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CareerBuilder Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.8 446 reviews

93% Approve of the CEO

CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson

Matt Ferguson

(377 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Client Support Specialist (Current Employee) Edinburgh, Scotland

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

    ConsPersonal 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, with great people, values and opportunities

    Product Development Manager (Current Employee) London, England

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

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

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

    ConsA little slow in transitioning comp to a SaaS company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet the operations side functioning more effectively.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, mind numbing job

    Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsCompany culture is young and fun, they're generous on the giveaways (ipads and amazon cash), my immediate co-workers were great

    Consthis is true of any sales job - constant worry about hitting sales quota and cold calling the occasional jerk

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people moving in the right direction

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Norcross, GA (US)

    ProsFreedom to pick the tools and languages most appropriate to your problems. Lots of great learning opportunities. Relaxed work environrment. Leadership really listens to employees at all levels and makes an effort to improve. Quarterly bonuses are nice. 1/2 day fridays during July and August, and a pretty good PTO policy

    ConsPay is low compared to the tech sector in Atlanta, and they lose lots of experienced engineers to to bigger salaries somewhere local. Not much effort made to hold onto experienced engineers can make it hard to build reliable scalable softare.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out how to hold onto experienced engineers, a software company can't run on software only built by people fresh out of school

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Culture and many learning opportunities

    Software Engineer I (Current Employee) Norcross, GA (US)

    ProsStarted working a little less than a year ago right out of college. Very laid back culture. Upper management doesn't put any stress on employees and really value our input on decisions.
    Upper management also really encourages learning. Whether it be practical things used in the work place or taking classes at nearby university.

    ConsAlthough the living costs of living in Georgia are much lower than other cities with a lot of technology, (SF, NY, CHI). The pay still seems to be less aggressive than other technology companies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to get your start

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are a lot of positive things about working at CareerBuilder. Here are just a few...
    1) Culture - The culture is amazing and could be compared to that of a Google or Facebook. It really is fun.
    2) The benefits and perks are very good.
    3) Schedule - if you are in IT, your schedule is most likely very flexible. Get your job done and you have a lot of time to enjoy yourself.

    ConsThe biggest issue for CareerBuilder is the pay for IT related positions. The company still heavily pushes itself as a 'Sales' type of organization, even though they are pushing software advances very hard. This means that salaries for IT related jobs are below normal.

    The second issue is that certain teams are prided more than others. If you are on the right team, you will get recognition constantly; however, if you are not it will seem as if you make little impact, when in fact you do.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat everyone equally. Operational teams, UX engineers, Search engineers...they all deserve the same acknowledgement.

    Review pay. Keeping top talent should really be a top priority!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAmazing company to work for...

    ConsQuota can be aggressive and hard to maintain but the benefits of doing well is outstanding

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep being amazing

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    You get out of it what you put into it

    Sales Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsExcellent sales boot camp; if you are willing to learn and check your attitude at the door; this is the place for you. Tons of opportunity, tons of money to be made, and the perks can't be beat! Annual Sales Trips + Happy Hours & Work Events are commonplace!

    ConsThe culture has changed as the company has grown up... less like a family more like a franchise.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work and learn

    Consnone, I have learned a lot here.

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