Monster Worldwide

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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
365 Reviews
2.7
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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Frustrating and slow

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Flexible with work from home, work with some smart folks

    Cons

    No leadership, no direction. Organization as a whole is unorganized and has no clear streamline focused. Still has potential just could use a little shake up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please leave or change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Senior Management with Bully Mentality and unable to figure out the marketplace

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Finance in Maynard, MA

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

    Pros

    - Most Non-Senior Management employees were great to work with
    - 21 PTO Days was great benefit
    - Opportunities to acquire meaningful job expierence and productive techniques were vast

    Cons

    - Senior Mangement was clueless of how to move the brand forward
    - Lack of raises and bonuses for most of term
    - Dollars spent on unproductive marketing events
    - CEO sued previous CIO just for spite
    - Bonuses/other compensation for Senior Management from the BOD were unrelated to actual performance of company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's too late. They have absolutely no clue....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leadership Change Needed, ASAP

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, SC

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work life balance is a great positive about the company. Flexible and understanding that we do have lives outside of work. Culture is pretty good, laid back.

    Cons

    Complete Lack of any training on a weekly or monthly basis.
    Leadership in current office promotes only their friends and people who have no backbone
    Current Regional Sales Managers have no qualified training, nor do they provide any training to help their teams.
    Leader in the center has zero direction nor does he train anyone. (Still trying to figure out how he is in his position) Sitting in your office all day and expecting change/results isn't very good leadership.
    Unless you are best friends with managers or top leadership in the center, don't think about getting promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company has the ability to be great again, but your leadership starting in your centers needs to change, asap! Stop putting people in place who have zero vision or first of all any type of leadership skills. Its a crying shame that you allow people in your centers run it the way you do. I don't understand direction of this company and you will continue to lose talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lost ship with no direction just sitting in Limbo aka Ad Ops

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    I love the people I work with for the most part, I have learned so much in my years at Monster. I am a better employee for my time spent here.

    Cons

    In the past year it's just all gone down hill. With a director who sits in a remote office and a manager who sits remote there is little support. It's so much easier to say nothing b/c even if you do it won't change. We have no direction from management and it seems that even if your manager is awful nothing changes. The Director for my team clearly has no trust in her supervisors as she is always hands on, yet our VP is untouchable. Actions rarely match words and overall it just feels like we are waiting for the funeral. Hope to leave soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the changes in the industry, think about the future. CEO talk to your people they are lost and need a leader.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great pay and benefits, but company strategy in serious denial and dangerously behind

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    -great work life balance
    -low stress environment
    -well known brand name
    -generous compensation and benefits

    Cons

    -completely sales-driven organization but technology is fallin dangerously behind
    -general denial about economic landscape and position of company from management
    -culture of not taking ownership for work is endemic at this company
    -lots of unmotivated people just coasting along for the ride

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being sales-driven when your products aren't competitive in an increasingly competitive marketplace doesn't make sense. It's depressing to see such a great brand name slowly die from inaction and fear of taking risks.

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

    7 year veteran at Monster - it was great... and then it wasn't.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maynard, MA

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

    Pros

    There are amazing people at most levels - very talented, dedicated and passionate. Employees really want Monster to succeed and are truly proud of the company's successes.

    Cons

    For most of my tenure there was a significant gap in communication despite the consistency of quarterly meetings. Senior Execs blame the less senior leaders and then it all heads down hill. No pulse on what's new in the market. Major denial about company trajectory. It's really sad and unfortunate that such a strong force to be reckoned with in the industry has turned so dramatically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adhere to the core values of the org - "innovate relentlessly" - don't just look for the highest bidder. Too many people have given their all to just let the gas run out of the machine that used to be Monster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Company Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary. Coworkers are great people.

    Cons

    Poor management. Company lacks vision.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting challenges, good people, frustrating leadership and lack of clear strategy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Maynard, MA

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

    Pros

    There's an honest desire to improve the career and job landscape, and lots of smart, interesting people around the world working on that challenge. You also get to do things at large scale, which is fun, and there's a sense of accountability and no-nonsense "make it better" that is refreshing. In short, good team, good people.

    Cons

    Management seems entirely uninterested in the employees, and really just want to figure out how to cut costs and squeeze every ounce of profit out of the business WITHOUT investing in anything ambitious and being very risk averse. Management is very top down, the attitude is very command and control and internal politics, which the people are good, are overwhelming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves, restructure significantly, focus on what you're actually doing to help solve problems of customers and users.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    six years .. from the heights to the depths

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Producer in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Web Producer in Maynard, MA

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

    Pros

    In the entrepreneurial era, dynamic and innovative, quirky and inspiring, risk-taking and rewarding. Always a fluid environment with both successes and failures. Early on, failures were good sources for learning and subsequent success.

    Cons

    As the firm became more corporate, risk-averse management took over and virtually every new initiative failed due to inadequate resources, lack of vision and fragmented strategy and goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Glad its over

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Florence, SC

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

    Pros

    Good salaries, excellent benefits, great co-workers who want to contribute

    Cons

    Too many managers were brought down from Maynard and infected the new office with politics. No one from Maynard respected the opinions of the SC workers. There is no consistency with discipline, promotion or awards. Two rounds of layoffs in one year, followed by a new hire training class three days later in both cases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop charging twice as much for half the product. Bring back seeker support. Seekers may not pay the bills, but the people who are paying the bills are paying for seekers. Stop listening to upper and middle management and start listening to the people in the trenches who actually talk to your customers on a daily basis!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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