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CareerBuilder Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated 10 December, 2014
Updated 10 December, 2014
465 Reviews
3.7
465 Reviews
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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.  

    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.

  2. 1 person 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Senor Account Executive

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    • 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
  6.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  7.  

    Sales

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    Great place to grow your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    One of the least stable jobs I've had.

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    • 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 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
  10.  

    Great place to work and very fun environment

    • 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 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start a career

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

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