CareerBuilder Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Account Manager

    • 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

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Household name Established in the Industry

    Cons

    Company is in free fall and losing market share daily The technology is not as strong as our competitors

    Advice to Management

    Merge with one of our competitors


  2. Helpful (2)

    Identity Crisis

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

    I worked 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

    Large organization with a numerous opportunities for movement and skill development. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    Middle management's micromanagement of their sales reps is counter productive. The company is going through a huge shift from media to software. Leadership has not hired experiences SaaS execs to guide the company towards realistic goals.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging and hire leadership from Salesforce, Oracle, etc.


  3. Change is good - SOMETIMES

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great - lots of opportunity to do different things internally.

    Cons

    Everyone hates their job and is really confused with what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    communicate what is going on


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Software Sales Executive

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Amazing co workers! young/fun environment

    Cons

    The company is transitioning a lot. In turn they are treating their employees awfully and are trying to "trim the fat" it's clear they have no idea what they are doing with this new change and we are all just lab rats at this point. A year ago I would have suggested this company to everyone but now I would not encourage any one to work here.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Decent place to work

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun group of people. There are lots of social activities. The environment and management approach allow for autonomy in your work.

    Cons

    Some members of management are incompetent and their unprofessional behavior is tolerated. Internal systems are weak and make your job more difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize who your hard workers really are. Those included in the the boys' club are not necessarily the company's biggest assets.


  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

    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.


  8. No place for grown ups

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

    I worked at CareerBuilder (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of well intentioned people. Great place to start a sales career.

    Cons

    A Boys Club, high levels on incompetence at senior levels. A lot of looking the other way regarding all things unethical from blatant sexual harassment; infidelity amongst coworkers; drug and alcohol abuse. Strange that this can be tolerated in 2015.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up Matt Ferguson!


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great place to launch or develop a sales career

    • 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

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

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

    Pros

    The harder you work, the more money you can make with uncapped bonuses. Management wants you to succeed and as long as you are willing to take their direction, it will pay off. Benefits are great and TRIP was amazing.

    Cons

    There is constant change so you must be agile.

    Advice to Management

    Understand there will be growing pains with changing the focus of the company.


  10. Career Services Associate

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

    I worked at CareerBuilder (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Occasionally there's free food lying around.

    Cons

    Decent pay until they fire you for someone cheaper. Untrustworthy superiors. No room for growth/ dead end environment. I witnessed fellow employees receive raises and take meatings about growing in the company, only to let them go a month or so later.

    Advice to Management

    You're better off treating these positions as they are, then creating a false hope among employees.


  11. 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



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