Jones Lang LaSalle

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Jones Lang LaSalle Reviews

Updated 31 October 2014
Updated 31 October 2014
520 Reviews
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Jones Lang LaSalle President, CEO, and Director Colin Dyer
Colin Dyer
293 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 32 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.  

    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Laser focus on the sizzle, and little on the steak.

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

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

    Pros

    JLL offers a given client global breadth and depth with sophisticated tools and solid talent, and so an easy "sale" to the customer. Their size alone propels them to the short list of any major company in need of third party services. Carrying the JLL card imputes a certain credibility to the employee (warranted or not).

    Cons

    The pros notwithstanding, once a given contract is won, the delivery of service and dedication of appropriate resources is spotty to poor at best (as a potential client ask for references, specific to your scope, and you will find them much harder to come by than you might think). Woe to those employees left behind to fulfill a contract/assignment.

    One reads in these reviews that advancement is limited. This is particularly true from mid-management on up and consequently leads to level of paranoia which is difficult to convey. Be prepared to be second guessed from day-one, with many looking over your shoulder. As one outsider put it, "there are many sharp knives there." The successful employee is adept at watching his/her back as much as at work execution.

    The level of corporate arrogance is as palpable to the employee as it is to JLL's peer group. Anything perceived as slightly negative is quickly swept aside, and the deliverer thereof labeled a naysayer (who's days are limited).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shift focus and rewards from new business development to the accumulation of 'positive' to 'outstanding' client references (and the former will come). Look to promote from within (not just lip service), and establish 360 review process (particularly with upper management)to combat politics. Finally, strip HR of it's ridiculous influence on recruiting and hiring and shift accountability back to the hiring managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    No long term stability in this division.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  6.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

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

    Pros

    Multinational team
    Good ethics & values
    Senior Leadership is good

    Cons

    Bias towards certain nationality
    Not enough support from the global & regional leaders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    GREAT CO.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Building Engineer
    Former Employee - Building Engineer

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

    Pros

    Give u lots of leeway.

    Cons

    They are EXTREMELY busy at all times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Alright place to work short term

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operating Engineer in Durham, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Operating Engineer in Durham, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Hours and benefits are good. Most of the client involvement is good they have more respect for you then the Management staff. as long as you do your job and don't complain you will be fine.

    Cons

    Pay is on the lower end of the pay scale. They expect more from there staff then they are willing to compensate for. Provide training on site with professional trainers not computer based training that is in place at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of the workers. Show the workers that their more than a number. You need to raise wages to meet industry standards.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company but not a lot of interaction amongst regions/employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I worked at Jones Lang LaSalle full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    •Decent health insurance and PTO
    •Flexible work/life balance

    Cons

    •Not a lot of interaction/exposure to other employees in the company. In 5+ years working there, I only met a handful of other employees.
    •Managers seem to get promoted based on years with the company, not based on their work.
    •Not a lot of room for advancement, especially in smaller regions.
    •Pay was lower than average, even within the company itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems as though a lot of shady/unprofessional behavior is swept under the rug due to certain things being "grandfathered" in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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