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Recognition & Support
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Los Angeles-based commercial real estate and investment firm CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services including facilities, transaction and project management, mortgage and development solutions throughout the US. The culture of CBRE is driven by its core values of respect, integrity, excellence, and service. At CBRE you can enjoy workplace flexibility with tremendous scale in an inclusive, collaborative environment with supportive teammates. CBRE has been included on the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #146 in 2019. Whether you are a working professional, a member of the military or a grad, CBRE has opportunities and resources that empower you to build a career. When you apply for a CBRE job, you will find that the company offers competitive benefits packages, as well as learning and development resources in return for your contribution. As a CBRE team member, you might have access to medical, dental and vision insurance, short and long-term disability, 401(k), paid vacation, and several other.

Company - Public
$5B to $10B
Large
Multiple locations
Real Estate Firms, Real Estate Agencies & Brokerages Firms
1906
Robert E. Sulentic
What departments CBRE employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
Management - Other21.1%
Chief Executives16.3%
other occupation15.1%
Accounting / Finance10.5%
Administrative9.7%
Architecture / Engineering7.4%
Computer / IT6.1%
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Real Estate Agencies & Brokerages Firms
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Real Estate Agencies & Brokerages Firms
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Team

Professional experience

How many years of experience do CBRE employees have before joining?
Years of experience at CBRE: Newcomers: 21%, Experiencers: 15%, Experts: 20%, Veterans: 44%. CBRE employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
Where did CBRE employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before CBRE: Colliers International, Cushman & Wakefield, Grubb & Ellis. Typical CBRE employees have worked at Colliers International.
Colliers International
Cushman & Wakefield
Grubb & Ellis
What industries did CBRE employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of CBRE: Real Estate Agencies & Brokerages Firms, Real Estate Firms, Consulting Companies, Commercial Banking Companies, Colleges / Universities. CBRE employees most likely come from a Real Estate Agencies & Brokerages Firms industry background.
Where did CBRE employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at CBRE: Small: 35%, Medium: 14%, Large: 51%. Most CBRE employees have previously worked at large companies.

Educational background

What did employees at CBRE study?
Where did employees at CBRE study?
Arizona State University-Tempe
Texas A&M University-Texarkana

Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at CBRE?
Time employed at CBRE: <1: 12%, 1-3: 30%, 4-8: 32%, 9-13: 13%, 14-20: 8%, 20+: 5%. Most CBRE employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
How does CBRE rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at CBRE: 66.0% Male and 34.0% Female. Age ratio at CBRE: 16-20: 0%, 21-30: 36%, 31-40: 32%, 41-50: 17%, 51-60: 11%, 60+: 4%. CBRE rates - 14.0% less female than the industry average. Most CBRE employees are 21-30, which is below the industry median age range.

Career advancement

How does CBRE rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at CBRE: medium. CBRE ranks medium for career advancement which is above the industry average.
What companies do CBRE employees go on to work at?
Future employers of CBRE: Avison Young, Colliers International, Cushman & Wakefield, HFF, JLL. People who work at CBRE most typically go on to work for the Avison Young.
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27 days ago
Cheap skates!
Avison Young
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Cushman & Wakefield
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JLL

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Memphis, TN - February 20, 2024
OPS coordinator
3.4
Ratings
4
Professional growth
3
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
3
Recognition & Support
4
Culture and Values
It was my first job after graduating. Although the pay was not great, I was grateful for the opportunity. My team had great energy, and my boss was supportive. However, when I got promoted to a corporate position, the energy was terrible, and the processes were disorganized and chaotic. To make matters worse, there were numerous layoffs which caused a lot of stress.

Pros and Cons
Hybrid position, they are inclusive, great training and they give you opportunities to start
Massive layoff and rehire others to substitute after 1 year
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Mobile Engineer
Sacramento, CA - February 2, 2024
They don't pay well for the people who are actually doing the work! Top heavy corporation.
3.6
Ratings
4
Professional growth
1
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
4
Recognition & Support
4
Culture and Values
I worked for them for 9 years. My position went away when the account that I worked for was bought out by another company. At that time I had the choice to either stay with the Union building that I worked in or stay with CBRE. To make a long story short, CBRE won't hire me back! They respond to my resume with sorry we chose a better candidate. Basically they want people to work for less than scale across the board... They'll chew you up and spit you out like you're nothing when you get to a point that you're worth more money!

