Monster Worldwide

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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
365 Reviews
2.6
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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Went downhill fast after founder and early executives left. Used to be fun, now it is just a factory.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Telesales Executive in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Telesales Executive in Maynard, MA

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

    Pros

    Young telesales group that was competitive In a good way amongst themselves.

    Good benefits, free soda, and they bring in lunch at end of months and quarters.

    Cons

    New c-level managers suck. A bunch of retreads from Motorola. No industry experience.

    Constantly messed with territories and quotas. No consistency. High pressure and if you get the wrong manager, you will want to quit.

    Totally missed on strategy for mobile for years. That is why linked in and indeed are killing them.

     Stopped innovating and was ok with being the big bully for market share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue and either acquire an innovative competitor or sell to a bigger firm with resources to innovate. You are moving toward irrelevance.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall ok, until I feel I got stabbed in the back

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of great people work there

    Cons

    Management does not seem to care about you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The best part is you get to work from where ever you feel like it ie.. Home, Starbucks, at the beach wherever your heart desires. Or don't work at all one day and no body cares or knows what you're doing. Calling in sick or for vacation not necessary either. As long as your showing numbers, that's all this company cares about. Benefits used to be fantastic with just a $500 deductible for $330 a month family plan but now it's $4000 deductible.

    Cons

    Extremely high quotas, management is never available when needed. Biggest problem with this company is they require things of you but never ever follow through with it. They create products to compete with companies when there's no completion in the first place. Apples and oranges are fruit but nothing alike. They create technology products and expect non-techie sales people to sell it. They offer incentives to sell certain products because they know those products are tough to sell. Plus they bought Hotjobs a few years back when HJ was going down hill. So they invest in a company that wasn't making any money and is not helping to make money. Not to mention this company is up for sale now. They have huge social media competitors and they have no idea how to compete. They're job postings don't work and they make clients spend more money in other products to make job postings work better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be around more for your team. Live a day in your sales team shoes.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointed

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, customers. It started out fun, and ended with fear.

    Cons

    Clique system. It's all in who you know, and who's rear you are willing to kiss. There is no appreciation for ethics or morals or hard work. Only more, more, more; it doesn't matter how you get it. Fear based work environment. Always being threatened with losing job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN to your people. The lack of communication between the floor and even middle management, let alone upper management, WILL be the downfall of this company. It's sad. Greed. Everybody wants what they want, regardless of whose head has to roll, or what it ultimately lost in the end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of real Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Maynard, MA
    Current Employee - Sales in Maynard, MA

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Co-Worker
    Okay Benefits
    Flexibilty of Time off
    Good Location

    Cons

    No Accountability for actual time worked by employees.
    Lack of real Management
    Favoritism to some employees
    Managers use internet inappropriately as do employees.
    Sales people are give spiffs for things they should be doing as part of their normal jobs they are being paid to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to make sure you employees are actually working and putting in the hours they claim on there time cards. There employees who come in at 10am leave at 4pm and take 2 hour lunches. You also have people claiming to be working and are actually on vacation with with the family or or friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not Innovative, lots of red tape

    Former Employee - Sales in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Sales in Maynard, MA

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

    Pros

    not much to speak of - mostly chasing their tail and wishing they were linkedin. Very late to the game

    Cons

    management is not supportive, CEO is not innovative, the company thinks b/c they were one of the first sites on the internet, that should be enough to get customers to buy - NOPE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your people and pay attention to the market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    A caotic sinking ship.

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

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

    Pros

    Pockets of smart, dedicated, and talented people.

    Cons

    The company is on the downside of declining industry (large job boards). The talent that built the company has largely long since left or has been laid off.

    Employees are under a tremendous amount of stress and pressure to do a lot with less than the bare minimum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company and move on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too late

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

    I worked at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Still some dedicated people.
    The work has a noble purpose - helping people find jobs, helping employers find people.
    Employers still need somewhere to find resumes.
    A faded but still fun brand idea.

    Cons

    Since Monster's leadership lost the race with LinkedIn and speciality sites to be a preferred recruiting platform, it's been utterly obvious that senior management is milking this to enrich themselves. Culture of innovation died long ago. Job agent results are embarrassing. The market has spoken, taking market cap down 90% since the current management took over, while they have paid each other millions. This would be an especially sad story if it weren't so utterly banal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apologize, tell the truth, cash out and let some courageous soul try to turn this around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of Direction - Out of Touch

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mid-Market Account Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Mid-Market Account Manager in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is ok if you don't want to have a life outside of work. New intiatives are rolled out with no explanation of how they will be executed. it's like mystery meat in the cafeteria. Do you really want to try it?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restaff all key positions. The CEO gave a two hour speech this week and he sounds like Rocky Balboa after he took too many blows to the head.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ups and Downs

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

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

    Pros

    In the past, there were many areas for development and opportunity. I was fortunate to work with some very intelligent people. Had some very positive experiences with management (below the executive level).

    Cons

    Less opportunity for growth in the past few years, and a sense of uncertainity as to the stability/future of the company. Work environment become unpleasant as a result of low morale. Layoffs are generally large and happen too often, leaving people feeling on edge most of the time. People generally felt unappreciated, and no sense of job security. Payscale seems to be questionable and all over the place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. They are you most valuable resource. As an observation, there is a substantial percentage that are unhappy. Believe it or not, in some cases the grass is greener.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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