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CBRE Reviews

Updated 31 January 2015
Updated 31 January 2015
595 Reviews
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595 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.  

    Good place to gain experience and to provide opportunities for learning and growth.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Real Estate Accountant
    Former Employee - Real Estate Accountant

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, lots of room for growth, and good benefits. Great job for a recent graduate looking to gain experience.

    Cons

    Client demands can vary. Client transitions create a window of unpredictability within an Accountants workload. Work/life balance is occasionally unpredictable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consult with Accountants to get an idea of how the workload is being balanced.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Hanoi (Vietnam)
    Former Employee - Intern in Hanoi (Vietnam)

    I worked at CBRE as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Highly professional, excellent mentors & co-workers. Great team building. Inspirational top manager.

    Cons

    Low salary for intern at that time while there was quite a lot of pressure.
    At this moment: No salary for intern at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide compensation adequately to employees' work.

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lead Sr. Business Intelligence Developer GCS

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Lead BI Developer GCS in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Lead BI Developer GCS in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    When I was hired it was a great place to work, As the great managers moved on (CIO Change) we were left with unprofessional, inexperienced managers that ruined the company and the culture.

    Cons

    Every person on the org chart between me through the CIO left. Leaving nothing but un professional and inexperienced leaders that ruined the company and the culture. Last straw was when they wanted me to train my off-shore replacement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trying to make employee's work out of fear instead of motivation will never work as you have discovered in GCS.
    Outsourcing your Business Intelligence has very rarely worked for any company, research it. Hold the executives accountable for the poor decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It is one of the best companies to work with and has a wonderful working atmosphere

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    Good employee relation and fair treatment.
    Internal Promotion Prospects
    Support and Training and Learning/Development
    Benefits and Incentives
    Proud to work for a company with such a long history of leadership in the industry.

    Cons

    promotions, leadership
    deviation from standardized practices is rarely tolerated.

  6.  

    Intense work load and long hours most days, but a flexible environment to juggle work and personal appointments.

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

    I worked at CBRE full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked with a great team of people who were professional and knew their stuff.

    Cons

    The client determines the work load and the management at CBRE has to go with what the client expects - even if they don't agree with it or like it. It was difficult to take time off without getting backed up due to the work load.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    no cons for this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    HR Department in Dallas Location

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE

    Pros

    PTO was good, location was excellent, provided public transportation at 100%

    Cons

    BEWARE - SERIOUSLY. They talk a good game, suck you in, but on the inside that is not the case. Their value is RISE R=Respect. I=Integrity (not true).

    Communication is bad. No policies and procedures: it hasn't been for more than 7 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your image right internally before you look outside. You need to hire a third party vendor to come in to truly evaluate you all and who will be objective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at CBRE

    Pros

    None that I can possibly think of.

    Cons

    Everything about this company is terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kill yourselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    GREAT

    • 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

    You can grow within the company

    Cons

    It takes sometime to receive salary raises

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging and rewarding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Saint Louis, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Decent Benefits and Salary I like taht they give you a good amount of vacation

    Cons

    Top management does not share bonuses with people who matter most.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward people who work hard for the company. Share your Thousands of dollars in bonuses with people who deserve it and keep things running

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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