TEAM MARKETING ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 15 January 2019
This is an international company and it shows with its corporate level. Very motivating environment and pushes employees to work harder, creating healthy competition. Social culture with lots of young employees.
Regional Manager Canada (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 6 December 2018
Short interim role but did a lot of work with CBRE as a supplier in many of my roles. A quality company, but like a lot of places it all depends on the people there. I would rate the company well based on my experiences.
Administrator, CBRE Supplier Management Group (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 22 November 2018
Administrator of CBRE Supplier Management Group - 2006 - 2011
Liaised with Facility Managers as to the SMG review process, initiating approval of pertinent vendor quotations prior to commencement of work thus, ensuring minimum turnaround time.
Consistently reviewed, analyzed, coded and resolved large volumes of "work order relater vendor invoices, ensuring approved criteria was consistently being met.
Interfaced with the vendor base across Canada, providing instruction as to proper invoicing procedure and ensuring specific problems/issues were addressed, solved resulting in a mutual beneficial result for the vendor as well as the client
Workplace Culture was diminishing
As Supervisor of CBRE PHD (Premises Help Desk) 2002 - 2006
I hired, trained and provided a "hands on" approach to the professional development of Property Services Representatives, expanding their knowledge of premises criteria in order that they be able to ask the right questions, to provide the correct vendor and ultimately resolve the Client's daily or complex facility related issues.
Monitored and ensured that Help Desk calls were responded to promptly, courteously and professionally.
Acted decisively within a team environment to ensure all facility issues were solved while adhering to National Premises standards and corporate policy.
Workplace was a daily hum of activity wherein all persons were cohesive and positive in their participation.
Building Technician (Current Employee) – Wasaga Beach, ON – 10 July 2018
my position as a Building Tech. is very rewarding my day starts with a complete Ext/Int inspection of the building and a daily inspection of building systems and fleet management and continue with daily rounds and routine complete monthly PM's and completing KPI. as well as taking care of buildings at other sites.
Male dominant, not with the times, no growth potential for support staff
Team Coordinator / Client Services (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 4 July 2018
No growth opportunity unless you want to be in sales. Any support positions have salary caps and the only way in which you can gradually earn a higher salary is if your team gives you a raise paid OUT OF THEIR POCKETS. Read: the company will never, ever pay you more - you have to beg your direct manager to pay you more out of their own pockets - makes for an extremely awkward chat. This company is NOT with the times and treats support staff like they're worth nothing, simply because they're an expense on the company ledger (salespeople are 100% commission so they don't cost the company anything).
Intern (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 29 May 2018
The CBRE office I worked at was very competitive, but the people were very nice! Although, as an Intern, I worked practically as the full-time receptionist on an intern salary. Through the year and a half I worked there I did not learn much, it was mostly answering/directing phone calls and cleaning.
Language Compliance Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 15 April 2018
Driven, entrepreneurial culture which encourages everyone to adoptt the same. I learned that a lot can be done through initiative. The hardest part of the job is to influence senior management but it's also the most enjoyable part.
Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 15 April 2018
If you don't mind working 7 days a week, 12 hrs per day this company is for you. Provide competitive salaries and benefits but the big draw is working remotely from home on the Facilities Management side. Most of the people are nice to work with but the pressure that comes from above makes everyone tense and tired and creates a culture of throwing others under the bus or deflecting blame to protect themselves. There is little job security but that's common in all big organizations now.
Working from home, competitive wages and benefits.
Long hours, stressful, culture of deflecting blame.
Nice company with many opportunities for career growth.
Building Operator (Current Employee) – Milton, ON – 28 February 2018
Been a great time working with this company. But my workplace is quite far from my family residence. There is available opportunity for career growth. The management people are supportive of new ideas and give their workers the freedom to innovate and work independently. I like the work culture which is like playing in a team. The most enjoyable part is when you accomplish a difficult job. There is actually no hardest job. It is just time management that is needed.