Monster Worldwide

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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
365 Reviews
2.7
365 Reviews
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Timothy T. Yates
3 Ratings

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.  

    Good Company, great work-life balance.

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    No micro managing
    Good product
    Great brand

    Cons

    Leadership issues
    Losing credibility
    Product performance issues
    Unattainable quotas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the good ole days!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Recruitment Consultant

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

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and work environment

    Cons

    Poor Management Staff with unfair treatment

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

    Great company to work for 1-2 yrs

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for 1-2 yrs.New technology, smart people ,aggressive projects etc

    Cons

    no bonuses,long hrs, horrible bureaucratic management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Monster is a good place to work, but they are in the midst of a market transistion and this has posed serious challenges

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Good people with great intentions

    Cons

    Lacking in direction and training from 1 tier management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your sales people, both inside sales and field working on SMB accounts. They new ideas and methodologies. Currently everyone is feeding out of the troft and not bringing in new logos.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in Maynard, MA
    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in Maynard, MA

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Good people, flexible schedule, good location

    Cons

    Benefits package is not good at all...not much room for growth

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good people, Good company

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

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Monster Worldwide makes a difference by connecting people with the resources they need and helping them make the decisions that affect their lives.

    Cons

    The organization is dominated by sales staff.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Maynard, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Maynard, MA

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Good compensation. Advanced technical solutions.

    Cons

    Poor organization structure - makes simple things complex and slows down overall progress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When your team is appreciated and is allowed to grow, you too will.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crazy busy schedules

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer in Maynard, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer in Maynard, MA

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Lots to do, opportunities to learn, good people. Monster has decent upper management and I believe they are trying to do the right things. They continued innovating despite the difficult economy over the past couple of years and tried to be fair to employees.

    Cons

    Crazy schedules and processes made it hard to do the right thing at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on development processes and procedures

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Monster government solutions (MGS) is a pretty decent place to work if you are not afraid of a bit of hectic env

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mc Lean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mc Lean, VA

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    multitasking environment - you won't get bored, convenient location (Tyson's), decent salaries - although they were very stingy last a couple of years on cash bonuses, office space is good if you get an office with a window.

    Cons

    no recent 401k matching, somewhat disorganized but they have good relationships with clients and work just keeps piling up - although it's all manageable, badly planned and setup office space, especially cubicle areas and inside offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cleanup office space, pay a little more attention to employees (more spot bonuses, whatever other minor perks), don't be too stingy on US workers - you are working for US Government for God's Sake!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good and friendly environment. But very bad for growth in career.

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

    I worked at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Flexible, senior management treats you with respect, benefits.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities at all. Even a yearly appraisal is not done. Senior management is very poor in making decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont re-org too much..

    No opinion of CEO

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