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September 28, 2020

What are perks and other benefits like at CareerBuilder?

Pros

Great managers and employees. Managers do a good job at shielding their teams from higher level leaders and keeping morale up while working remote.

Cons

As many reviews have stated, CareerBuilder will not be successful under Irina and Sasha’s leadership. There is no consistency around promotions or pay increases. We’re told there will be no promotions or merit increases this year, we’re in cost-savings mode, but then some promotions still get approved causing internal pay equity issues and low morale among those who haven’t received an increase in almost 2 years and/or those who are already doing the job of a higher level role without the title or compensation to show for it. The small perks and benefits we used to get that balanced out the low pay are now gone. Our benefits package is not competitive and our 401k match is discretionary based on company performance (and we have been underperforming for years). Sales and success are the only groups who get recognition during company calls. The voluntary turnover of our executive level leaders is insanely high, they usually quit after a year of working under Irina. That is not a coincidence and it is not normal. We don’t purchase new IT equipment/computers for our employees, everything gets repurposed from terminated employees but a computer can only last for so long. Our IT team is drowning with tickets because so many people are having computer issues but our leadership won’t invest in IT, sales and success are the priority. This is a confusing message when everyone is working remote for the foreseeable future and in order to do our jobs, we need working computers.

Advice to Management

Invest in your people. Pushing sales and renewals is only possible if the internal operations are working as aspected and are keeping the business afloat. The non sales teams are often ignored and are drowning, you need to pay attention to them and invest in them. Unfortunately, I think leadership has expressed this to the CEO many times and it’s just never been a priority to her. Irina doesn’t understand how to lead a successful business. I think Mary would be a great CEO and could really help turn the company around. The groups that fall under her have always successful and she is a strong and respectful leader.

The small perks and benefits we used to get that balanced out the low pay are now gone.

September 28, 2020

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October 21, 2018

What is health insurance like at CareerBuilder?

Pros

The company offers a good salary and allows me to work from home as often as I want.

Cons

The company offers little PTO and health insurance is not very good.

The company offers little PTO and health insurance is not very good.

October 21, 2018

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June 4, 2018

Does CareerBuilder offer tuition reimbursement?

Pros

Flexible work life balance. Some teams work-from-home on Fridays with manager approval. Modest number of PTO days. 17.5 days starting off, but no sick days and no bank holidays. Generous tuition reimbursement (up to 10k in tech or MBA). Little/no take-home stress. In general the people working for CareerBuilder are a good group. If you don't need a competitive salary and highly value work-life balance, then CareerBuilder can be a decent set up. If you need a job to get off the street, CareerBuilder can be a decent set up. All others need not apply.

Cons

Employees are leaving in droves. Nearly everyone is looking for a new gig. Apollo Global's acquisition of CareerBuilder was a bad deal for employees. Non-sales roles are paid below market rate. Policy changes to bonus/401k contributions punish everyone including loyal employees and people that leave. Leadership sells the story, "we are rewarding people who stay and write the next chapter in CareerBuilder's legacy". But the truth is CareerBuilder has a retention problem and changing the timing on bonus/401k distributions saves money on turnover. CareerBuilder had a lot of bloat prior to the Apollo acquisition, but the dedication to eroding benefits when the company is highly profitable is an alarming trend (RIP summer hours). Salaries for non-sales are weak. This year we received 2% pay increases 4 months delayed that weren't back-paid to Jan 1. Leadership sells the narrative, "10% of the workforce received promotions and merit increases," but the reality is 35+% of the workforce left and their responibilities fell on the backs of those who stuck around. Most people have more responsibilities for the same pay and the same title.

Advice to Management

To the management: Incentivize your employees to do their best work. Make CareerBuilder a place that attracts top talent. Simplify the product suite. You're creating information tools that require a sales person to demonstrate value. They are too complicated. Stop making your products complicated. You don't need a litany of products to be profitable. The easier your business is to understand for the layperson, the more your Ecommerce business will take off, and the more sales you'll make. Prioritize demonstrating value through the software not through the marketing/sales.

Generous tuition reimbursement (up to 10k in tech or MBA).

June 4, 2018

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January 6, 2019

What is the retirement plan like at CareerBuilder?

Pros

Have invested in some solid technology. Good people (Frontline) and friendships.

Cons

The only people left in leadership are those that sold their souls to the devil and proved that they will put Irinas requests before the well being of the employees. But profitability has tanked. So there’s that! They removed all perks like wellness, strong 401k match, and trips that motivated people. While technology is strong, the core of what they sell is people.... and that has tanked. Which makes the technology useless. Sales people are scared to demo the product due to lack of results. It’s sad really! At the end of the day- this company has turned into a place that does not care about their people. And that is what made careerbuilder strong for so many years prior.

Advice to Management

Stop trying to fake that you care about people. Everyone knows you don’t. Remodeling the floor and telling people you are focusing on culture again doesn’t work... your employees are too smart to believe it. At this point, be honest, hurry up and sell the company so that someone new can take over the company that cares and can build the company back up to where it was (and then maybe all of the A players that left will come back and help make it amazing again!).

They removed all perks like wellness, strong 401k match, and trips that motivated people.

January 6, 2019

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October 2, 2019

What is paid time off like at CareerBuilder?

Pros

A lot of earning potential, not easy but if you know how to hunt then you’ll be very successful!

Cons

Could have some more PTO but other than that I’m happy with everything else!

Advice to Management

Keep it up!

Could have some more PTO but other than that I’m happy with everything else!

October 2, 2019

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