CBRE Reviews

Updated 20 October, 2014
Updated 20 October, 2014
525 Reviews
3.4
525 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 27 reviews)

  • The paramount industry leader in commercial real estate (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance not always honored due to competitiveness within the company (in 15 reviews)

  • May just focus on upper management development rather than the lower ranks (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    The best introduction to commercial real estate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brokerage Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Brokerage Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at CBRE as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn about New York commercial real estate.
    As an intern, you learn the ins and outs of brokerage.
    Great mentors that are always willing to give advice.

    Cons

    Not many perks, only offer water and coffee.
    Keep in mind that it is a very corporate and professional culture, so if you are looking for a more laid back environment this might not fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide interns offers to return to CBRE.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Professional and friendly - Great group to work for.

    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Parsippany, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Parsippany, NJ (US)

    I have been working at CBRE as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The employees I work for make this a great job. I never mind doing what is asked of me and always feel appreciated. I especially like that they offer a lot of training. It is always good expand your knowledge and skills.

    Cons

    Their invoice/purchasing system could be better. There should be more options when creating PO's.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great company, Great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE full-time

    Pros

    Great people, lots of support, lots of team interaction, fast-pace, cool work spaces

    Cons

    None so far - have not been here long

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fouture 500 & Number 1 in Facility Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Facility Management in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Administrative Facility Management in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Job Security & Good exposure in Admin

    Cons

    one salary as a bonus in CBRE & good chances of Growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Company in Facility & learn a lot for learning

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Client Service Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    Great place to start gaining experience.

    Cons

    no permanent job offers right now.

  7.  

    CBRE is a great company, teamwork and work-life balance was the primary key to our teams success!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facility Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Facility Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at CBRE full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The FM team on the American Express is "awesome"! We worked together on projects around the globe and even shared FM work processes across accounts when required. Our coordinated client/FM team conference calls proved very valuable to ensure flawless project deadlines and day to day services. Excellent benefits and training access!!!

    Cons

    Genuine open lines of communications minimized cons, legitimate concerns from team members were sincerely mitigated by leadership and involved parties promptly within our team.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Engineering

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Richmond, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Richmond, VA (US)

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good company. Great data center technicians. Outstanding working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Work as a contractor to a powerful client. Often it seems as you have two bosses. The client is local and ever present. CBRE management is not local and often not able to assist with local issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great big Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Coordinator
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Coordinator

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good starting point to learn about asset management

    Cons

    Your on a little island with no help from corporate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some interaction with your asset service team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Experience has been great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Training, office environment, flexibility, diverse

    Cons

    promotions, benefits, wages, political, HR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    If you are starting out in the industry and not on a team with genuinuely good people, you will have a bad experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Broker in Woodbury, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Broker in Woodbury, NY (US)

    I worked at CBRE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Name brand recognition and worldwide presence

    Cons

    Most everyone is simply out for themselves, specifically the senior brokers. Crash and burn model and taking in young, free or nearly free labor to do the grunt work, cold calls etc and then providing little in compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support the young up and coming brokers, at least to some extent rather than always erring on the side of the bigger producers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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