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CareerBuilder Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.8 195 reviews

96% Approve of the CEO

CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson

Matt Ferguson

(171 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-Life balance is also excellent depending on your group(in 34 reviews)

  • Great benefits with tons of learning opportunities(in 39 reviews)


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

  • No office culture or morale due to extremely high turnover(in 12 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

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

    ConsVery low pay, very little chance of advancement

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    You get out of it what you put into it

    Sales Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsExcellent sales boot camp; if you are willing to learn and check your attitude at the door; this is the place for you. Tons of opportunity, tons of money to be made, and the perks can't be beat! Annual Sales Trips + Happy Hours & Work Events are commonplace!

    ConsThe culture has changed as the company has grown up... less like a family more like a franchise.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

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

    ConsA 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 Senior ManagementSimplify 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    First job out of college and it has kept me for 7+ years

    Major Account Executive (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat Company, have learned so much, great CEO, wonderful co-workers.

    ConsInternal teams don't understand what affects our clients. Products are created and rolled out to quickly and are unsuccessful. Reps then look bad and take the blame for them. it makes iIt hard for sales reps to "sell" when we can't believe in the product offerings and are unsure if they will work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Senior Account Executive (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsLots of opportunity for growth within the company, good management, work/life balance is excellent, culture overall is great. Senior management truly care about their employees.

    ConsThe comp plan is terrible. They sell you on the fact that you're going to make a lot of money selling when in reality, you're not being compensated for what you actually do sell. After a while, there is no challenge anymore. If you have a great year one year, you have to work ten times as hard to be successful and make more money the next year. No one wants to call and nag their clients to "post their jobs."

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing by rewarding those who are succeeding. There's absolutely no need to call people out by name when they are having a rough week or month. Everyone has bad months, it's unprofessional to make it known to the entire group.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Non-sales experience in sales at CB

    Business Development Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsIt'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.

    ConsFeel 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 Senior ManagementBuild 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great sales career, best learning experience, loved my co-workers.

    Senior Account Executive (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat company, great culture, great benefits. Best education I could have asked for. They focus alot on training and promoting up, so it was a great learning experience.

    ConsChange the comp plan ASAP, or keep losing your top talent. After awhile of being in sales, it felt like I wasn't learning anything new, felt stale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember the core values for disciplined freedom, micromanagement got worse and worse. Even after I was tenured. One of the reasons for me leaving.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales

    Account Executive (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great work life balance / Poor base salaries

    Analyst (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsCareerbuilder.com is an innovative place to work and you really do get an opportunity to chart your own course. There is a great emphasis on problem solving and finding new solutions to old problems. The benefits and work life balance are terrific and among the best I've seen. Careerbuilder is a great place to pick up lots of skills and add to your versatility.

    ConsBase pay is simply not in line with market value. While benefits are there, they are overstated in your year end comp summary. Turnover is high due to low base pay. Promotion opportunities may be limited until another employee in the hierarchy departs via finding a higher paying job opportunity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany values are great and need not change. If base pay does not go up, longevity will never be there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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