CBRE Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
529 Reviews
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529 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 27 reviews)

  • The paramount industry leader in commercial real estate (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance not always honored due to competitiveness within the company (in 15 reviews)

  • May just focus on upper management development rather than the lower ranks (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    Client Service Specialist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    Great place to start gaining experience.

    Cons

    no permanent job offers right now.

  2.  

    Engineering

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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 big Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Coordinator
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Coordinator

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

    Pros

    Good starting point to learn about asset management

    Cons

    Your on a little island with no help from corporate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some interaction with your asset service team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Experience has been great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Coordinator in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Training, office environment, flexibility, diverse

    Cons

    promotions, benefits, wages, political, HR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    If you are starting out in the industry and not on a team with genuinuely good people, you will have a bad experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Broker in Woodbury, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Broker in Woodbury, NY (US)

    I worked at CBRE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Name brand recognition and worldwide presence

    Cons

    Most everyone is simply out for themselves, specifically the senior brokers. Crash and burn model and taking in young, free or nearly free labor to do the grunt work, cold calls etc and then providing little in compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support the young up and coming brokers, at least to some extent rather than always erring on the side of the bigger producers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great resume builder

    • 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 as a contractor

    Pros

    Got a lot of experience working at CBRE as a contract employee. The environment was very flexible and the management was great.

    Cons

    It was unknown how long I would be a contract employee which was kind of stressful.

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    Client accounts

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at CBRE full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, able to set your own schedule

    Cons

    Ineffective team leaders (not knowing what is best for the client), lack of knowledge in construction practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people with a background in construction knowledge

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company, good compensation, but a company is only as good as the people you work directly with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    CBRE is a great company that doesn't micro-manage excessively.

    Cons

    Negatives all depend on the department you are in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overworked and underpaid

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Property Accountant in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Property Accountant in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at CBRE full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Met some of the best people there! Not management though...

    Cons

    Bad company culture at the top, management did not care how we were going to do more and more of work, unless you stay overtime, which probably was expected, now that I think of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to start your accounting career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than an 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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