CBRE Reviews

Updated 23 October, 2014
Updated 23 October, 2014
529 Reviews
3.4
529 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.  

    It's okay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Administrator in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Administrator in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits from the company and it's a global leading organization

    Cons

    Entry level position high pace dynamic role under paid. Heavy load

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ruthless

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Appraiser in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Appraiser in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Salary benefits travel Variety data

    Cons

    Long hours ruthless management no guidance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a heart

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    All the tools are there...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Broker
    Current Employee - Broker

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    For a commission based employee, you can make money if you learn how to select the tools from the CBRE platform. There is literally something out there for any size/shape/flavor client. Motivated leadership and a corporate culture that prides itself on being the best, we sure love to talk about how awesome and big we are. The great brokers can turn this into a value for clients.

    Cons

    The industry as a whole needs to become more diverse - we still are very heavy on silver-haired white guys. The company is striving to make headway here, but the biggest gap is a lack of wiling mentors/support. Example - HR didn't know what to do with me when I needed to determine maternity leave, as a commissioned salesperson I fell outside of the standard process and had to negotiate with my partners (all men) the terms of leave. They were more than fair, but other women might not have been as lucky.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Powerful, big green machine, does best deals

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Broker in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Office Broker in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at CBRE full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Biggest broker in the world; gets best instructions. Chance to work on some big deals. I worked in New York office. Felt like centre of broking world.

    Cons

    Culture a bit brutal. Big brokers think they are Gods - and more important than the clients. You can be treated roughly when a deal is closing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax a bit; you are No 1.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Great company, Great people

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    • 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
  9.  

    Fouture 500 & Number 1 in Facility Management

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    • 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
  10.  

    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.

  11.  

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

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    • 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

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