CareerBuilder

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CareerBuilder Reviews

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32 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company if you don't mind working at the bottom for little pay for a while until it clicks.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    Collegial atmosphere
    Great Benefits
    Encouragement of continuing education

    Cons

    Poor pay
    Micromanagement
    Boiler room atmosphere in sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Most people are pretty happy with Careerbuilder. Those that aren't satisfied with the company usually leave for better money elsewhere.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    n/a

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    Current Employee - National Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - National Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    growing company, new products monthly, innovation driven

    Cons

    training lags behind new products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change compensation plan to adjust to soultions

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good but you have to stay on top of things!

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    great team building many company perks great commission

    Cons

    stressful hard commission structure low base

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more helpful

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to make money if you hustle

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    Great people I enjoyed my time there. Great opportunity to hustle and make money. I was en route for $70K in the first ten months.

    Cons

    Quotas, Diversity training, Can improve incentive compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve culture

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK place to work as long as you went to West Virginia University.

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    Former Employee - National Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - National Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    The pay is decent because their profit margin is through the roof. The pay is basically 30% of the revenue generated.

    Cons

    If you're not friends with the WVU clique - Streiter, Donahue, Smith, etc - you will have a hard time getting promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much advice here. The industry is already commoditized and there's nothing you can do about that. Fun place to work though.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norcross, GA

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    Generous paid time off
    Generous healthcare, wellness + tuition benefits
    Relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Base salary not as high as some companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Overview

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

    I worked at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    Great benefits, commission structure and ramp up bonuses are good. They do provide great training for new grads and inexperienced sales reps.

    Cons

    Dial requirement is high and providing a WII to play doesn't help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more guidance and constructive criticism to employees who struggle to hit quota, versus firing them. (coming from someone who did not get fired)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great entry level sales job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Online Sales Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Online Sales Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    Careerbuilder gives you the foundation for a great career in sales, they have fantastic benefits, they promote within, great work life balance, and the sky's the limit if you work hard.

    Cons

    The salary base is very low, although the experience you will gain in a short period of time will allow you to move quickly into a higher paying role. The environment is very post college, not the type of environment if your looking for a large professional career. There is very high turnover, so its hard to really establish yourself when you may have 3-4 different managers in less than a year or have your entire team turnover while your in a role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation is not comparable to other positions in the field. Higher pay would attract better talent and reduce the high rate of turnover.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Review

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Norcross, GA

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    You'll work with a fun group of people in a casual work environment with good benefits. Work hours are flexible, and you can telecommute/work-from-home a couple of days a week if you need to. Management styles vary, but almost no one has a reputation for micro-management. C-levels are accessible to anyone (for now), and in general, are receptive to new ideas. Hardware and software upgrades are regular.

    Cons

    Technology-wise, you'll be working with a bloated, aging code base and all the frustrations and pains that go along with developing in and maintaining it. Its difficult to stay focused when the development environment takes 10 minutes between successful builds (or crashes). Documentation and coding practices vary widely from group to group, so finding out about features means tracking down the developer that originally made them (not possible in many cases). Because of the bloat in the code-base, and the mundane nature of your projects, you won't be able to rely on your work to keep your skills sharp. You'll also be paid 20-30% less than your industry peers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Up salaries to be competitive.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    CareerBuilder

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Online Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Online Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    The benefits are really good and the overall yearly target compensation is good. We have a lot of outside team building activities.

    Cons

    The base salary is on the lower end. If you miss your quota, your check will not be much. Its better than commission only though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions should be given to employees based on a proven record and passion to advance in and work for the company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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