Monster Worldwide

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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
344 Reviews
2.6
344 Reviews
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Monster Worldwide Chairman, President, and CEO Sal Iannuzzi
Sal Iannuzzi
219 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Great people but poor work environment

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    Current Employee - Customer Service  in  Maynard, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Maynard, MA

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People are great and schedules flexible, no one micromanaging or breathing down your neck when it's not needed

    Cons

    Too sales focused of an organization o see the truth about the sales reps, most don't have a clue as to how things really work and cause the majority of post sale issues that jeopardize future business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop and open your eyes to the truth, clean up sales and hold them accountable for all their actions and not just quota. Also, stop trying to move jobs south when they are hardly able to perform the jobs that are already there.... you get what you pay for, just because you can get it done for less doesn't mean you are truly getting the same thing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Unique technical challenges and good working environment

    Cons

    No big projects in sight

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Rep

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    Former Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant  in  Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Maynard, MA

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

    Pros

    Good hours, good coworkers, high commission potential

    Cons

    Stress, constant management change, unpredicatable goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the ground level

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    good compensation, poor leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    good benefits and work life balance.

    Cons

    executive management has not been pro-active in keeping the company up to the competition. therefore the poor stock value

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

    Good people, but a sinking ship?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maynard, MA

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

    Pros

    Most of the people I worked with worked hard and cared about their job, the customer and the companies success. There were some who took advantage of slow times. But overall the people were very good and they cared about their customers

    Cons

    The executive management team provides little leadership. There is only the occasional email update from the CEO and a rare company wide meeting. The company stock is flailing and there are a lot of questions about the future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on fixing the issues, not hiring more sales reps

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Monster Worldwide Review From Employee Perspective

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Generous salaries and benefits, good working environment.

    Cons

    Like most corporate entities, can be hold and heartless when they don't need you anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enjoy the ride as long as you can.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Average job in average culture

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Money and camaraderie with colleagues

    Cons

    Micro management, and dead weight in middle management

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company not seeing the results it deserves

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    Data driven, solid technology, good selling points and strong brand. Monster has been an industry leader for many years. The Power Resume Search tool is out of this world, as is the SeeMore tool. These tools could be industry game-changers. A fantastic organization that is going through unnecessarily turbulent times when the market is bouncing back.

    Cons

    Top-tier management doesn't know how to manage in turbulent times. Monster is undervalued as an organization. Their stock price does not reflect the solidity of their products and services. Sal is a big part of the problem and he needs to be replaced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to let the top tier management go and start fresh with new leadership that understands the changing landscape of online recruitment. Sal has had his opportunity and unfortunately has dropped the ball. Make sure your CEO is visible to the company. Sal has been silent for the past 9 months. No one knows what is going on. You need to communicate with your people from time to time and let them know what is going on!!!!!!!!

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

    In transition, looking forward to seeing new strategy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Overall great people on the floor that truly believed in doing the right thing. An overall desire to collaborate on big picture strategy was very strong (though sometimes handicapped by legacy problems).

    Cons

    Challenges with a very complex industry, outdated platforms and product offerings, and a strategy that needs deep thought to provide room for innovation. The problems were known and being confronted slowly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executives need to better understand the products, the needs of customers and invest in great teams to let innovation happen both on the roadmap and in bluesky fashion. There were not nearly enough team members on the floor to neither keep up nor push forward in a direction that will move the needle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Pay but Strange Structure and out of touch

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    Former Employee - Key Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Key Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay (both salary and commission).
    Fun Culture - depending on your sales manager

    Cons

    Management thinks Monster is still #1. People arent using Monster like they used to and people are not as impressed with the name brand anymore. The name doesnt sell itself anymore. Its a dying industry. They are behind the 8-ball.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People over profits and you would be surprised how performance can take off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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