CareerBuilder
3.8 of 5 434 reviews
www.careerbuilder.com Chicago, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

CareerBuilder Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.8 434 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson

Matt Ferguson

(368 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work-Life balance is also excellent depending on your group"
    in 31 reviews
  • "Great benefits with tons of learning opportunities"
    in 37 reviews
Cons:
  • "I witnessed mediocre sales reps who sucked up to the Sales Director and move from sales"
    in 15 reviews
  • "Work Life Balance did not exist - neither did a true career path"
    in 7 reviews
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    A lack of firm leadership at CareerBuilder has led to a development philosophy of let's try everything to see what works

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCareerBuilder can be a good place to start your career. They hire on the low end of the pay scale and specifically target those coming straight out of college. They have a high tolerance for error in their application and job backend.

    ConsTheir product development process right now is broken. The actual product names and goals between their product development department and their technology department don't line up. The product and software direction between international and the US do not agree because people report to different areas of the business. There is hardly any accountability at all. They repeatedly have shown a lack of interest in monitoring their own backend systems for error or their KPIs for major losses.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Typical

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGrowth is not a common thing

    ConsPay is not a common thing

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to your performers to win

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

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    So much opportunity!

    Sales Manager (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsCareer Opportunities, Personal Development, The People

    ConsNot a whole lot negative

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

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    Great Company but "fraternity" at the higher level needs to mix it up

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGives you a ton of freedom to create your own path. Hands off approach and a lot of smart people. If you do what you are supposed to do, you get a ton of freedom in and out of the office.

    ConsToo many in upper mgmt level are not passionate or are not deserving to be considered leaders at the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    There is no perfect place to work...but this is a good one

    Major Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat coworkers. Great Training. Lots of room for growth and opportunity.

    ConsSome politics involved. I really do not have many cons.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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

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    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsAwesome training and development. Great leadership. Amazing innovation in the space.

    ConsGrowing fast and constant innovation is leading to a stressful internal culture because the lack of organization and process improvement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep innovating, improve internal process, develop leadership more.

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

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    If you are looking for a company that will take a chance on your potential, work here

    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Norcross, GA

    ProsThere are not too many companies out there who afford you with the opportunity to succeed like never before simply because a hiring manager decided to take a chance on you. I feel blessed to be here and I am not one of the "winners" yet on the sales team. If you believe in yourself, are willing to put in the time, and are willing to learn a process, then you can change your life. Don't get me wrong, you have to produce to stay here and grow here, but I've been lucky to have leaders who are willing to bet on me and stray from the red tape "rules" and continuously help me grow. This is a special opportunity.

    ConsTraining could be better, way better. There is too much riding on who your manager or leader is - some are just way better than others. There are some amazing best practices out there but they need to be consolidated to be used in a meaningful way.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don't have any advice for management other than to keep doing what you are doing.

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

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    Great Company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat culture
    good perks
    people are young and fun to work with

    Conslots of quick changes in organization

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

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsUpward Mobility, amazing compensation if you hit your goals

    ConsBoy's club, below average base

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive ppl more of a chance

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    3 years in and still loving it!

    Sales Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsFantastic people, quick opportunities for advancement, high compensation, freedom to run your business the way you see fit! Benefits are amazing and products are state-of-the-art.

    ConsFor some of the initial roles, there's a bit of hand-holding. But there has to be! As we move into software business, change is rapid and we've got to stay out in front of it. If agility isn't your thing, this might not be the sales company for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep allowing the disciplined freedom approach!

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

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