Monster Worldwide

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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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2.9 330 reviews

28% Approve of the CEO

Monster Worldwide Chairman, President, and CEO Sal Iannuzzi

Sal Iannuzzi

(208 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • In the beginning the work life balance was great but that quickly changed about 2 years in(in 26 reviews)

  • Good benefits, free soda, and they bring in lunch at end of months and quarters(in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has lost focus - more concerened with tracking metrics then actual selling(in 17 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't act on problems(in 13 reviews)

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    good compensation, poor leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood benefits and work life balance.

    Consexecutive management has not been pro-active in keeping the company up to the competition. therefore the poor stock value

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

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    Good people, but a sinking ship?

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Maynard, MA

    ProsMost of the people I worked with worked hard and cared about their job, the customer and the companies success. There were some who took advantage of slow times. But overall the people were very good and they cared about their customers

    ConsThe executive management team provides little leadership. There is only the occasional email update from the CEO and a rare company wide meeting. The company stock is flailing and there are a lot of questions about the future

    Advice to Senior ManagementConcentrate on fixing the issues, not hiring more sales reps

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

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    Monster Worldwide Review From Employee Perspective

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGenerous salaries and benefits, good working environment.

    ConsLike most corporate entities, can be hold and heartless when they don't need you anymore.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnjoy the ride as long as you can.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Average job in average culture

    Sales (Former Employee) Tempe, AZ

    ProsMoney and camaraderie with colleagues

    ConsMicro management, and dead weight in middle management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    In transition, looking forward to seeing new strategy

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOverall great people on the floor that truly believed in doing the right thing. An overall desire to collaborate on big picture strategy was very strong (though sometimes handicapped by legacy problems).

    ConsChallenges with a very complex industry, outdated platforms and product offerings, and a strategy that needs deep thought to provide room for innovation. The problems were known and being confronted slowly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementExecutives need to better understand the products, the needs of customers and invest in great teams to let innovation happen both on the roadmap and in bluesky fashion. There were not nearly enough team members on the floor to neither keep up nor push forward in a direction that will move the needle.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company not seeing the results it deserves

    Consultant (Former Employee)

    ProsData driven, solid technology, good selling points and strong brand. Monster has been an industry leader for many years. The Power Resume Search tool is out of this world, as is the SeeMore tool. These tools could be industry game-changers. A fantastic organization that is going through unnecessarily turbulent times when the market is bouncing back.

    ConsTop-tier management doesn't know how to manage in turbulent times. Monster is undervalued as an organization. Their stock price does not reflect the solidity of their products and services. Sal is a big part of the problem and he needs to be replaced.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to let the top tier management go and start fresh with new leadership that understands the changing landscape of online recruitment. Sal has had his opportunity and unfortunately has dropped the ball. Make sure your CEO is visible to the company. Sal has been silent for the past 9 months. No one knows what is going on. You need to communicate with your people from time to time and let them know what is going on!!!!!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Pay but Strange Structure and out of touch

    Key Account Executive (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGreat pay (both salary and commission).
    Fun Culture - depending on your sales manager

    ConsManagement thinks Monster is still #1. People arent using Monster like they used to and people are not as impressed with the name brand anymore. The name doesnt sell itself anymore. Its a dying industry. They are behind the 8-ball.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople over profits and you would be surprised how performance can take off.

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

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    Monster needs to get back on course. Who is steering the ship?

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat compensation, flexibility and opportunity to exposure

    ConsNo transparity with senior management. "We - they" enviornment. Not a lot of room for advancement. Products are not keeping up with the competition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot a lot of respect for Senior Management right now. No clear strategic path. Management needs to listen employees.

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

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    Great place to learn the industry - but leadership is failing.

    National Account Manager (Current Employee) Maynard, MA

    ProsIncome was great - although challenging to hit your numbers.

    ConsLeadership and company vision is lost.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind your focus - and change the leaders at the top!

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

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    decent company to work for, but unstable

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) Maynard, MA

    Prosgood location, good people, fun work place, decent compensation

    Consunstable (multiple layoffs in 2012)

    Advice to Senior Managementstabilize the company

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

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