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CBRE Inc
Facilities Service (Current Employee), Redmond, WAJuly 26, 2013
Pros: flexible
Cons: benefits isn't good
Their is Pro and Cons to work for CBRE, but over all it all depend on how the person is looking at
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Corporate
Sr. Project Manager (Former Employee), Dallas, TXJuly 24, 2013
Pros: some stability, good benefits
Cons: corporate, left had never understands what right hand is doing
As a field project manager, there is no set schedule.
I had too many managers with different objectives.
None was willing to stick their neck out to help other departments for the greater good of the company. No empowerment.
They have good benefits.
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Enjoyed working with Co-Worker
Real Estate Services Coordinator (Former Employee), Houston, TXJuly 22, 2013
Pros: free lunches occasionally
Cons: healthcare
AR, AP, Statements, Assist Tenants, Assist with Front Desk
MRI Entry
Loved my Supervisor
Loved my Co-Workers
Having to do 3 different peoples job and just get paid for one
fun place to work
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Great Company
Design, development (Current Employee), RaleighJuly 22, 2013
Great Company to work for. I learned a lot from very talented people at the company.
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It's great!
Intern (Current Employee), Seattle, WAJuly 1, 2013
Pros: great managers, great culture
Cons: pay could be better
Working here is great! Everybody is nice and the managers empower you to make your own decisions.
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Critical work environment. May not be typical.
Lead Operating Engineer (Current Employee), Chandler AZJune 14, 2013
CBRE as a whole is a large company however my experience is only at one facility. My experience has not been very positive other than the pay, but I can not apply this review to the entire company as a whole based on this one facility.
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Productive and Fun
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee), South San Francisco, CAJune 5, 2013
Pros: non-supervisory position
Cons: health care
• Complete maintenance and repair records as required.
• Review assigned work orders.
• Estimate time and materials needed to complete repair.
• Orders necessary materials and supplies to complete all tasks.
• Maintain an energy management program to ensure measures are taken to operate all systems in the most efficient manner to keep operating costs – more... at a minimum.
• Maintain the building lighting system, including element and ballast repairs or replacements.
• Perform painting, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and locksmith tasks as needed.
• Respond quickly to emergency situations, summoning additional assistance as needed.
• Perform other duties as assigned. No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position.
• Responsible for maintaining security sliding gate and arm gate operational.
• Responsible for maintaining carwash equipment and controls operational.
• Responsible for maintaining air compressor and air dryer equipment operational.
• Responsible for maintaining parking lot pavement traffic markings and bollards and wheel stops painted.
• Responsible for maintaining vacuum equipment motor, fan, filter bag, hose, vacuum pipe line clear of debris and operational.
• Responsible for maintenance service and repair HVAC equipment.
• All Hertz Car Rental and Sales – less
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Opportunity to interact with many different personalities
Client Service Coordinator (Current Employee), Washington, DCJune 5, 2013
Pros: close early on friday during the summer. free breakfast on the first friday of the month.
Work with a team of real estate brokers to put together marketing materials that is shown to clients via hard and electronic copies.

There is a lack of advancement for those employees that are not interested in becoming a real estate broker.
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Unprofessional in - AZ
Sr. Building Engineer (Former Employee), Mesa, AZJune 3, 2013
Pros: can tranfer to another state if you wish to.
Cons: from a to z - failure in all
Not basing CBRE anywhere but in AZ. They treat you as you are lucky to have a job state, instead of right to work state. Lack of expierence, training, etc when it comes to performance.
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Great for candidates who want a career in real estate
Collections Agent/Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Newport Beach, CAMay 29, 2013
Cons: healthcare, no opportunities to advance
CBRE is a great company to work for if you would career in real estate.
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Good job security.
Chief Engineer (Current Employee), Plano, TXMay 15, 2013
Pros: working in critical site, not much chance of getting layed off.
Cons: must be flexible with frequent changes.
Fast paced critical environment facility. No room for mistakes.
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Worst job experience - AVOID - wish I could give ZERO stars!
Admin. Support (Current Employee), New York, NYMay 11, 2013
Pros: a couple of nice people
Cons: far too many
I've been with CBRE for a many years and have found it to be, by far, my worst working experience. Knowledge and skill are not valued because that combination makes you hard to brainwash. If you are over 40 or a minority you need not apply. You will be discriminated against in ways you never even imagined possible.

Although you may receive excellent – more... performance reviews, you may not receive a salary increase for two or three year stretches. And when you finally get one they expect tears of joy for a 2% "increase."

