Jones Lang LaSalle

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Jones Lang LaSalle Reviews

Updated 22 October 2014
Updated 22 October 2014
514 Reviews
3.5
514 Reviews
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Jones Lang LaSalle President, CEO, and Director Colin Dyer
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288 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company tends to be cognizant of employees' needs for work/life balance (in 32 reviews)

  • Great work environment in which a strong work ethic was highly valued (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • At times it is difficult to get that work/life balance (in 24 reviews)

  • Mid level managers not always valued for fear of upper management having to compete internally (in 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company to work for but your experience will vary depending on your business unit, client, and management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, great opportunities and a global reach. My department allows work-at-home and some flex time. In that sense, work-life is excellent (but hours are long.)

    Cons

    People management often comes up as a weakness here although I think it's improving. My own manager is good but I think that it's inconsistent. Pay seems to be a bit below market. Benefits are decent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Growing company, but very political

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Great people
    - International working opportunities
    - Great benefits (pay for phone, HSA and overall good medical/dental/etc.)
    - During my time there, which was under two years, I saw two co-workers get promoted

    Cons

    - If you are not producing revenue for the company, the company does not make as much of an investment in you
    - Additionally if you do not support a revenue-producing team, there are less perks
    - High turnover amongst brokers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Consider a rotational program for young talent to learn other aspects of commercial real estate
    - Invest more time in working on retention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very Satisfied employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I have been working at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work environment is very amicable. Compensation is fair and bonuses are based on work performance and not favoritism which can be the driving factor for unhappy employees in some places.

    Cons

    None that I am aware of other there are not a lot of opportunities for advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jones Lang LaSalle as a contractor

    Pros

    Good people to work with, opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Lack of communication in management

  6.  

    Professional Experience

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

    I have been working at Jones Lang LaSalle as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    JLL is a solid, balanced and stable company, which leaves plenty of room for growth.They also provide multiple opportunities to learn and develop within the company as well.

    Cons

    Since it's so large, it may be easy to simply refill a role should the needs not be met, but hardly considered a negative or unreasonable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A good company but not enough space to advance into better positions

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mobile Engineer in Tampa, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Mobile Engineer in Tampa, FL (US)

    I worked at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company vehicle loaded with good field tools and equipment, Good managers that seem to actually care about you, Good starting salaries and benefits.

    Cons

    No place to move up into a better position - very limited advancement opportunities, all meetings done through computer and not enough " in person" time with immediate manager, small raises for technicians but good raises for upper management, who sometimes do not know how to work with the field techs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand your time out in the field to meet with Mobile techs; Allow greater feedback from field techs about technical aspects of clients needs and then actually apply the information in the corporate level as well. Give "earned raises" not "just everyone gets something across the board" raises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Suck

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Ko Long (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Ko Long (Hong Kong)

    I have been working at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Freedom in work time; can work from home

    Cons

    No support, company culture suck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    No long term stability in this division.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC (US)

    I worked at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a steady pay check in a weak economy. There were opportunities to upgrade computer and management skills on a frequent basis. I did get to work with some very good people. I did learned a lot from a few of them. Most of best left before I did.

    Cons

    There is no life/work balance. Some managers in our group were down right over bearing. Getting any of your PTO was a challenge. "Use it or Lose it" policy was a rip off at the end of each year. As a single parent, it was difficult to work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider your workers' home lives more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Avoid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative Agent in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative Agent in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

    I worked at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    PTO is decent, that's about it.

    Cons

    Culture of intimidation-HR is a nightmare, difficult to advance, low pay with high performance expectations. Everybody is worried they're next on the chopping block to be fired. Write-ups occur after any and all call offs/early dismissals even if you provide a doctor's note and/or have accrued PTO. Office culture is more like high school, the gossip mill is relentless. Extremely high turnover due to people quitting and/or getting fired. Benefits are a joke unless you make enough to afford the better packages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider paying your full time employees as much or more than the temps they're forced to train every 6-8 weeks, advance people who have been there for years in the same position when they deserve it, knock it off with the double standards (scolding underlings for using office communications while spending the entire day IMing a significant other). On that note, it's bad form to involve yourself on a personal (romantic) level with other people in the office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    JLL Challenging but rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, company has very aggressive growth plans. Firm is very serious about ethics and responds exceedingly well to ethical issues.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be miserable. Health benefits are not the best. Company often penny wise but pound foolish. Technology platforms very dated and fragmented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With such aggressive growth plans, there has never been a more important time in JLLs history to focus on People.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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