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Recommended for entry-level salespeople in online media

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Former Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Phoenix, AZ

I worked at Monster Worldwide

Pros

They are few and far between, but there are some talented, ethical professionals working for the company. If you are beginning a career in online media it might be a good place to start.

Cons

Bloated with unnecessary management roles and pervasive politics. The core-values are just a pretty picture on the lunch room wall. Widespread poaching of accounts by other reps of questional moral fiber. Manipulation of leads and account "books" by regional sales managers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There are a lot of holes in that sinking ship. You may be better served to plug them up with some of your unnecessary roles and return to your entrepreneurial roots or the continued market share loss to the likes of Craigslist and Twitter will help make that decision for you.

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    If wishes were horses, beggars would ride

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    Current Employee - Director of Business Development in Maynard, MA
    Current Employee - Director of Business Development in Maynard, MA

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Monster's promise to all is that there's a better job out there. Monster attracts people who want to make a difference. If you like to work hard, play little, and be inspired without being able to make a difference, this is the place for you. If you can stand the stress, run your own business, and aren't afraid to get fired whether you are competent or not, you'll do fine here.

    Cons

    Management has missed the boat on several major opportunities, especially social networking. New leadership doesn't understand the business or where it's going. You can be replaced on a dime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell to Google!

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    Honest appraisal: Monster is a great place to work, if you're willing to work hard.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Going against the grain here to praise management. When others went immediately to layoffs, ours has aggressively pursued cost reduction to retain talent--though in this environment, one never knows what will happen tomorrow. Our competitors are crumbling every day; profits are down, but the company's investments have helped many of us have the best story to tell in our industry. We ARE taking market share away and our offering is better than anyone else's. I see it every day in the trenches; all the message board and blog b.s. is kind of deserved--we were really tough to work with for a number of years--but it's completely wrong and doesn't match the reality now. Those doing business with us now know that we are a changed and improved Monster. I would recommend Monster to anyone that's lucky enough to get in. Tons have left for greener pastures over the years; most are now out of work or hurting. Lots of opportunity to grow; we still deliver the greatest results in our business.

    Cons

    It's a high threshold for pain organization. Your managers will work 70+ hours/week and if they don't expect the same hours out of you, they will expect commitment and performance. Benefits are okay, but could use being overhauled...though to Monster's credit, they have not reduced their contributions or raised anyone's rates for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be strategic in the acquisitions. Trovix and the relaunched rocked. The main threat is not CB, it's LinkedIn--but despite the hype, they've started to weaken recently, so now is the time to thrust harder into their market share and make them hurt. Buy or put HJ out of business; pick up or pilfer their newspaper partners. If you have to swing the axe through sales, drop it and use a scalpel instead. Don't lose your performers right now. Sales management is solid, don't lose them. Beware the competition beating us on contextual search; there are others out there. Buy the business from CB if you have to, they're limping; we can seriously hurt them right now if we set our minds to it. Freeze all reqs; we can survive as is through 2010.

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