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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in London, England – Reviewed May 16, 2013 New
Interview Details very basic, and was not thorough. other team members admitted to using key words toblag there way in, without prior job experience.
Interview Question – none.. just basic troubleshooting questions.. "how can you tell if outlook is working" :/ View Answer
Negotiation Details – there wasnt one... if you dont like answering the phone all day, dont apply for this job.
Accepted Offer – Reviewed May 15, 2013 New
Interview Details Phone interview with the hiring manager and on-site interview.
Interview Question – why we should hire you than other candidates? Answer Question
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Nashville, TN (US) Mar 2013 – Reviewed May 09, 2013 New
Interview Details CBRE offers a full time position as an associate broker or real estate sales person for the serious career seeker who wants to work with the best in the business. Entry level people are paired with senior people and very well trained and mentored. Their pledge of having unlimited income opportunities are real. The entry position is generally 100 percent commission based but the often offer an annual draw against commissions to help get you started. The process begins by being introduced to the Managing Broker by an active sales broker. Generally, you will meet with several professionals within the specific market sector you chose: office retail, medical, or industrial properties. If that process goes well they will ask you to take a written test. This will be a separate appointment. The test is an assessment of your personality and temperament propensities that estimate how successful you will be at the business and takes several hours to complete. The Managing Broker will then meet with you to discuss the results of the test and address the firms interest in training you. If they properly prepare a training program for you and pair you with a successful senior broker then you are being offered an opportunity of real value. CBRE is the largest full service commercial real estate firm in the world with a highly recognized brand and reputation.
Interview Question –
"Why did you leave your latest job or position with xyz company?"
"Describe a conflict or difficult relationship you had with a co-worker or superior and how you handled it. What would you do differently in retrospect?" Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Decided to pursue a salaried corporate position
Accepted Offer – Interviewed on Chicago, IL (US) Jun 2010 – Reviewed Apr 30, 2013
Interview Details Long process to get hired. Interviewed with an HR rep and 2 senior managers. Time between interviews was long and drawn out.
Interview Question – There were no unexpected questions. They were very straightforward and focused on my background and experience. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Very easy and straightforward. They were open about flex hours and working remotely because I had a long commute.
No Offer – Interviewed in Bloomington, MN (US) Mar 2013 – Reviewed Apr 11, 2013
Interview Details HR contacted me for phone interview. Emailed me excel document with accounting role and wanted to know whether I had experience in each functional area of accounting and number of years experience plus software knowledge.
Interview Question – They asked for an overview of my education and work experience, what I liked best & worst about current position, discussed accounting questionnaire. It was very basic. No accounting questions were asked. Answer Question
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Brisbane (Australia) Aug 2012 – Reviewed Mar 31, 2013
Interview Details Initial interview was with HR over phone. In person interview performed by Team Lead ( based in Sydney ). Really good coverage of questions -- not just limited to technical but also culture wise. Team Lead was great at answering my questions as well.
Interview Question – What is the one thing your current manager would NOT miss about you Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Due to personal circumstances I was required to move interstate, otherwise I would have taken the position.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed on New York, NY (US) Apr 2009 – Reviewed Mar 21, 2013
Interview Details Great experience during the interview, very professional conversation and informative. Detailed explanation on the role and the support structure of the engagement. Hiring manager was able to answer most questions I had and got back to me with the one's after a few phone calls while I was present. After about a week I received an offer letter and started a 2 weeks later.
Interview Question – What were your worst professional experiences and how were they handled. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Mar 19, 2013
Interview Details PPT, next group discussion and after that personal interview
Interview Question – No technical round Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed on Bangkok (Thailand) Jan 2009 – Reviewed Mar 19, 2013
Interview Details Before going to the interview, look at the job listing to see what specific skills and attitudes the job requires. Reflect back on your past work experience to recall situations in which you have demonstrated these skills and attitudes. Consider each situation in detail; you will need to be prepared to discuss these situations thoroughly, and answer any follow-up questions. In particular, reflect on the specific role you played in each situation, and the actions you took to achieve success.
Interview Question – business case Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed on Boston, MA (US) Aug 2012 – Reviewed Mar 16, 2013
Interview Details Difficult to get resume to stand out. They do not use agencies. Interviewer had knowledge of job role but limited knowledge of benefits salary etc. Offer came quickly and written but from regional HQ and little communication between entities.
Interview Question – None Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None
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