Senior Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Jersey City, NJ – December 10, 2015
I enjoy working for CBRE because it is a fast pace company, never a dull moment. The office where I am located is super busy, high intensity and always changing. The hardest part of the job is no room for advancement so it is difficult to envision a long future.
Facilities (Former Employee) – Illinois – December 9, 2015
Company only offers salary the client you're assigned to is willing to pay. Company wins clients by promising low fees & low staffing, instead of quality of services, so this leads to low pay and long hours. Company has some great and dedicated field employees, but always restricted by client financial goals and demands. Job is unstable, because you're at the mercy of length of clients' contracts with CBRE. Being on call all the time is tough, especially when the amount of assigned sites is high. Others in same position working with different client can have much better experience if client has realistic financial and staffing expectations.
BlueWork Concierge (Current Employee) – New York, NY – December 2, 2015
Opportunity to express ideas and concerns. Room for growth. Great understanding of how facilities management works. Concierge management is great. Co-Workers are great. Great opportunity to network and meet new people within the Towers.
Building Engineer (Current Employee) – Chandler, AZ – November 25, 2015
CBRE is a good company to work for. The work environment is fantastic. All of my co-workers and I work together to get all the work done and we have fun while doing so. Since I have been here I honed and expanded my skill set it is crazy! I love waking up and going into work here! There is always something new going on. The only negative is the ability to expand and advance. There is not too much ability to do that.
CBRE has different accounts. The account I work for can sometimes be difficult.
Real Estate Associate Accountant (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – November 25, 2015
Good company for fresh professional to learn on the job, comparably the compensation and benefits are not up to standard. Some of the supervisor always assume you know the work and not taking time to teach you on the job.
Real Estate Accountant (Current Employee) – Bloomington, MN – November 22, 2015
CBRE pays below market and requires employees to complete a lot of work. However, most employees are hourly. This means that the work-life balance is better because you are generally working only 40 hours a week. On the other side, you are expected to complete work that should sometimes take more than 40 hours a weekk.
Relaxed culture, A typical day included checking email for supervisor's notes, client information, reviewing AR aging, reviewing the General Ledger for discrepancies, updating my checklist with ongoing duties I learned a bit of Financial analysis and learnt People Soft software Management was understanding and caring Coworkers were helpful and friendly The hardest part of the job getting in contact with the finance contacts in a timely basis The most enjoyable part getting through the month end close
Great benefits, Paid rail transit, great medical plan
Month end review filled with a number of different reports
Very smart business model with unlimited growth, very ambitious and progressive, continually seeking new lines of revenue, very fast paced in many different aspects. The company will continue to be the largest commercial real estate company in the world if it continues it's course.
My experience at CBRE was minimal because my assignment ended after only a month because it was not for me. I worked in Portfolio Services and found the work to be engaging and challenging. You will flourish here if you can keep your head down and minimize socializing, but you will miss out on advancement because that is based on your ability to schmooze. I found that middle management was clueless and rarely offered a helping hand. Training comes from coworkers who are working hard trying to meet their own deadlines, and trying to squeeze in time to show the newbies how to do things.
Building Engineer (Current Employee) – Memphis, TN – November 10, 2015
I love What i do, being able to take care of the Facility as if it were my home, i loved interacting and being able to please the tenants that were having issues knowing i can resolve it for them. i am Engineer because it is what i love to do, its been in my family since i was a kid so it what i am accustom too. Once again Thank you for the opportunity you have available i look Forward to meeting you and discussing the Opportunities Available
Company has far to go to keep employees on client account offices
facility coordinator (Former Employee) – USA – November 6, 2015
CBRE sells managed services to their customers which means there are many employees working on customer accounts, not within a CBRE office. The management for employees on a client account vary; management and HR for the account I was on could use some coaching from the home office of CBRE. The core group of people at our client site has the most opportunities for advancement, frequently host team events, among other benefits the field employees to not benefit from. Management is not supportive and does not want employees to improve processes for our client or their employees.
Opportinities to volunteer with non profits
No advancement, bad mangement, bad HR (for client account)