Jones Lang LaSalle

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Jones Lang LaSalle Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
517 Reviews
3.5
517 Reviews
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Jones Lang LaSalle President, CEO, and Director Colin Dyer
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290 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.  

    I had a great experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Indianapolis, IN (US)

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

    Pros

    Many real estate offices operate in silos, but this is an amazing office culture with hard-working people who are very friendly and team-oriented. It is a collaborative environment in which they treat everyone well, and I got to know each person individually and have nothing but the best to say about them. I am a huge family-oriented person, and this is a very family-based atmosphere.

    Cons

    It is a competitive work environment, and it can occasionally be too demanding, although that is true of any job regardless of the company. I do not have too many bad things to say about the people or the environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Growing company, but very political

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    • 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
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  5.  

    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.  

    Suck

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    • 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
  7.  

    No long term stability in this division.

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    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid

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    • 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
  9.  

    JLL Challenging but rewarding

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    • 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
  10.  

    Being profit-driven over-shadowed diminishing Client/Contractor job relations.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lease Administrator in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Lease Administrator in Alpharetta, GA (US)

    I worked at Jones Lang LaSalle as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    JLL has an exceptional benefits package.

    Cons

    Making a salary of only $50,000/yr, my challenge was not receiving a raise within a 2-year period while producing cost savings over $1 Million. While saving the Client in costs, in addition, my monetary recoveries totaled more than $250,000 over this period as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talent recognition and upward mobility for minorities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Becoming a less enjoyable place to work - Leadership is slipping

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a large recognized and respected brand. In general there are opportunities to move to different positions over time and to learn about many areas of corporate real estate.

    Cons

    Benefits are not quite at pace with competitors. Pay for performance model keeps salaries on the low side with a promise of bonus compensation for strong performance - a promise that is delivered against with limited success. Very hard working culture with strong emphasis on sales. Delivery of client solutions often falls short of what the sales team sold - and after the sales team seals the deal with a client, you'll never see them again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The corporate culture is not as good as it was 6 - 8 years ago. Lower level employees experience a culture of fear where it is commonly believed that anyone can be fired for making a mistake. If a client asks you to be replaced on an account, you will be fired. My advice is to try to return to a position that is les threatening, and that provides inspirational leadership that lifts employees up and motivates them to do their best work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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