CBRE Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
493 Reviews

3.4
493 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 24 reviews)

  • Best in business for commercial real estate (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance not always honored due to competitiveness within the company (in 14 reviews)

  • May just focus on upper management development rather than the lower ranks (in 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    Several Years Under My Belt

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE part-time

    Pros

    stable, growing company; competitive firm

    Cons

    I don't have any cons for this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think about allowing more telecommute or other work/life balance options, and having more transparency regarding salary ranges, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    fruitful expeirence and learnt to deal with challenging situations at CBRE!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE

    Pros

    Its one of the best firms in construction industry in India

    Cons

    late working hours hampers the work life balance

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    CBRE

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    The company does care about it's employees and has nice benefit progrms.

    Cons

    The biggest draw back is the low pay. They make up for it in other ways such as moral events.

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  5.  

    Great company to learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    Great people to work with and learn from. The office I worked in gave employees opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Once you have hit a certain level you must move on. They look to other client offices for the better opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order for the employees around you to grow you need to nourish them.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    `Director of project management

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at CBRE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    High caliber professionals work there. Good benefits. Nice offices. Highly engaged staff. Stable. #1 in their industry in most markets. Highly respected by others. Good long-term planning. Some opportunities for growth and advancement. Fun.

    Cons

    salaries are not the highest. politics interfere with strategy and operations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on developing the staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience personally, but political work environment due to size of company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE

    Pros

    Company culture and work experience

    Cons

    Underpaid but good work experience and good company on your resume

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    CBRE was an outstanding company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Extremely professional company to work for. My "boss" was an excellent mentor. Benefits were outstanding - and i was provided the opportunity to make my own schedule.

    Cons

    A lot of process - but this comes with any big company. The smart employees learn to work the system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  9.  

    Decent Company, great benefits, good home life balance

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    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

    Pros

    Flexibility, benefits, nice work environment, events

    Cons

    Compensation, company policies, office culture, schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Global goals should = local results.

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    Current Employee - Real Estate Manager  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Real Estate Manager in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Strong group of professionals, great sets of procedures available for you to follow, work life balance is encouraged. No micromanagement, you are allowed to perform to the beat of your abilities.

    Cons

    All needed Information is available, just difficult to find quickly or efficiently. IT support is hit or miss. Procedures are set in place to try and minimize the negative effect of poor managers, instead of eliminating poor mangers and enabling skilled managers. Salary is adequate but not enough to secure best talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work though IT call center seek highest performers and pay them to stay. Eliminate mediocrity, acceptable or ok performance should be encouraged out of the firm. Seek to set the highest standard not be standard...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  11.  

    Global corporate services

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    Current Employee - Director, Transactions  in  Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Director, Transactions in Seattle, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Better than JLL. Lots of opportunity to advance. Good management. Smart, nice people.

    Cons

    Company wants people that want to move up. Not everyone is interested in doing so. Some people are content staying put and CBRE needs to understand these are the key people for forming a solid foundation. Also, Company occasionally puts people in upper level management positions that have never done any work in the discipline being managed.

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