CareerBuilder Reviews

Updated June 22, 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. 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

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good for the postion

    Cons

    Long commute, cannot work remote.


  2. 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

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  3. 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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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  5. 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

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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


  6. 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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  7. 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

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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.


  8. 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

    I worked at CareerBuilder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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


  9. Great company. Loved working in their Chicago office.

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

    I worked at CareerBuilder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, fun events (booze cruise)

    Cons

    Can be feel kind of slow at times. Not a fan of the cubicle life.

    Advice to Management

    I dont think I have any except that this 20 word minimum is stupid. What would I have to say to management?


  10. Great Company

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

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic Company Culture and work place support

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    keep on keeping on


  11. Helpful (4)

    Great Company to Build a Foundation and Grow

    • 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

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance; Disciplined Freedom; lots of incentives and bonuses (company trip), summer hours, great culture. Strong compensation and benefits package. Lots of opportunity for career growth and development.

    Cons

    Is a good ol boys club at the top. Management is working to change some of the politics, but could do better.

    Advice to Management

    New direction is great. Culture is not as strong as it used to be and the competition in the marketplace is strong. Focus on your people if you want them to stay.



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