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Grubb & Ellis Reviews

Updated December 14, 2016
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Grubb & Ellis President, CEO, and Director; Chairman, Grubb & Ellis Equity Advisors Thomas P. (Tom) D'Arcy
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  • There seemed to be a disconnect between upper management and staff (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grubb & Ellis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and flexible hours. Treats people fairly and provide adequate training.
    Small environment to develop different skill sets.

    Cons

    Some of the upper management can be hard to deal with.
    Budget can fluctuate year to year. Project can be pulled in multiple direction.

    Advice to Management

    Give respect to employees and treat them fairly without favoritism.
    Provide flexibility to work from home from time to time.


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant/Receptionist in Egg Harbor City, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant/Receptionist in Egg Harbor City, NJ

    I worked at Grubb & Ellis (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    No cons to report at this time


  3. "Sr. Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grubb & Ellis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great HR department. Great managers.

    Cons

    Company eventually filed - portions of the company and businesses were sold off or acquired.

    Advice to Management

    none


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  5. "Commercial Real Estate Broker, Investments"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY

    I have been working at Grubb & Ellis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Creative, different everyday, difficult. Need a lot of general knowledge. Deal with public. Meet interesting people. Accomplished people.

    Cons

    Have to start all over everyday in this business


  6. "property manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Property Manager in Spring, TX

    I worked at Grubb & Ellis (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Care about employee and do not micromanagement and i love that about the company.

    Cons

    Not enough pay and they are not able to pay for rehabs as they should which would really take the company to a whole another level.


  7. "A great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    I think the organization has great Teamwork

    Cons

    A small company no room for growth

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. "Not going to make it as a company."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Grubb & Ellis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice staff, friendly management. Ethical, hard-working staff for the most part.

    Cons

    Not strong enough of management to capture enough market share in Seattle.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to put more money in this market and brand more effectively.


  9. "Fast paced, all business culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grubb & Ellis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Open door policy allowed for a culture that accepted freedom of ideas to be expressed by the little guy.

    Cons

    Work was fast paced with continuous deadlines. Could have used more days to allow for a slower pace so employees could decompress from the continual deadlines.


  10. "Was Good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Santa Ana, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Grubb & Ellis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Prior to its bankruptcy firm was one of the largest property management companies. Depending on your position, there was some ability for self direction.

    Cons

    Near the end, it was difficult to get consistent corporate direction.

    Advice to Management

    Things should be better after the acquisition by Newmark


  11. "Grubb is a good company for established brokers with a team of agents and for those just beginning their CRE careers."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President (Broker) in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Vice President (Broker) in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grubb & Ellis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Grubb has an enormous network for support, its employees are typically among the most talented in the business and with the exception of compensation, the company has a cohesive work environment.

    Cons

    The largest challenge of working at Grubb is the commission split structure. The agent, who is typically doing the majority of the work, ends up with the smallest share of the commissions they earned. By the time agents are paid, fees and commissions have often been split several times.

    Advice to Management

    Be more upfront of expectations and compensation to prospective employees.


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