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Updated 26 February 2015
Updated 26 February 2015
615 Reviews
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615 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is no work-life balance and they always try to low-ball when you get hired (in 28 reviews)

  • Great place to learn about New York commercial real estate (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance not always honored due to competitiveness within the company (in 17 reviews)

  • May just focus on upper management development rather than the lower ranks (in 21 reviews)

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  1.  

    Yeah But Nah.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Facilities Specialist in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Facilities Specialist in Melbourne

    I worked at CBRE full-time (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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing first 6 months!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Coordinator in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Coordinator in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    I am relatively new to CBRE, but have been here long enough to get a good feel for the company. I realize not all accounts are created equal, and I got a little lucky to land in an account that is perfect for me and what I am seeking for my career. Lots of support from within CBRE for career development, and my Alliance Director has been absolutely amazing in that arena. Very excited to be here, even after 6 months I feel this was the perfect move for my long term career goals!

    Cons

    From what I understand, not all accounts are as great as the account I am on. That seems to be a little hit and miss, but from those who can stick through a bad account for a couple years there are always other places to move on to without switching who your employer is!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the trend and focus on developing talent. That will keep those of us looking to grow and develop excited to do so and excited to do so within CBRE.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    My experience with cbre was greaat and very educational.;

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at CBRE as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I had the best boss ever. His name was Doug Goss. He helped me expand my abilities into Swichgear operations and large Generators. He was very fair to employees and made for a good atmosphere to work. .

    Cons

    Some challenges were to be correct in everything we were involved with . We worked with the hiring manager in the same office so we learned to work closely with him and meet his needs. This experience taught us why the customer needs to receive what he ask for and never skimp on operations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From my experience having all employees completely involved with what is going on in the facility seems to bring unity and teamwork. Making sure every one is carrying there load and help others when need be. Listening to ideas from all employees gests them involved and makes them feel important..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, direct manager was awesome

    Cons

    Little flexiblity with hours and repetitive tasks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Building Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Building Engineer in Round Lake, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Building Engineer in Round Lake, IL (US)

    I worked at CBRE full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. All depends on what account you work on.

    Cons

    Certain accounts lose track of CBRE as a whole. Everything evolves around cost savings and cut backs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train existing employees more often, advise college reimbursement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Start to my career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    It was a good place to get my foot in the door after college. The people are fun and the pay is very good.

    Cons

    Not much movement in the creative area. Additionally there was seemingly no preparation time for anything.

  8.  

    Platform Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Platform Analyst in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Platform Analyst in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at CBRE full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefit package and working environment

    Cons

    The salary was at my minimum expectation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To keep quality employees improve salaries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Lifelong Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, fun work environment, focus on employees and customers, flexibility

    Cons

    Buearocratic - but what company isn't. 401k could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on hiring and promoting people at market competitive rates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Commercial Real Estate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE

    Pros

    A global results-driven company, CBRE is committed to generating revenue and that sort of drive is appreciated in an organization that is so large, it could easily get its processes diluted by bureaucracy. The work culture is vibrant and fun.

    Cons

    Real estate agents seem to care more about making money than about necessarily maximizing value for their clients. Property managers seem to in-fight a lot. Appraisers and research analysts don't get much respect from their peers.

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