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CareerBuilder Chicago Reviews

Updated August 11, 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 56 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 25 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sales manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    We do too much, we're now not great at most. Upper leadership acts like they care about you but they don't.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down. Think and process before acting and delivering.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "What A joke"

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    Current Employee - Talent Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Talent Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Females in leadership positions
    Decent benefits
    Nice enough people for the most part
    Chicago office is located just across the street from the clark and Lake blue line station

    Cons

    Very few opportunities for growth
    Upper level management will lie through their teeth, right to your face.
    There is always another excuse as to why your promotion has to be pushed back
    Removed summer hours for people who work in operations - the only part of the company actually performing
    Upper level management will make you feel completely useless and replaceable
    Does not pay a fair and decent wage
    Minimal opportunities for raises
    Company will continually take advantage of you
    CB caters to a young crowd. It is like being in a frat house half the time.
    I would absolutely never recommend that anyone work for careerbuilder for any reason.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the fat and promote the employees that work as hard as they can for you. It's absurd to sit on a team full of contact workers whose contacts are continuously extended when there is no work, but you can't give team members the promotions they were promised 6 months ago and they are already actively doing the job. When someone asks what incentive the company would have to promote you if you are already actively doing the job, don't threaten them and tell them they would no longer be in the running for a promotion at all with that attitude.

  3. "Project Mgr"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture, Work Life Balance, Opportunity, Training and Education

    Cons

    A bit segregated between departments / groups.

    Advice to Management

    More remote work social opportunities


  4. "Pay is far below industry average"

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

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Even with all of the uncertainty in the last 7 months many people have stuck it out and given it their all.

    Cons

    -Currently on Promotion freeze
    -Pay is far below industry average for sales
    -Summer hours which have been a huge perk are no longer given
    -Not much focus or direction since the sale
    -Customers are very unhappy as products are not working

    Advice to Management

    -Pay your sales people what they are worth
    -Bring back summer hours as they are a huge motivation
    -Quit making your sales people try and force software on clients who do not want it or need it


  5. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, excellent benefits, interesting work, great learning opportunities

    Cons

    Not always the best management, culture has shifted as company has grown

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your employees, their feedback can be very valuable


  6. "Account management rocks at careerbuilder!"

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

    I have been working at CareerBuilder (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for. Fun culture. Games. Contests. Trips. Promotions. Bonuses....coaching...benefits galore!

    Cons

    Very competitive sales atmosphere and a new employee must "produce" in order to stay?


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great future but horrible road to the finish line."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best reasons to work at CareerBuilder are the select people you work alongside. The product set is awesome and the potential of the business and where it is headed in the software space. One thing I can really say I've gained since working here is the ability to change direction on a dime.

    Cons

    The downsides include, inconsistency with strategy from upper management, unclear communication, technology needs to be improved because of too many technical issues internally and within customer accounts and the lack of diversity inclusions (gender, ethnicity, lifestyles, etc).

    Advice to Management

    Promote the intelligent leaders you have to replace some of the clueless ones. Some are fantastic but the bad apples are the reasons many reps and leaders leave. Follow policy created as it was created for a reason. Stop hiring friends and family, hire people with the skills to do the job. Last but not least be positively consistent.

  8. "Still a great place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    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 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture and a strong leadership team make this company still one of the top places to work in Chicago.

    Cons

    If you aren't focused on goals or quota driven - it can be a hard journey here.


  9. "Software Sales Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, great benefits, and great training to get you on your feet. The interviewing process was very quick and easy, all of the recruiters are extremely helpful if you have any questions throughout the process. Overall I would definitely recommend anyone I know who has great sales experience to work here if they want to get acclimated into the software/IT industry

    Cons

    The training can be quite tired some the first couple of days. You train and go over things that you won't need to know till way further down the line (6 months-1 year)


  10. "Account Executive"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, upward mobility, good culture

    Cons

    Poor/ inexperienced management in certain departments.


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