CBRE
3.3 of 5 392 reviews
www.cbre.com Los Angeles, CA 5000+ Employees

CBRE Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.3 392 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

CBRE President & CEO Robert E. Sulentic

Robert E. Sulentic

(74 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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Yeah But Nah.

Facilities Specialist (Former Employee)
Melbourne

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

ProsLearning the importance of having strong policies & procedures.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementToo many 'managers' & not enough Indians.

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

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Good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CBRE

ProsFlexible; good; work-life balance; office cutlure

ConsWages; personal growth; stagnant; management

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Challenging work load

Building Engineer (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsFamily type of atmosphere, you work is appretiated, and respectfull clientele

ConsNo overtime when there used to be plenty of it to go around.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake into consideration the cost of living in areas of employment

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

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A good place with great opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CBRE

ProsYou can make some money and have some opportunities not able to be other places.

ConsShitty pay, really shitty pay.

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

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Very good company to work for

Facility Coordinator (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL (US)

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

ProsLargest in the industry - globally. Has many new processes, programs and tutorials to offer that benefit the outsourced FM market clients. Manny best practice procedures that integret well over several product/services lines. Ethical, transparent, communicates well with employees.

ConsNot as much training, coaching, personal career opportunities to advance as I'd like to see. May be so large they lose connections with employees. May just focus on upper management development rather than the lower ranks.

Advice to Senior ManagementReach out more to lower, middle management

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CBRE

ProsGreat company with great benefits. awesome co workers. located in DTLA

ConsTraffic sucks when leaving the office.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

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

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Great place to work

Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
Tukwila, WA (US)

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

ProsGood people, lots of opportunity to move up, great HR, love that CBRE likes to promote within rather than hire outside people most of the time

ConsWork life balance is hard to come by, a lot of your experience varies GREATLY depending on whether you work directly or on an account

Advice to Senior Managementnothing, most CB managers are great!

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

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Amazing environment, no advancement in my field

Researcher (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT (US)

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

ProsFriendly co-workers, has open company values, strives to be responsible in the community as a corporation, in my field there is not a clear career path, but immediate management strives to create opportunities.

ConsIt can seem like you are a cog in a corporate giant. Corporate rules and regulations can be restricting. Data entry can be horribly mind-numbing

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a better career path for researchers

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

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Helpful, appreciative, caring work environment

Support (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

ProsStarted a month ago, nothing to complain. Support staff are great.

ConsPay is a little low but then their expectations also reflect that. They don't want to work you like a dog.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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Wonderful first experience

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

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

ProsReal estate is a wonderful industry in which you see everything is real. You see properties and deal with clients who are large real estate developers.

ConsReal estate industry depends a lot on market sentiment, therefore when the market goes down, the real estate services company will suffer a lot from losses of major deals.

Advice to Senior ManagementProfessional cultures.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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