CareerBuilder Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson
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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. Flexible management. Great learning opportunity.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    If you work hard, you will get reward.

    Cons

    Salary is not very competitive.

  2. It was good.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    Free lunch and stuff. Nice people

    Cons

    Not too many. Every jobs got 'em.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Saas is class.

  3. Great place for entry level professional

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    Great company culture and benefits

    Cons

    Not enough pay for the work required

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  5. Beyond exceptional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Support Specialist in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Client Support Specialist in Norcross, GA

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

    Pros

    The cultural here is nothing like I have ever experienced. The teams are mid sized so you are able to get to know everyone and develop a "family" type relationship. The benefits are great and if you work hard, you will be rewarded properly.

    Cons

    To be honest, I have yet to experience a con working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing because it is working great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great Company

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

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    Fantastic Company Culture and work place support

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep on keeping on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Culture that breeds success.

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

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time

    Pros

    Freedom, investment in employees, good compensation. There are very few people at the company who aren't fun to be around, almost everyone is willing to share their time. You can literally knock on the CEO's door to introduce yourself or ask a question.

    Cons

    Freedom to fly is freedom to fall. You have to take ownership of your own success if you are to ever be successful, and CB doesn't have mechanisms in place to save promising people who don't yet have all of the tools to do everything themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More free food?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Major Contradiction

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

    I worked at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    They try to be cool...which, can be construed as cool?

    Cons

    From my experience, CareerBuilder does not care about your career. Therein lies the contradiction. They purport to be a software company (but don't realize that nobody in tech says "SAS?). Haha. People in Tech say "S."A.S," not "SAS." So if you're trying to impress get the lingo right.

    Also, this might be a decent job out of college. As for post grads, they will try to hire you way below your experience level. It's all fine and dandy until you realize that someone with less experience is making tens of thousands more than you per year. It's okay though, I hear that everyone is on a very short leash anyways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, management should focus on developing emotionally intelligent managers and the hiring process. Think about it rationally. After all, filling slots based on skills and experiences will help your organization in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Great place to work but doesn't pay enough

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

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    Work/life balance is great. Lots of free food. Top technology in office and nice work spaces. Culture promotes growth and they cater to their employees

    Cons

    Lots of politics. Sales people can be real jerks to everyone else in other departments. They don't pay what you're worth for most positions. Disorganization present due to departmental changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before making changes, please be sure of not only the destination but the implementation of how to get there is just as important to maintain morale and for the entire company to not suffer significant losses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Major Healthcare Representative

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture if you are young and love to have fun at work and happy hour.

    Cons

    Depending on your vertical sales can be a vary in difficulty. This organization has very high turnover. They do not invest time in growing their employees, as soon as a person falls behind in sales goals (1-3 months) they are fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i saw entire teams turnover in my brief time at CareerBuilder. Upper management should try to cultivate an environment of encouragement and growth that allows reps to improve before they are canned. This high turnover also leads to dissatisfied clients as their reps change multiple times a year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Great Company to Build a Foundation and Grow

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

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance; Disciplined Freedom; lots of incentives and bonuses (company trip), summer hours, great culture. Strong compensation and benefits package. Lots of opportunity for career growth and development.

    Cons

    Is a good ol boys club at the top. Management is working to change some of the politics, but could do better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New direction is great. Culture is not as strong as it used to be and the competition in the marketplace is strong. Focus on your people if you want them to stay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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