Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (6)

    Tough place to work but if you can endure that dysfunctional - could be the place for you.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good people and good money - beautiful office space in Weston MA

    Cons

    Dysfunctional place to work. Cut throat dynamics. Monster has a broken process for getting things done. They are their worst enemies.


  2. Helpful (3)

    I would describe my time at Monster as challenging - unreasonable quota's and unhappy culture looking to leave.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Account Manager
    Former Employee - National Account Manager

    I worked at Monster Worldwide

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There was a strong benefits package for my family and the Sales Reps were a fun group of people when we got together.

    Cons

    Poor Brand Recognition from the customer base in that any innovation was overlooked with pre-conceived notions of the company.

    Advice to Management

    All you do with unrealistic quotas is drive poor behavior by sales managers to lower prices and turn your products into commodities


  3. Helpful (5)

    Product Mis-Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager Media Products
    Current Employee - Product Manager Media Products

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Learning a new industry, fun with co workers! Office Campus is beautiful

    Cons

    When every person on a team except for 2 quit you probably should just run. However, I took the job and believed the BS my director and Sr director gave me as to why ppl jumped ship!! It comes down to the director. She is not only not capable of her own job but can not manage ppl. I have only been here short time but she gossips and tells me negative things the SR Director says or thinks. I do not like having him be used as a 'I'm telling Dad role'. When starting I was lead to believe I was taking the rold of someone incompetent. Now I see its the impossible work load, lack of support and pressure of having a boss hate you that lead to an entire team quitting.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new director for this role, get some ppl who are passionate in these roles. Lets start getting a head and not falling behind. To the Sr Director I would go talk to the ppl who left and get the real story before barking orders.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    Global Account Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Growing suite of tools and buttoned up solutions engineers. Flexibility working from home.

    Cons

    Reasons why reps are leaving:
    1) Comp plan is sub par.
        -- if over 130%, payout is less!?
        -- under 60% on massive quotas, $0 payout.
    2) Customer service is a joke.
    3) No brand recognition with millennials.
    4) Outdated UI

    Advice to Management

    1) Fix the comp plan immediately.
      --meet your overage goal by say 130%? Double commission or at least pay more vs. less.
      --under quota but brought in $1M , offer some form of compensation.
    2) Move CS back to MA and/or incentivise service reps to take pride in clients' performance success.
    3) Online mkt has good ROI, it's time to spend on commercials.

    There is still promise, but let's fix this ship before we become a case study.


  6. Helpful (6)

    Telesales Small Business Account Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Small Business Account Manager in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Small Business Account Manager in Florence, SC

    I worked at Monster Worldwide

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Co Workers, Monster really knows how to hire good people to work with. Paid well for the Florence SC area. Great place to get experience to go work somewhere better. If it hadn't been for my time with monster I wouldn't have my current position which I love.

    Cons

    I worked in the Florence SC Office and I can only speak for THIS office! Management is stressed to the max and doesn't communicate with the reps about what needs to be done. The focus switched from being about sales to you better be making those 75 calls a day or else. It doesn't matter if you hit quota of not they don't treat you any better. I was a top performing rep with one of the highest quotas in the center and my manager would come to me and expect me to make more to cover the slack from other team members. If I've already hit my $80,000 for the month you can't expect me to haul in that much more to cover for under performing co workers. If they're under performing let them go and replace them. Very VERY poor communication although you could tell the atmosphere in this office changed no one really knew why or what we could do and not do anymore since many rules changed. When I started working here I worked independently with very little supervision, if a question came up and I needed assistance I could go to colleagues or my manager or other managers in his absence. After the first year this was a big no no. One manager allowed one thing while others did not. There was no consensus for what could and could not be done. In my last few months I felt my job wasn't even needed truly because I couldn't even make a sale without approval from the manager, director, CEO, Pricing team, the legal department and so forth. It became ridiculous how many channels a sale had to go through just to be approved. I lost a $30,000 sale because it took 3 weeks for approvals on the sale. Not to mention I tried to starting on this early and was repeatedly ignored by my manger until the very last minute. Another big problem came from the introduction of the new products in the last 6 months of so. It wasn't about finding customers that needed these services it was about shoving them down their throats until they bought them or walked away. I lost 2 larger sales because the customer didn't want the Twitter Cards($150) so my manager wouldn't approve the deals which were $10,000 or more. Personally I think it's stupid to let deals like that walk away over $150 product. I was literally told as a direct quote from my supervisor that these products needed to be on every quote whether the customer wanted the products or not. To me this is a big issue. I'm responsible for the renewal next year and if I give you products you don't need, wants or use you will NOT renew next year. Those are simple facts.

    Advice to Management

    Communication, bring back a decent working environment, stop threatening to fire people you can't afford to lose and get rid of those that are bringing you down. Put set rules in place and if sales have to go through so many channels just get rid of your sales reps and have the managers handle everything because that is what it seems to be trending to anyways. Starting worrying about the customer instead of the number and maybe the stock prices will stop tanking. No one wants to be sold but everyone wants to buy SO STOP TRYING TO FORCE PEOPLE INTO THINGS THEY DONT WANT. That's how Monster got into trouble in the first place.


  7. Helpful (5)

    Joke

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work from home. Competitive salary

    Cons

    Horrible Management on all levels

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what Monster does


  8. Helpful (8)

    Leadership is lacking

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Facilities are nice, salary is competitive.

    Cons

    Management is immature and lacks proper training. Bully behavior to show authority. Stressful environment and highschool mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Get proper management training and manage your people like adults.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Great experience for a while

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (7)

    Good pay, bad environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monster Worldwide

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was always good

    Cons

    Management has no idea what they're doing.

    Advice to Management

    Leave


  11. Helpful (8)

    Started as a great company, quickly went down hill.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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



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