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CBRE Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.3 465 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

CBRE President & CEO Robert E. Sulentic

Robert E. Sulentic

(105 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 24 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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    Best place in the industry, salary is average but work life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work, friendly and professional staff with the best people from the industry, lots of great projects

    Conssalary is average and lower than IB and Financial Services, taking into consideration that staff here is very prepared and with great backgrounds

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep on doing what you do, the team work in the company is great, very nice place to work, but try to get higher fees and higher compensations

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

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    Terrible people… terrible company…

    Accountant (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsI don't work there anymore

    ConsThere isn't enough space to describe how bad this company is

    Advice to Senior ManagementShortsighted

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

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    Bonuses shocking. Promises everything, delivers nothing despite high personal performance.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood place to gain experience in order to move on.

    ConsCompensation very poor, below market average. Middle management poorly trained displaying flagrant lack of people management skills and often display favoritism. Bonuses never delivered upon even if you display consistently high performance.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good if you are aggressive and political.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsClose to good lunch spots.

    ConsBullying, harrassment and favouritism are rife. Great place to work if you are aggressive and political. Avoid it like the plague if you are in an administrative role.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    pretty standard american company experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England

    Prosfriendly enough environment, hours are reasonable, good name on your CV, good working hours, probably good opportunities to get somewhere if you stay long enough

    Consvery little opportunity to stand out, micromanaged, quite uninspiring, repetitive work, busy over christmas period (year end for invoicing), pay was average at best

    Advice to Senior Managementtry to make it a bit more interesting, and try to notice people with potential a bit better

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    a lot of politics , but i hear they're doing better now.

    Help Desk Analyst (Former Employee) London, England

    Prossince leaving, management have changed, so i hear they are doing better. IT was originally outsourced, then the company bought up our contracts, so people cheered up.

    Cons30-50ish calls a day
    high volume of calls due to outages
    stationary at your desk/all remote support across EMEA
    supported around 600 or 6000 employees amongst several people ( i hear they have more IT staff now though)
    felt very much like working in a call centre
    a lot of politics, and unhappy staff
    no real pay rises at the time..

    Advice to Senior Managementspeak to your employees and get everyones views, people have a lot on their chests there, and incentive to train and better themselves,,,no body wants to answer calls all day, and then when offered other work to do, have to do this on top of calls.. thats too much..
    otherwise, just keep up the good work and keep improving the place like you are.

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

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    top quartile property types generating top fees = top bonus

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood working environment, good team

    Conspolitics, target driven, work/life balance

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

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    Good reputation in your CV

    Administrator (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsGood team atmosphere and people

    ConsToo politicized and very hard to do career progression

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok Company.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsGreat office locations in London, Team social events and the annual quiz

    ConsAn "US and Them" feel between Fee Earners and Non Fee Earners. Lack of responsibility, micro management, poor work ethic, lack of flexibility with working from home, very long hours in the office, No sense of a work life balance, poor progression potential.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet with the times.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent and professional environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England

    Prosgood systems in place to ensure that you are recognised for your contribution

    Consa bit of an old boys network

    Advice to Senior Managementupdate your management thinking particularly to women wanting to work part time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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