Monster Worldwide Interview Questions

Updated Nov 3, 2014
Updated Nov 3, 2014
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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Weston, MO
    Anonymous Employee in Weston, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Monster Worldwide.

    Interview Details

    Interview Process:

    1) A Sourcing Specialist conducted a brief phone interview with me, which was pleasant and informative.
    2) I was invited in for four, 30 minute interviews. These consisted of two interviews with recruiting managers, an interview with a member of the HR team and another with a senior leader on the HR team. All of the folks that I met with were skilled interviewers, very pleasant to speak with, and clearly passionate about supporting their companies key business managers.
    3) I was invited in for a final round of interviews, to meet with two senior leaders on the technology team and the recruiting manager for the product and technology team (i.e. "hiring manager"). When I arrived for these interviews, I was notified that the hiring manager wasn't there, so I sat down with 3 of the recruiting team members in his stead. The technology folks that I met with were fantastic!

    Comments on the Experience: Monster has done a lot of work to turn their brand around in recent years, and it was energizing to see that they are working really hard to build out their offerings.

    As a recruiting professional, it was very disappointing that the hiring manager did not respond with a quick note to acknowledge my follow up "thank you" emails, nor to acknowledge that he missed our final interview. I completely understand the demands of managing a recruitment function and juggling multiple priorities, but if, as a recruiting manager, you can't get the "candidate experience" piece right, something is wrong.

    Four days after my final interview I was finally notified by the staffing agency that they selected another candidate. The hours that I spent interviewing with Monster were very positive experiences, but the lack of direct communication from the individual that I would have reported to ended up souring the entire experience for me.

    Interview Questions
    • Our corporate recruiting team cannot directly utilize our competitors (Careerbuilder, Linkedin, etc.) services for job posting or sourcing. How would you find candidates?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Inside Sales Position Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Monster Worldwide in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I received a few emails requesting a phone interview. I spoke with a recruiter for about 45 minutes. Beyond that he said he needed to share our conversation and my answers with the hiring managers for the next step and would be in touch with me either way within 1-2 days. That was over 2 weeks ago now and I still haven't heard anything from him after 3 follow up attempts on my end. As a professional, I expect to be treated as such and shown the respect of an answer either way. Leaving a potential candidate hanging shows a real lack of appreciation for their time. I personally sent him a follow up thank you email the same day as our interview and subsequent phone follow up 1 week later.... still, no response.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult, typical interview questions for the position.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Salesforce Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Well, I had three interviews. The first was a HR interview where I explained my status and what was I interested in working as. The second was a general interview where they interviewed me on my projects and past experiences. They tend to ask alot abt data migration/ VEEVA CRM. Finally I had the big one where I was told abt the project. I was given situations and was expected to deliver on the spot and come up with triggers / classes. Finally they asked my for my 401 certification which I did't have so there we go.....

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Telesales Account Manager II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 7+ monthsinterviewed at Monster Worldwide in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Originally sent in as a company referral, but they took over 3 months to reach out to me after my former coworker sent my resume to their HR department. (Even though they were advertising excessively all over numerous job boards.)

    Overall, the process is tedious and seems unnecessarily slow. I had a phone interview with a recruiter (that was rescheduled several times) and then was finally brought on site for an in-person interview. Prior to the interview, I given a specific set of people that would be interviewing me (upper level management and the Director of Sales). However, once I arrived, the receptionist seemed confused on who I was meeting with and acted like there weren't any interviews scheduled for that day. After waiting for well over an hour, I finally met with three different people than I was originally supposed to speak with. In this interview, they told me completely different things than the corporate recruiter did-- like only having one position open when I was told they had 14 open. After some fairly consistent questions, they set the expectation that they would be contacting people the following week.

    But, after about two weeks--still had not been contacted. So I contacted the people who I had met with and got sent on a wild goose chase. Apparently no one has any idea who actually makes the decisions at this company, because everyone told me that the review from my interview was sent to a different person for evaluation. In the meantime, I was contacted by five other recruiters from the company that wanted to bring me in for an introduction interview. Apparently they have problems with their ATS (even though they own and sell the product) and cannot tell when they have already reached out to people.

    In all -- no one ever followed up with me or gave me an answer. The company seems to be poorly organized from the bottom up and their recruiting division is clueless. I get contacted on a consistent basis about coming back in and starting the process over (because for whatever reason they are unable to tell I have already been in). Don't waste your time interviewing for this company.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were basic, standard interview questions for a sales job. Mainly asked to talk about my comparative sales experience since I worked for a competitor for several years.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Monster Worldwide.

    Interview Details

    The process consisted of 2 rounds, first round was a phone interview and the second round was suppose to be in on-site. The phone interview will only revolve around your resume. All the questions will be asked based on what you have put on your resume - education. experience, projects.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Product Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Monster Worldwide.

    Interview Details

    Applied through my school's career website and received a phone call from Monster the day after, to schedule a phone interview. A week later, she calls me the day before my scheduled interview saying they already filled the position and they're canceling my interview.

    EXTREMELY unprofessional and a rather underdeveloped style of recruiting. I was astonished

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  8.  

    Product Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Monster Worldwide in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had applied through the company site, and followed it up with their technical recruiter via email. Got a call from them and I had to speak a bit about myself. They called me directly for an interview at their office premises in MA. They moved into the Weston office pretty recently and it seemed to be a really nice place to work. There were two other candidates on the same day. Apparently, there were 8 candidates who were shortlisted and only 1 or 2 were going to make the cut. We met with our tech recruiter and we had small tour of the place and then a brief discussion about Monster, the work culture, the company's plans for the future, etc.

    We were then met by people from the product team. There were 6 people in total and they were divided into three pairs. So, one pair for each candidate and we had to rotate after every 15 minutes. They spoke to me in detail about my experience and what I aspired to do by being a PM Intern. I was also asked to propose solutions or approaches towards a solution for certain specific issues related to Monster and job search sites in general. We also spoke at length about the company. Monster is trying to innovate and come up with new products that would take the company forwards. Also, I was told that there was something very big coming up for the summer and that it would be a very challenging and amazing internship if at all we made. It all looked pretty promising.

    Interview Questions
    • "There are several job postings by various companies which are actually fraudulent. Monster found an x number of fraudulent jobs on its website. How would you stop such a thing from happening in the future?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Monster Worldwide in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    1. Met the Recruiter at my school career fair.
    2. Got an email from the recruiter to setup an initial phone screening with the hiring manager. Very professional in setting up date and time.
    3. The phone screening went really well.
    4. Heard back from the recruiter that I was selected for the final round of in-person interviews, asking for availability. They have a really detailed process.
    5. I sent my availability but did not hear back for a few days.
    On following up again, I understood that they had held off the in-person interviewing.

    Very weird!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Monster Worldwide in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied to the position in career fair, received an email to ask for phone interview about 2 weeks later. The phone interview is basically about my resume, actually, it is all about my resume.

    Interview Questions
    • Not much difficult. However, you should try to get well prepared for anything you write in the resume.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Software Engineer/Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Monster Worldwide in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was very nice and unique. First i had a phone interview, he was very friendly and asked about my projects and how i implemented and some basic technical stuff. Then i was called for next interview but this time they invited the selected people to their office at Cambridge, Boston. They received us as if we are the clients and they gave demo about how monster works and then the 2nd interview. They asked basic technical questions

    Interview Questions
    • difference between statements of sql and stored procedures   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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