CBRE
3.3 of 5 396 reviews
www.cbre.com Los Angeles, CA 5000+ Employees

CBRE Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.3 396 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

CBRE President & CEO Robert E. Sulentic

Robert E. Sulentic

(75 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work can at times be demanding but there's rarely an issue with work-life balance"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Great exposure to the commercial real estate industry as well as investment"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance not always honored due to competitiveness within the company"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Upper management says how great they are when it is not always true"
    in 16 reviews
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Boring but the pay is decent

Real Estate Services Administrator (Current Employee)

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

ProsExperiences varies by location but there's lots of downtime, not much to do, small office and pretty laid back atmosphere. Pay is decent but not the best for the "largest real estate management firm in the world."

ConsOther than wearing a suit and tie every single day, there's really not much to do. You sit and stare at your monitor all day and answer phone calls. This may be their dream job to some but this is just so uneventful and stagnant, especially for a young 20-something since most of the staff are 30+ years of age. I'm currently looking for a more demanding job as this is not challenging enough and I feel as if I'm not learning anything.

Advice to Senior ManagementLoosen up a little. I understand you want to convey a sense of professionalism but times are changing. Also, a lot of the jobs are redundant.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Corporate does not care about their employees

Accounting Supervisor (Former Employee)
El Segundo, CA (US)

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

Pros- Decent pay
- Great coworkers
- Nice office

Cons- Low raise
- Cut-throat layoffs
- The "little" people are made to feel little
- Company is all about money and not about employees

Advice to Senior ManagementThe "little" people helped this company. Show some appreciation and be more transparent.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CBRE

ProsNice office, close to restaurants

ConsLow salary, all cubicles,

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more honest

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Nice people to meet

Real Estate Analyst (Current Employee)
Paris (France)

I have been working at CBRE as an intern for less than a year

ProsYou meet many interesting people who are always welling to help you. You visite and discover many companies. You have many formations

ConsNot well paid as an intern.

Advice to Senior ManagementPaying the "extra hours"

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good brand company to build resume

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CBRE full-time for more than 5 years

ProsName recognition in the Real Estate Industry.

ConsToo big and too many moving parts.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart doing more to back up actions with words. Improve data gathering process so there is consistency across markets.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CBRE as an intern for less than a year

ProsNice people that work hard

Consselect business that is tough to get into

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Generally a great place to work.

Marketing Specialist (Current Employee)

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

ProsFlexible work environment, relaxed and laid back atmosphere. Good about promoting within.

ConsGeneral large employer cons. Upper management sees you as a dollar amount and not you for who you are. There's always a worry that you could be replaced at any moment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A great company to learn from.

Director (Former Employee)
Saint Paul, MN (US)

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

ProsLots of knowledge throughout the company. You can find someone who is knowledgeable about just about any issue you may have

ConsAs a contractor on an account. You are subject to the whims of the account. Good bad or indifferent.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter training for new upper level employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work at

Project Manager (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA (US)

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

ProsLarge company to work for with a lot of training opportunities, there are many regional offices to transfer too and the company is very structured.

ConsWith a large company as this one it is hard to move up and be prompted.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sales Assistant (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at CBRE for less than a year

Proscool people that become friends and really do care

Conshard to move up in this environment

Advice to Senior Managementsmile more

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