Monster Worldwide

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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
348 Reviews
2.6
348 Reviews
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Monster Worldwide Chairman, President, and CEO Sal Iannuzzi
Sal Iannuzzi
223 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • In the beginning the work life balance was great but that quickly changed about 2 years in (in 28 reviews)

  • Good benefits, free soda, and they bring in lunch at end of months and quarters (in 24 reviews)


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

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

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  1.  

    Account Executive - Ad Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The leadership on the advertising sales (no input on recruitment) side motivates the team and has developed a great culture.

    Military.com has a strong brand and focus. As a whole the company has great potential.

    Cons

    The Monster brand is diminishing to LinkedIn and others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow with LinkedIn.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience! But lack of communication after internship program

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monster Worldwide as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, good people. Easy to meet up with people and they were willing to talk with me.

    Cons

    No contact after internship program after being told they would reach out for full time offers. Not much of a positive work culture- very quiet, not a lot of interaction between teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    There are a ton of people at Monster who have been here 5+ years.

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    Current Employee - National Account Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There is a ton of earning opportunity at Monster on the sales team. The senior management team fosters relationships with top performers and grooms them for senior sales opportunities. They offer a solid training program and really believe in their products.

    Cons

    The corporate culture at Monster is no corporate culture. If you're looking for an amazingly fun place to work, look elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Sales Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Strong brand and client base

    Cons

    Market is changing and it takes time to change

  6.  

    Constantly evolving with plenty opportunity for development.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    If you are willing to devote your work life to Monster, you will invariably be rewarded with new opportunities.

    Cons

    Slow to react to changing market conditions (although this seems to have changed lately).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Observe what is going on in the online recruitment space - it's as if everyone else at the company knew about social recruiting and the threat LinkedIn would pose.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great opportunity: Opens doors professionally, gain global-based project perspective

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    Former Employee - Interaction Designer  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Monster Worldwide as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Strong recognizable brand name— adding Monster to your resume may help open some doors for you as it did for me. Opportunity to work on projects with international reach. Personally, I had a excellent direct manager who believed in investing in the growth of his team, offering some training on the job. Good work-life balance. Nice scenic and convenient location in the Cambridge / Kendall branch.

    Cons

    Product managers seemed somewhat clueless at times. Semi-aloof culture — not a particularly warm company toward contractors. You may find pockets of friendly people even if they aren't in your own department.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work overall

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    Current Employee - Customer Service  in  Weston, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Weston, MA

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, great work/balance very flexible. Very employee focused. Really does promote from within.

    Cons

    Lacks good on boarding training. (Trainers are great). Tends to focus on the fluff rather than addressing the issues at hand

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in better on-boarding training. For the most part Monster is pretty good everything. (Something that is very hard to say about a lot of other places)

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience building out features to help others!

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    Former Employee - Product Management
    Former Employee - Product Management

    I worked at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Good, sharp people who are very willing to collaborate.

    Cons

    Challenging to work from a satellite office vs the mothership in Massachusetts.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Some great people, but company is struggling

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There were some really good people, especially on the product team, doing some cool things. People were working hard, but generally because they wanted to.

    Cons

    The company has been struggling to keep up in a changing world. It still has its DNA from the '90s, so it's hard to be a "cool internet" company like it wants to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Internet products sell themselves. Superbowl ads and booths at the SXSW tradeshow don't. You need to double down on cool, innovative technology that helps employers and workers connect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great atmosphere and work environment.

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Florence, SC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Florence, SC

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay for the level of skill and experience necessary to work there. Excellent fringe benefits. Laid back environment yet professional performance is expected.

    Cons

    Call center environment can become boring and unchallenging. Many things are learned as you go. Basically thrown in the mix. There's a good training program it's just not enough to learn everything that needs to be learned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training should cover more day to day requirements and less about sales strategy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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