Monster Worldwide
2.9 of 5 322 reviews
www.monster.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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2.9 321 reviews

                             

29% Approve of the CEO

Monster Worldwide Chairman, President, and CEO Sal Iannuzzi

Sal Iannuzzi

(201 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    SeeMore and Solutions team has Management problems

    Sales (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat technology! The technology Monster is developing is goof but they don't know how to sell it. The company is very transactional and cant leverage the technology.

    ConsVery divisive environment. Management always involved in trying to "take credit" for sales peoples successes and distancing them from failures. Management offers no support. I would NOT recommend joining.

    Sales are very low and looking for someone to blame!

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit being insecure. Stop hiring people from CareerBuilder. CB'ers are ruining the culture. Hiring people that fail at CB and making them managers at Monster is a recipe for failure

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

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    Toxic Culture

    Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people I worked alongside of and the compensation before that was changed.

    ConsThe new upper management is strictly about numbers and does not care to understand the business and more importantly the people that get the job done. The culture at Monster has quickly deteriorated to the point of what can only be described as toxic. If you are looking to be a yes man and sell out others than this is the place for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management needs to read their own core values because as it stands now the only core value they are following is that of the almighty dollar.

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    NOT ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO WORK!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Florence, SC

    ProsFriendly coworkers everyone makes you feel like family. Great work life balance.

    ConsThe pay and management SUCKS! The pay is way less than expected. Monster made so many promises when they came to Florence, SC. They pretend that the pay was awesome and that there would be plenty of bonuses and there is plenty of room for advancement. Well.....WRONG! It was all lies. The pay sucks, they handed out maybe 2 bonuses (that they taxed 60%) in the past 4 years, and it is like pulling teeth trying to advance in the company. Management don't care about anything but numbers. The only reason that people are staying is because there are not many jobs out there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop worrying about numbers and pay attention to the great help that you have.

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

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    Don't expect to be rewarded for hard work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSome cool people, nice new office

    ConsLacking in technology. HR takes WAY too long to do anything. Upper management doesn't act on problems. They do nothing to retain talent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees when they bring things forward.

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

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    Maynard, MA

    ProsGood Benefits and Work Life Balance They will pay you to team on a sale so essentially they pay the commission twice for the same sale when they shouldn't. Some good people. 40 hours pay even when you don't work it no one really tracks how long you actually work when in sales.

    ConsVery poor management all the way to the top. There are some good ones that know what they are doing, but they are far and few. There are so many employees ready to cut your throat if possible. There is to much favoritism from the managers they don't treat all employees equal. There are managers who know an employees that come in at 9:00 leave by 4:00 with an 1 hour or 2 hour lunch they put in a time card for 8 hours worked. While the same manager will get on another employees case about being 1 hour off on their time card.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry hiring managers with the actual ability to manager people not just move them up from sales people because they achieve sales quotas and they are liked. There are some that are good managers, but many that are not qualified.

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

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    Just not moving forward

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI have some co workers who are so smart and so great to work with it. Monster is pretty good at work life balance. The overall stability of the company does seem better then what it once was.

    ConsIt just seems like there are a lot of people who do nothing. We have started trying to be more innovative, however just aren't heading in the right direction. Just seems to me we are mirroring our competitors instead of getting a head of the game. We have a lot of people who stop things from moving forward and everything gets trapped in process. There is a lot of time making up for where Sales seems to lack.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean a little more house and get the sales team to sale.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Awful

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe field sales team was great to work with. Other than that I can't find another positive thing to say.

    ConsThere is little to no decision making capability amongst the management. No direction and no focus. There was no business plan and a culture based on preventing teamwork.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the middle management and start over. You have the data to be a good company

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    Senior Programmer/Analyst (Former Employee)
    Maynard, MA

    ProsGreat people and convenient location

    ConsToo many layoffs that aren't well thought out as one year later they post the position that they just laid off! This puts a lot of pressure on the people left behind to now do two or more jobs with no pay increase! Too much in-fighting among management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to save money, cut back on your own salaries and bonuses and stop overworking the 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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    No Growth - Rumor up for sale

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Maynard, MA

    ProsThere is a flex working environment. You can work remotely when needed.

    ConsThe management level there has driven the site to the ground, they made a crappy product to sell

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeave

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

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    Slow, old, bad work atmosphere"

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Maynard, MA

    ProsPay is above average. Work/life balance is great. Chance to advance in career is there.

    ConsNo moral at office. People at the top are clueless. Job security is always in question.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to someone besides your mirror and stop patting yourself on the back. Treat your employees like they matter.

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

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