CBRE Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
503 Reviews
3.4
503 Reviews
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CBRE President & CEO Robert E. Sulentic
Robert E. Sulentic
125 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Yeah But Nah.

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    Former Employee - Facilities Specialist  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Facilities Specialist in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Learning the importance of having strong policies & procedures.

    Cons

    Too many policies & procedures! It took forever to get any project etc up and running, let alone completed!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many 'managers' & not enough Indians.

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

    The best introduction to commercial real estate

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    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 for less than a 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
  3.  

    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 for less than a 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
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  5.  

    Great company, Great people

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    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
  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!!

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

    I worked at CBRE full-time for 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

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    Current Employee - Chief Engineer  in  Richmond, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Chief Engineer in Richmond, VA (US)

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

    Experience has been great.

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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Training, office environment, flexibility, diverse

    Cons

    promotions, benefits, wages, political, HR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great resume builder

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE as a contractor

    Pros

    Got a lot of experience working at CBRE as a contract employee. The environment was very flexible and the management was great.

    Cons

    It was unknown how long I would be a contract employee which was kind of stressful.

  11.  

    Client accounts

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at CBRE full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, able to set your own schedule

    Cons

    Ineffective team leaders (not knowing what is best for the client), lack of knowledge in construction practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people with a background in construction knowledge

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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