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Updated February 23, 2018
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  • Need some focus on work life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • I didn't experience any cos at C&W (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Best in the Business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cushman & Wakefield full-time

    Pros

    Great-minded individuals, everyone is willing to help, very goal and task focused, extremely efficient at organization.

    Cons

    None that I can think of!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Learn, but a Buttoned Up "Boys Club" Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cushman & Wakefield full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cushman & Wakefield has a great list of corporate clients, and if you are wanting to build your resume with solid corporate experience; this a great place to do it. I learned a great deal about the business of real estate during my time there, and was fortunate enough to build a repertoire of client facing experience. It is a very relationship based business, and the toughest hurdle of real estate is getting your "foot in the door" with clients. Cushman & Wakefield is the type of company that can provide those opportunities with large companies.

    Cons

    The main reason why I left was the culture. If you are white, male and belonged to a fraternity it college, it is a great place for you. If you are not any of those categories, be prepared for the assumption that you are someone's assistant, regardless of what your role actually is. The old guard hierarchy is highly valued there.

    Advice to Management

    Value diversity not just in an HR / Marketing pamphlet, but by your actions. When I left the only person of color in leadership was the CIO (who was awesome, and an innovative thinker!!). Start by showing that diversity matters by hiring diverse leaders (more than just a Chief Diversity Officer....a position the company eliminated several years ago!). I am wondering how long C&W will be relevant in the modern era without making significant proactive changes in its worldview.

  3. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Intern in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cushman & Wakefield part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work experience and exposure to all different business lines. Great leadership that is very willing to help expand your knowledge and get you to the next level.

    Cons

    Only part-time available and usually only summer internships available. I was the only intern asked back to continue working part-time as I finished school.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a more rapid "rotational" track to make sure that interns are able to get experience in every business line before leaving the internship.


  4. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Engineer in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cushman & Wakefield full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is great. Management is great

    Cons

    Some computer work is very redundant

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  5. "Overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cushman & Wakefield full-time

    Pros

    good management, base salary, work/life balance

    Cons

    clients can be difficult to work with

    Advice to Management

    keep on the current path!


  6. "Issues within the company Infrastructure"

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    Former Employee - Office Service Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Office Service Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cushman & Wakefield full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent assignment. The office that I was working for was a great place.

    Cons

    All issues with this position were solely based in C&W failures not the client. We were not given access to software we were supposed to be using daily. One manager consistently could not order supplies correctly or in a timely manner. We could not keep management in place within our building. Another member of management was hostile and aggressive and when I mentioned this to my immediate supervisor, I was informed "Oh she knows but she does it to everyone" that does not make it okay

    Advice to Management

    Get it together. Get your onboarding in order. Get your ducks in a row BEFORE the new hire starts and don't depend on her knowing her way around so you don't have to train her properly.


  7. "Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist
    Former Employee - Receptionist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cushman & Wakefield full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    PTO is about three weeks vacation plus sick and paid holidays, company paid for parking, paid office functions about once a month

    Cons

    You can rarely use all PTO because of work demands. Salary is below average for support staff. The sales people run the business and management is distant.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees if they want to advance or grow. Not offering solutions or staying silent means you are disconnect from your staff or uninterested. Do better.

  8. "Reliability Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Reliability Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Reliability Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cushman & Wakefield full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great perks & Opportunity to grow. Great benefit.

    Cons

    No training and learning opportunity

    Advice to Management

    provide training to employees


  9. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cushman & Wakefield full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great network of real estate professionals, learn a lot from your colleagues, diverse portfolio of services, pretty good benefits and flexibility

    Cons

    Since the merger with DTZ, the culture has gone downhill, more cut throat particularly in national support functions, most of those jobs are moving to St. Louis, ongoing layoffs, a cost cutting focus as C&W moves to IPO readiness

    Advice to Management

    Value the legacy C&W employees who in many cases have a very deep breadth of experience in commercial real estate


  10. "Assistant Property Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cushman & Wakefield full-time

    Pros

    supportive team, relaxed atmosphere, great work/life balance emphasis, volunteer opportunities

    Cons

    not a lot of training opportunities that aren't webinars


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