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Good place to work

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

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

Pros

Lots of freedom to explore technologies you're interested in. Great work life balance. Employee opinions matter and changes result from employee surveys.

The benefits are great, but mostly appeal to families since CB pays so much of your insurance cost.

Cons

Not the highest paid job around, but there are other opportunities to make money through on-call and quarterly bonuses.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overworked and Underpaid

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

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

    Pros

    - Great Health/Dental/Vision
    - Wellness Reimbursement
    - Paid days off to volunteer
    - Team outings and happy hours
    - Not a lot of micro-managing
    - Casual dress days (every Friday & Summer)
    - Summer Hours
    - Fun atmosphere
    - CareerBuilder does an excellent job of distracting their employees with fun games, prizes, and alcohol

    Cons

    - Pay
    - Terrible management
    - Terrible technology, no test environments for new code. Technology is from the 90's, breaks all the time
    - More work than fits in an 8 hour day, but no one is allow to work more than 8 hours a day.
    - Unobtainable expectations for daily responsibilities and for quarterly bonuses (nearly impossible to gain the maximum amount)
    - Held to a very high standard for customer satisfaction, so high it can take months to be evaluated positively after one mediocre evaluation.
    - When asking for advise or expressing frustrations the common response from people is "You have to not care"
    - Cutthroat environment for advancement.... it is not about who does the best job, it is a popularity contest. Moreover, if there is an opportunity for advancement, their are 200 people trying to get 1 promotion because everyone wants out of this role.
    - Continually changes operational procedures without telling the company much less training them properly before the changes occur. Then those in the support roles have to take the backlash from the clients.
    - Sales reps treated like gods, support reps treated terribly... no respect for those in this position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at other companies... see the base salaries and job requirements for this role. Most companies require half as much work and pay at least $10,000 more. You expect people to come into this role to gain experience and move on... yet the requirements for the job to be met; you must have long term experience in the role. It creates a chaotic environment that breeds employees that will only do enough to not get fired. There are no incentives to go above and beyond.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Learning culture. Would rather take time to build rather than buy. No CareerGrowth

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

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun, casual environment and dress (unless your in Sales or Customer Care), Exceptionally good work life balance. Good benefits

    Cons

    No career development or planning as most leaders are not experienced enough to know how to do it. Salaries are typically average and bonus is only 10% for Technology and you must have Above Expectations performance review to receive it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example when it comes to career development. There's little movement for Team Leads & Mgrs as orgs remain flat with few Directors or VPs. No one really understands or practices Candor and Agility values

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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