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lack of structure

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No proper career path, lack of structure, not defines performance management system, good people but lack defined structure. org restructre happens every other month
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Could be great, but not with the current leadership

What is the best part of working at the company?Planning my workload, and working aloneWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Management, elusive not interested in their staff only endless meetings and talking sh*teWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Poor and inept box ticking corporate nonsense. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Groundhog day everyday. Tedium and rudderless from the managment
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Decent company

I had a good experience with CBRE. The odd pay issue as the overtime can be a bit off but you get it eventually. If I needed anything for the job then we would get it and found the people really good to work with. Quite gutted that we lost the contract and moved into the company. Would go back if the right role was available.
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Good money, bad culture

Good money for the role but not a great culture, if could chain you to a desk and laptop they would. Very toxic, managers come and go as they please but expect everyone else to be in all the time
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Client focused, and respect and integrity are paramount.

What is the best part of working at the company?There is plenty of diverse roles. They have a measurement tool that is quite consistent. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?They expect you to increase your year on year revenue, even when your clients are maximised. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?In general it is pretty good, everything is based on respect and integrity. Although they push for more revenue, they expect your conduct to be respectful and integrity based. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Busy but manageable, most of it is spent managing the client expectations.
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  • Fair pay for job
  • Ability to meet personal goals
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  • Support from manager
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Not enough management on the work floor

The role was good but the environment was toxic. Management were not around enough to control the behaviour from the staff who were horrible to work alongside. Seemed quite cliquey and was subject to a lot of low level group behaviour such as bullying, mobbing and generally unprofessional. More of a presence from management could possibly combat this but overall I think this culture was brought on by stress.


Free food


Toxic workplace culture, bullying, mobbing
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Tough but rewarding

Steep learning curve for people that have the work ethic to achieve it. Too many people moan and leave because they don’t want to learn or make a change themselves. Got promoted twice and have a supportive manager. I guess it depends on the team you work in.
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Slow and painful to work for

Okay so if you want to quote and not work then these are the company for you ! Quotes take for ever to be granted, they are over inflated prices once given customer and management will not care as it’s you on the front line and not them. They make you find issues ( 2 aweek ) to not do nothing about them but that’s okay as it makes them look good ?!? Not sure why anyone uses theses as they will cost the company they are doing the work for a fortune with no cares. Big lack of support for engineers and no rewards for good work at all……unless your in London then your good as that where cbre’s world revolves around. After being 2p’d over to these from GXO it took 8 months to even be able to do any maintenance as the organisation was shocking and no one cared or even bothered to reply to my issues I had with the building until the fault was so bad it was passed repair.


Money ain’t too bad


No help or management structure
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Have gained experience but let down by management

What is the best part of working at the company?Some training , more training needed What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Management don’t have a clue what they are doing What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Most of the staff are great to work with What is a typical day like for you at the company?Always busy doing maintenance
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What is the best part of working at the company?Exposure to complexity, locationWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Sophisticated processes and systems supporting their businessesWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Offices are quite modern and well designed. Internal culture is mainly fragmented.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Plug in your laptop, work, work, have lunch, work, work, go home.
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Great company, you are valued as an employee.Supported by management, everyone is treated equally and there are many opportunities to progress.Cons - no flexitime and no work life balance.
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What is the best part of working at the company?Opportunity at every turn in every division What is the most stressful part about working at the company?No stressful points … just funWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Good and open with a can do attitudeWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Engaging and understanding with others in the workplace
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Incompetent Contract Manager, and technical manager who had no trade knowledge or experience. Two faced, back stabbed.

Typical day was menial tasks that were brought about by incompetent management and their failures. Long term leaks everywhere on site, plantrooms were like a scrap metal yard.




Lousy management, and client
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productive and fun

good job, nice company. Have worked here many years. its a global company with loads of resources available training wise but overall good fund. management could be better
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Good company to work. Lots of training available.

We work to a ppm schedule, therefore you’re kept busy. There is online training for all staff as well as courses to attend that suit your profession. I found management good and approachable and they’re willing to help. Some of the subcontractors can be awkward, however you do have management back up. There’s a good team atmosphere. You can have a laugh with the guys.


Good money


Subcontractors can be a pain
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Poor management

no flexibility or hybrid working , poor management on the FM side - Associate Directors levels for Central London, and therefore very hectic , no transparency in terms of recruitment for FM site based roles, promotion can be lengthy and not well structured if you are not in the right team or joining their cluster drinking buddies. Bad experience with ADs forcing staff on taking unreasonable instructions, showing lack of diplomacy and people management skills. Good benefits, great colleagues.
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Poor management

I have worked for CBRE for almost 4 years and have to say it's probably the worst decision I ever made as the company is run very badly and management do not have a clue and disrespect decent staff..


Nice clients on site


Too many to mention
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Not what it says on the tin

The company do not value their staff, they publicise the right things but dont follow up on them.Promotion is only achieved if you know the right people or are the right gender or what ever political box they need to tickBetter companies out there to work for than these
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Easy job ruined by poor management

The team I work in has lost 30% of its staff and not replaced them even though the remaining members now cover MORE sites! No comms between management and engineers unless it’s an email to advertise the office staff having fundays/charity events/anything but their actual jobs…Payroll is comical- over the last year, my wages have been correct 4 times! If I had a 33% success rate, I’d be out the door!!!Payrise was due in January- we saw it in June.. this has happened the last two years!All in all, it was great once- now it’s lousy! Cannot wait to leave!
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Nightmare!!!! Killing you slowly

I put 1 star because doesn't give the option to put 0!Avoid this job at all cost!! They don't training you properly!!! If you not become best friend with managers they treat you different…if you have a question they always says they are busy and not willing to support you!Be careful if you book annual leave as if you go 1 day all the job you don't do no one will do it and will accumulated… and even have accumulated job got unnecessary pressure from manager for done asap all task
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Pure greed

I wouldnt bother. Company dont care about anything but profits and management only care about their bonus. Package is rubbish as its bare minimum. Salary not the worst but dont be sucked in.
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3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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