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CareerBuilder Reviews

Updated 12 November 2014
Updated 12 November 2014
459 Reviews
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459 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is really good, I never saw people burned out from overwork (in 41 reviews)

  • Great benefits with tons of learning opportunities (in 36 reviews)


Cons
  • I witnessed mediocre sales reps who sucked up to the Sales Director and move from sales (in 16 reviews)

  • No office culture or morale due to extremely high turnover (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Intensity to get it right -

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    This company gets it and gets it right. There is a fierce drive to be #1, lead in all aspects and do what it takes to win in the HR software market all while making sure clients realize value. Inspirational from 8-5 every day.

    Cons

    Its a hard job that drives the best to succeed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Senor Account Executive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at CareerBuilder (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great hours, ability to travel, great company perks

    Cons

    2014 Pay plan is horrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to keep current employees happy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Account Exec

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    Company takes great care of youq

    Cons

    Your success depends solely on the value of your book.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow everyone to start at 100%

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician II in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician II in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    Powerful culture and technical leadership

    Cons

    Not enough beer fridges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Online Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Online Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Career growth is something that can happen at CB as long as you work hard and close deals.

    Cons

    Lack of understanding on direction. Promotions happen randomly and focused on the wrong things at times,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent 8 year contracting experience!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contractor
    Current Employee - Contractor

    I have been working at CareerBuilder as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Careerbuilder offers exceptional opportunities for consulting or contracting, learning up-to-date technology and a steady workload. A majority of on-site staff are amazing people and always friendly or helpful. Communication is simple and timely.

    Cons

    As soon as Managers make improvements in operations or pay, they get a couple of new ones and start back to square one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep talented department managers when processes are high functioning and profitable!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Company life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time

    Pros

    This is a really great company with a lot of advantages. The benefits are incredible. it was elected one of the best company to work for

    Cons

    Challenges is connecting with people is not always easy. there is a real separation depending what is your job title

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For promotion, you should go to the employe to give a promotion before the employee starts thinking about leaving

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I miss CB just about every day

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Norcross, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Norcross, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    I learned what it means to be a good software engineer and what it means to work with extremely sharp product dev and project management teams. Lots of other companies throw around agile/lean development and lack leadership -- CareerBuilder is not one of them. Great company culture in the Norcross office. You'll have fun on the Lower Level.

    Senior leadership are pretty cool people despite coming from elite educational backgrounds.

    Cons

    The compensation package is generous (PTO, Tuition Reimbursement, Profit Sharing, etc.) but I couldn't justify the pay when metro Atlanta companies were throwing 6 figures at me.

    Change management and clear communication were issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None-- I've been gone almost 3 years. I'm sure things are different, but this review is just how I felt at the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Decent Starter Gig

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    If you have a good boss, you will be happy.

    Cons

    Chicago office culture is not represented in the satellite locations like Scottsdale

  11.  

    Great place to grow your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    work-life balance, rewarding job, solid benefits, awesome awards trips...CB really invests in their employees

    Cons

    Salary and sometimes mixed messages about company direction from leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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