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CareerBuilder Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated 27 February, 2015
Updated 27 February, 2015
220 Reviews
3.9
220 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.  

    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
  2.  

    Major Healthcare Representative

    • 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

    Amazing culture if you are young and love to have fun at work and happy hour.

    Cons

    Depending on your vertical sales can be a vary in difficulty. This organization has very high turnover. They do not invest time in growing their employees, as soon as a person falls behind in sales goals (1-3 months) they are fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i saw entire teams turnover in my brief time at CareerBuilder. Upper management should try to cultivate an environment of encouragement and growth that allows reps to improve before they are canned. This high turnover also leads to dissatisfied clients as their reps change multiple times a year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Great Company To Learn & Launch

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

    I worked at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    If you act like a sponge, this company will serve as a sales MBA.

    Cons

    From a sales point of view, unhealthy work/life balance if have a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing your young talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The Best

    • 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

    Best company to work for
    Great culture
    Generous Compensation
    True partner to clients

    Cons

    Unqualified leadership (sometimes)
    Frequent travel
    Confusing comp plan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it transparent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Striving for greatness

    • 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

    CareerBuilder is striving to perfect HR software. There is a strong sense of duty to get it right for the customer and stay focused on solving problems. There is a tireless drive to innovate on every level.

    Cons

    Low pay and lack of equity in the company. It may leave many dedicated employees feeling short changed if the company did one day go public. The big exit will come to a small group of executives and stakeholders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    CareerBuilder has many opportunities for advancement and we are heading in a great direction.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free trip if you are above quota, uncapped commissions, great perks - sports tickets, wellness reimbursement, ect

    Cons

    very competitive, but it's sales that is to be expected

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Major account executive

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing culture and supportive management

    Cons

    Monthly incremental growth expected to with accounts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being supportive of your reps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Account Executive

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

    I have been working at CareerBuilder full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -high paying for performing reps
    -freedom to manage your own book of business (Depending on you manager of course)
    -innovative company that provides new and exciting products for reps to sell
    -performing reps receive promotions fast

    Cons

    -extremely high stress environment
    -never really feel accomplished (if you hit 120% of your quota, you will be told you could have hit 130%)
    -while innovation is positive, there are sometimes growing pains as should be expected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is pretty good at responding to employee feedback so I would just say to maintain the current values when it comes to that aspect. Most of my cons are to be expected in the sales industry so it's hard difficult to give advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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