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CareerBuilder Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
458 Reviews
3.6
458 Reviews
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CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson
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385 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is really good, I never saw people burned out from overwork (in 37 reviews)

  • Great benefits with tons of learning opportunities (in 33 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to start work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    I think its a laid back place with low stress and really nice people. The work environment is probably one of the best places I've ever worked in by far. People just tend to be nicer and respectful. They really seem to appreciate candidness

    Cons

    It seems like metrics aren't taken into account. Unless you are vying for your manager's attention you will probably get lost in the crowd. A lot of complaints about Favoritism have been made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Metrics, promoting people based off of what they bring to the table and not how much you like them personally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company to Decide Your Interests

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I  in  Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Norcross, GA

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

    Pros

    Lots of lateral freedom, friendly management and coworkers, great benefits, fun workplace

    Cons

    Lower than average pay, somewhat limited vision

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place To Start Career!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CareerBuilder for more than a year

    Pros

    My Experience at CareerBuilder was a pleasant one, which allowed for growth and development with company support. The Trips are amazing!

    Cons

    Young culture... Often leads to being treated like a child.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work and very fun environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, training, and opportunities to meet other team members and collaborate on projects

    Cons

    Very sales driven company which can sometimes be stressful. I was on a new team that formed so at times the expectations were unrealistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop employees to manage teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start a career

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

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you are in a great market with this company you have unlimited earning potential. Particularly great place to work if you are starting a career.

    Cons

    If you are in a great market with this company you have unlimited earning potential. However, know that once you have a great year in commissions, be prepared to move on unless you have an opportunity to take over an office. If you do not, and you do not know an AVP or higher....start planning your next career move. Until then, have fun and work for a spot on the company trip.

    This company epitomizes the statement: it is all about who you know.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    One of the least stable jobs I've had.

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

    I worked at CareerBuilder as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    I felt I was well paid here, for the work I was doing. There was occasionally some free food, lying around.

    Cons

    I worked here as a contractor. Me and my coworkers for the most part all worked roughly 40 hours a week. In all modesty I don't think I've ever been so good at a job, while at the same time being so scared I could be fired. I eventually quit, because they were one by one, letting my coworkers go with a weeks notice. Very typical corporate indifference to the well being of it's employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great growth, culture and learning potential (Awful pay)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Multiple Job Titles  in  Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Multiple Job Titles in Norcross, GA

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

    Pros

    - Great team collaboration and culture.
    - Excellent number of opportunities to innovate (hackathon, Ideas from everywhere, casual conversations)
    - Most managers trust, believe-in, and empower their direct reports.
    - Access to internal positions and promotions is better here than at other companies I have worked for.
    - People are easy to do business with and really strive to help each other succeed.
    - Work-life balance is excellent, usually can work from home one day a week.

    Cons

    - Constant reorganization, for seemingly flippant reasons, when things are just beginning to flow smoothly (once every 3-6 months).
    - Everyone is underpaid compared to market value by $20,000-$30,000 (most employees know this because we have a big data product line that aggregates salary information)--would have given a "Satisfied" rating if it weren't for this.
    - Due to underpayment, CareerBuilder has a hard time keeping it's most experienced and talented Software Developers or hiring already experienced software developers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Give everyone massive raises (bring them up to the %25th-%50th percentile for average salary range.
    - Get rid of the ridiculous %10 raise or promotion cap, especially in light of how low your pay is compared to the rest of the industry. (Would have given a 4 or 5 star rating except for this).
    - Invest more time in getting middle management to adopt Agile and Lean values. (In fairness, they've been working on this)
    - Send people to certification classes more often rather than at a sickly rate.
    - Encourage innovation by giving functional groups independence to work like their own start up in terms of policy, pay, methodology, etc.
    - Remember that wage increases don't add a net positive gain to the workplace, it just alleviates what negativity it caused.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great compensation, but not a solid structure

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

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers. Young and energetic atmosphere. A lot of opportunity and great bonuses you can make a lot of money straight out the gate.

    Cons

    Management is inexperienced and pretty much anyone from within has the opportunity to lead a team, even with no track record of success themselves or leadership skills. Promotions are not on a performance basis. You can interview with a manager on a higher team at any point and promotions are chosen politically. If you're "popular" you have more opportunity than if you are a top performer who doesn't mingle with everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stricter attention should be paid to who you are putting in management. A great leader should be someone who has been successful in the sales role themselves first, not someone who is looking to try something new as an experiment. Promoting off of reps results should be first and foremost.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to learn!

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

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Teaches you how to sell
    Awesome culture, fun atmosphere
    Great resume builder
    Promote from within
    Unbelievable President's Club trip

    Cons

    Very focused on activity (how many outbound dials made per day)
    Success there is very much in the hands of your leader (and what book of business you get)
    Managers move around a lot
    "Churn and burn" mentality. Doesn't matter how long you've been there or how well you have done when you have a bad month - little loyalty

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The sky's the limit

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

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    CB really is a great company to work for. It's great for those just breaking their teeth as well as experienced executives. They will always recognize hard work and reward and promote accordingly! If you're in sales and performing, you can write your own ticket.

    Cons

    I honestly have to stretch to think of cons for CB. Yes, I've read other reviews about Micro - Managers, but it IS a sales organization first and foremost. The only con that I can think of is I have seen top performers, who have truly done above and beyond work, not get total support when needed. CB tends to be the type of place that so long as you're "problem - free" and hitting you numbers then all is well. Again, I'm stretching to find cons...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to the employees, the "Ideas from Everywhere" competition is awesome! The Wrigley Field event was always my favorite thing (other than trip) and keep killing it at Kickoff, it provides a great "refresher"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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