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32 Reviews

3.7
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work if your 22 but if you want a work life balance move on

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Benefits and room for growth for some. Very good PTO policy and many choices of location. You can move around the company if your manager likes you. They also throw good company outings and have a sales club trip if you hit your numbers.

    Cons

    It is like a high school. You are expected to live the CB way and you are looked down upon if you don't. Not a good work-life balance. The middle management expects you to live and die CB and usually do not care about home life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people like adults and not kids and respect the fact not everyone wants to drink CB Kool Aid

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Are you competitive & hard working? This may be the place for you!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    -Advancement opportunties
    -Great bonus structure.
    -Great benefit package!

    Cons

    -Competitive sales environment (if you're not a competitive person)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Solid company with strong ethics and amazing innovation.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Major Account Executive  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Major Account Executive in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    We have a direct impact on changing the lives of our job seekers/consumers while at the same time improving processes and bottom line results for the companies that rely on us to manage their most important assest, their people. truly a world class caliber of employees that are not only creative but very intelligent. Most companies possess a few individuals who are considered exceptional but CareerBuilder has them at every level and within every dept. CareerBuilder does not accept complacency and doesnt allow empolyees to justifty failure. Benefits, pay, and upward mobility are exceptional as well.

    Cons

    decentralization would be the only downside. Segregation of the various sales functions is difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue moving forward and pushing the boundries of human capacity. Technology and business changes hourly therefore staying on the cutting edge and a continued investment is the only way to retain a competitive edge.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Cool job, exciting opportunities and good times.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    The career opportunities and more

    Cons

    Its a true and blue boys club.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the management is amazing while others fail repeatedly.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    This Is Experiencing Better!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Account Executive  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - National Account Executive in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    Careerbuilder has given me the opportunity to be all the things in my life that I want to be. An active Mom, supportive wife, and successful business professional. I respect the work-life choices I am empowered to make and feel fortunate to have so much opportunity ahead of me.
    CareerBuilder has continued to diversify it's efforts by offering our clients more choices for their business than any other competitor in our space.
    Our agility in this regard makes us a true partner to our clients. We are viewed as trusted advisors who understand the ever-changing need of our customer by staying in touch with very essence of their business in conjunction with our own.

    Cons

    Sorry - not falling for this one...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Thank you for keeping us diversified and for making fiscally responsible decisions in tough economic times.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Promotions are the best thing ever.

    Cons

    Turnover is never a good thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more understandable.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sales Professional at Careerbuilder

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Careerbuilder has a lot to offer younger sales professionals looking to grow their careers. For those who are willing to work hard and improve on a daily basis the rewards can be substantial. I view it as an excellent gateway to better business accumen and forward your business career especially if you wish to concentrate on media/online sales.

    Cons

    It's not easy at the start of your career. You need to be driven to get better everyday to stand out amongst the croud. Also its a young environment and I could imagine it being harder to blend in culturally for older generations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At times they could be more transparent with their plans for the company and their employee base.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    CareerBuilder provides the opportunity to grow if you have the passion and desire to do so.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Norcross, GA

    Pros

    The opportunity to grow professionally is outstanding. The company encourages everyone to get a bachelors and/or master's degree by funding part if not all of it. There is a training budget that encourages everyone to continue growing their skills. The company is also interested in your health by alloting a specified amount every year for each employee that can be put toward gym memberships or exercise equipment. Careerbuilder also demonstrates is concern for mankind through its adoption of a small village in Africa along with local support to various organizations nationally.

    Cons

    While there is no perfect company, overall I think the positve nature of the company overshadows the downsides. If hard pressed I would say that the organization gives every leader the opportunity to run their area for the most part as they see fit. At times this can lead to an incontinuity in efficiencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent in the overall objective and goals of the company as the management does not always share this information with the rank and file. Make a concerted effort to ensure that the leadership team let's everyone know how their role affects and contributes to the objectives and goals.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Careerbuilder: An excellent place to start a career or develop your existing skills

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

    Pros

    Careerbuilder does a fantastic job both supporting new employees as well as helping to further develop their experienced sales force. In my 13 or so months with this company, I have already been promoted once, and relocated across the country to persue my desired career path. Careerbuilder is unique in the fact that they do not just pay lip service to their ideals and goals, but instead encourage you to actually follow the values they preach, while enabling you to continue to develop new skills and talents to further increase your individual marketability. This is a great place to start a sales career, or to just learn about the industry from the industry leader.

    Cons

    Really, there is very little that I can say is a downside to working for CB. For the most part, the people I have worked with (across all teams) have been easy to do business with, as well as very knowledgeable. If anything, the only thing that I could remotely consider a downside to working at CB is that we don't have quite the brand recognition that some of our cometitors have. Again, this is probably more of a critique when it comes to selling the product, and not the company itself. Overall, I would whole heartedly recommend this company as a place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. I would only recommend providing a little more reasoning behind some of the changes that are implemented. But the Senior Management at CB usually does a great job of this.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    The company has changed.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Online Specialist Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Online Specialist Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    The benefits and compensation are great, especially at comp plan 6. The company provides a foundation to build a career off of. Great location, right in the heart of the loop, very easy to access via public transportation.

    Cons

    Half the company operates on a lead based system and the other half operates on an org channel based system and where the two meet, there is disorganization. Could get stressful at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go the extra yard to boost employee morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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