Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (8)

    Monster pays well but they have no organization. They change their business-model at the drop of a hat.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Pay was great, $65,000/annual with bonus structure; working remote. Developed many skills with the help of fellow teammates and support personnel. Offered home office equipment and expense account via Visa credit card.
    Never had any issues getting reimbursement.

    Cons

    The company doesn't have a clue what they are doing. The rules are different from person to person and from manager to manager. I found management to be worthless in supporting sales reps and in knowing the job that they expected the reps to do. I had three managers in 2 years, four different account lists and various supporting cast that changed with the wind. The CEO is invisible as is the rest of the folks in the ivory tower in NY.
    Monster has a horrible way of talking bad about present and former employees to customers. They broke various laws that I saw and will never pay the price.
    They tend to put certain people in no-win situations and then critique them on lack of performance.
    Sal is a freaking joke as is the rest of upper-level management. They are totally out of touch with the grunts in the field.
    HR is a joke as well, they are clueless as to how to run a HR office.

    MICRO-MANAGEMENT is the name of the game here.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like people and quit pushing the envelope where employment laws are concerned. Learn to communicate with everyone and give new ideas a chance to work before you change everything.


  2. Helpful (6)

    Horribly Run Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    There are not a lot of good people there so it can be relatively easy to get promoted.
    Work-Life balance is good. Virtually 9 to 5.

    Cons

    CEO has no clue how to run a technology company or how to innovate.
    Always focused on meeting analyst expectations for the quarter.
    No real long term vision.
    Horrible software development practices that are very waterfall-y.
    Offices are sad places with offices and cubicles.
    Virtually no perks unless you consider a Flavia coffee machine a perk.

    Advice to Management

    Monster needs a new CEO and the board needs to fire Ianuzzi.


  3. Helpful (7)

    For many years Monster was a great place to work but over time poor leadership has eroded the culture.

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

    I worked at Monster Worldwide (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Decent health insurance plan, good pay.

    Cons

    The company spends more time marketing internally than externally. Leadership has made terrible investments over the past 7 years without consequence other than killing the business. Internally its so micromanaged at this point that employees can't perform the duties of their job. If you're in sales you are in a no win, ultra micro managed situation facing a huge quota in a shrinking market. If you're in any other division you are floating and coasting trying to stay off the radar. If you enjoy taking vacations you might want to reconsider working here.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach... For a life improvement career minded company you should be able to identify a culture issue when 100 years of experience gives their notice in one quarter. Its been 4-5 years since SeeMore was rolled out... Its a failure, move on.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Fraternity Style Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Indianapolis, IN

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

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

    Pros

    Company offers career opportunities and promotes from within. Work-life balance is good - no need to take work home at high. Compensation is higher than industry standard.

    Cons

    Office culture was like a fraternity party with drinking on the job and rampant unprofessional behaviors. While the corporate culture was good, the local office culture goes back to the local management.

    Advice to Management

    Professionalism at the top creates professional in the office.


  6. Helpful (4)

    They don't value their employees

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

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great people. The managers, and colleagues on the inside sales team were great co-workers. I think their sales training program was fantastic as well. I have never come out of a on-boarding training more ready to go than Monsters. Also, they paid hourly, which also meant they paid over time which made up for a lower salary.

    Cons

    Too long to list. Poor compensation, weak benefits, lock of respect for sales team. Once you put your 2 weeks in they will doc your pay, or send you a bill. I hit my number while I was there, so I'm still baffled at this. In fact I would be writing a good review until I experienced their exiting process. I only left because I had an offer I couldn't refuse...now I'm glad that I left there. Not really any other career opportunities once you get here. Most of the team had been there for 7+ years. I didn't see any promotions while I was there either.

    Advice to Management

    You're employees are trained well and work hard. Start treating them like it...and I don't mean buying ice cream at EOQ. I heard that Monster used to take care of the sales team before Sal came aboard as CEO. Maybe the change needs to be made at the top.


  7. Helpful (5)

    A Shell of Its Former Self

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, good people to work with, pay isn't bad

    Cons

    Management is distant, unattached, unaware. They have their agenda and they drive to it without considering feedback from the people on the front lines.

    Performance is appreciated but not required. If you keep your head down and say the right things, you'll be fine.

    Advice to Management

    Management has changed so much, advice won't do much good.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Disorganized giant.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Salary. The salary at Monster at the AM level is between $55-70k per year. Bonus at plan is about $65.
    Overall you're going to make good money with Monster.

    Cons

    They are trying to find themselves in the highly competitive internet job database field. Monster wears many hats and is the master of none.
    Training is just horrible and support coming out of training is non existent. You're on your own getting started.
    Benefits are crappy.

    Advice to Management

    TRAINING!!! New employee support!! Become better at the few things that you do well and quit trying to be everything to everyone. Destroy Karma! It's a horrible crm. Xactly sucks too.
    Require an HR background from your new AM's. Having no background is a recipe for failure.


  9. Helpful (2)

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

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

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (2)

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

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of great people work there

    Cons

    Management does not seem to care about you.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great life balance

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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



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