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Grubb & Ellis Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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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)

  • Within the IT support department, there's a lot of high ego brokers you have to deal with (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to be a part of"

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    Former Employee - IT Field Support Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - IT Field Support Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team member and people within the corporate office.

    Cons

    Within the IT support department, there's a lot of high ego brokers you have to deal with. They think they make a lot of money for the company so you would have to bend over backward for all their needs.


  2. "Big company"

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

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

    Pros

    They liked to apply latest technology to tools and strike for efficiency. They're willing to invest and take a hit in budget at the beginning.

    Cons

    Too much automation could become inflexible. Big bosses were nice but not the small ones. It could encourage a hostile environment where people try to compete instead of collaborate.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees and provide growth opportunities. Screen / monitor the managers and provide training to those who are in leader roles.

  3. "Great company to work for"

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    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.


  4. "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


  5. "Sr. Project Manager"

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    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


  6. "don't work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Hard to think of anything positive.

    Cons

    racist management policies and discriminatory environment.


  7. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good work environment, good benefits.

    Cons

    Company folded and merged. No cons while I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Not applicable.

  8. "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


  9. "property manager"

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    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.


  10. "Marketing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Easy job for young adult/recent graduate; relaxed work environment

    Cons

    No room for growth. Lower pay scale.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more opportunities for young employees to grow in the company.


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