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7.5 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2019)
"A talented and respectful team."
7.8 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.5 / 10
8.5 / 10
4.1 / 10
8.2 / 10
7.1 / 10


  • The level and quality of work assigned is high and helps people to learn.
  • While there’s still work to do, CBRE has a strong focus on diversity.
  • The large size of the company means many people with expertise are on hand to offer advice and help.
  • It’s a powerful and respected company that looks good on a CV.


  • Hours and flexibility vary between departments.
  • The salary is seen to be low compared to competitors and the cost of living.
  • There could be more effort put into green initiatives.
  • Some may feel lost early on as the size of the organisation is so large.

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