After a couple of years supporting a team of brokers and building a rapport with them, you are often switched to another team and you can expect that to happen every two or three years unless you are one of their pet employees. You will feel more like a long-term temp or floater than an "permanent" employee as you and your current brokers have no say in the matter.

Nepotism is the norm - incompetent people who make many mistakes but were hired, and are safe in their positions, because daddy, uncle, another relative or a friend of their parents is an executive or has some pull at the company.

If they decide they want your seat, you will be harassed for any/everything until you leave (on your own accord or they walk you out).

Against federal and state laws, the majority of hourly employees are most often NOT paid for OT, unless you are one of their choosen few (brown-noser, snitch or daddy's little girl). They force you to take comp time or eat it (work in excess of 40 hours for free) and people feel like if they don't work the excess hours, they will eventually be terminated so they do it anyway. This is a legitimate concern from my experience and observations.

If you are hired there, check you paystub carefully every time you get it. Mistakes will be made on your pay just for the heck of it. – less
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Productive work place
Assistant Chief Data Center Operations Engineer (Current Employee), Dallas, TXMay 7, 2013
Supervised, directed, and monitored the performance and assigned responsibilities of the preventive maintenance staff on shift. Performed and/or directed the performance of all maintenance departmental service requests, insuring that work performed in these areas is accomplished efficiently with a minimum amount of disruption and inconvenience. Checked – more... malfunctioning equipment and ascertained corrective actions required to restore the equipment to satisfactory operating condition.
• Provide training and supervision to the Critical Environment Engineers, to CBRE standards aimed at expanding the capabilities of the operations staff.
• Supervised and implemented the preventative maintenance program.
• Directed the performance of contracted vender maintenance work and DWRs as needed.
• Responsible for the operational management and effective daily leadership and administration of the engineering team with the objectives of safely, efficiently, and effectively operating machinery and systems in a cost-effective manner.
• Oversee the maintenance and continuous operation of all building systems including: fire/life safety, mechanical, electrical, generators, primary switch gear, cabling, lighting, temperature controls systems, critical environments, light construction, card access, and Audio/Visual services. – less
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The workplace is great
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee), Miami, FLMay 3, 2013
Pros: there is alway work to be done which is great it makes your day go by fast.
Cons: cbre have great benefits
CBRE is a great company I work with a great time I have learn so much in the Maintenance Technician.
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Very hardworking and competitive field
Brokerage Intern (Former Employee), New York, NYApril 19, 2013
Pros: closing deals/helping clients out
Cons: unsatisfied clients
even though the field of real estate is very challenging and time consuming, this firm makes sure it improvises a little bit in order to make sure that the workers aren't stressed or overwhelmed with work
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Great Work/Life Balance
Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee), Minneapolis, MNApril 12, 2013
We are productive while working, and also have time to connect with other co-workers and have time for family. The hardest part of my job is preparing for daily, weekly, monthly meetings to update leadership on financial reports, forecasting, and current projects.
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Productive place to work with good emloyees and training.
Lead Operations Engineer (Current Employee), Sandston VAApril 8, 2013
Pros: fellow employees, training. shift lead
Cons: health care, night shift
My typical day of work consist of setting up PM's and repairs for my guys on my shift. Report and record completions and findings on equipment. Fill out soft copies and make sure the guys are doing their jobs safely and efficiently. I am the Lead on my shift.
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overworked employees!!!
Real Estate Associate Accountant (Former Employee), bloomington, mnApril 4, 2013
Pros: decent coworkers, full cycle accounting experience
Cons: cant afford to take breaks, cant catch up on work, crazy deadlines, too much work for one person.
The harder you work and the more dedication you show, the more they expect from you as a person. Cbre does not appreciate employees monetarily. You are stressed and worked beyond capacity and kept at the same wage for years. It's a decent job for a starter career, but not long term.
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Challenging to work
Real Estate Associate Accountant (Current Employee), Bloomington, MNApril 4, 2013
Pros: place for challenge and learning.
Cons: long hours, terrible management and even more so of their managers, no bonuses
Place for professional challenge and learning.
Good training ground, great resume builder
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I had a temporary contract. It was a good environment to work at.
Senior Accountant, Irvine (Former Employee), Newport Beach, CAApril 1, 2013
Pros: good company
It was only a few months of accounting help to get through their busy time.

About CBRE

CBRE (formerly CB Richard Ellis Group) is all about location, location, location -- not to mention ubicación, l'emplacement, posizione, – Read more