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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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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top quartile property types generating top fees = top bonus

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CBRE

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 if you are aggressive and political.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at CBRE full-time

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

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

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

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

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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Good reputation in your CV

Administrator (Current Employee)
London, England

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

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

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

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

I worked at CBRE

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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Says Director but AD really stands for associate dogsbody

Associate Director (Current Employee)

I have been working at CBRE

ProsGlobal brand - people outside the industry are more impressed than those inside due to branding and image of the firm

ConsProcess driven, internal politics, always saying client comes first when CBRE comes first sometimes at the expense of the client

Advice to Senior Managementstop tinkering about with systems, listen to the ranks that actually do the work as to how best to should be done and let them get on with doing it rather than filling in pointless forms and getting on planes to meetings in Scotland.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CBRE

ProsFlexible; good; work-life balance; office cutlure

ConsWages; personal growth; stagnant; management

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Challenging work load

Building Engineer (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsFamily type of atmosphere, you work is appretiated, and respectfull clientele

ConsNo overtime when there used to be plenty of it to go around.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake into consideration the cost of living in areas of employment

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

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