CareerBuilder Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Dec 24, 2020

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  1. "Good"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time

    Pros

    Pay ,environment , product, work life balance

    Cons

    Poor Management and constant turn over

  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (14)

    "Please read with an open mind"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Integration Specialist I in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work - life balance

    Cons

    Unclear direction from executive leadership

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good Place to work"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Norcross, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Underpaid and no career growth

  4. Helpful (9)

    "Used to be great"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Challenging work, opportunities to grow and explore, work/life balance and flexibility

    Cons

    Culture has grown toxic and metrics focused. Constantly being asked to do more with less. Low pay compared to the market.

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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Was a Great Place to Work"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tech Support Specialist in Norcross, GA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Coworkers and work life balance.

    Cons

    Laid off too many good people, upper management, company culture

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "CSM Review"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Success Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice Office, great coworkers, good technology, established brand name

    Cons

    Compensation, leadership, products, work life balance

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  7. Helpful (15)

    "Awful leadership"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance for employees.

    Cons

    Leadership recognizes internal political clout over merit and measures application volume as the primary success KPI (not how well they enable their clients to acquire hired). Translation: their entire product strategy is spamming jobseekers and veiling the spam as meaningful engagement that leads to hires (which does not happen) during new deal and renewal negotiations. But it’s all smoke and mirrors that will long term render CB extinct by neglecting value.

  8. Helpful (19)

    "A company in crisis"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Work/life balance used to be good... the current management is putting an end to that. - The best people used to work there. There are still a few left. - Insurance wasn’t bad.

    Cons

    - Awful leadership. If you like getting yelled at and threatened, then you’ll be okay. Also, management should know what their employees work on. Some are expected to lead technology teams and make decisions while being incompetent and behind on the industry in general. - At least in the IT department, it was almost impossible to get a raise/promotion. Only fake promotions in which you don’t get a title or salary change but you do get more responsibility. - Toxic culture. If you’re friends with a C-level executive you’ll do well. - Under market pay. - No learning opportunities. The budget for training got cut more and more until it was nonexistent. - Obviously don’t just follow the crowd, but it should mean something that most of the top performers of the company have either left or are trying to leave.

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  9. Helpful (12)

    "Great People, Not so Great Company"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -The people you work with are amazing -Very transparent about job requirements -Provide you all the Sales tools to succeed

    Cons

    -Merit does not move you up--all politics -Turn & Churn Role. -Quota expectations are NOT attainable. Only 30-50% hit quota on average -Bad work-life balance -Hard work does not ALWAYS mean success in sales. You are given a book of accounts, and hope you have good ones ...

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    "Great people and technology and that’s about it."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are great and incredibly flexible work life balance.

    Cons

    Although there is work life balance the sheer amount of work versus the amount of people leaves you constantly working to have no life. They have sold CBES off or rather have a “partnership.” Really all in all they are really trying hard internally to make some number makes sense to make the company look good. To really eventually sell the company off as parts. That’s the company view and only my opinion. Then at the lower level, the teams. Too many caddy politics. Nothing is communicated straight forward if there is a disappointment or friction. Conflicts lead to passive aggressive matches. This is team to team collaboration. Not good. The only good part is working with your coworkers within a given team, if you have a good manager great.

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    CareerBuilder Response

    April 21, 2020Chief People Officer

    I am sorry to hear that your time at CareerBuilder was not positive, particularly that you found maintaining a work-life balance wasn’t feasible for you. I was disappointed to learn that you found internal collaboration to be difficult and that we, as a leadership team, did not communicate clearly. I want to stress that our priority has always been, and remains, to maintain the most quality-based resume database for our clients. If there is any additional feedback you would like to share, please reach out to me at Michelle.A.Armer@careerbuilder.com so that we can continue the conversation. Thank you, Michelle

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