Monster Worldwide
2.9 of 5 302 reviews
corporate.monster.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated Feb 27, 2014
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2.9 302 reviews

                             

30% Approve of the CEO

Monster Worldwide Chairman, President, and CEO Sal Iannuzzi

Sal Iannuzzi

(193 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good pay, incompetent senior management team and high risk of layoff

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

ProsMonster has very good starting pay compared to other companies but hardly any incremental after that, even after getting highest performance rating many years in a row.

Cons- incompetent senior management team
- no direction and no planning
- 5 lay offs so far in my 6+ years with the company
- more political than actual work

Advice to Senior Managementstop worrying about your own self and start worrying about the company. Stock value is down by 90% and the only solution the sr mgt team can find is another layoff. This 'solution' has already been used many times so far and yet has done nothing to save the stock from the deep dive it takes every quarter after earnings release.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time for more than 8 years

Proswork life balance and and

Conssenior management lacks vision and a pulse on the employee reality

Advice to Senior Managementcommunicate your vision if you have one.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Customer Service - welcome to Hell

Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
Florence, SC

I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time for more than a year

ProsThe Director of Customer Service, Jeremy Curley is the best thing going for Monster customer service dept. If you work your ass off you will get promoted when there are positions available and if you can get past managers who find ways to pip good agents to keep them on their teams.

ConsGood agents are expected to produce a ton of work while slack agents get away with anything. Managers do nothing. They should all be fired and let the Team Leads run the teams. Mist managers don't even provide accurate assistance. Spread the money saved on manager salaries across the floor to all agents and team leads. Super Divas are in high positions and would rather make fun of people than do their jobs. Complaints to upper management and gf are not taken seriously and result in a high turn over rate. Not enough new hires to replace high number of people quitting. More pressure and work are put on agents with no sympathy. Dealing with other departments is a nightmare. No one wants to do their jobs, only send stuff back without even taking time to review or push the work onto someone else. Sales is constantly screwing up and leaving SHD and GCS to correct. No QA for sales or back office yet GCS are terrorized daily.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou know your good agents, you know the bad. Force your managers to do their jobs and weed out the bad seeds. There are intelligent people in Florence looking for work. Why are idiots, divas with ridiculous attitudes and managers that do nothing and don't know what they're talking about half the time running things? There is too much red tape around firing people. Listen to the complaints and take action or good agents will continue to look elsewhere. Again, fire the managers and give everyone else a raise.

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this company sucks no professionalism

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
Florence, SC

I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time for more than a year

Prosawesome benefits and pto amount, nice co workers

Conshorrible management and pay and raise

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Don't forget to turn out the lights on the way out

Key Account Manager (Current Employee)
Maynard, MA

I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time for more than 8 years

ProsPeople are still familiar with the name.
In 52 countries.
Looking to sell the business to another company could create new opportunities for career growth.

ConsLack of management's ability to see that the world has changed since 1994 and to move Monster from on online job board.
Quotas are based on the whim of management.
Round after round of layoffs has cut into the bone.
Smartest people are looking elsewhere.
No career path or planning. No innovation.
Lots of angry people, and treating people badly is not only tolerated, it's reinforced.

Advice to Senior ManagementSell to Google, if they'd buy.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awful.

Telesales (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Monster Worldwide

ProsNice office. Well known company. I really can't think of anything else that would be consider a pro to work there.

ConsDid not like the management, the pay, or the product offering. Everyone with talent left to work for Linkedin, now they have a clause for new employees that they can't leave to work at Linkedin.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would have sales managers manage and sell. Its a waste to have sales managers spend all their time micromanaging.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Worst Experience of my Career

Senior Analyst (Former Employee)
Maynard, MA

I worked at Monster Worldwide

ProsThe benefits were decent. And there were fun things to do to waste time -- pool table, etc. Neat building.

ConsI worked at Monster for a few years and I can honestly say that I did not do anything. I was not the only one -- no one ever took ownership for their responsibilities (likely because they didn't do anything either). Monster could easily get rid of half of its employees and function just fine.

Also, decisions were always made without involving the main players. If a Marketing decision were made, no doubt no one from Marketing was involved.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Look elsewhere

Universal Agent (Former Employee)
Florence, SC

I worked at Monster Worldwide

ProsIt is very easy to get hired!

ConsNo communication! No advancement opportunities! Salary lower than other call centers in the area!

Advice to Senior ManagementGet out of your offices and see what is going on in your business!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Warning: Sinking Ship with TOXIC, Cannibalistic Culture!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA

I worked at Monster Worldwide

ProsGood compensation and convenient location

ConsChauvinistic, predatory culture that originates from the top (CEO) down. Organization is a political nightmare where backstabbing and intimidation is a daily occurrence. Structurally, departments are constantly pitted against one another, creating a cannibalistic culture where they actively undermine each others efforts as a means of justifying their own value to the organization. Executive directives are single mindedly driven by their own self serving agendas, leaving ZERO room for creativity or innovation.

Monster is on a steady course toward self destruction. STAY as far AWAY as possible!!

Advice to Senior ManagementResign immediately

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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very silo'd organization with poor technology. Senior mgmnt & HR looks the other way on the terribly toxic culture.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Monster Worldwide

Proscool name. it once was a great, creative, and interesting player. Still is to the executive team, the agencies that do all of the creative work, and if you are in one of the networking groups that control Monster.

Conshorrible technology. Extremely toxic culture which is tolerated by HR and management. Senior mgmnt either doesn't care or they have no clue because they spend no time on the individuals doing the work. If you are a 'Yes' man and don't mind kissing ass or being spineless. (much worse than typical corp. america) then Monster may be for you.

Advice to Senior ManagementDirectors and VPs take advantage of the culture where only the project head or VP are typically going to the meeting that matter. We all know the manager takes a lot of the credit for work or ideas in their respective departments...but at Monster it is ridiculous. There has to be more transparency. Ridicule, isolation, and personal attacks are common if anyone complains.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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