Monster Worldwide

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Unfocused leadership, but great place for a career to stagnate

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Monster Worldwide

Pros

Great benefits, good work-life balance, friendly atmosphere. Some very smart, talented people, too. And if you are the type who just wants to get by, they offer competitive salaries and are slow to lay off/fire underperformers.

Cons

Lots of problems with leadership not understanding the business. In-fighting among management, competition between the divisions. Many among the leadership are clearly working for personal gain and not for the benefit of the business or employees. Slow to get things done. Management is scatterbrained, unclear about priorities, and inefficient about setting things in motion. Very low level of employee morale in the office.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reward concrete results instead of paying attention to those who like to market themselves and their team. Ignore what people are saying and ask them to prove what they have done.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Milwaukee location

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Monster is great at giving time off with its 4 weeks PTO in the first year of service. It also is big into work life balance, you can work flexible hours and take off a lot with little to no notice.

    It has a pool table in the cafeteria.

    The walls are painted funky colors.

    Cons

    It is extremely political and unprofessional, and gossip at all levels is an understatement. To get at least some sort of respect, you need to know who to be friends with. It's not what you accomplish but who you know. There are many non performers who work here only because they are liked.

    They will not hire without the approval of the CEO. Job security is at an all time low with all of the recent layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower and respect your employees. Hire good, motivated, professional employees to free up your time from micro managing and gossiping.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Profit oriented greedy Monster.

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

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice view from the 5th floor in Maynard.

    Cons

    Strange culture of consistent pressure and time crunch where a lot of things go overlooked and unaddressed which fire back resulting into even more pressure and more mistakes. Do not expect things to be always fair and reasonable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The claim of being a people friendly place to work should be not just on paper. The culture of intimidation should yield to the culture of inspiration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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