CareerBuilder Reviews

Updated May 5, 2015
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  • You don't value your work/life balance (in 39 reviews)

  • Great benefits with tons of learning opportunities (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • I witnessed mediocre sales reps who sucked up to the Sales Director and move from sales (in 22 reviews)

  • Work Life Balance did not exist - neither did a true career path (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Sr Account Executive

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CareerBuilder

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a great product that helps people find jobs

    Cons

    They are trying to transform into a software company but there are going to be some growing pains.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Major Healthcare Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing culture if you are young and love to have fun at work and happy hour.

    Cons

    Depending on your vertical sales can be a vary in difficulty. This organization has very high turnover. They do not invest time in growing their employees, as soon as a person falls behind in sales goals (1-3 months) they are fired.

    Advice to Management

    i saw entire teams turnover in my brief time at CareerBuilder. Upper management should try to cultivate an environment of encouragement and growth that allows reps to improve before they are canned. This high turnover also leads to dissatisfied clients as their reps change multiple times a year.


  3. Great company but not somewhere you stay forever.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has great benefits and fun people to work with. I have learned a ton and wouldn't change the time I have had here. The atmosphere is usually pretty casual. Flexible work schedules.

    Cons

    Some of the processes are changing right now (and are always changing) and everything is a mess and people are overworked. The pay isn't what it should be, some of the people are cliquey, communication isn't great. There is usually quick turnover or the opposite - people who have been there forever and can't seem to get out.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great place to start a career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - National Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are in a great market with this company you have unlimited earning potential. Particularly great place to work if you are starting a career.

    Cons

    If you are in a great market with this company you have unlimited earning potential. However, know that once you have a great year in commissions, be prepared to move on unless you have an opportunity to take over an office. If you do not, and you do not know an AVP or higher....start planning your next career move. Until then, have fun and work for a spot on the company trip.

    This company epitomizes the statement: it is all about who you know.


  6. Prepared me for future success

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, young environment. Good opportunity for someone looking to gain experience. Extensive training and great tools to work with. Health plan was top notch.

    Cons

    Cold-calling is difficult. Number of calls and call time quotas were sometimes difficult to hit due to lack of legitimate leads. Sales quota was difficult as well due to area.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great for making $$ quickly. Terrible day to day company culture.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training, and money making opportunities. It was my first sales job and I wasn't sure what to expect. They trained me very well and I had opportunity to attend some great trips and team building activities and was able to make a substantial amount of money my first year.

    Cons

    Management styles create a tough atmosphere of micromanagement with no sense of what the actual viable sales opportunities exist. I was well over my quota but I wasn't making the dials that they wanted me to. Meanwhile activity faking is rampant within the company justifying their very high standards of work. I understand why they work that way, but that doesn't make it a good company to work for. Most people I know don't last a year in this job. Or they are very dumb and don't know better.


  8. Inside Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company culture, group dynamic, good training program

    Cons

    Hard to hit monthly quotas

    Advice to Management

    Additional leads


  9. Non-Sales Employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance, autonomy, fun employees and amazing benefits

    Cons

    Very low pay, very little chance of advancement

    Advice to Management

    Consider evaluating the salary of non-sales employees, to be more in-line with the current market conditions and other salaries.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Not a bad company, but not a "tech" company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay well, there is a lot of good people that work there. Travel can be fun

    Cons

    A lot of your business is not in your control. If you inherit a bad book of business or lose a client, it can RUIN your career. Because of the commission structure, losing 1 big client will almost guarantee you won't be able to hit 100% of quota for the year. It's not a very high energy office, so mind your p's and q's.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the commission structure. Find ways to work with new team members who take over a book that has a bad history. Spend more time continuously training and monitoring accounts for potential gains and losses within a salesperson's first 90 days.


  11. Non-sales experience in sales at CB

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's great if you are young and you want to do sales. Every road leads to sales or else you stagnate and cannot enter management.

    Cons

    Feel and function of products is completely subordinate to speed and sales. If you are in a non-sales role, you will find it hard to get ideas out.

    Advice to Management

    Build careers - more internal training, more opportunities for people in analysis and IT to more into other roles and vice-versa. Finally, let at least a few "Ideas from Everywhere" be non-IT related.



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