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CareerBuilder Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
466 Reviews
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466 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work life balance is really good, I never saw people burned out from overwork (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.  

    Intensity to get it right -

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company gets it and gets it right. There is a fierce drive to be #1, lead in all aspects and do what it takes to win in the HR software market all while making sure clients realize value. Inspirational from 8-5 every day.

    Cons

    Its a hard job that drives the best to succeed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician II in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician II in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    Powerful culture and technical leadership

    Cons

    Not enough beer fridges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to grow your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    work-life balance, rewarding job, solid benefits, awesome awards trips...CB really invests in their employees

    Cons

    Salary and sometimes mixed messages about company direction from leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The sky's the limit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Major Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Major Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    CB really is a great company to work for. It's great for those just breaking their teeth as well as experienced executives. They will always recognize hard work and reward and promote accordingly! If you're in sales and performing, you can write your own ticket.

    Cons

    I honestly have to stretch to think of cons for CB. Yes, I've read other reviews about Micro - Managers, but it IS a sales organization first and foremost. The only con that I can think of is I have seen top performers, who have truly done above and beyond work, not get total support when needed. CB tends to be the type of place that so long as you're "problem - free" and hitting you numbers then all is well. Again, I'm stretching to find cons...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to the employees, the "Ideas from Everywhere" competition is awesome! The Wrigley Field event was always my favorite thing (other than trip) and keep killing it at Kickoff, it provides a great "refresher"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Work life balance, tech company, always training on sales and the products. Always innovating in the HR space.
    I have worked in sales positions for different companies before and none have come close to the incentives, training, leadership and support as CareerBuilder does.
    Culture is amazing, happy hours all the time. The sales teams work together wtih the manager to plan events and strategies to discuss with clients.
    Technical support is something you learn as a sales rep. Good and bad you arent just asked to sell and say goodbye to the customer, you are given the opportunity to fully ingrain your services into the companies that need help.

    Cons

    Need to work hard
    You are not only sales you do have some rolls as a technical advisor. I enjoy this aspect as it brings me closer to my clients and help me builder deeper more meaningful relationships but some would say this is a waste of a sales person time. I disagree

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep heading in the direction you are going and stay private! we have power over the public competition this way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome pay, awesome work life/balance, top notch sales training, great entry level job

    Cons

    This job is what you make of it, cons are simply opinions here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account executive

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome training and development. Great leadership. Amazing innovation in the space.

    Cons

    Growing fast and constant innovation is leading to a stressful internal culture because the lack of organization and process improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep innovating, improve internal process, develop leadership more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    3 years in and still loving it!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Fantastic people, quick opportunities for advancement, high compensation, freedom to run your business the way you see fit! Benefits are amazing and products are state-of-the-art.

    Cons

    For some of the initial roles, there's a bit of hand-holding. But there has to be! As we move into software business, change is rapid and we've got to stay out in front of it. If agility isn't your thing, this might not be the sales company for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep allowing the disciplined freedom approach!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great sales building block with a lot of upward opportunity

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

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

    Pros

    The company culture is by far the best things about working for CareerBuilder. There are a lot of company events/happy hours, half day Fridays in the summer, and TRIP. Trip was one of the best experiences of my life. A 1 week all expenses paid for you and a plus 1 to an exotic location. Everyone is really nice and will do anything they can to help you.

    Cons

    Activity - hitting stupid metrics that do not necessarily result in sales to stay off "plan". Change is the only constant not that this is the worst thing in the world but sometimes changes are not communicated very well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep evolving to keep up in the market place. Things have changed so much in the 3+ years since I have been here and in a great way!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Employer, Great Employees

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

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

    Pros

    - some of the brightest minds all in one place
    - highly competitive compensation for winning sales reps
    - work-life balance

    Cons

    -non-sales roles tend to pay lower than the market average salaries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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