CareerBuilder Reviews

Updated August 14, 2015
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Pros
  • 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. Helpful (1)

    If you want to make money then work here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture, great benefits, great commission structure

    Cons

    You have to work for you money. It doesn't appear from thin air--which it shouldn't.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being honest and open with changes


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company, great people!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Major Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Major Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company with tons of opportunity to advance your career if you are doing the right things. CareerBuilder is also transitioning quickly into the software space and developing software solutions that no other company can provide.

    Cons

    Not a con, but things move very fast and you need to keep up.

    Advice to Management

    Management is consistent and fair and rewards hard work- keep it up!


  3. Account Executive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, great work environment, lots of opportunity for growth and open door culture all the way up to the CEO.

    Cons

    Company is currently going through growth and direction pains. Currently re-branding from online advertisement company to pre-hire software solution company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate change within the organization and provide more internal career advancement opportunities to lower level sales positions.


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  5. Major Account Executive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Major Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Major Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good for the postion

    Cons

    Long commute, cannot work remote.


  6. Major Account Executive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Major Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Major Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great pay, AMAZING benefits. I honestly enjoy coming to work every single day. Travel options are great as well. You truly run your own business here. I have a GREAT manager and great director.

    Cons

    Some management can micro manage like crazy. Make sure you talk to reps on the team if interviewing to find out what manager style you would like best. Your experience really will be based upon your leadership.

    Advice to Management

    SA's need to communicate better to reps. Lots a change which is great, but not everyone is kept in the loop with process.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Talent Solutions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Solutions in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Talent Solutions in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great culture, HR actually cares about employee engagement, great benefits, great opportunities!

    Cons

    in terms of career opportunity, you have to be in sales or technology to really move up.

    Advice to Management

    CB values candor and management is candid - i respect that. no advice to give.


  8. Helpful (1)

    MAE

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Major Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Major Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is forward thinking, a market leaders, and the best culture you can ask for.

    Cons

    Constant Change...not necessarily a con.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of communicating


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to grow your career

    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    * Innovative company, very forward thinking * Get to work with a lot of talented people * Great culture and excellent benefits * Plenty of opportunities to grow your career and learn new skills * Open door management policy

    Cons

    * Pay is below average for those who stay a long time; internal promotion raises are capped * Some systems are very dated and need a lot of maintenance

    Advice to Management

    Never stray from the current culture. Take a long look at updating systems.


  10. Great Company

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

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great culture, great work-life balance, great company

    Cons

    The ability to move up in the company means that people who should never be managers are.


  11. Excellent Company & Great Pay - if you make the cut

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent people, high bonuses, amazing trip awards, lots of opportunity for upward mobility

    Cons

    Quotas increase on a regular basis.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep it up



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