CBRE
3.3 of 5 392 reviews
www.cbre.com Los Angeles, CA 5000+ Employees

CBRE Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.3 392 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

CBRE President & CEO Robert E. Sulentic

Robert E. Sulentic

(74 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work can at times be demanding but there's rarely an issue with work-life balance"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Great exposure to the commercial real estate industry as well as investment"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance not always honored due to competitiveness within the company"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Upper management says how great they are when it is not always true"
    in 16 reviews
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Good Company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CBRE as an intern for less than a year

ProsNice people that work hard

Consselect business that is tough to get into

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Generally a great place to work.

Marketing Specialist (Current Employee)

I have been working at CBRE full-time for more than a year

ProsFlexible work environment, relaxed and laid back atmosphere. Good about promoting within.

ConsGeneral large employer cons. Upper management sees you as a dollar amount and not you for who you are. There's always a worry that you could be replaced at any moment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A great company to learn from.

Director (Former Employee)
Saint Paul, MN (US)

I worked at CBRE full-time for more than a year

ProsLots of knowledge throughout the company. You can find someone who is knowledgeable about just about any issue you may have

ConsAs a contractor on an account. You are subject to the whims of the account. Good bad or indifferent.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter training for new upper level employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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No process.

Senior Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

I have been working at CBRE full-time for more than a year

ProsWork-Life Balance. work from home.

Consoffice culture isnt great. People working in IT app dev are very immatured, no professionalism. Deal with people personality challenges

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease try to collect feedback on Managers from employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Terrible company to work for...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CBRE full-time

ProsYou are nobody to this corporate giant. They don't care about you.

ConsYou are nobody to this corporate giant. They don't care about you.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees with respect. Appreciate them and understand that they have families to feed too.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CBRE full-time for more than 10 years

Prosfair pay and benefits some training

Conspoor management. It is the most stressfull job I have ever had the paper work for a building tech is enormouse totally unreal. what you are hiered for you will always be just that no advancement possible

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Boring but the pay is decent

Real Estate Services Administrator (Current Employee)

I have been working at CBRE full-time for more than a year

ProsExperiences varies by location but there's lots of downtime, not much to do, small office and pretty laid back atmosphere. Pay is decent but not the best for the "largest real estate management firm in the world."

ConsOther than wearing a suit and tie every single day, there's really not much to do. You sit and stare at your monitor all day and answer phone calls. This may be their dream job to some but this is just so uneventful and stagnant, especially for a young 20-something since most of the staff are 30+ years of age. I'm currently looking for a more demanding job as this is not challenging enough and I feel as if I'm not learning anything.

Advice to Senior ManagementLoosen up a little. I understand you want to convey a sense of professionalism but times are changing. Also, a lot of the jobs are redundant.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Corporate does not care about their employees

Accounting Supervisor (Former Employee)
El Segundo, CA (US)

I worked at CBRE full-time for more than a year

Pros- Decent pay
- Great coworkers
- Nice office

Cons- Low raise
- Cut-throat layoffs
- The "little" people are made to feel little
- Company is all about money and not about employees

Advice to Senior ManagementThe "little" people helped this company. Show some appreciation and be more transparent.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CBRE

ProsNice office, close to restaurants

ConsLow salary, all cubicles,

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more honest

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Nice people to meet

Real Estate Analyst (Current Employee)
Paris (France)

I have been working at CBRE as an intern for less than a year

ProsYou meet many interesting people who are always welling to help you. You visite and discover many companies. You have many formations

ConsNot well paid as an intern.

Advice to Senior ManagementPaying the "extra hours"

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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