CBRE Reviews

Updated Aug 10, 2020

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3.7
73%
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CBRE President and CEO   Robert E. Sulentic
Robert E. Sulentic
1,546 Ratings
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  • "Work life balance is slightly negative with IPCs(in 120 reviews)

  • "There is a tolerance for bad behavior among brokers(in 103 reviews)

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  1. "Love it"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Services Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CBRE full-time

    Pros

    Good company culture, great management.

    Cons

    Easy to feel siloed but company works hard on training

  2. "Great Culture for Motivation, and Pride in the Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Real Estate Broker in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A culture that works to motivate sales people, and provides an extensive amount of research and resources to the sales teams.

    Cons

    A lot of nepotism within the entire organization. Anyone outside of sales is treated as non-essential, replaceable, or a second-class citizen in some cases. A large gender inequality issue for sales/income producing roles.


  3. "Toxic, Nepotism, Very Old School"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSA 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CBRE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Fun work parties - Lots of young people -Good work-life balance

    Cons

    - The amount of nepotism that goes on within this company is insane - Would keep a horrible employee just because he/she is related to an agent - Old school culture and ideology behind the operations - Anyone who is not an agent is at the bottom of the barrel. - Provides little to no support for assistants and support staffs - Assistants and support staffs get treated like non-essential/replaceable people - Hit or miss with what team you work for - Majority of the agents will treat you like garbage and make you feel like you're nothing but their assistant/helper - Having to deal with self-centred, self-absorbed real estate agents - Orientation is basically next to non-existent - No growth opportunity

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  4. "Their Facilities team... A complete mess"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CBRE full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent benefits... that is all

    Cons

    Everything else. When it comes to facilities management at least in Canada they had no clue what they were doing when I was part of the company.

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  5. "CBRE"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CBRE full-time

    Pros

    large corporate headquarters in the US

    Cons

    corporate headquarters in the US less CA support

  6. "Stale and disjointed"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sourcing Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CBRE full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Downtown office, work - life balance

    Cons

    Company tolerates incompetence all too willingly.

  7. "Decent place to work"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Real Estate Assistant 
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at CBRE full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good environment Nice people Good management

    Cons

    Long hours Agents are not easiest to work for

  8. "CLIENT SERVICES ASSISTANT"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Service Associate in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at CBRE full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice, modern, clean environment,

    Cons

    pay vs. work expectations do not match

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  9. "Toxic Workplace"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Services Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CBRE full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work from home (on rare occasions)

    Cons

    Rampant male chauvinism, no respect for any staff that have no desire to become an agent, and brokers are empowered by management to treat their staff inhumanely. How many young staff members have to run to the bathroom in tears before things change?

  10. "Behind the times"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CSA in North York, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at CBRE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, some really nice people to work with if you get on the right team.

    Cons

    High turnover rate from support staff, with good reason. No opportunity to move upward, and culture is behind the times. Management prioritizes agents, provides little to no support for assistants and support staff.

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