Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 11, Midsize


Chicago, Ill. [North Central]
Credit: Ginny Cooper

Why you want to work there

Innovation is part of everyday life for tech and IT experts at CareerBuilder. The Chicago-based provider of recruitment software and services encourages employees to use "Think Days" to explore technologies beyond the scope of their regular jobs. It also holds quarterly 24-hour hackathons in which participants have the opportunity to win $10,000, and provides employees with up to $10,000 a year to defray the cost of continuing education. The benefits package includes a healthcare plan under which CareerBuilder covers 80% to 85% of employees' medical costs, a wellness reimbursement and an employer match of employees' 401(k) contributions. Other perks include summer hours, a casual dress code, telecommuting options and and all-expenses-paid adventure vacations for top performers and a guest.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 3,303

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 402

IT employee turnover in 2016: 14%

IT promotions in 2016: 18%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $1,896

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 17

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 25

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 85%