive approach to assisiting with exiting - job search


  6. "Information Technology"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Network Technician in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Network Technician in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Networking and Experience gained are valued assets

    Cons

    No room for improvement and progressions within some department

    Advice to Management

    Coordinated effort to be more aware of employees needs


  7. "Amazing Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Click to Chat Agent in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Click to Chat Agent in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work
    Wonderful, patient, professional, and supportive management

    Cons

    Pay is under-market, that's the only Con

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the Great Work! Love the leadership style of management!


  8. "Good company, bad hiring practices"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CBRE full-time

    Pros

    Benefits from being one of the largest CRE companies in America
    Reasonable work-life balance
    Horizontal movement relatively easy

    Cons

    Few opportunities for vertical advancement
    Nepotism leads to many weak hires

    Advice to Management

    High turnover can be reduced by hiring people specifically for that department and paying them fairly for it, rather than having all service lines funnel into "potential" brokerage.


  9. "Managing Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great environment to grow and excellent culture

    Cons

    very large and in the middle of merger


  10. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Director TM in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director TM in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CBRE full-time

    Pros

    Good management, supportive nice team members. Highly compensated employess get unlimited vacation.

    Cons

    Potential to work very long hours and not use unlimited vacation.


  11. "Change Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Change Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Change Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    History of being in real estate

    Cons

    Poor assimilation process
    Poor management skills

    Advice to Management

    Develop orientation and buddy system for new employees
    Specify 30-60-90 day goals


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