CBRE Reviews

Updated 22 September 2014
Updated 22 September 2014
504 Reviews
3.4
504 Reviews
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CBRE President & CEO Robert E. Sulentic
Robert E. Sulentic
125 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great atmosphere to work in and coworkers are eager to help/ assist with any task.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Chief Engineer  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Chief Engineer in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Largest real estate company in the world, new opportunities every day

    Cons

    May just focus on upper management development rather than the lower ranks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great opportunity for growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Coordinator  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Real Estate Services Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    open communication, great office culture and give you the tools you need to advance

    Cons

    a bit strict on the dress code for new employees, keep it professional and clean cut

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    VERY GOOD COMPANY TO WORK

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer  in  Sacramento, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Sacramento, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Office culture is very good

    Cons

    Don't have access to do my all project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help and talk with new workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great local teams with room for improvement at high levels and the human resources teams

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at CBRE full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Super local and regional management team who understands mentorship and work-life balance. Company has many progressive tools which is both a positive and negative.

    Cons

    Very large company grasping with how to get the "small company" feel. The HR teams need improvement and some customer service training. You feel too much like a "number" when dealing with HR.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to use strengths of local markets and empower them to recruit the best talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Senior

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE

    Pros

    Great company and culture, people are nice and work life balance is not bad

    Cons

    not too much growth, back office job just like any other private back off job

  7.  

    Enriching

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Environment, Organization, Career Opportunities, good balance between work/salary

    Cons

    No stocks benefits and more formation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Top notch Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Management is very well versed in their fields and know how to manage people and the business. They make you feel important and do not micro manage you like many other locations. Great flow of work and very flexible schedule. All in all the best company I have ever worked for.

    Cons

    None that I can think of right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Satisfactory, not exceptional.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Overland Park, KS (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS (US)

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

    Pros

    Company does focus on Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence. Operational performance for clients is extremely good.

    Cons

    No room for growth; use of sub-contractors keeps salary levels low, and allows company to bring-in talent below market value.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CBRE

    Pros

    Learned a lot. Helpful superiors

    Cons

    Not a formal internship program. Rather boring work

  11.  

    No Career Development - No Support from Management - Poor Technology

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Corporate Recruiter in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at CBRE full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Location, paid parking/transit, work-from-home two days a week

    Cons

    Poor leadership, poor communication, no strategy for professional growth & development, will not invest in proper technology to support business, unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a leader who understands the value of what Recruiters do and bring to the company and one who has true experience in staffing and recruiting who can offer strategic direction and adequate workforce planning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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