CareerBuilder Reviews

Updated 26 August 2014
Updated 26 August 2014
454 Reviews

3.6
454 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is really good, I never saw people burned out from overwork (in 37 reviews)

  • Great benefits with tons of learning opportunities (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • I witnessed mediocre sales reps who sucked up to the Sales Director and move from sales (in 22 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.  

    Sattisfied

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    Current Employee - Client Support Specialist  in  Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Client Support Specialist in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Multicultural young environment, great people, fantastic new office near to the city center, I really love my job and CB !!

    Cons

    Personal growth not enough, I would like to have more possibilities for my development. Everybody is going great job and I hope soon to open new positions for us too.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, with great people, values and opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Manager  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Product Development Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Digital Media sector; will do well even in tough economic times

    Cons

    Can be tough to adjust to a corporate environment where you are only a cog in the machine

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place To Start Career!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CareerBuilder for more than a year

    Pros

    My Experience at CareerBuilder was a pleasant one, which allowed for growth and development with company support. The Trips are amazing!

    Cons

    Young culture... Often leads to being treated like a child.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work and very fun environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, training, and opportunities to meet other team members and collaborate on projects

    Cons

    Very sales driven company which can sometimes be stressful. I was on a new team that formed so at times the expectations were unrealistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop employees to manage teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to learn!

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    Teaches you how to sell
    Awesome culture, fun atmosphere
    Great resume builder
    Promote from within
    Unbelievable President's Club trip

    Cons

    Very focused on activity (how many outbound dials made per day)
    Success there is very much in the hands of your leader (and what book of business you get)
    Managers move around a lot
    "Churn and burn" mentality. Doesn't matter how long you've been there or how well you have done when you have a bad month - little loyalty

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The sky's the limit

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    Former Employee - Major Account Executive  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Major Account Executive in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    CB really is a great company to work for. It's great for those just breaking their teeth as well as experienced executives. They will always recognize hard work and reward and promote accordingly! If you're in sales and performing, you can write your own ticket.

    Cons

    I honestly have to stretch to think of cons for CB. Yes, I've read other reviews about Micro - Managers, but it IS a sales organization first and foremost. The only con that I can think of is I have seen top performers, who have truly done above and beyond work, not get total support when needed. CB tends to be the type of place that so long as you're "problem - free" and hitting you numbers then all is well. Again, I'm stretching to find cons...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to the employees, the "Ideas from Everywhere" competition is awesome! The Wrigley Field event was always my favorite thing (other than trip) and keep killing it at Kickoff, it provides a great "refresher"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great compensation, but not a solid structure

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers. Young and energetic atmosphere. A lot of opportunity and great bonuses you can make a lot of money straight out the gate.

    Cons

    Management is inexperienced and pretty much anyone from within has the opportunity to lead a team, even with no track record of success themselves or leadership skills. Promotions are not on a performance basis. You can interview with a manager on a higher team at any point and promotions are chosen politically. If you're "popular" you have more opportunity than if you are a top performer who doesn't mingle with everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stricter attention should be paid to who you are putting in management. A great leader should be someone who has been successful in the sales role themselves first, not someone who is looking to try something new as an experiment. Promoting off of reps results should be first and foremost.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Prepared me for future success

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Fun, young environment. Good opportunity for someone looking to gain experience. Extensive training and great tools to work with. Health plan was top notch.

    Cons

    Cold-calling is difficult. Number of calls and call time quotas were sometimes difficult to hit due to lack of legitimate leads. Sales quota was difficult as well due to area.

  10.  

    Great for making $$ quickly. Terrible day to day company culture.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Great training, and money making opportunities. It was my first sales job and I wasn't sure what to expect. They trained me very well and I had opportunity to attend some great trips and team building activities and was able to make a substantial amount of money my first year.

    Cons

    Management styles create a tough atmosphere of micromanagement with no sense of what the actual viable sales opportunities exist. I was well over my quota but I wasn't making the dials that they wanted me to. Meanwhile activity faking is rampant within the company justifying their very high standards of work. I understand why they work that way, but that doesn't make it a good company to work for. Most people I know don't last a year in this job. Or they are very dumb and don't know better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall the company has a great vision and understand what the indutry dictates

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's turned into true software sales and they are starting to changes everythign to support that

    Cons

    A little slow in transitioning comp to a SaaS company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the operations side functioning more effectively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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