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CBRE Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
562 Reviews
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562 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.  

    solid company

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

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    great company, nice people, good opportunities

    Cons

    not much to be unhappy about

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Mobile Maintenance Technician

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    Current Employee - Mobile Maintenance in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Mobile Maintenance in Detroit, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Good management, fair pay, decent health insurance and 401k.

    Cons

    Some clients on certain accounts get away with treating CBRE employees badly while little is done to step in and correct it. It can be very stressful at times. You will bring work home with you and be on call to deal with high maintenance clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.
    Bring tuition reimbursement back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Happy place with good environment and people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    Best in the business with great resources

    Cons

    Large corporate firm that can be a bit too big at times

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  5.  

    My experience with CBRE has been positive.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Real Estate Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Real Estate Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    The pros are that you build quality experience working with top assets for a company that has an excellent brand name.

    Cons

    In my experience, it was difficult to maintain the many requirements requested of the Real Estate Managers and balance time with my family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more assistance for managers when portfolios grow past a certain threshold.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overview

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Omaha, NE (US)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Omaha, NE (US)

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

    Pros

    Treat employees respectfully and tried to come up with benefits and services if not already included.

    Cons

    More of training classes offer to enhance skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more of advancement opportunity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work! Good people!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Jose, CA (US)

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid company from top down management leadership.

    Cons

    I've heard that compensation in general is below average, but the work environment makes up for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice employer if you are willing to ask for promotions

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    Current Employee - AFM in New Haven, CT (US)
    Current Employee - AFM in New Haven, CT (US)

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    large employer, many opportunities to transfer and to learn different aspects of the business

    Cons

    Being on account is hard to see opportunities within the company and one has to be proactive in searching those out and pursuing them. Rarely someone would offer you promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more in touch with your team, what their strengths are. Assign work based on those strength wherever possible so the team as a whole succeeds

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    All good until Peoplesoft arrived

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Accounts Assistant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good job, people, location, pay, benefits. It used to be a fantastic place to work, until a systems change imposed by the US

    Cons

    Peoplesoft - imposed by CBRE USA on the rest of the world. An extremely hard to use system. The previous system was miles better! All done in the name of "globalisation" - absolute rubbish! Also, have certain accounts and IT functions spread across 3 countries is ridiculous!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For CBRE USA - If it aint broke don't try to fix it. Let each country handle is own finance and IT functions. For CBRE UK - carry on as you are. Maybe introduce flexitime?

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you're looking for a company to grow with, CBRE is definitely a great choice.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receptionist/Event Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Receptionist/Event Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    I like the fact that at anytime you have plenty of training tools available for you to stay abreast with the most current software that is out there. In my current position I have been given the tools to execute the duties of my job with the hounding of a manager or supervisor. My current manager is open-minded, understanding and very professional. She definitely takes care of the people on her team.

    Cons

    The process for a transfer takes longer than you would expect. I expect 2-3 weeks but it's been longer than that, but I guess for good reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always be willing to hear what every employee has to say in good or bad situations, that way you are able to weigh out was real and what's fabricated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    CBRE Miami

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Miami, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Miami, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great brand name recognition, good structure, instills team cooperation

    Cons

    Little training offered, low salaries, tedious admin processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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