CareerBuilder Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
461 Reviews
3.6
461 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work life balance is really good, I never saw people burned out from overwork (in 40 reviews)

  • Great benefits with tons of learning opportunities (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • I witnessed mediocre sales reps who sucked up to the Sales Director and move from sales (in 16 reviews)

  • No office culture or morale due to extremely high turnover (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to grow your career

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    • Senior Management
    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    work-life balance, rewarding job, solid benefits, awesome awards trips...CB really invests in their employees

    Cons

    Salary and sometimes mixed messages about company direction from leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place To Start Career!

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

    I worked at CareerBuilder (more than an year)

    Pros

    My Experience at CareerBuilder was a pleasant one, which allowed for growth and development with company support. The Trips are amazing!

    Cons

    Young culture... Often leads to being treated like a child.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The sky's the limit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Major Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Major Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    CB really is a great company to work for. It's great for those just breaking their teeth as well as experienced executives. They will always recognize hard work and reward and promote accordingly! If you're in sales and performing, you can write your own ticket.

    Cons

    I honestly have to stretch to think of cons for CB. Yes, I've read other reviews about Micro - Managers, but it IS a sales organization first and foremost. The only con that I can think of is I have seen top performers, who have truly done above and beyond work, not get total support when needed. CB tends to be the type of place that so long as you're "problem - free" and hitting you numbers then all is well. Again, I'm stretching to find cons...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to the employees, the "Ideas from Everywhere" competition is awesome! The Wrigley Field event was always my favorite thing (other than trip) and keep killing it at Kickoff, it provides a great "refresher"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Culture and many learning opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Norcross, GA

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

    Pros

    Started working a little less than a year ago right out of college. Very laid back culture. Upper management doesn't put any stress on employees and really value our input on decisions.
    Upper management also really encourages learning. Whether it be practical things used in the work place or taking classes at nearby university.

    Cons

    Although the living costs of living in Georgia are much lower than other cities with a lot of technology, (SF, NY, CHI). The pay still seems to be less aggressive than other technology companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for...

    Cons

    Quota can be aggressive and hard to maintain but the benefits of doing well is outstanding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being amazing

  7.  

    AE

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    Great place to work and learn

    Cons

    none, I have learned a lot here.

  8.  

    Amazing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Account Executive in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - National Account Executive in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, benefits, and freedom.

    Cons

    Tough comp plan, high expectations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Flexible, Innovation driven and Friendly work culture with great perks!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    I've been working with CB for less than six months now, and I can tell this company has a great future. Great leadership, extremely friendly work culture and great perks if you're a performer. Awesome incentives and a chance to travel the world !

    Cons

    Not many, you do tend to put in longer work hours, however that's completely voluntary. The India product needs to improve, which I am sure will over the next few years!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience and resume builder

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

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

    Pros

    Strong training programs and diverse training offerings. Plenty of opportunity if you step up. Good people are promoted as soon as 6 months after accepting a role. Fast movement for the motivated, and good experience. Team outings, beer socials, great full benefits, 401k, tuition reimbursement, etc. Fun culture, fun people, fun to come to work and do the job. Positive reinforcement, macromanaged.

    Cons

    Pay is below industry average. Other companies love to hire former CB employees for way more money. Some good people get overlooked too often for promotion, as it can be sort of who's who and popularity contest when they evaluate internals. That being said, sometimes the good candidates don't try as hard for the position, so read it how you want, I guess. The idea is to be the best schmoozer without coming off like a schmooz.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Sales

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Work life balance, tech company, always training on sales and the products. Always innovating in the HR space.
    I have worked in sales positions for different companies before and none have come close to the incentives, training, leadership and support as CareerBuilder does.
    Culture is amazing, happy hours all the time. The sales teams work together wtih the manager to plan events and strategies to discuss with clients.
    Technical support is something you learn as a sales rep. Good and bad you arent just asked to sell and say goodbye to the customer, you are given the opportunity to fully ingrain your services into the companies that need help.

    Cons

    Need to work hard
    You are not only sales you do have some rolls as a technical advisor. I enjoy this aspect as it brings me closer to my clients and help me builder deeper more meaningful relationships but some would say this is a waste of a sales person time. I disagree

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep heading in the direction you are going and stay private! we have power over the public competition this way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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