CareerBuilder
3.8 of 5 392 reviews
www.careerbuilder.com Chicago, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work-Life balance is also excellent depending on your group"
    in 26 reviews
  • "Great benefits with tons of learning opportunities"
    in 37 reviews
Cons:
  • "A decent portion of your bonus is tied to the sales survey given to the sales reps you support"
    in 14 reviews
  • "No office culture or morale due to extremely high turnover"
    in 10 reviews
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6 people found this helpful  

Great Company to grow as a sales professional

Senior Account Executive (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time for more than 3 years

ProsHands down one of the BEST sales training organizations around

Benefits are top notch and bonus compensation is very generous. (work hard and stay over 100%)

You are rewarded for hard work- Company trips are second to none, you get to take a plus one and they spoil the hell out of you.

Senior Management is solid

ConsLow base pay (made up for with good commissions) but still too low

Account/ Rep movement- Accounts are shuffled and leadership changes often. One of Careerbuilder's core values is agility but there is too much movement within the organization.

Quota demands- quota is fair but if a rep has an absolutely stellar year you are punished by an exorbitantly high quota the next. This is a main cause for movement, the only way to stay with the company (and not get fired) is to get promoted, move into management, or operations.

Management- pick your manager wisely! This can make or break you here...

Advice to Senior ManagementLess movement among accounts and management would be nice but not necessary. Quotas need to be assessed to make sure good reps aren't turning over or changing positions to stay afloat. Overall extremely happy, senior leadership is truly phenomenal at this company.

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

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Great CEO leadership and Passion

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at CareerBuilder full-time for more than 8 years

Prosgreat passion, support and visionary leadership from the CEO, CFO and COO

Consvery slow with process and change flow in regards to business operations and heavy internal political climate making it hard to do what is right for the customers and the day to day business.

Advice to Senior ManagementPeel back the onion, and look beyond all the layers of managers and director titles to see the real contributors and true leaders

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for...

Software Architect (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsYoung culture, 75% of the employees are under 30 and lots of new ways to make extra bonuses

ConsBase salary is capped at certain level

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide clear path for progress to employees

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

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Great culture, tremendous opportunities for growth and earnings

Major Account Executive (Current Employee)
Overland Park, KS

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

ProsSupportive leadership, forward-thinking technology and solutions, good money from the very first year

ConsSelling into HR has it's challenges

Advice to Senior ManagementAdvertise more. CB is so much more than a job board.

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

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Best job I've had overall.

Online Specialist Account Manager (Inside Sales) (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsThe more you work you put in, the more you can make and eventually get promoted.

ConsIf you're not a natural salesperson, this may not be a job for you. Lots of rejection comes with it. Once you start to succeed and set yourself apart, they push you to move up, regardless if you feel you are ready or are interested in that opportunity.

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

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Great place to work and culture

Senior Account Executive (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCompany culture, the people are great (across business units), benefits are solid

Consgreat place to start your sales career, but will likely need to look externally to grow/get promoted.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing, but figure out the internal mobility side of things.

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

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CareerBuilder gives freedom to learn and develop over and above what most companies offer.

Middle Management (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time for more than 8 years

ProsLots of freedom, strong learning culture and opportunities to innovate are plentiful. Unusually nice, personable and smart people in leadership and many areas of the business.

ConsOwned by newspapers...which in an of itself presents many limits and challenges that can't be overcome. Could be dominating the space with Monster absolutely falling off a cliff but complacency limits drive to excel and a degree of cronyism keeps many in positions they do not deserve. Massive focus on self-congratulation.

Advice to Senior ManagementHold everyone accountable, even (especially) if they've been around forever.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great place to work! but play the game

Systems Administrative (Former Employee)
Norcross, GA

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

Prosfun, active, willing to train

Conscareer advancement, middle management, old boy network

Advice to Senior Managementreally listen to exit interviews

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

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good pay, sales-driven culture

Major Account Executive (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time for more than 5 years

Prosgood pay and benefits, 401k match
young workforce
opportunity to advance in sales roles with consistent performance

Consaggressive quotas, moving targets in terms of ancillary goals, redundant reporting
young workforce
social circles influence career advancement too much, those who don't have an "in" often wait much longer to advance, even with good performance

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I like working here, but look forward to moving on

Software Engineer II (Current Employee)
Norcross, GA

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

ProsCool people, agile, great benefits, opportunities to learn

ConsPays avg to less than avg. Lots of BAD legacy code. Vanilla office space (even after a 2 million dollar renovation), but the people and culture kind of make up for that. Coding in the monolithic environment is slow and painful.

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

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