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CareerBuilder Reviews

Updated 25 February 2015
Updated 25 February 2015
490 Reviews
3.8
490 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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Employee 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 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.  

    Culture that breeds success.

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Freedom, investment in employees, good compensation. There are very few people at the company who aren't fun to be around, almost everyone is willing to share their time. You can literally knock on the CEO's door to introduce yourself or ask a question.

    Cons

    Freedom to fly is freedom to fall. You have to take ownership of your own success if you are to ever be successful, and CB doesn't have mechanisms in place to save promising people who don't yet have all of the tools to do everything themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More free food?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    Fantastic Company Culture and work place support

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep on keeping on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company to Build a Foundation and Grow

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

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance; Disciplined Freedom; lots of incentives and bonuses (company trip), summer hours, great culture. Strong compensation and benefits package. Lots of opportunity for career growth and development.

    Cons

    Is a good ol boys club at the top. Management is working to change some of the politics, but could do better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New direction is great. Culture is not as strong as it used to be and the competition in the marketplace is strong. Focus on your people if you want them to stay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work but doesn't pay enough

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Facilities Assistant in Norcross, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Facilities Assistant in Norcross, GA (US)

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    Work/life balance is great. Lots of free food. Top technology in office and nice work spaces. Culture promotes growth and they cater to their employees

    Cons

    Lots of politics. Sales people can be real jerks to everyone else in other departments. They don't pay what you're worth for most positions. Disorganization present due to departmental changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before making changes, please be sure of not only the destination but the implementation of how to get there is just as important to maintain morale and for the entire company to not suffer significant losses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Amazing culture

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture and people at this company are absolutely amazing. They promote a competitive but supportive culture that is truly unique.

    Cons

    High pressure month over month quotas that may be obtainable depending on your accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great for starting out your career.

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

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

    Pros

    Light atmosphere where you can jump on different projects.
    Young environment - average age of employees is 28.
    Big company name to start your career.

    Cons

    Micromanagers.
    Tons of organizational change.
    Good old boys mentality with upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step away from your fraternity brother style of management. HR is a complete joke and would really rather overlook complaints then to take them head on. The company needs to compensate people for the work they do. There is no reason as to why someone would need carry the workload of 4 people and be paid the same wages as a low performing worker. For the hard workers know that there is a complete off balance to the work/life balance. Rather than giving alcohol and parties to your employees to cover up the fact that you underpay employees, management should rather focus on compensating people accordingly. Being that the company is in the human capital management business and has the tools needed to see what average pay is per position, why do they continue to underpay employees?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Churn and burn company

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

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great money to be made and incentives if you can sell in your territory

    Cons

    Not the easiest to sell in certain markets, managers don't care they want need to see numbers for their directors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a better grip on sales strategies for specific markets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great company but not somewhere you stay forever.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    The company has great benefits and fun people to work with. I have learned a ton and wouldn't change the time I have had here. The atmosphere is usually pretty casual. Flexible work schedules.

    Cons

    Some of the processes are changing right now (and are always changing) and everything is a mess and people are overworked. The pay isn't what it should be, some of the people are cliquey, communication isn't great. There is usually quick turnover or the opposite - people who have been there forever and can't seem to get out.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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