Monster Worldwide
2.9 of 5 324 reviews
www.monster.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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2.9 324 reviews

                             

29% Approve of the CEO

Monster Worldwide Chairman, President, and CEO Sal Iannuzzi

Sal Iannuzzi

(204 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    People are fantastic to work with - management has issues.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Maynard, MA

    ProsThe employees at Monster are wonderfully collaborative. They go above and beyond to accomplish the goals of the organization.

    ConsSenior management is so focused on their "fiduciary responsibilities" that everything else suffers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have an obligation to employees as well, not just to stockholders!

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

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    Glad I got out when I did

    National Account Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsIf you can hit outlandish quotas, the pay is stellar
    If you were/are field-based, great flexibility
    Great opportunities to learn, grow & hone skills

    ConsHonestly the worst, most-incompetent sr. sales managers I've ever worked for
    True big brother, rule by fear mentality
    Sal Iannuzzi has run this ship into the ground
    Sales Managers should remove the word "sales" from their title, because they can't
    In the past 24 mos. this company has hemorrhaged some of the best sales talent around, and it shows
    Completely irrelevant today, and it's not going to get better

    Advice to Senior ManagementWatch your back, never know when it'll come around to bite you
    To a certain RVP in the East, get your head out of your @$$

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Disappointing - no clear direction or strategy from upper management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Maynard, MA

    ProsGreat work/life balance if you are good at drawing a line in the sand
    Decent benefits and time off
    Super friendly people - great co-workers
    Autonomy

    ConsNo strategy or direction coming from upper management - strategy seems to be try everything and see if it sticks. Unfortunately, most things do not.
    No focus on clear goals for projects
    Little to no iterating on projects - oftentimes leaving projects half finished and available to the public
    Antiquated business model - competitors are beating them badly with no strategy as to how it could be addressed
    Lots of politics and favorites - very much a "boys club"

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet involved! Talk to your people - they are really smart and have great ideas. Hands-off laissez-faire management is not a way to run a business or promote career development for your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The comapny used to care about its people

    Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsThe benefits are great as far as health insurance, PTO, etc.

    ConsThe upper management wants to drive revenue through intimidation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet more flys with honey than vinegar.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    People are friendly and helpful, but declining business

    Senior Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
    Maynard, MA

    ProsPeople are friendly and willing to help out on projects.

    ConsBusiness is in decline and no opportunities to advance.
    Information is not shared.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed new Senior Managers at the functional level

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good work/life balance but that's it!

    Sales (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood balance
    Decent benefits
    Ok pay
    Good brand rec.

    ConsStupidly high quotas - feel like you are being set up to fail
    Incompetent managers
    Fear based
    No career growth opp unless you are in the 'club'
    No job security. You always feel like you can be laid off at any time
    Lots of bs from management

    Advice to Senior ManagementNew CEO!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Never matured from being a startup

    Senior Product Manager (Former Employee)
    Maynard, MA

    Pros* You can work on some interesting projects.
    * You can work with some intelligent and competent people.
    * You are working for a "known" company. Name recognition is high.

    Cons* Non-stop upper management turnover and issues.
    * Nepotism has always been a problem.
    * Its best days are behind it. Does anyone think Monster has a vision anymore?

    Advice to Senior Management* I would offer them some, but they wouldn't listen.
    * Ranting at company meetings is not great for morale.

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    Got my time there and then got laid off

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Maynard, MA

    Prosname recognition, smart people, great building, daycare onsite, learned a lot, pay and benefits were decent, flexibility and family friendliness

    ConsRuthless company that will throw you out like yesterday's trash, lots of office politics, too many meetings, too much bureacracy, too much turnover, too many layoffs

    Advice to Senior ManagementGuys -- you let some great people go. I think you were throwing the baby out with the bathwater to save costs. If you really want to make cuts, streamline the bureacracy and find ways people can work together.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not what everyone thinks.....

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Maynard, MA

    Pros- Benefits, perks, location, people, commute

    Cons- Lack of leadership and innovation

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people who can think outside of the box....

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    Not the Place for Product Managers

    Product Manager (Former Employee)
    Maynard, MA

    Pros* The Maynard office, an old mill, is beautiful if you like historic buildings
    * There are some excellent people working there in various departments
    * Senior management has improved significantly since Sal took over
    * You're working on products that help people get jobs
    * It's not rocket science

    Cons* Technology/Development owns the products, not product management, despite what they try to sell
    * There are a ton of problems to deal with every day, and management is interested only in critical maintenance. As a result, product managers spend at least half their day dealing with problems and tempers, pleading with Dev to fix an issue.
    * Monster's been having multiple layoffs each year for the past few years. Be careful if job stability is something you value, even if you get very positive reviews.
    * Monster has a lot of people, and trying to get something accomplished takes monumental effort.
    * Some of the managers will try to bully you, something I've never seen elsewhere at tech companies.

    Advice to Senior Management* Give the product reigns to the product managers, and base their compensation on the products' success or lack thereof.
    * Clean house ONCE, and then stop the blood-letting.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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