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CareerBuilder Chicago Reviews

Updated October 6, 2017
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Pros
  • CareerBuilder prides itself on allowing employees to enjoy a work life balance (in 93 reviews)

  • Other pros-great benefits, wellness benefits, fun happy hours and team outings (in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • Leadership is accessible, team is inclusive, work-life balance is more than fair and communication is easy (in 14 reviews)

  • CareerBuilder has a reputation of very high turnover of sales reps (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Major Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Major Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Major Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and amazing work culture. Competitive salary as well.

    Cons

    Disorganized management and internal infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    When promoting your employees, one make sure they are ready and two ensure you have a legitimate book of business for them to work.


  2. "review"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, room for growth, if you do the work you can create amazing opportunities for yourself.

    Cons

    weird about working remotely. with the exception of those employees that are part of a phone queue there is no reason that we should not be able to work from home at least part of the week. There is a total lack of consistency from team to team about being able to do this.

    Advice to Management

    Less meetings, there are just so many meetings. Bring back summer hours- it was a huge part of working here, it seems silly i'm sure but the morale it created was the best.

  3. "Great Company- Going Through Some Changes...."

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to build on greener sales skills
    Fast paced environment
    Lots of fun people to work with
    Tons of opportunity if you put in the effort and have a strong internal brand
    Compensation is strong and management works closely with you to ensure you are hitting your targets if you are falling short. If you are dedicated and motivated to learn and grow, management will reciprocate to ensure success
    The culture is fun and inviting- everyone is welcoming and enjoys winning

    Cons

    The market is getting tighter and tighter which is commoditizing the core products- becoming more and more difficult to become engrained with customers
    Most reps at all levels need to balance the full life cycle sales process including account management and renewals- this is starting to get corrected
    The communication from the top down has become less transparent than before, making most producers and low level managers feeling uncertain about the future

    Advice to Management

    It's difficult to give advice to current management, as they are currently going through an acquisition- I would say to no matter what, deliver the message to your people regardless if that message is unclear or not the best. Just be honest and communicate that you don't know what is going to happen and explain the steps you're taking to get answers- spinning bad news can lead to frustration and uncertainty. CareerBuilder does an excellent job keeping their people motivated and excited about their positions- during these times of transition, keep that in mind to drive productivity! This is a fantastic place to work that is filled with great people!


  4. Helpful (11)

    "Layoffs, No clear vision, Run while you can"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing coworkers, benefits are decent

    Cons

    9/27/17 They laid off about 120 people
    All sales numbers were messed up and sales people had been trying to get them corrected for months because we weren't being paid as much as we should have been. It took them over 6 months to get it fixed but never got trued up for the money that was owed.
    There is no vision for where the company is going.
    Jack of all trades. Master of None. CareerBuilder acquired all of these companies and dipped their toe in every pool yet they are not the best in any category anymore
    CB used to be a great place to work but it is not any longer so I would not suggest working here.
    Culture has been completely lost and most employees are leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees
    Diversify your C-Levels
    Pay your employees correctly
    Figure out a plan. It's constantly a flavor of the week when it comes to pushing products.
    Communication is KEY! Every department is always on a completely different page.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing growth opportunity. Plenty of training. If you have ideas, your voice is most certainly heard.

    Cons

    Changing culture, a bit of unknowns with recent changes in ownership. Loss of original company culture.


  6. "National Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - National Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - National Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time

    Pros

    Excellent training and career path opportunities

    Cons

    Always proving your worth, always. This can push you to be better. It's definitely not for everyone.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "A job for someone straight out of college and want to do a ton of work for very little pay even at 100%"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    401k match, health and dental, pto accrual, cheap vending machines

    Cons

    Management, metrics keep changing, no one will give straight answers how we're being paid, they are paying us so little but keep adding more to our plate and refuse to backfill (we have access to labor market analytics and we can see we're being underpaid ridiculously), they treat you poorly then ask "why the moral is down", always having tech issues, they want you to sell products that aren't even finished being made!, organizational issues

    Advice to Management

    We understand things are constantly changing, but you're a software company. You need to pay your reps like they are software reps. Micromanaging is at an all time high, and everyone is quitting left and right. You still won't backfill and keep adding the accounts of those people to other peoples books and putting them on the line for cancellations that happened before you got the account.

  8. "Senior Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have been with CareerBuilder over 7 years and the company continues to evolve and challenges its employees to evolve with it. The transition from an advertising company to and advertising and software company has separated CareerBuilder from everyone else in the industry and opened many new opportunities for its employees.

    Cons

    Due to the product suite growing so vast it's sometimes hard to understand what you should be focusing on week to week and month to month. Another effect of this can result in a lack of clear communication on where that focus should be.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to zero in on who you are in the marketplace and make sure that is being clearly communicated to your employees.


  9. "Great Culture & Advancement Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been at CB for coming up on 6 years, and the company has changed a lot. I see that some people don't respond well to change, but those who do (work hard, play hard) are rewarded ten-fold. This company has limitless advancement opportunities, uncapped bonuses, FANTASTIC healthcare coverage, culture of a start up and funding of an enterprise company.

    Cons

    This isn't the company's fault, but some people are negative to change. This impacts the feel on the sales floors.

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you guys are doing! It is great to know that leadership hears feedback from employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Non sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are great, benefits are good, and I would describe the culture as fun.

    Cons

    No career path but I did enjoy my position overall.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people fairly. If I get rehired at some point that's the only way I can make what I should.


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