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

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Updated Nov 5, 2013

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Pros:
  • "Work-Life balance is also excellent depending on your group"
    in 25 reviews
  • "Company really invests in its employees - great training program, great benefits, etc"
    in 33 reviews
Cons:
  • "A decent portion of your bonus is tied to the sales survey given to the sales reps you support"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Work Life Balance did not exist - neither did a true career path"
    in 6 reviews
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I was a contractor. Valued, but not highly valued.

Talent Intelligence Consultant (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsYoung staff, creative people, team work valued

ConsContracted, moved desks involuntarily a lot

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

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CareerBuilder is an excellent place to work

Project Strategist (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsExcellent management, work from home environment, team oriented environment

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

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

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Grateful for the experience

Major Account Executive (Former Employee)

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

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

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

Senior Account Executive (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsThis 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.

ConsHigh-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 Senior ManagementGood management.
Management should work a few accounts (which they opened/grew as reps) while managing.

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat culture, great products, great people

ConsMy boss was the one exception to the great people rule

Advice to Senior Managementif one office is turning over talent at a higher rate than another please check it out.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fantastic place to meet people and learn but compensation is LOW

Software Engineer II (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

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

ProsWonderful 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!

ConsCompensation 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 Senior ManagementUse 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.

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

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Product Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsGreat 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.

ConsVery 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Online Sales Consultant (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsGreat 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.

ConsSome 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 Senior ManagementN/A

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

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Infrastructure Engineer II

Infrastructure Engineer II (Former Employee)
Norcross, GA

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

Pros- A culture most IT companies can NEVER match
- Work/Life balance
- VERY dynamic organization
- Live and breath the LEAN dynamic
- LOTS of perks!

Cons- Lower salaries than what may be competitive in the market (...but worth it!)

Advice to Senior Management- Keep doing what you're doing!

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

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CareerBuilder isn't a Respec

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsThe 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..

ConsExceptionally 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 Senior ManagementCareerBuilder 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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