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toxic workplace and culture
wasnt a good experience. workplace harassment from management and awful pay for being on call 24/7 and having budgets blown on engineering consultants
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Collaborative and encouraging work environment
Good company with fantastic values and ethics that show in every level of management. There is also room for upward movement within the organization with managers who are willing to work with you to achieve excellence.
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Fast paced environment
At CBRE you are seconded to a client premises for facility management services. This entails that you always be ready to fulfill the Client's needs at all times.
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Move the Public Health Lab to its new location.
Provided transition services to Infrastructure Ontario for Public Health Ontario lab relocation to MaRS building. Project was successfully delivered, and Public Health Ontario offices were moved to the MaRS Building.
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Productive and Collaborative Teammates across all departments
During my time spending in CBRE Project Management, I have been given opportunities to manage diversified clients (Retail banks, financial institution, Sports Company, Sourcing and Merchandising, Industrial and Laboratory) and dealt with variety of personnel and trades coming from different countries (China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Indonesia, US & UK).

The bonding of the project management team is tight. Everyone is willing to help each other to resolve any challenges encountered during the project journey. Encouragement was the key to success because there are always obstacles to be overcome.


The most enjoyable part of the job is to witness the outcome of a project being successfully delivered within time, budget and quality with my teammates.
Pros
Team Dynamics
Cons
Long Hours
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No support for admin staff
Admin staff are unsupported and there is no job security.
Management plays favourites and employs staff to spy on each other.

Brokers berate admin staff with no consequences.
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Collaborative work environment
Fast-paced, collaborative work environment that has good management. Career advancement is not the greatest. Work-life balance could also be improved.
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Work
It is what you make of it. Collaboration between departments, teams and overall requires some work. Like most companies, very competitive environment.
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CBRE is a plantation
They will run you into the ground, there is no limit to this company. Profit above all, even now as we have a pandemic of the corona virus all we get is lip service through email, work has even been ramped up not slowed down. Stay away from this place unless you like being treated like a plantation slave.
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Politics is the name of the game
Money is the bottom line, will not matter how good you are, you'll last if you will stay cheap for them.May be perhaps they don't have much experience in property management operations.
Pros
Will give you a chance
Cons
Don't screw up
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Good for your resume
They say it starts at the top,
Be ready for inappropriate comments about your appearance.

Management pushes their "great culture" on you but there's 2 distinct cultures at the north office.

Salespeople are treated like G_ds, the rest get zero respect or appreciation.

Sales people rule the office and can say anything to you (Female / male same). Make no mistake about it your team wants you fired you're gone.

There's a revolving door of people fired or quitting every month.

The positives: Good starting pay, office lunches, free coffee, the office

is modern, made some friends.

Don't think of this job as having any longevity.

CBRE looks good on your resume.

1yr max if you can!!!!!!
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High level Professionals work here
Excellent Company with wonderful Management. High level Professionals work here. A very good work- life balance, a lot of opportunity to grow and advance in your career.
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Great company
Great company, great people, solid benefits, opportunity for growth in some areas, helpful management, office environment is clean, safe, professional, people are friendly and helpful
Pros
All listed in review
Cons
Work can get stressful with plenty of deadlines, multitasking, sometimes expectations are higher than realistic
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Nightmare
I had the most horrible experience at this company. They treat the contract employees like no one ever treats. They hire for 10 days and fire. Non stop work. Terrible bosses.
The asset management team is a nightmare. Please beware!
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Management needs work
I work as a Tech supporting the new Amazon site in Ottawa. It seemed like a great opportunity with promises of easy advancement and lots of growth but when you ask for those opportunities the managers always have a reason to avoid providing them.

As of right now I got lucky with my pay but if it weren’t for that I would never recommend this job.
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Abusive and selfish management
The managers are self serving and do nothing to make employee lives better. They throwing workers on night after promising no night shift was ever going to happen. At first they hired the first wave of ppl at a much higher rate have since dropped the pay of all positions by about $2-5.

If you wanted a high paying job and little responsibility, this used to be a good job for that if you were willing to put up with some poor management. Now that the positions are barely competitive i wouldnt recommend anyone put up with the head ache.
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Good environment
The team are a very tight nit team. They work to ensure that the jobs are completed and done right. They communicate with each other on a regular basis and make sure you are in the know.
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Real Estate tools are veryimpressive.
Excellent place to work and learn.

Always strive to improve and do better.


Very organized work place with strong client and vendor relationships. Measurements and reporting of KPI's are imperative Excellent people at CBRE.
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Highly recommend
I absolutely love working here. I'm part of a very collaborative team and very fast paced and constantly changing environment. There's always something interesting to work on, the location downtown is amazing and the culture within the team is awesome. Sure, it gets stressful at times but what job isn't?
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Great company to work with
Management is best
Workplace is good

Not too fast-pace work(work Safety first)

Have your own office with phone and desktop

Company providing online courses/Learnings
Cons
Working 8 hrs
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Run as fast as you can
- No room for growth
- People are constantly quitting or getting fired without warning to the tune of 1-2 people a month, this place is a revolving door

- management will dangle the idea of growth but when it comes to increases, they find an excuse to avoid them "you haven't been here long enough"

- management doesnt value employees and are extremely aggressive on a daily basis, if one of their kids ticked them off, you'll definitely know it and get the brunt of it

- management have extremely low EQ's bringing personal problems to work and using office resources for personal deeds constantly like getting out of texting and driving tickets

- Agents are made to feel entitled because management does everything they want even if it would be considered harrassment, bullying, or otherwise elsewhere

- Salaries are the lowest in the industry, while the company is the largest in the industry by market share

- no opportunity to negotiate regardless of experience, you could have 12 years of experience and will be hired at the same rate as someone straight out of college or worse highschool

- workplace is like a police state where you are screamed at for checking your phone (that's when management actually shows up to work)

- cannot have conversations with coworkers beyond 2 minutes, big brother is always watching

- about a year ago it was so bad that someone in the office would keep track of when a person walked in even a minute late then report that to management, for a corporate environment where staff constantly work countless hours of unpaid overtime having someone
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Pros
They are nice to you in your first 2-3 months
Cons
Long unpaid hours, contradictory demands, cuthroat competition, favouritism, nepotism, lack of growth, low pay, bad management
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