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CareerBuilder is an amazing company to work for! Definitely feel valued as an employee!

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Great compensation, benefits, and perks. Company truly values each of their employees and offers the training opportunities to advance in your career.

Cons

Can't really think of anything that would stand out that you wouldn't experience at any other company.

Other Employee Reviews for CareerBuilder

  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to start your career, but you probably won't retire here.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Benefits (Health, Vision, Dental, 401K (company match), Wellness Reimbursement, FSA's, etc. - Ability to "run your own business" if you prove yourself. - Generous amount of Paid Time Off - Recognized brand in the industry - President's Club Trip award, annual "Kick-off" with great speakers, Learning/Development

    Cons

    - Salary is low by comparison in some markets. - Activity > Quota - Need to be "in" with leadership - Great sales reps don't always make great managers. - Focused on only a select few products - Some positions were filled without open interviewing - The new comp plan

    Advice to Management

    See "Cons" section


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great starter job for recent grads

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nowadays it seems all employers want experience, but few are willing to actually give you any. It's like they expect you to graduate from college and automatically have 5 years of experience. Careerbuilder was the opposite. They seemed to prefer people straight out of college. Put a few hundred 22 year old's in an office and it makes for a pretty fun place to work!...at least for a while. On top of that, benefits were great and there were plenty of pretty girls to oogle over!

    Cons

    There's lots of turnover for the sales staff. It didn't matter if you were normally an all-star salesperson. If you were down on your luck and failed to hit your quota 2 months in a row, they let you go. It was often times ice cold. Someone once told me that approximately 50% of entry-level sales people they hire will be gone within 6 months and only 10% will make it one year. Based on what I saw, I'd say that was probably fairly accurate. When the recession hit in '09, things seemed to ease up a bit in terms of cutting people more slack, but I have no idea how it is now. Favoritism existed on my team. It eventually got to the point where I was spinning my wheels at CB. Despite having seniority on my team and quality job performance, I wasn't buddy-buddy with my manager the way others were. Therefore I was going nowhere. The longer I worked there, the more things seemed to deteriorate. I clearly had overstayed my welcome. Overall, great place to work when you're just starting out. But this place is mostly a stepping stone to bigger and better things. I've moved on from CB, but some days I miss it. I've even found myself curiously checking their Careers page to see if they have anything matching my current skill set.


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