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"Financial Speedbump:"

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Current Employee - Real Estate Accountant in Bloomington, MN
Current Employee - Real Estate Accountant in Bloomington, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Lots of activity means lots of learning opportunities
Lots of holidays
Can flex-time 4 hours with no approval needed
Decent vacation allowance (though taking more than a day can be a struggle)
You usually end up with a decent little group of friends who share your pain

Cons

Very clique-ey. If you're not on your Controller/Asst. Controller's BFF list, you're out in right field scratching your groin.

Decisions you make, no matter how right, will NOT be supported, While your direct might have your back, as you get higher up the chain it doesn't matter if it's a client or a REM (Real Estate Manager aka on-site property manager), they won't support you. Why did I title this review "Financial Speedbump"? Because they will run you over.

REMs who are cognitively undeveloped. A large percent are in their jobs due to brown-nosing. They don't know the policies of their own clients or their company. They don't know even basic accounting concepts, that they are required to know, like accruals. Many will do more work to get out of actually doing the required thing they need to do.

Pay sucks. If you have student loans, consider a weekend job. If you're getting married, consider a weekend job.

Until you get a system down and get your REMs sticking to it, report turnarounds will blow. I've read many of the reviews here & some people are whining. I have eight properties right now, several of which are Senior REA level, and I can turn them all around within 3 days. The key is to be firm but fair with your on-site team and letting them know what expectations you have.

Advice to Management

Too many chiefs, not enough indians. Get rid of a lot of the worthless people who do nothing but sit in meetings & get food catered and get more accountants & coordinators.

Other Employee Reviews for CBRE

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Horrible to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Property Manager in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Property Manager in Kent, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In my time with CBRE I don't have any pros. It was a very negative environment.

    Cons

    VERY POOR upper management. They actually said to everyone in my office that if we're unhappy with CBRE they would be more than willing to help us find a new job. Unqualified leadership that would actually talk about other employee problems in front of the whole office. Very unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Hire management that are qualified for the job. The management I worked with were not qualified for their position. One was a former accountant that was absolutely not qualified for the position. I've never worked at a company where I asked for help and was told "if I'm not happy they would help me find another job". Those are the exact words they told at least 6 employees that I know of. Of course, all of us don't work for CBRE any more. I felt like I worked 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and asked for help with my work load and was told I should look at my time management better. CBRE will work you to a break down. They have a very bad reputation in the property management industry for working their employees to the ground. I would never recommend CBRE to anyone.


  2. "Professional happiness"

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    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, professional, top-notch service, values, honest, resources, room for growth

    Cons

    Big company, wide-spread (not really a bad thing!)

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