CBRE Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
493 Reviews

3.4
493 Reviews
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CBRE President & CEO Robert E. Sulentic
Robert E. Sulentic
120 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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    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Engineering

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 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
  3.  

    Great place to start your accounting career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Real Estate Accountant  in  Bloomington, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Real Estate Accountant in Bloomington, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    You get to work from home two days every week after only working there for three months! This is a huge benefit for me. Also, this is a great place to get your accounting/financial career started. They will hire you right of college with a four year degree. No experience need.

    Cons

    Pay is not quite up to par compared to other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great company, lots of opportunity to learn and grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    jobs spec and coverage - great people

    Cons

    political and corporate big machine makes out of the box initiatives difficult

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good Internship

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    -Learned a lot from all departments
    -Employees were very willing to let me tag along
    -Friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    -Internship was not very structured

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic Work Life Balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at CBRE full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Extremely flexible work environment that is geared towards results and not necessarily punching the clock. Creativity and forward thinking is rewarded.

    Cons

    Technology is an issue and has been over the last 10 years. For a global leader CBRE is well behind the curve in providing a technology package for their employees that can be utilized in servicing the clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in your existing employees and provide the necessary training and resources to allow them to elevate their performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great atmosphere to work in and coworkers are eager to help/ assist with any task.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Chief Engineer  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Chief Engineer in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Largest real estate company in the world, new opportunities every day

    Cons

    May just focus on upper management development rather than the lower ranks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    VP Of Traffic Control None.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE part-time

    Pros

    Good Workplace To Go To.

    Cons

    Bad Money For You Job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help. Me Please. Hello. You.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great opportunity for growth

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

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

    Pros

    open communication, great office culture and give you the tools you need to advance

    Cons

    a bit strict on the dress code for new employees, keep it professional and clean cut

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    VERY GOOD COMPANY TO WORK

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer  in  Sacramento, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Sacramento, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Office culture is very good

    Cons

    Don't have access to do my all project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help and talk with new workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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