CareerBuilder Reviews

Updated April 3, 2015
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  1. Excellent Company & Great Pay - if you make the cut

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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?

  3. Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Major Healthcare Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 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.

  6. Helpful (3)

    Great Company to Build a Foundation and Grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  7. Great company but not somewhere you stay forever.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 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.

  8. Great Company To Learn & Launch

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

    I worked at CareerBuilder

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

    Pros

    If you act like a sponge, this company will serve as a sales MBA.

    Cons

    From a sales point of view, unhealthy work/life balance if have a family.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing your young talent.

  9. The Best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Best company to work for
    Great culture
    Generous Compensation
    True partner to clients

    Cons

    Unqualified leadership (sometimes)
    Frequent travel
    Confusing comp plan

    Advice to Management

    Keep it transparent

  10. Striving for greatness

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

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

    Pros

    CareerBuilder is striving to perfect HR software. There is a strong sense of duty to get it right for the customer and stay focused on solving problems. There is a tireless drive to innovate on every level.

    Cons

    Low pay and lack of equity in the company. It may leave many dedicated employees feeling short changed if the company did one day go public. The big exit will come to a small group of executives and stakeholders.

  11. CareerBuilder has many opportunities for advancement and we are heading in a great direction.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Free trip if you are above quota, uncapped commissions, great perks - sports tickets, wellness reimbursement, ect

    Cons

    very competitive, but it's sales that is to be expected

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