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CareerBuilder Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
484 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.  

    Overall the company has a great vision and understand what the indutry dictates

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    • 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)

    Pros

    It's turned into true software sales and they are starting to changes everythign to support that

    Cons

    A little slow in transitioning comp to a SaaS company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the operations side functioning more effectively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, mind numbing job

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

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

    Pros

    Company culture is young and fun, they're generous on the giveaways (ipads and amazon cash), my immediate co-workers were great

    Cons

    this is true of any sales job - constant worry about hitting sales quota and cold calling the occasional jerk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    You get out of it what you put into it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Excellent 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!

    Cons

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

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

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

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    • 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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Internal 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

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    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for making $$ quickly. Terrible day to day company culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great training, and money making opportunities. It was my first sales job and I wasn't sure what to expect. They trained me very well and I had opportunity to attend some great trips and team building activities and was able to make a substantial amount of money my first year.

    Cons

    Management styles create a tough atmosphere of micromanagement with no sense of what the actual viable sales opportunities exist. I was well over my quota but I wasn't making the dials that they wanted me to. Meanwhile activity faking is rampant within the company justifying their very high standards of work. I understand why they work that way, but that doesn't make it a good company to work for. Most people I know don't last a year in this job. Or they are very dumb and don't know better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Inside Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Company culture, group dynamic, good training program

    Cons

    Hard to hit monthly quotas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Additional leads

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Non-Sales Employee

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very low pay, very little chance of advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    A 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 ManagementAdvice

    Simplify 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

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

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    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Change 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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