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CBRE Reviews

Updated 30 January 2015
Updated 30 January 2015
594 Reviews
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594 Reviews
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CBRE President & CEO Robert E. Sulentic
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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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    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.  

    CBRE is a people driven company. They treat their employees well and in turn the clients get excellent service.

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    Former Employee - Senior Property Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Property Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    They are very organized and take care of the details. the new hire training was extensive and employees can take additional classes through the intranet site. I remember getting an email on my first anniversary with a code for a gift. This went away during the recession in 2008 but showed willingness of CBRE to recognize their employees.

    Cons

    It can be challenging to advance in the company as a property manager. If you are doing a good job, the Director does not want you to move. Sometimes you have to leave in order to advance your career. On the sales side this is not the case since the compensation is performance driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow property managers to earn a portion of the commission for lease renewals. This incentive income is a nice bonus and encourages the manager to maintain a consistent relationship with the Tenants and partnership with the leasing agents.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE

    Pros

    good place to work with good benefits

    Cons

    The boss changed her mind often

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great for independent personalities who can handle freedom

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Very little micromanagement and great empowerment.

    Cons

    Cost reductions and constant chase after dollars.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at CBRE

    Pros

    very great knowledgeable staff, lots of banter, open plan office, always events on to get to know your colleagues outside of work. Also fairly easy to communicate and get to know senior management

    Cons

    non-flexible work environment - seems difficult to achieve work life balance, can be alot of politics within the firm, but overall - i think it depends on what team you are in

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Opportunity for growth.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    When coming into a fortune 500 company from any background that is not commercial or residential real-estate, all things seems foreign. At the Phoenix office location right away they make you feel like family. They teach you the ropes and constantly show gratitude when ever an opportunity presents it self.

    Cons

    Its very hard to get in the in crowd especially since most of the girls known each other for years. However that is not in your job to make life long friends. Basically as a professional there are not to many cons because you work with professional and almost always feel appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow new employees who comes in with degree opportunities that educational they are prepared for or even experience. It might surprise you how a person hard work and dedication can constantly surpass any exceptions you might have for one in that given job experience. Often times people will not know people in the company to get that recommendation and/or approval so checking ones credentials can be the difference between a long time invested employee and someone that will only be hired base upon family or close friend referral.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    This is a great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    Flexible, popular company, educated people, fast paced environment

    Cons

    Large company, sometimes hectic

  9.  

    Great company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    Exposure to different industries and clients.

    Cons

    Need more training for new hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

  10.  

    CBRE was the best company I've worked for.

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    Former Employee - Audio Visual Coordinator
    Former Employee - Audio Visual Coordinator

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

    Pros

    Paid time off was great, the accounts i worked with were top notch, supervisors and colleges were great. I received more training about areas i was not strong in than expected, but was not made to take repetitive training that i was the expert in.

    Cons

    The Politics were silly sometimes, there was more short term travel than expected, and purchasing supplies and needs were a pain more often than not.
    The starting pay was not what it was with some other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire me again.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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