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CBRE Reviews

Updated 18 August, 2014
Updated 18 August, 2014
486 Reviews

3.4
486 Reviews
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CBRE President & CEO Robert E. Sulentic
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is no work-life balance and they always try to low-ball when you get hired (in 24 reviews)

  • Best in business for commercial real estate (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance not always honored due to competitiveness within the company (in 14 reviews)

  • May just focus on upper management development rather than the lower ranks (in 18 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I am not sure about the pros.

    Cons

    There is a lack of training.

  2.  

    Not a great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Facilities Manager  in  Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Regional Facilities Manager in Denver, CO (US)

    Pros

    The pay was good and there was some autonomy when it came to leading your individual team.

    Cons

    Management is very disorganized and distant from the staff. Lots of mundane data collection and an over emphasis on reporting made it dificult to focus on core responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to the basics of FM and stop constantly trying to reinvent yourselves. CBRE can be a great company but it's time to invest a little more back into the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Safe, ethical, not too imaginative.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Property Management  in  Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Property Management in Washington, DC (US)

    Pros

    Lots of resources - more than any other firm. Great clients and excellent training. Very ethical and sets high standards for all levels of employee. Very safe place to work - very conservatively run.

    Cons

    A very big company. Pretty easy to get lost in the bigness of it all. Pretty stingy with benefits and not very willing to spend money on employees to boost satisfaction or morale. Compensation trends below market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so stingy with the small things that make work a pleasure and help employees feel appreciated. Pay market compensation to attract the very best people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Client Service

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    Current Employee - Client Services Coordinator  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Client Services Coordinator in San Jose, CA (US)

    Pros

    Good people, everyone is really nice.

    Cons

    Sometime its busy sometime its not

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company but management style depends on the account. Apparently no oversight from HQ,

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    Former Employee - Facility Manager  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Facility Manager in Dallas, TX (US)

    Pros

    Good people at the grass-roots level. Prior to taking a position, try to talk to a current employee on that specific account.

    Cons

    Non-communicative management on certain accounts, no correction or attention from above. BUT, that depends on the account, some have really great leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good time to spend some budget on 360-Feedback. They tout Respect but there was very little from Senior Mgt towards those who actually did face time with the client. Smoke and mirrors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The very definition of an "OK" job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant
    Current Employee - Accountant

    Pros

    It's hard to summarize such a large organization, since each department and office has it's own culture. I'll just speak to the department and location I worked in.
    Pros:
    -Lots of mobility within the company. I switched departments and was promoted. Quite a few people have been promoted and moved departments in the ~2 years I've worked here
    -Good work life balance for the most part. There are some days where you will need to work 10-12 hours, but that is just the nature of my job function
    -Coworkers are nice

    Cons

    -Pay is below average
    -Work can get a little stale and boring (but that is just the nature of accounting in general). There are days where you just try to look busy for 8 hours a day

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with and learn from. The office I worked in gave employees opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Once you have hit a certain level you must move on. They look to other client offices for the better opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order for the employees around you to grow you need to nourish them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    `Director of project management

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    Pros

    High caliber professionals work there. Good benefits. Nice offices. Highly engaged staff. Stable. #1 in their industry in most markets. Highly respected by others. Good long-term planning. Some opportunities for growth and advancement. Fun.

    Cons

    salaries are not the highest. politics interfere with strategy and operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on developing the staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    fruitful expeirence and learnt to deal with challenging situations at CBRE!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Its one of the best firms in construction industry in India

    Cons

    late working hours hampers the work life balance

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    CBRE

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company does care about it's employees and has nice benefit progrms.

    Cons

    The biggest draw back is the low pay. They make up for it in other ways such as moral events.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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