Pros and Cons
Good culture but the pay not so great!
The pay and they don't pay what you're worth unless you're corporate
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Cinical Operations Manager
Remote - September 1, 2023
One of the Best Sevice Providers .
4.0
Ratings
4
Professional growth
4
Salary & Benefits
4
Work-Life balance
4
Recognition & Support
4
Culture and Values
I was hired on to change the perceptions and deliver results in our Workplace Solutions division, I was given the latitude to make changes with guidance of course, as well as terrific upper level managemnt support. Sadly the term of the Contract expired and I transitioned to a different provider with the same client .

Pros and Cons
Great support and upward mobility
Contracts are not long enough!
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Lead Engineer
McKinney, TX - February 14, 2023
Great place to work as an engineer
2.6
Ratings
5
Professional growth
4
Salary & Benefits
2
Work-Life balance
1
Recognition & Support
1
Culture and Values
CBRE is a great place to start your career out of college. You just had to find you hitch in the company where you show up as valuable.

Pros and Cons
Will structured, well staffed with upper support but the company is still growing believe it or not
The extra curriculum of other departments getting involved in engineering duties
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Maintenance Technician 3
Canton, MS - December 17, 2022
No fun at work
2.8
Ratings
2
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
1
Recognition & Support
1
Culture and Values
No fun at workno fun at work nofun at work nofunwork no fun at work no f un at work no fun at work no fun at work

Pros and Cons
Working hours and pay
Bad mangement
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Workplace experience coordinator
November 28, 2022
COVID screener
3.6
Ratings
3
Professional growth
3
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
3
Recognition & Support
4
Culture and Values
Not to much of a support system, false growth on building up. False growth of opportunities. It was not a good place to move up. Not well enough supplies.

Pros and Cons
Is a good company
No communication
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Client Service Coordinator
November 9, 2022
Good work life balance
3.6
Ratings
3
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
4
Recognition & Support
3
Culture and Values
The two offices I worked in are both very nice. I love my coworkers, there are some brokers who treat you like the help but sadly you'll find that in most Real Estate Companies.

Pros and Cons
work events like company softball game, Thirsty Thursdays (1 a month), Holiday party, bus pass
can be high stress at peak times but the teams are solid
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Account Administrator
El Segundo, CA - July 22, 2022
Very diverse workplace
2.2
Ratings
1
Professional growth
3
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
2
Recognition & Support
2
Culture and Values
Managers not qualified and fair to employees lots of favoritism going on. Long hours with low compensation.

Pros and Cons
Diversity
No growth
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Mail services Specialist
March 12, 2022
Toxic Work Environment
2.0
Ratings
2
Professional growth
2
Salary & Benefits
2
Work-Life balance
2
Recognition & Support
2
Culture and Values
CBRE took over the vendor contract for Google Mail Services in August of 2021. They came in promising such high hopes only to create a toxic work environment with incompetent upper management who had no knowledge of what shipping is at Google. They threw away or trashed packages that were being held in the warehouse for regular and executive employees. They encourage employees to report trivia incidents to Human Resources and deal out harsh justice . They really do not care for the employees that they have and seek to replace the ones there with their friends .

Pros and Cons
Google as a company is a wonderful place to work with a lot of perks.
They should vet the vendor companies better
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Milwaukee, WI - March 1, 2022
No communication, lack of leadership, lack of training, not a company I would recommend working at
2.8
Ratings
2
Professional growth
3
Salary & Benefits
4
Work-Life balance
2
Recognition & Support
3
Culture and Values
From day 1, I should have known this was not an organized company. Day 1 orientation was a complete crap show. Laptops did not arrive for weeks after starting. There was no real training until months after starting. Jobs were thrown at me to complete without any explanation. Months into the job I figured things out on my own with no recognition for bring in my own laptop and using my personal cell phone. Getting reimbursed for basic office supply needs was a joke. I DO NOT recommend working for CBRE.

Pros and Cons
There really are now.
No training, no communication, lack of leadership...
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Chief Engineer
Tustin, CA - September 24, 2021
Great work ethic and friendly staff
5.0
Ratings
5
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
5
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
Worked as a Chief Engineer for their Orange County area Commeracil properties, was involved with many remodeling projects for the interior and exterior of their properties my property Manger was a great person with lots of knowledge and I learned a lot from her about lease agreements, sales, and overall commercial property investments. Moved on from the company as I had a better opportunity for career advancement as Engineering Manager for high rise properties Owned by state, government ,

Pros and Cons
Career advancement opportunity’s
Sometimes this company likes to flip properties thus you might need to relocate
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September 1, 2021
Stab you in the back
2.0
Ratings
1
Professional growth
3
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
1
Recognition & Support
2
Culture and Values
I had a regional manager who lied to my face about a pending promotion, not allowing me to try for it, while promising it to one of my co-workers who was immediately promoted after I had waited three months to hear. The co-worker in turn told her stories about me, which were untrue. This included him telling the regional that I had done nothing all day but play on my computer, when I was the one that checked in and unloaded a truck and put away all of the inventory - by myself. He decided one day to write me up for something stupid, but instead of giving me the write up, he left it on another co-workers desk for them to see. Their HR refused to address any of the issues, including leaving the write-up for everyone to see.

