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CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson
Matt Ferguson
35 Ratings

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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a good experience at first, but company culture went downhill with the economy...

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    Money, good group of co-workers, ability to learn a lot about your clients business

    Cons

    Negative comments from management like "what did you get sprayed with sales repellant?"
    95% of management will literally do nothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    very cut throat

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    CB provides top notch benefits, great yearly trips for all employee's and salaries are very competitive generous. Moving internally is relatively easy, upper management is very transparent and approachable.

    Cons

    Its an extremely high pressure cut through atmosphere in the sales groups. I'd only recommend pursuing a career here if you are in any other group other than inside sales.

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    educational

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    Former Employee - Senior Acct Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Acct Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    compensation package- If you are performing you will make great money

    Cons

    Changes occur at the speed of light

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    a great sales person does not necessarily make a great manager

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Hot Mess.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    - Young Company
    - Growing Company

    Lots of energy. Lots to learn.

    Cons

    - Young Company
    - Growing Company

    Because of this, management was given to those who are great sales people rather then great leaders. These were people who were drinking the CB juice and had absolutely no experience anywhere else. They're only way to teach was to show how they were sucessful two years back in another economy. Management were not people you could expect to learn from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Matt and Brent were the backbone of the company. They were smart. They were innovative. They liked their job. Everyone else just ran around yelling at you to do whatever was the new trick of the day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Ok, but not for the long haul

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    great product, great sales training. They want to teach you how to sell. This is a great first sales job and gives you the ability to move from inside to outside.

    Cons

    Many times the expectations of Sr. Management are not aligned with the world outside of Careerbuilder. Quota are huge and the amount of products that can be sold are crazy. You can not keep things straight. Management also very much has a group think mentality, which can be good and bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on one product at a time and spend more time perfecting it before you have the sales force sell it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Complete

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inbound Team Lead in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inbound Team Lead in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    * You can build your career with hard work
    * Do your job, do it right and you gain respect in the industry
    * The sky is the limit (if you want to aim low)

    Cons

    The only downside is if you are not fit for this industry you are going to drown. It is fast paced and you get paid in accordance to how hard you work. I have seen many salespeople come in thinking that it is going to be an easy ride, that all they have to do is pick up the phone and the money just comes jumping out at you. Well, if you dont know how to create business relationships and know how to handle people hanging up on you, well, you may be a better fit in some paint department at a local hardware store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eyes and Ears

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Norcross, GA

    I worked at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    - team building activities
    - laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    - not always recognized for good work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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