Monster Worldwide

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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
365 Reviews
2.7
365 Reviews
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Timothy T. Yates
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • In the beginning the work life balance was great but that quickly changed about 2 years in (in 29 reviews)

  • Good benefits, free soda, and they bring in lunch at end of months and quarters (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has lost focus - more concerened with tracking metrics then actual selling (in 18 reviews)

  • The threat of being terminated loomed over your head by upper management every single day (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great experience for a while

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Smart people with a lot of pride about the brand and company (when I was there).

    Cons

    Nothing out of the ordinary. Plenty of pot-stirrers and gossips, but plenty of opportunity to keep focused on your job if that's what you want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move on. Environment has been a stale, old boys network for too long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good pay, bad environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    The pay was always good

    Cons

    Management has no idea what they're doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    Started as a great company, quickly went down hill.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Help Desk in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Help Desk in Maynard, MA

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There were some very talented and nice people who worked there. Great training program when first starting out.

    Cons

    Poor management, not flexible, unrealistic goals and expectations for employees working in call center. There were times when the environment felt more like a high school than a place of employment - lots of gossip, lots of drinking, and just overall mayhem. It was distracting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and try to get back some of the magic of the earlier days of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Monster pays well but they have no organization. They change their business-model at the drop of a hat.

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    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay was great, $65,000/annual with bonus structure; working remote. Developed many skills with the help of fellow teammates and support personnel. Offered home office equipment and expense account via Visa credit card.
    Never had any issues getting reimbursement.

    Cons

    The company doesn't have a clue what they are doing. The rules are different from person to person and from manager to manager. I found management to be worthless in supporting sales reps and in knowing the job that they expected the reps to do. I had three managers in 2 years, four different account lists and various supporting cast that changed with the wind. The CEO is invisible as is the rest of the folks in the ivory tower in NY.
    Monster has a horrible way of talking bad about present and former employees to customers. They broke various laws that I saw and will never pay the price.
    They tend to put certain people in no-win situations and then critique them on lack of performance.
    Sal is a freaking joke as is the rest of upper-level management. They are totally out of touch with the grunts in the field.
    HR is a joke as well, they are clueless as to how to run a HR office.

    MICRO-MANAGEMENT is the name of the game here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like people and quit pushing the envelope where employment laws are concerned. Learn to communicate with everyone and give new ideas a chance to work before you change everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Horribly Run Company

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are not a lot of good people there so it can be relatively easy to get promoted.
    Work-Life balance is good. Virtually 9 to 5.

    Cons

    CEO has no clue how to run a technology company or how to innovate.
    Always focused on meeting analyst expectations for the quarter.
    No real long term vision.
    Horrible software development practices that are very waterfall-y.
    Offices are sad places with offices and cubicles.
    Virtually no perks unless you consider a Flavia coffee machine a perk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Monster needs a new CEO and the board needs to fire Ianuzzi.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    For many years Monster was a great place to work but over time poor leadership has eroded the culture.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monster Worldwide (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent health insurance plan, good pay.

    Cons

    The company spends more time marketing internally than externally. Leadership has made terrible investments over the past 7 years without consequence other than killing the business. Internally its so micromanaged at this point that employees can't perform the duties of their job. If you're in sales you are in a no win, ultra micro managed situation facing a huge quota in a shrinking market. If you're in any other division you are floating and coasting trying to stay off the radar. If you enjoy taking vacations you might want to reconsider working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach... For a life improvement career minded company you should be able to identify a culture issue when 100 years of experience gives their notice in one quarter. Its been 4-5 years since SeeMore was rolled out... Its a failure, move on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fraternity Style Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company offers career opportunities and promotes from within. Work-life balance is good - no need to take work home at high. Compensation is higher than industry standard.

    Cons

    Office culture was like a fraternity party with drinking on the job and rampant unprofessional behaviors. While the corporate culture was good, the local office culture goes back to the local management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Professionalism at the top creates professional in the office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    They don't value their employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Maynard, MA

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people. The managers, and colleagues on the inside sales team were great co-workers. I think their sales training program was fantastic as well. I have never come out of a on-boarding training more ready to go than Monsters. Also, they paid hourly, which also meant they paid over time which made up for a lower salary.

    Cons

    Too long to list. Poor compensation, weak benefits, lock of respect for sales team. Once you put your 2 weeks in they will doc your pay, or send you a bill. I hit my number while I was there, so I'm still baffled at this. In fact I would be writing a good review until I experienced their exiting process. I only left because I had an offer I couldn't refuse...now I'm glad that I left there. Not really any other career opportunities once you get here. Most of the team had been there for 7+ years. I didn't see any promotions while I was there either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're employees are trained well and work hard. Start treating them like it...and I don't mean buying ice cream at EOQ. I heard that Monster used to take care of the sales team before Sal came aboard as CEO. Maybe the change needs to be made at the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    A Shell of Its Former Self

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, good people to work with, pay isn't bad

    Cons

    Management is distant, unattached, unaware. They have their agenda and they drive to it without considering feedback from the people on the front lines.

    Performance is appreciated but not required. If you keep your head down and say the right things, you'll be fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has changed so much, advice won't do much good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized giant.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Salary. The salary at Monster at the AM level is between $55-70k per year. Bonus at plan is about $65.
    Overall you're going to make good money with Monster.

    Cons

    They are trying to find themselves in the highly competitive internet job database field. Monster wears many hats and is the master of none.
    Training is just horrible and support coming out of training is non existent. You're on your own getting started.
    Benefits are crappy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TRAINING!!! New employee support!! Become better at the few things that you do well and quit trying to be everything to everyone. Destroy Karma! It's a horrible crm. Xactly sucks too.
    Require an HR background from your new AM's. Having no background is a recipe for failure.

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