Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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Timothy T. Yates
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Pros
  • In the beginning the work life balance was great but that quickly changed about 2 years in (in 29 reviews)

  • good benefits and work life balance (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • direction has been lacking from senior management for a number of years (in 18 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't act on problems (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Glory Days

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shrewsbury, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shrewsbury, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    High management positions are well-paid. Still some true believers I am sure. Think the most toxic people are gone.

    Cons

    Equity has been flatlined for years. Management are not very good It's not like your friend's tech company job, it's like your father's boring insurance job

    Advice to Management

    At this point there isn't anything they can do. Asleep at the switch as LinkedIn, Indeed and Glassdoor lapped them.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Sales-Tempe AZ

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    Current Employee - Sales in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team members are very cohesive and willing to help one another if asked. Lots of meetings about wins but not about the best practices to get to the win. The internal website has some good content but needs updating.

    Cons

    Monster has been surpassed by the competition and trying hard to swim upstream in a tough market. Lack of training on products, learn but fire. Monster needs to re-invent themselves and become the recognized name they used to be. Lack in mind-share with us, younger generation, not a go-to resource.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the micro-managing. It's no wonder there is high turnover. We are here to make money, stop worrying about the small stuff and give the resources. Spend a little to get the name out, we can be great again.


  3. Helpful (2)

    A Sinking Ship that is turning into a revolving door

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Weston, MA
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Weston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working from home is the best thing about working for Monster.

    Cons

    Too many cons to list.


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  5. Helpful (9)

    Terrible Management

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, hours, and the technology make you want to hold on to your job and put up with the terrible treatment you get by management as long as you can.

    Cons

    The company doesn't know anything about effective leadership. If they do, they don't practice it. You are (micro) managed to talk time and dials and individuality is not welcomed. It's a 'one size fits all' hierarchy and you better know how to close fast. You are just a number to the director and executives outside of the local office have no clue how bad it really is. Turn over has to be at about 70% now and it's still growing. Getting yelled at through email is the norm and there is always an uncomfortable feeling in the air. Every move you make is like walking on egg shells because you never know how he will react. Nothing is ever good enough and when praise is given, some sort of passive aggressive response is always attached. It's a shame that one person can hurt an organization so badly.

    Advice to Management

    You're loosing the war because you don't have the right people in place to stay relevant.


  6. Helpful (9)

    Zip, Zero, Zilch. Where do I start?

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Just A Number in Weston, MA
    Former Employee - Just A Number in Weston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They will take you on pretty entry level providing you diverse exposure. People quitting left and right gives you a chance to do more because someone needs to do the work that is left behind. The group of friends I made here was phenomenal- company has a knack for hiring people in who fit with current teams. Kitchen in Weston is awesome, hiking trails are cool, and best of all is that you can shoot the breeze with friends for as long as you want every day and they don't care. Social aspect was a huge plus until you realize it's a career killer. I preferred talking to the janitors and kitchen staff over my koolaid drinking co-workers.

    Cons

    Zero succession planning. You'd need to be in a favorites club to move up even if you are objectively the best fit for an advancement opportunity. No tolerance for individualism or current organizational behavior trends. No manager training which means the managers are low to mid level and never get good at delegating, motivating or thinking outside the box. Silly "processes" that are not followed or upheld which when noticed, makes no one take them seriously. Lastly, this employee population is also generally very unhealthy which is probably why the health insurance is so poor. Tons of smokers ripping buts all day and traveling in packs to designated smoking areas, overweight people, no health programs or incentives.

    Advice to Management

    You're too money hungry with a lack of company purpose or direction to improve at this point. Would need a drastic change in identity to be a good place to work. Lastly.....stop with the silly dress code. You are a software company, the ties aren't fooling customers who can't see you over the phone.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Used to be a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Had the world in their hands

    Cons

    Got out of the gas and let the world pass them by


  8. Helpful (10)

    No true leadership... just bosses

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    Current Employee - Telesales in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Telesales in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Ability to make decent money for what you do.

    Cons

    Sr. sales leadership for the telesales team is just completely out of touch. There has been incredible amounts of turnover in the sales management team due to this guy and it has not just been the bottom performers, top performers have gone due to his complete inability to treat people with respect. The current SVP of Telesales has never made a single attempt to learn the business and manages only by spreadsheets. Many, many of them that have the same redundant information. He provides 0 insight as to how improve performance, best practices or anything else. His only solution to anything is to fire people. From an HR stand point, instead of being an advocate for the employees, they create completely random policies and have 0 consistency across the board.

    Advice to Management

    A change in leadership at the top for the telesales team. Morale is horrible and there is no actual strategic direction given.


  9. Helpful (5)

    DBA

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    work culture and environment is very friendly

    Cons

    Company is not stable frequent layoffs


  10. Helpful (9)

    Run the other way & don't look back!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Weston, MA
    Current Employee - Operations in Weston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    The people! Although management leaves a lot to be desired, my colleagues are some of the nicest & most professional people I've ever met. The new building and grounds sure are beautiful, and it is eco-friendly. The cafeteria has delicious, reasonably priced food and a great staff! The gym is free. Sometimes, we benefit from Biogen's offerings such as the free electronics drop off. Covered parking available.

    Cons

    One raise during my tenure and zero bonuses. However, during the interview process, the recruiter made raises and bonuses sound as if they were common practice. No room for advancement. Favoritism is rampant and transparent. Policies are not consistently applied. Management is immature & unprofessional. They use fear and bullying as tools for managing employees. Sarcasm and snark are recommended and rewarded. Employees are not rewarded based on performance and/or merit. Appearances are more important (i.e. as long as one is at his/her desk 9+ hours each day, one is productive regardless of the quality or timeliness of the work). In short, welcome back to Junior High! Lunch breaks are strongly discouraged. Work from home is virtually non-existent despite the fact that it is a tech company and employees are provided with laptops and work from home capability (tokens, cell phones, etc.) The health care plan is definitely lacking and rather expensive considering the actual coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Two words: raises & bonuses!! How can you retain good employees without them? Model the behavior you wish your employees to follow. If you want us in the office 9+ hours, you should be here for more than 4 or 5 as well….just a thought! Add work life balance opportunities by providing more flexible schedules, work from home capability, and flex/summer hours. A large majority of the management team is very immature and unprofessional. Sarcasm, gossip, and snark are rewarded and bullying is encouraged. Favoritism is blatant and transparent. Reduce the Sales Team head count and consolidate sales books in order to save money on base salary while providing the Sales Team with an opportunity to actually make commission. No Sales Team wants to work for base alone. Apply policies consistently.


  11. Helpful (3)

    National Sales

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Deep resources for HR clients

    Cons

    A major name that no longer has star appeal.



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