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Monster Worldwide Interview Questions

Updated Nov 3, 2014
Updated Nov 3, 2014
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    Internet Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tempe, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tempe, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Monster Worldwide.

    Interview Details

    Several Interviews, mock sales call with management, let you shadow to see if it would be a good fit.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Technical Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maynard, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maynard, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at Monster Worldwide in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was approached by the Director of Talent Acquisition at Monster about the urgent need for sourcing high level technical talent to the company. He asked me to come in to meet him ASAP.

    Interview Questions
    • Why should I hire you if Monster.com isn't your primary resource for technical sourcing?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I was concerned that the TA group did not think that recruiting beyond Monster resume surfing was a good thing. And they always have openings posted for recruiters at the company. That's a sign that something is "broken".

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Senior Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maynard, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maynard, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Monster Worldwide in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    A little odd I interviewed when they were laying off people. Recruiter was weird and didn't seem to have much knowledge about the position. Once interviewed by my supervisor I was very happy. I liked her a lot and most the people seemed nice.
    I felt like I knew more about media then they did which turns out to be true!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Monster Worldwide in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was called by a recruiter for a phone interview. She asked for me to go through my job history, knowledge of computer programs, strengths, weaknesses. My main point is that she said that she would contact me within three days of the interview, but never did. It is disappointing to receive a rejection letter but when a promise is broken, it is even more disappointing. Obviously she may contact me later but already I feel animosity towards the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about the time when you had to explain an accounting concept to someone with little accounting knowldege.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Internet Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Monster Worldwide in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by an Acquistion Talent Department. Had a brief interview with them. Then was brought in to meet with 4 managers at one time. There was a background check and had to supply references in order for the process to proceed. I was told that one of the managers were interested and I had a good chance. I waited for about 2 weeks and heard back that I had the position.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked several basic questions. There really wasn't any questions in particular that I found were difficult. They allowed me to do majority of the talking in which I did. I asked lots of questions as I did have plenty.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiated as I was pleased with the salary and commission structure
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Data Warehouse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maynard, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maynard, MA
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Monster Worldwide in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was asked basic questions related to SQL and database on telephonic interview. It as more on joins and general queries. Later I was called for on-site interview. It was more focused on my past experience and project work. I was also asked some behavioral questions regarding how would I tackle different situations. It was good interview and I got the job.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Don't Hold Your Breath Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maynard, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maynard, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Monster Worldwide in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed for a project management position. Initial phone call, then asked to meet in Maynard. Met with 5 people, including manager and manager's manager and some of the team. Was told they would be making a decision very quickly and would be back in touch. That was almost 3 weeks ago, and nothing. Nada. Zilch. Follow-up notes have been ignored. And these folks are in the recruitment business?

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Senior Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Monster Worldwide in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Did a phone screen with an internal recruiter and then with the hiring manager. Then the HR recruiter had me fill out a lot of forms for background checks and a lot of other information in advance of being able to schedule an interview including a mandatory salary history and several references among other things. I had an in person interview with the hiring manager, his manager, and the director of that division. It was fairly informal and took about 2-3 hours including some time in a panel with two people interviewing me at once.

    A day or two later I had an offer. I requested a 5% increase in the base and they agreed.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time where you overcame a difficult situation?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I mostly declined due to a longer commute and some misgivings about my prospective manager that developed during the interview process.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    National Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maynard, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maynard, MA
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Monster Worldwide in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Total time from first touch to hire was 2 months and 2 interviews. Working for Monster isn't for entry-level sales professionals so they are quite aware of who will fit the build. It was more or less whether I would mesh well with the company. It was definitely the best interview process I've ever been through.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiation. They came in at the top so there wasn't much room for discussion.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maynard, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maynard, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Monster Worldwide in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had a 1/2 hour phone interview with the hiring manager. He asked me about some of my background as well as some basic technical questions. I was not well prepared and did not do well with the technical questions; as a result the interview did not go well but I learned a very valuable lesson. There are numerous sites with typical interview questions, use them to prepare for your interviews! I did and subsequent interviews have gone much better.

    Interview Questions
    • In SQL, what is the difference between an inner and outer join?   View Answer
    • What is the difference between inheritance and delegation?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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