CareerBuilder Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. CareerBuilder has many opportunities for advancement and we are heading in a great direction.

    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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


  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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture and supportive management

    Cons

    Monthly incremental growth expected to with accounts

    Advice to Management

    Keep being supportive of your reps


  3. Helpful (1)

    Account Executive

    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -high paying for performing reps -freedom to manage your own book of business (Depending on you manager of course) -innovative company that provides new and exciting products for reps to sell -performing reps receive promotions fast

    Cons

    -extremely high stress environment -never really feel accomplished (if you hit 120% of your quota, you will be told you could have hit 130%) -while innovation is positive, there are sometimes growing pains as should be expected

    Advice to Management

    Management is pretty good at responding to employee feedback so I would just say to maintain the current values when it comes to that aspect. Most of my cons are to be expected in the sales industry so it's hard difficult to give advice.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Strong Direction / Future Powerhouse

    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 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is innovating. Even if we have acquired some of the innovation from Broadbean and EMSI, there is a lot of innovation. The CEO is not taking us out of one space (job postings), but he is refocusing us into other spaces.

    Cons

    Growing pains. It is a longer sales cycle and a different conversation with the customers.

    Advice to Management

    Customers want to buy from people they like and trust. A ppt deck is not always the best way to facilitate that.


  6. Helpful (5)

    Use to be great, but has quickly fallen from grace.

    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to start a sales career, as they will take about anyone who applies for the inside sales role. The training is great too, and will help you get the year experience you need to apply to other organizations.

    Cons

    When I started it was great to be able to make an impact on companies I worked with by showing them the value CareerBuilder provides as a job board. By the end of my 4th year though, I found myself being forced to sell "saas" products to companies in order to keep from being fired. Most of the time these software solutions did not work, and were not wanted. I watched people come from other organizations after being sold the dream of CB, only to be put on plan after 3 months because they had a bad book of business and were slated to be fired. When you are doing well they will love you, but when you wake up tomorrow, you quickly realize that no one cares what you did the previous month.

    Advice to Management

    Put people in Director level positions that people WANT to work for. Respect should be earned, not demanded.


  7. Intensity to get it right -

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company gets it and gets it right. There is a fierce drive to be #1, lead in all aspects and do what it takes to win in the HR software market all while making sure clients realize value. Inspirational from 8-5 every day.

    Cons

    Its a hard job that drives the best to succeed.


  8. Senor Account Executive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CareerBuilder (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great hours, ability to travel, great company perks

    Cons

    2014 Pay plan is horrible

    Advice to Management

    Work to keep current employees happy


  9. Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Online Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Online Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Career growth is something that can happen at CB as long as you work hard and close deals.

    Cons

    Lack of understanding on direction. Promotions happen randomly and focused on the wrong things at times,


  10. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician II in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician II in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Powerful culture and technical leadership

    Cons

    Not enough beer fridges

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  11. Great place to grow your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    work-life balance, rewarding job, solid benefits, awesome awards trips...CB really invests in their employees

    Cons

    Salary and sometimes mixed messages about company direction from leadership.



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