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CBRE Reviews

Updated 27 April 2015
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Pros
  • There is no work-life balance and they always try to low-ball when you get hired (in 28 reviews)

  • Great place to learn about New York commercial real estate (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance not always honored due to competitiveness within the company (in 17 reviews)

  • May just focus on upper management development rather than the lower ranks (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Head of Enterprise Architecture

    Current Employee - Director, Enterprise Architecture, EMEA in London, England
    Current Employee - Director, Enterprise Architecture, EMEA in London, England

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, Good people, good culture, lots of social events and opportunities are global.

    Cons

    Salary is not the best for a company this size

  2. Large Proprety Services Firm

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Large Global brand, propertey services firm, generally good management, strong, intelligent people.

    Cons

    Some challenging managers, in consistent management style and compensation structure, new acquisitions are not integrated effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be aware of market competition in regards to talent retnetion. Major change disrupts people and needs to be managed effectively.

  3. A rewarding and challengig experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people you work with are best in class and you can learn a lot. You also get to work on large projects and instructions which are the most talked about in the industry.

    Cons

    Large hierachical organisation, it can be hard to be heard at times.

    Advice to Management

    More transparent bonus structure - too many people rewarded for mediocre performance.

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  5. Size means generalisations are impossible to make

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

    I worked at CBRE

    Pros

    Big name, with endless career opportunities

    Cons

    Staff are mixed - sheer size of the organisation means that it is too easy for poorly-performing employees to 'hide'

  6. US Company pretending to be global

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at CBRE full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very few, pays market rates... just.

    Cons

    Very US focused, with EMEA seen as a nuisance that has to be tolerated.

    EMEA business very fragmented.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline business reporting and do away with sub regional budgets

  7. Happy place with good environment and people

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Pros

    Best in the business with great resources

    Cons

    Large corporate firm that can be a bit too big at times

  8. All good until Peoplesoft arrived

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Accounts Assistant in London, England

    I worked at CBRE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good job, people, location, pay, benefits. It used to be a fantastic place to work, until a systems change imposed by the US

    Cons

    Peoplesoft - imposed by CBRE USA on the rest of the world. An extremely hard to use system. The previous system was miles better! All done in the name of "globalisation" - absolute rubbish! Also, have certain accounts and IT functions spread across 3 countries is ridiculous!

    Advice to Management

    For CBRE USA - If it aint broke don't try to fix it. Let each country handle is own finance and IT functions. For CBRE UK - carry on as you are. Maybe introduce flexitime?

  9. great company, lots of opportunity to learn and grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CBRE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    jobs spec and coverage - great people

    Cons

    political and corporate big machine makes out of the box initiatives difficult

  10. Best place in the industry, salary is average but work life balance

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

    I worked at CBRE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    keep 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

  11. Helpful (1)

    Terrible people… terrible company…

    Former Employee - Accountant in London, England
    Former Employee - Accountant in London, England

    I worked at CBRE full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I don't work there anymore

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Shortsighted

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