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CareerBuilder Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated 12 November, 2014
Updated 12 November, 2014
459 Reviews
3.8
459 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work life balance is really good, I never saw people burned out from overwork (in 41 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 16 reviews)

  • No office culture or morale due to extremely high turnover (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Intensity to get it right -

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    • 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
  2.  

    Senor Account Executive

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    • 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
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician II in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Technician II in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at CareerBuilder

    Pros

    Powerful culture and technical leadership

    Cons

    Not enough beer fridges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Online Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Online Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Career growth is something that can happen at CB as long as you work hard and close deals.

    Cons

    Lack of understanding on direction. Promotions happen randomly and focused on the wrong things at times,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to grow your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    work-life balance, rewarding job, solid benefits, awesome awards trips...CB really invests in their employees

    Cons

    Salary and sometimes mixed messages about company direction from leadership.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    One of the least stable jobs I've had.

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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 as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I felt I was well paid here, for the work I was doing. There was occasionally some free food, lying around.

    Cons

    I worked here as a contractor. Me and my coworkers for the most part all worked roughly 40 hours a week. In all modesty I don't think I've ever been so good at a job, while at the same time being so scared I could be fired. I eventually quit, because they were one by one, letting my coworkers go with a weeks notice. Very typical corporate indifference to the well being of it's employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start a career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - National Account Executive in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - National Account Executive in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    If you are in a great market with this company you have unlimited earning potential. Particularly great place to work if you are starting a career.

    Cons

    If you are in a great market with this company you have unlimited earning potential. However, know that once you have a great year in commissions, be prepared to move on unless you have an opportunity to take over an office. If you do not, and you do not know an AVP or higher....start planning your next career move. Until then, have fun and work for a spot on the company trip.

    This company epitomizes the statement: it is all about who you know.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work and very fun environment

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    • 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 an 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The sky's the limit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Major Account Executive in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Major Account Executive in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at CareerBuilder full-time (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
  11.  

    Good company, mind numbing job

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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