Monster Worldwide

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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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2.9 329 reviews

29% Approve of the CEO

Monster Worldwide Chairman, President, and CEO Sal Iannuzzi

Sal Iannuzzi

(207 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • In the beginning the work life balance was great but that quickly changed about 2 years in(in 26 reviews)

  • Good benefits, free soda, and they bring in lunch at end of months and quarters(in 20 reviews)


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

  • Upper management doesn't act on problems(in 13 reviews)

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

    National Account Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThere 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales Engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStrong brand and client base

    ConsMarket is changing and it takes time to change

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    Constantly evolving with plenty opportunity for development.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementObserve 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Interaction Designer (Former Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsStrong 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.

    ConsProduct 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work overall

    Customer Service (Current Employee) Weston, MA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest 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)

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    Great experience building out features to help others!

    Product Management (Former Employee)

    ProsGood, sharp people who are very willing to collaborate.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Some great people, but company is struggling

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementInternet 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great atmosphere and work environment.

    Account Manager (Current Employee) Florence, SC

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

    ConsCall 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 Senior ManagementTraining should cover more day to day requirements and less about sales strategy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, bad pay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits, great atmosphere, perks, flexibility

    ConsPay is very low for the work that you do.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, with some caveats

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent coworkers, cutting edge technology, ability to work with as much or as little supervision as you want in the field

    ConsHigh sales quotas, leadership doesn't do a great job of messaging the strength of the technology, and they often put themselves before their employees, kind of a "when you get to our level you can have great perks like this too"

    Advice to Senior ManagementSacrifice more. Give people under you perks that you DON'T get. Don't just listen to people who tell you what you want to hear.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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