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CBRE Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.3 463 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

CBRE President & CEO Robert E. Sulentic

Robert E. Sulentic

(103 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is no work-life balance and they always try to low-ball when you get hired(in 23 reviews)

  • Best in business for commercial real estate(in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance not always honored due to competitiveness within the company(in 14 reviews)

  • May just focus on upper management development rather than the lower ranks(in 18 reviews)

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    Do not feel appreciated as a fellow employee....

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsCBRE remote program....Community involvement initiatives. ...

    ConsIf allowed, no work life balance....Field teams (fellow CBRE employees are demanding, disrespectful, and don't want to do their job lack of adequate IT support...

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlace some emphasis on acquiring and retaining top talent.....in the long run, you will have spent more because of the high turnover...

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

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    Good experience except low pay

    Office Leasing Executive (Current Employee) Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsMy colleagues (from other departments) are my main reason for staying. Besides this, there isn't much job promotion.

    ConsNo support from the management and HR Department to the employees. No development opportunities and no visionary thinking. No incentive and appreciation given to employees for the effort.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen more doors and appreciate the employees more.

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

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    I love this place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis place has a great friendly, but business attitude. As long as you get your work down there is time to laugh and play. Some senior managers are here to help you and pull you to the top!

    ConsSome people dont enjoy seeing others move up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the communication open and want the best for each employee

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

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    Dynamic, empowering work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Philadelphia, PA (US)

    Prosdynamic corporate culture, empowering, career advancement opportunities, ethical company, industry leader, diversity

    ConsThe company has over 44,000 employees worldwide, so if you're looking to become a big player within a company, certainly the challenge is steeper. That said, the company does everything possible to set you up to succeed, because your success is the company's success, so there are very few artificial ceilings.

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

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    Awesome company to work for!

    Analyst (Former Employee) Dallas, TX (US)

    ProsGreat perks, highly motivated individuals, well known across the globe, whats not to like.

    ConsYou can work all day, 7 days a week and there will still be more work to do.

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

     

    An excellent place to work and grow professionally

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsChallenged daily to improve processes for client operations

    ConsCompensation was low for what is expected, that said, very generous bonus plans and benefits

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview compensation strategy to attract and retain best employees

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    Great people to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat, talented people to work with. Great presence in the market.

    ConsHas silos and harder to build client base because of internal competition.

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

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    SAFETY FIRST

    Building Engineer (Current Employee) Staten Island, NY (US)

    ProsThere's always work to be done

    ConsSalary doesn't compensate for cost of living

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

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    Good Company, but lacks "family" environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsKnowledgeable people, available/open management, growing company

    ConsSuch a large company, you lose the "family" environment; benefits are decent but are not great for a Fortune 500 company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Significantly Underpaid - Unreasonable Expectations - No Opportunity For Growth

    Assistant Real Estate Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsThe chance to work with institutional clients on a variety of assets.

    ConsAssistant Manager in Orange County, CA: If you're experienced and motivated except to work 10+ hours a day; compensation is significantly below market rate; absolutely no defined scope of work and no room for growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA corporation is only as valuable as its leaders. Excessive workload combined with a submarket compensation package only drives away the talent which allows CBRE to be such a profitable entity. More importantly it jeopardises the integrity of the firm as a whole and puts the entire corporation at severe risk...

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

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