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CareerBuilder 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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (1)

    "CareerBuilder short summary"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time

    Pros

    CareerBuilder has an excellent work-life balance. There are a lot of great people here as well. A+ players.

    Cons

    The company isn't in the best spot financially, and it is impacting the culture. This compounds the fact that they tend to pay on the low side of salary ranges across the board.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of bonuses. Most employees do not believe their performance influences how they are rated quarterly for their bonus. Make it a flat sum added to their base.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Company bought at auction, Workterra not good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CareerBuilder Inc may be a good company, however they bought Workterra (aka Employee Benefits Services), and it was a bad investment and added to the continued down slope.

    Cons

    Workterra is an employer benefits software program riddled with bugs. Implementations are not what is sold and well known throughout the company. The UHC group they hired to manage this company are lost as to why it can't be ran just like UHC. Company is out of compliance in required regulations and they are scrambling to make them current before their Clients catch on or ask for proof. Major risk for anyone when your dealing with Personal and Health Identity information!!

    Advice to Management

    They don't want any.


  5. "Senior Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time

    Pros

    Great team.
    Company was a lof fun.

    Cons

    The water dispenser was sometimes broken.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. "Project Mgr"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. "Intern Career Builder Company Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Worked on Engaging Projects
    -Fun company events

    Cons

    -No focus on job opportunists after internship

  8. "Great company evolving through change"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time

    Pros

    Love what we are doing to become an ecosystem provider. Challenging work because we move so fast

    Cons

    Challenges with growing are always tough - work through the internal shift and make sure everyone is aware of changes happening

    Advice to Management

    get back to a day in the life of a sales person and understand how that has changed since you were selling CB in the past.


  9. "Software Engineer II"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer-II in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer-II in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CareerBuilder (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is one of the best places I have worked at. The place is a mix of corporate setting with a startup culture, very organized when it comes to work and outlook but also gives its engineers the ability to work independantly (no micro-management). I have known multiple people that had left and came back running, I would have considered doing the same as well if I did not need to get back closer to my family which is much farther away than where Careerbuilder operates.

    Cons

    Sincerely, the only con I see is maybe the pay compared to the country's average but for where it is located the pay is somewhat average. I left with an offer that gave me about a full 100k over my base there...

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up guys!


  10. "Area Sales Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time

    Pros

    Great company, great people, great leadership

    Cons

    Not really any cons to mention


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