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CareerBuilder Reviews

Updated 14 December 2014
Updated 14 December 2014
466 Reviews
3.7
466 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is really good, I never saw people burned out from overwork (in 39 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 22 reviews)

  • Work Life Balance did not exist - neither did a true career path (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Sattisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Support Specialist in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Client Support Specialist in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time (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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (less than an 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.  

    CareerBuilder is a great place to work. I love the environment and company values. Pay is low though.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    The people are amazing. Lots of opportunity and support to grow. Company values are important and encouraged. Benefits are outstanding and some of the best I've seen.

    Cons

    The pay is below the industry average, at least in the Atlanta area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Career Builder

    • 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

    Fun team that thrives on being the best

    Cons

    Salary is not comparable to work load

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Strong Direction / Future Powerhouse

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

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

    Pros

    The company is innovating. Even if we have acquired some of the innovation from Broadbean and EMSI, there is a lot of innovation. The CEO is not taking us out of one space (job postings), but he is refocusing us into other spaces.

    Cons

    Growing pains. It is a longer sales cycle and a different conversation with the customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customers want to buy from people they like and trust. A ppt deck is not always the best way to facilitate that.

  7.  

    Great Culture, Awful Salary

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

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

    Pros

    The work culture is great. I loved working with the people that I worked with. My leadership at all levels was pretty much wonderful. I loved my co-workers. I also learned a lot while being there. It was fantastic.

    Cons

    If you are prepared to just scrape by, then you can stay in the company. I moved into 3 positions and maybe got a $4,000 difference in salary from start to when I left CB. This is why I stopped looking and striving to get into other roles at the company. What was the point of striving for more if I still had to apply for food stamps? I hate to sound ungrateful, but the perks and benefits in the end, couldn't pay the bills. I honestly didn't know how people that didn't have a significant other could survive on that 1990s salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least pay your people at minimum, average market value. I just couldn't afford to work there anymore. I loved the people, and was sad to go, but I was tired of being a grown adult that could barely afford gas money. But thanks to CB for the amazing skills that made me marketable to other comapnies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Use to be great, but has quickly fallen from grace.

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to start a sales career, as they will take about anyone who applies for the inside sales role. The training is great too, and will help you get the year experience you need to apply to other organizations.

    Cons

    When I started it was great to be able to make an impact on companies I worked with by showing them the value CareerBuilder provides as a job board. By the end of my 4th year though, I found myself being forced to sell "saas" products to companies in order to keep from being fired. Most of the time these software solutions did not work, and were not wanted.

    I watched people come from other organizations after being sold the dream of CB, only to be put on plan after 3 months because they had a bad book of business and were slated to be fired. When you are doing well they will love you, but when you wake up tomorrow, you quickly realize that no one cares what you did the previous month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put people in Director level positions that people WANT to work for. Respect should be earned, not demanded.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intensity to get it right -

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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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