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CareerBuilder Reviews in Scottsdale, AZ

Updated April 1, 2014
Updated April 1, 2014
452 Reviews

3.6
452 Reviews
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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.  

    A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Online Specialist Account Manager (Inside Sales)  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Online Specialist Account Manager (Inside Sales) in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    A lot of great people, fun environment / culture

    Cons

    Not the best leadership in place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    As soon I got there and the halo effect wore off, I knew I wouldn't be there long.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    Pros can be found in negative experiences, but mine will probably not matter to you.

    Cons

    Scottsdale office was full of managers that could not manage. Peter Drucker would be appalled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They wouldn't listen, but if they did they wouldn't comprehend what you're telling them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun and energetic cpmpany

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

    Pros

    Great employee benefits and friendly people!

    Cons

    Way to many benchmarks you are measured on....75 dials a day, $48K of net new revenue every month, monthly quota, XX number of this product, XX number of that product....ect....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on revenue growth and not the individual products that make it up. Running the company on fear of loosing your job does not make employees perform better...it makes them run at any other open opportunity. 0 job security!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have learned more in 4 years here at CareerBuilder than any of the many other jobs I have had.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    CareerBuilder is a fantastic company that understands the value of its employees. They have phenomenal training, earned advancement in your career path, & the best benefits I have ever seen. The pay is competitive, you will make as much work as you are putting in. The consistently encourage our personal and professional growth. Leadership is always there for help, unlike other organizations where they sit in their ivory towers waiting for you to figure it out or fail. The sales resources are virtually unlimited and the peers in this office are always supportive. I fully enjoy my job, even after all my time here.

    Cons

    The only real downside is the same as every other downside in a sales role...it's sales. There is pressure, expectations, and the occasional unhappy potential client. At least here, there is always support to get you to your numbers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Motivating and letting you run your business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    *Education. They let you take whatever you want that peaks your interest

    *half day Fridays during the summer.

    *Jean Fridays

    *Quiet office and manager ready to answer any question

    Cons

    *Training program still being changed..

    *Software system we use doesnt always work

    *Satellite offices are not always as connected or similar to the main office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *Really highlight success stories and share with your targetted opportunity clients instead of making the rep search them out. You guys get communications I think we don't hear about!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    CareerBuilder will consistently challenge you to learn more as a sales professional.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Major Account Executive  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Major Account Executive in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    Pros:
    1. Solid corporate training program. T1 through T3
    2. Corporate sponsored education programs both within and beyone the companies boders.
    3. Excellent benetifs package.
    4. Excellent compensation package

    Cons

    Cons:
    1. Communication between groups is often in opposition of each other.
    2. Sometimes difficult to receive support and guidance from management or senior leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be to support a consistent message between the various groups, departments, and offices throughout the organization.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I was able to learn a lot about the industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    Benefits, ability to travel, some stellar employees in sales roles.

    Cons

    Extremely limited opportunities to make money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your hard workers, your best workers actual opportunities for career advancement, opportunities to make money, quit pigeonholing your best.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    1. Sounds corny, but I take great satisfaction in knowing that my efforts will help someone get a job.
    2. The benefits are great.
    3. The company culture.
    4. The pay

    Cons

    1. Training could be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Entry-Level Job for Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    CareerBuilder is a good entry-level sales job for those that have just graduated from college and don't have too many bills. You will be trained how to sell and learn skills that will build your resume and help you get a better sales job down the road.

    Cons

    The base pay is only $25k but I've heard they have changed it. You may have a limited amount of leads to the point where you have to call people so frequently that they get upset with you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The high turnover upsets the customers. In order to build customer relationships you need to retain more people. RAISE YOUR PAY! Also, don't judge someone's abilities based on how well they do calling small businesses. MOST OF THEM AREN"T HIRING. Sales in that division are more luck than anything. Basically, getting ahold of the right person at the right time. It's not hard to tell if someone is good or not. If they are, THEY SHOULD BE SELLING TO LARGER COMPANIES.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Solid opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Scottsdale, AZ

    Pros

    Opportunity for Advancement. Freedom to run your own business. Selling a product that really helps employers and job seekers. Learning and training. Fun - high pay and morale. Hard work equals advancement and opportunity. Sure you have to put thew work in - nothing is handed to you, but you are rewarded handsomely for top performance. Where else can folks with minimal sales experience come in, make $75-100K and then go lead a team of sales reps in less than 24 months? You need to practice and study - this is a career , not a job. If you are not willing to invest in yourself why should CB?

    Cons

    Dealing with Owner Companies - McClatchy, Gannett, Tribune. They ran their own companies into the ground - leave CB (their only real money maker laft) alone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make quicker decisions and communicate better

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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