Pros and Cons
Started with one regional manager who was very nice, they promoted someone who should never had it.
No support from management
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Chief engineer supervisor
Redwood City, CA - August 24, 2021
Fun and productive workplace!
5.0
Ratings
5
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
5
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
I’ve been in this field for a long time and I could say CBRE is the best company that I work with, very family oriented and it’s fun to work with.

Pros and Cons
Team work!
Plenty of parking space, and also we have free food.
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Director of Asset Services
New York, NY - July 20, 2021
Not a merit based work environment
2.8
Ratings
3
Professional growth
4
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
2
Recognition & Support
2
Culture and Values
CBRE Group grew to be a large enterprise organization. Promotions in my service line were based more on relationships with senior people and prior organizations than on work experience or market knowledge. The back of the house support teams - Accounting and HR diverted a lot of their responsibilities onto property management staff at the field level which created more hardship than support to the client facing teams. Back office began to dictate how to deal with clients than deferring to the market/client facing teams.

Pros and Cons
A large and strong service platform to support clients.
You are pigeon holed in your job. The company benefits themselves vs advancement of the employee
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Maintenance Technician
Memphis, TN - July 7, 2021
Lies to and dumped
1.0
Ratings
1
Professional growth
1
Salary & Benefits
1
Work-Life balance
1
Recognition & Support
1
Culture and Values
I left a good job for what I was promised was a good position with at least a year work. The job lasted less than a month and the contract was lost. I was very thorough during the interview to make sure that the contract was secure. I was lied to and when the contract was lost CBRR did nothing to place me or refer me.

Pros and Cons
None at all
Don't trust them.
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Building Engineer
Kenosha, WI - March 24, 2021
Too new. Got shredded. JLL had it together. Should of transfered. Live and learn.
3.0
Ratings
3
Professional growth
3
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
3
Recognition & Support
3
Culture and Values
Amazon. Never a dull moment. Always something to do. Get paid to exercise...... ....................

Pros and Cons
Soul less hell.
Exposure to the bottom of the barrel
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Chief Engineer Supervisor
Dallas, TX - March 11, 2021
Great team building at every level
4.6
Ratings
5
Professional growth
4
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
4
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
Always positive with exceptional support from platform. Ideas can be heard by platform management without red tape

Pros and Cons
Growth, you have a voice. Tools provided for success.
Hiring process takes too long

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What’s the stock symbol of CBRE?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
CBG.
What industry does CBRE belong to?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Real Estate/Property Mgmt.
What’s the gender distribution at CBRE?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
34.0% female, 66.0% male.
Where’s CBRE’s HQ located?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
The HQ is at Los Angeles, CA.
What year was CBRE founded?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
1906.
What’s CBRE’s yearly revenue?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
$5b to $10b, i think
What’s the name of CBRE’s CEO?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Robert E. Sulentic.
What’s the average length of tenure at CBRE?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Typically 4-8 year(s).
what kind of companies did CBRE employees work for?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Large companies before CBRE.
what are the chances of career advancement at CBRE?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
medium.
who are employees usually hired by after leaving CBRE?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Avison Young, Colliers International, Cushman & Wakefield, HFF, JLL, Newmark Knight Frank, Self Employed, Transwestern.
Where did employees work before joining CBRE?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Colliers International, Cushman & Wakefield, Grubb & Ellis, JLL, Johnson Controls, Newmark Knight Frank, Trammell Crow Company, Transwestern.
How old are CBRE’s employees in general?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
around 21-30, 31-40.
Where did most of CBRE employees go to school?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Arizona State University-Tempe, Texas A&M University-Texarkana, University of Phoenix-Utah, University of Southern California, University of Washington-Seattle Campus.
i wanna make sure there’s a chance for me to move up the ladder. any experiences?
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A year ago
From my experience you need to use the free training website they give you access to in order to get any new experience. I've had coworkers move to other teams in order to try to advance. So I guess it depends on the team you are on.
I wonder how much you can get paid for an entry level position at CBRE?
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A year ago
It depends on the position you apply for. The work-life compensation tends to raise every couple years, so that number changes a lot.
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