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.
Data entry (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 June 2014
As a member of a real estate board, you also become a member of the BC Real Estate Association and the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). Only members of CREA are entitled to call themselves REALTORS®.
Fun workplace, social, interesting and varied work
Transaction Coordinator (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 12 June 2014
I process all commercial real estate sale transactions from start to finish. I respond to a high volume of emails and phone calls and requests. The hardest part of my job is ensuring that all deadlines are met for month end. The most enjoyable part of my job is the social side - we are like a family.
Electrician / Critical Environment (Current Employee) – Barrie, ON – 21 May 2014
I am and Electrician for CBRE and have been for almost 2 years. The job looks fantastic on paper but it requires many hours of work and a rotating shift schedule. It creates low moral and depressed workers with no backup for vacation or sick days. This means that if you take a vacation, there is at least 2 other people who are suffering to make up the coverage lost with your absence.
All in all it has good job security but it isn't for everyone.
East Region Project Coordinator (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 18 November 2013
Working for CBRE Limited taught me an incredible amount of information relating to the project management profession. The knowledge and commitment put forth by management was exceptional and as an employee, it assisted me in gaining the experience needed to move forward with my future endeavors. The most difficult aspect of the position I held was the work/life balance, but over time, I was able to figure out how to go about balancing both efficiently. Unfortunately, the decrease in project load led to cut backs, however, I have nothing negative to say about this company.
exceptional staff, management, and overall atmosphere
Project Administrator/Project Coordinator (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 18 October 2013
Typical day at work was never typical. Working with live construction projects every day was different. I learned how to work hard under strict deadlines and build lasting relationships with my colleagues. Hard part of the job was the unpredictability of the workload when problems would arise in the projects. The most enjoyable part was the variety of each day and the job satisfaction in completing tasks on time and on budget.
Service Operator (Current Employee) – Niagara Region – 3 October 2013
Lot's of driving. Way too much time entering work orders and emails and other PC work. Frustrating when I can not actually do Electricians work because power can't be shut off usually because it will disrupt Clients business or no labels on breaker panels. Grateful for work and thankful for support from Manager and Team leader as well as co-workers. Very satisfying when I can complete a Work Order and satisfy the client.
Commercial Real Estate Broker (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 23 July 2013
Typical day would start in office and then would involve site visits or customer meetings usually later in the day. I learned the land requirements for many industries involved in commercial real estate. I enjoyed working with all divisions to help secure the right property for their clients. I found the work very stimulating and exciting. The hardest part of the job was managing my cash flow. Land sales have a long sales cycle. The most enjoyable was almost everything else.
Support Administrator (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 9 July 2013
Most troubling of all is that regional management there are blind to how some of the people in the office are treated. There is such a cut throat atmosphere to make a sale that if you are not part of sales you are 2nd class.
Network Analyst (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 19 June 2013
The management of my particular department and my coworkers were great. Having said that, the people we served made working there, on the whole, a complete and utter nightmare. One should not dread having to go to work in a hostile environment and sadly the management of my department did little to stop it. One can call it the pitfalls of working in real estate.
Administrative Design Assistant (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 22 May 2013
Assessed client needs and developed customized solutions to ensure consistent satisfaction Supported financial operations in accounts payable Assisted a team of three Senior Designers with a variety of administrative tasks Commended for exceptional organizational aptitudes, professionalism, and enthusiasm
Fast Paced work environment with great company culture.
Client Services Coordinator (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 January 2013
There is no such thing as a typical day in my position at CBRE which is part of the fun. Priorities change on the fly as clients need various reports/information etc. Very fast paced stimulating environment where my ability to multi-task and problem solve worked to my advantage. I throughly enjoyed all the challenges and the work environment at CBRE, my co-workers and team members are all amazing people and we are a very cohesive unit and family.