Monster Worldwide

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Great Pay, great stress if you're in sales

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Monster Worldwide

Pros

Industry leading pay. Work from home. Brand recognition. Perks - Laptop, iPhone, company credit card, mobile hot spot, free swag, generous milage reimbursement

Cons

If you're in sales, quota can be very difficult to make, most don't make it. Large product offering however hard to sell anything other than Search/Post. 90% of companies have used Monster at some point making it a hard sell. Constantly berated on your pipeline. Prospective customers are often false leads. Don't get quarterly quota until half way into quarter. Slim chance of becoming a manager if you start in sales. Would take many many years. Mainly hire external. Not growing, all hires are backfills.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management is actually very good

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    Great life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The best part is you get to work from where ever you feel like it ie.. Home, Starbucks, at the beach wherever your heart desires. Or don't work at all one day and no body cares or knows what you're doing. Calling in sick or for vacation not necessary either. As long as your showing numbers, that's all this company cares about. Benefits used to be fantastic with just a $500 deductible for $330 a month family plan but now it's $4000 deductible.

    Cons

    Extremely high quotas, management is never available when needed. Biggest problem with this company is they require things of you but never ever follow through with it. They create products to compete with companies when there's no completion in the first place. Apples and oranges are fruit but nothing alike. They create technology products and expect non-techie sales people to sell it. They offer incentives to sell certain products because they know those products are tough to sell. Plus they bought Hotjobs a few years back when HJ was going down hill. So they invest in a company that wasn't making any money and is not helping to make money. Not to mention this company is up for sale now. They have huge social media competitors and they have no idea how to compete. They're job postings don't work and they make clients spend more money in other products to make job postings work better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be around more for your team. Live a day in your sales team shoes.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great training and great people...just a fair amount of politics.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great training provided by leadership to make sure that we were successful in managing and selling. Good work environment and enjoyed most of the people.

    Cons

    Fairly political organization with an aging product mix that was limited and not very progressive in keeping with the new technology or offerings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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