CareerBuilder.com

CareerBuilder.com

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Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: April 15, 2022

Bad Company, they overpromise and don't deliver! Don't waste your time or money and stay away from them! Crooks and liars! Very deceptive business, the worst job board ever...CareerBuilder is a misleading and fraudulent company!

3 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 4, 2022

Careerbuilder.com used to be a decent job board-- about 20 years ago. However, if you value your privacy, time, and sanity, do not use it. There are better job boards out there: ** (the best in my opinion), **. While I am now gainfully employed (and not through Careerbuilder.com), I used careerbuilder.com along with other job sites to look for work during the height of the pandemic in 2020 and 2021.

Unfortunately days after applying for a few jobs on careerbuilder.com, I received several messages from people claiming to be recruiters or HR but using email domains from free consumer email hosts like Yahoo (the largest of all offenders), Gmail, and Hotmail/MSN. These emails were full of contradictions, errors, and typos. They all seemed to use the same email template too and offered vague titles like package handler, hr professional, customer service rep, etc. The only things that changed were the names of the companies. Even the pay was the same for all of these jobs.

In addition, I have a master's degree in the physical sciences from a tier 1 research university, why would I be interested in a job posting for a high school diploma only position for something as unrewarding as customer service? Also I had several people text me for positions and give me links to Zoom using personal, consumer email addresses. They all claimed that they saw my resume on careerbuilder.com. After reporting some of these scams to careerbuilder.com, what was even worse was that the security team was quite lazy and incompetent and asked me why I thought that these emails were scams. I had to point out all of what was mentioned in the paragraph above none of which requires expert security training to identify.

And the final nail in the coffin is that after I chose to stop receiving communications from careerbuilder.com and deleted my entire profile off of the site, I still occasionally get messages from careerbuilder.com--wait for it: advertising the same scams I just described. Funny thing is all the other job boards stopped sending me employment messages after I took my profile down. I became employed full time as six months ago and received a scam suggestion from careerbuilder just last week.

I know that there are job real postings on the site and they likely outnumber the fake ones, but the company has a poor vetting system and doesn't seem to take consumer complaints seriously. Also their technology is seriously outdated and seems to be in its final stage of life. I want to think well of careerbuilder.com since I got my first financial analyst job at the age of 22 using careerbuilder. However, a lot has changed in 16 years. It's become greedy and hasn't keep up with the times and will likely pay the price for its hubris.

4 people found this review helpful

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    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Feb. 23, 2022

    They keep sending me jobs and when I try to apply the site goes to another site that doesn't have the job I'm trying to apply to. It's usually a survey or ad. I be been trying to find a job for 8 mos. and these websites are nothing but scams that are selling my info to marketers and harass me with phone calls all day. Just why!

    2 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Feb. 15, 2022

    CareerBuilder is not a business anymore and they are link to scammers requesting erroneous job positions to get personal information from the customer. They are crooks!! No one monitors who accessing people personal information. Do not use them!!

    5 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Feb. 7, 2022

    Since using Careerbuilder in Jan 2022, I get TONS of porn spam, and repetitive scammers that go the distance texting me with legit conversation. Today's 2/7/22 was a company named HOMESTEAD RECEPTION CENTER in Tallula, IL. They wanted me on Skype for an INSTANT MESSAGE interview which seemed odd to me - No face-to-face. I went along with it, and they asked me about 18 pretty legit questions. Once finished she had to "verify it with the Head Department" which seemed odd to me because what's the "Head Department?" I waited the 7-10 mins for her to return, and she said I was perfect. Her next message asked my full name, address, email & direct cell #.

    During my 18 questions she asked for my cell phone company which I did provide. She wanted to get me "registered in the database" with the last 4 questions. I didn't answer those, and instead wrote: OK, but will there be a standard face-to-face interview? She wrote: Not really... They have a 1 page website & while answering questions I looked for them on BBB but found nothing. I also called the number on the website: 217.502.0019 which had a homey husband & wife outgoing message. I blocked my number when calling, and the call was "DECLINED." (This company says they do events/weddings in IL & the only things clickable are email addresses.)

    I then wrote: I would like to ensure this is valid by having the standard interview if possible. At which point she never wrote again. I screenshot entire convo while waiting the 10 mins for the "Head Dept" to approve me even though never meeting me. ugh... I'm reporting to FTC & my local police station per online directions. Has anyone else heard of this scam, especially with this particular company Homestead Reception Center?

    4 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Oct. 22, 2021

    They sold my data to spammers, who contact me near-daily referencing CareerBuilder as how they got my data. Their TSST team, regular support team, and even CEO refuse to do anything about it. Trusting them with your personal information is a mistake your inbox will regret.

    6 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
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    Original review: Dec. 14, 2020

    The moment I posted my resume on CareerBuilder I've become a target of very fishy, scammy emails and text messages. I've never experienced anything like this with other services. Awful experience, I do not recommend getting involved with CareerBuilder unless you enjoy being spammed 24/7.

    27 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Dec. 9, 2020

    Since I signed up with Careerbuilder I've received nothing but scams. Apparently, anyone can view my resume and information but I have no protection. Indeed verifies that the company is legit. Career Builder does not. Don't waste your time or give out your information. Also, be diligent with anyone who contacts you through Career Builder.

    19 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Nov. 25, 2020

    Beware for Over Charges and Auto Renewal. We registered on CareerBuilder and paid $300 and opted out when registering for automatic renewal. We uploaded and posted 2 fully detailed Job Posts including our company logo from 1st day and After 30 days we got 4 applications with No relevant experience and they charged another $300 dollars automatically, I called them today, a day after being charged and spoke with Camaron in Billing and explained that we were charged without authorization and his response was there are several areas in the site that needs to be checked off and there is nothing he can do to reverse the charge. We spend THOUSANDS with INDEED every YEAR and I will Only Recommend INDEED and will continue to use INDEED'S Service. STAY AWAY FROM CAREERBUILDER. You will be wasting your hard earned money.

    9 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 2 stars
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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 28, 2020

    After signing up for an account with CareerBuilder.com, immediately started receiving spam texts for things unrelated to job searches. Then my email inbox started flooding with “recruiters” offering jobs with starting pay set way above normal (for example $25/hour for a basic customer service job), aka too good to be true. On top of that, they were all from people in India. They started calling and leaving voice messages and sending texts. Dozens of them. Any time I tried to change my contact preferences on both the website and the app, it would redirect me to the job search page. Otherwise the settings had no options to stop receiving third party contact.

    I attempted emailing their customer service about the contact preferences link redirecting me to the job search page, and received an auto response email that it could take 12 business hours. But my phone continued to blow up from Indian “job recruiters”. That’s when I started researching other reviews on CareerBuilder.com and immediately regretted using their service with my personal information.

    Another thing that seemed sketchy was their website had a “do not sell my information” page, where you could fill out a form to stop your info from being sold. That alone is a Hell No From Me. After a week straight of receiving calls, texts, and emails from foreign job recruiters, and being unable to change contact preferences, I just deleted my account. Going forward, I’m sticking with Indeed and Glassdoor. Highly recommend you do the same.

    19 people found this review helpful
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