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CareerBuilder Reviews

Updated October 20, 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Area Sales Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Worst Place I've Ever Worked"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time

    Pros

    You can get away with murder if you are one of those types of people. No accountability or professionalism. Unskilled "lifers" in most leadership roles who bring everything down because then they try to hire low as well in order to keep their power. If someone talented or experienced is hired they are run out on a rail.

    Cons

    Toxic and chaotic leadership.
    Cater to young people not experienced professionals.
    Managers who are known to be abusive are never held accountable.

    Advice to Management

    They do not hear what anyone has to say.

  3. "Great culture & values"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture of agility and candid communication

    Cons

    can get caught up in the culture and not recognize how change effects top performers

    Advice to Management

    keep top performers with better change management


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Get out while you can...Enter if you dare."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Care in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Care in Norcross, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice co-workers and food trucks in the summer (Don't let the flashy painted walls fool you) Culture is not just core values. Look at the people this company promotes THAT will tell you something about the true "company values"

    Cons

    A company that plays favorites, has terrible middle management and doesn't pay nearly enough. They will sell you on the "mobility" that you have within the company but it is sadly not true. I've wasted years of my career on this place.

    Advice to Management

    For success in the market you are trying to enter, you need to put more competent managers (director and VP level are terrible too.) They lack direction and focus.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Account Executive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time

    Pros

    Great people, solid health & wellness benefits.

    Cons

    Extreme micromanagement revolved around weekly activity & performance metrics, poor communication/delivery of (frequent) company changes, poor account hierarchy management, and a lack of consistency overall when it comes to company focus.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on the micromanagement, bring back employee perks, and put more effort into (re)boosting the morale of all of your severly unhappy employees.


  6. "Project Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Account management rocks at careerbuilder!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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?

  8. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "National Account Executive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Account Executive
    Current Employee - National Account Executive
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High base + monthly bonuses allow you to make $150K+ without much issue (for now at least). If you blow out your quota and get into accelerators, then you can reach $1M. Solid benefits.

    Cons

    Company's value proposition to the market is gone. The competition caught up in 2013 and has since lapped them so many times that it's now embarrassing. The effort to diversify their revenue stream from advertising into software has been a joke and that's being nice about it. The software straight up doesn't work. Leadership has reps selling this as the end all solution but won't even show the reps (much less the clients) a full demo of the product (usually just screen shots) and the reason why is it's never fully built!! Recently the new HCM/Ben Admin software was sold by a teammate of mine only to find out after that its only now in Alpha testing!!! How can you push reps to sell a product that's not even in Beta testing?!?! This is how all new products are rolled out. What happens is you sell it, client is mad that it doesn't work, then you have to protect that revenue the following year and sell that client more products but the problem is the client won't buy anything else and will likely buy much less than the previous year which murders your ability to even hit quota.

    There have been a few reps who've walked into a perfect situation within their accounts where a solution was needed immediately and they were there at the right place at the right time. One rep in particular made in excess of $2M in 2016. However this isn't a repeatable situation but leadership acts like it is and gets mad at reps for not doing the same. It's purely delusional.

    Reps are leaving voluntarily in droves. In my office we went from 20 reps to 7 inside of a year. In the month of June alone my team said goodbye to 4 reps. That's 1 per week!! People don't leave good companies in mass like this unless the ship is sinking and it is most certainly a sinking ship.

    No clear direction, products don't work, sales process is jacked up, reps are the only ones that carry the stress, next to zero help on anything and everything, executive leadership is so arrogant that they are oblivious to what is really going on in the meetings with clients. Our clients DO NOT have to have CB anymore and with our recent track record of poor performance, it's becoming impossible to sell.

    Advice to Management

    Dunno, it's honestly too late to reverse the inevitable.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Company bought at auction, Workterra not good"

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


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