CareerBuilder Reviews

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CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I was a contractor. Valued, but not highly valued.

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    Former Employee - Talent Intelligence Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Talent Intelligence Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Young staff, creative people, team work valued

    Cons

    Contracted, moved desks involuntarily a lot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    CareerBuilder is an excellent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Strategist  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Strategist in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Excellent management, work from home environment, team oriented environment

    Cons

    There is little upward mobility, and salaries are not up to speed, but benefits are excellent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Grateful for the experience

    Former Employee - Major Account Executive
    Former Employee - Major Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Good salary, great communication between all verticals, great high-level involvement, good benefits, high energy work

    Cons

    Your success/failures are based upon the book of business you are given, onboarding wasn't a good experience from the state I worked in, constant reporting and initiatives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the satellite offices get more attention, especially during ramp up for new employees. I feel was left out to dry for the first three months. Unfortunately i wasnt provided mentorship, shadowing, or a successful road to travel on. The company and their offerings are great, constantly evolving, and very relevant to what corporations need.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic place to meet people and learn but compensation is LOW

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people, amazing work-life balance (1/2 day Fridays throughout the summer), access to any form of training, education reimbursement, quarterly team fun days, and quarterly bonuses!

    Cons

    Compensation is not IT-market based in Atlanta. Even with quarterly bonuses you will be looking at $15-$25K less in salary due to the added "perks" mentioned (summer Fridays, team fun days, education reimbursement, etc.).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use compensation to not only show value to your employees but to retain them. A lot of good talent walks out the door due to higher paying jobs elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    SMB Sales from 3/07 until 08/09 - Amazing entry-mid level sales job!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    This is a great place to work!
    Awesome sales training.
    Sweet benefits.
    Very cool co-workers.
    President's Club vacations are jaw-dropping.
    In 2007, I started with people whom now have Sr. roles at Google, SFDC, and LinkedIn.

    Cons

    High-level; fast paced. Only a "con" if you can't handle it.
    You best be ready to WORK/HUSTLE if you are fresh out of college. If you do, the opportunities are endless!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good management.
    Management should work a few accounts (which they opened/grew as reps) while managing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Major Accounts

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great products, great people

    Cons

    My boss was the one exception to the great people rule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if one office is turning over talent at a higher rate than another please check it out.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Product Management

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great people, great work-life balance, great leadership, and an overall great work atmosphere. Careerbuilder has shown that is not afraid to change in order to become a better place to work. The company has done quite a bit for my career already, and will continue to do so in the future.

    Cons

    Very sales-focused, some of the sales reps are very entitled and think the company revolves around them. There are also ceilings at the company once you hit a certain level since leadership has been entrenched for so long.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sales Consultant

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    Former Employee - Online Sales Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Online Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Good pay. Good work life balance. Hours were 8:30-5:00. Managers were very approachable. This is a place that if I could, I would go back to.

    Cons

    Some managers were micro managers because your performance reflected their pay. Lots of meetings that took time away from your day, but some meetings were necessary like training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    CareerBuilder isn't a Respec

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The good think about working at CareerBuider EMEA is that sometimes you have the opportunity to travel, problem is that often who is entitled to travel in EMEA is decided by the management upon personal preferences and not. So, if the senior management doesn’t enjoy your social presence you’ll probably stay home..

    Cons

    Exceptionally low salary, no matter what is your background and experience, they know there is crisis in Europe and you’ll get a ridiculous salary while expecting exceptional performances.
    In Europe ad EMEA the big Managers are Americans only with very rare exceptions, often covering roles not fit with their background but well bounded with the senior management. Also, the Directors of CareerBuilder EMEA have no knowledge nor interest in the local culture.
    They have closed local offices because they were not able to retain Employees nor Clients and when they do they fire the left Employees without even giving a redundancy. This is how fare they care about Employees. If you don’t want to get stocked to a Company just because you didn’t find a job before and then because they promise you some career BUILDING (clearly you will get your tasks doubled with no changes to the salary) don’t work for CareerBuilder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CareerBuilder US Management, you should make sure that your European Leaders actually work in respect of the law and of the people you hire. I do approve on the US Management but not on the European Management; still won't approve on Matt as he should check better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best career decision I ever made

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Gives SO much insight into different industries. Our solutions truly make an impact on our clients business. I 100% believe in the products and services I recommend and sell.

    Cons

    Traveling is involved so if that's not in the cards for you I'd look somewhere else.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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