Monster Worldwide

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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 331 reviews

28% Approve of the CEO

Monster Worldwide Chairman, President, and CEO Sal Iannuzzi

Sal Iannuzzi

(209 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Still a great place to be - ever changing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere is something that keeps you at Monster, its always changing moving and gets better and better. With the new strategy that it is looking at moving to, they will once again be the leader in the market place.

    ConsSometimes we miss opportunists to grow in the right direction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep driving the business forward as the guys on the floor will make it happen!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great work life balance and awesome team, strategic direction can be improved

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsThe team and management in Singapore are like a big family. Fun and open environment, zero office politics...great team to be part of!

    Product is top notch for a number of industries.

    ConsLack of good alignment on MK initiatives from regional office. Lack of long term approach to planning as well as internal organisation (Field Sales/Telesales) so the results sometimes are short lived.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a MK person to sit in Singapore. Allocate more budget on local MK initiatives to drive candidates in the remaining industries, so Monster can be number 1 across most industries.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    positive, too junior managers in SSC Brno

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosfriendly environment, young and positive people

    Consjunior managers who thinks they are the best

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enjoyed working at Monster - general management could be more consistent

    Trainer (Former Employee) Brno (Czech Republic)

    ProsThe work provided enough challenges and opportunities to learn. The environment of on-line recruitment is an interesting one in which a lot is happening

    ConsUncertain financial state of the company, many rounds of lay-offs, which influenced morale. although I was lucky with the senior and skilled manager of my team, .the general management of the SCC did little to support the employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider if such a junior management is ready to lead such a large SSC in uncertain financial time. Make HR policy more than hiring, firing and executing formalities.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One of the best IT employers in Prague

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Prague (Czech Republic)

    ProsThe company was able to attract talents from anywhere abroad, as result you work with interesting people within international and diverse community. Work-life balance is well maintained.

    ConsExperience may vary depending on a team. Management decisions are not always consistent over time, lack of sound strategic vision.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great company to grow your career!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMonster is a very busy work from home environment which made working alone not so lonely. The working environment allows employees to be as creative as possible and take on different challenges every day. The people who work there are kind, welcoming, smart and friendly. They all have similar goals and passions, which makes working as team easy.

    ConsHigh turn over and down sizing has led to difficulties in account knowledge transfer and process training. Internal systems are difficult and hard to navigate. Very complex process structure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    International and dynamic environment, nice benefits

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Prague (Czech Republic)

    Pros- International and dynamic Environment
    - Nice benefits (gym, sport activities, parties, meal vouchers, medical care)
    - Fair salary

    Cons- Sometimes not challenging
    - Company not in the best shape

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Monster helps its employees understand the true meaning of speed of delivery

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    ProsMonster is a huge organization which has a lot of opportunities available within itself for growth. there are definite progression plans and does not distinguish employees on the basis of the location or the work they do. There are enough opportunities to enjoy your work and also enjoy after work. Work Hard Party Hard!

    ConsWork pressure and limitation of activity within a role creates quite a frustration. With too many people forced into smaller regions opportunity to explore wider market is very much reduced leading to internal competitions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMonster has grown strong and is growing wider. But please do not make dramatic announcements which can hurt the business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company, great co-workers

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOpportunities for growth and the satisfaction of being in a company that is an industry leader.

    ConsSometimes office politics got overwhelming, but not in all departments.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Never a dull moment.....

    Business Development Manager (Current Employee) Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    Prosenthusiastic, open for initiative of employees, number 1 Brand

    Consindecisive management, no clear vision and

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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