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Helpful (1)

If you know what is good for you, dont take a job with this company !!!

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Current Employee - Customer Service in Florence, SC
Current Employee - Customer Service in Florence, SC

I have been working at Monster Worldwide

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good benefits. PTO and Health care.

Cons

managers and work force are not fair , highly stressful job

Advice to Management

Learn how to do your job instead of bossing your reps around.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Best of times, worst of times

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Maynard, MA

    I worked at Monster Worldwide

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    When I first started, the culture was a refreshing change. The relaxed dress code, open, creative culture, free lunches from time to time, global travel and buzz of activity was great. That changed drastically over the winter of 2008 - 2009.

    Cons

    Pretty soon, you started noticing little things clamping down and with it, the overall culture receded into a typically tight, fear based corporate hell. Layoffs came one at a time to avoid the press, and without any warning. Managers would hire women based on looks, and men based on their perceived loyalty, rather than ability. When then end comes to you at Monster, its swift, unexpected, and not based on your performance. It left me damaged for a long time. If offered to work there, just say no.

    Advice to Management

    Keep firing the good people and eventually you will have the legions of sheep you need.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Its all about money at San Francisco.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Occasional perks (happy hours, sodas, weekly lunches), and great location (downtown San Fran). If you're naturally very talkative and social, you'll at least have a good time with some of the people here. If not, don't bother.

    Cons

    You ever seen those "get a free iPod!" sites, or those annoying "get a degree from ITT Tech!" forms that pop up on Monster.com whenever you try to do anything? That's basically what the San Francisco office is. It is very much a money counting place where they only care about leads and revenue calculation, plain and simple. Nobody cares about the users who use their sites (SF office deals with community sites not monster.com proper), its all a farm for lead generation forms. When i say money counting i mean that literally, up to the hour people are looking at the dollar amounts from people who fill out forms and making decisions based on that. To be fair, this might not be so bad as long as you know what you're getting into. Some people do really well in this kind of environment. Others like to provide some value to the users in return for making money - if the latter applies to you, forget about this place. You get no positive feedback at all when you do a good job, but get definite feedback on a bad job. The people who have been around for years from when "affinity labs' was bought by Monster.com, they have a very clique-ish mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at your departmental managers. They're not as good as you think you are.


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