Monster Worldwide

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Monster Worldwide - trying hard but still falling behind

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

Pros

Good opportunities for advancement, the organization is mostly a meritocracy, vacation time is above average if you can find the time to actually use it.

Cons

Monster is a big company and it struggles under it's own weight. In a market that's filled with younger, more mobile companies, innovation at Monster is stifled by corporate bureaucracy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Monster is a web 1.0 company struggling in a web 2.0 world. Adapting current best practices and focusing on getting beyond the keyword/zipcode job search would be a step in the right direction. Focusing on user experience and interface would go a long way toward increasing the consumer value proposition.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Monster Worldwide

  1.  

    Symbolism rules at Monster

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Tempe, AZ

    Pros

    Many opportunities to Advance, Nice office, good incentives and sales trips

    Cons

    Poor communication, Senior Management is all new and comes from the previous company of the CEO, incredibly poor morale, hard to believe what management says, we are losing our top spot in the competitive landscape, product innovation is lacking, opportunity to make money is going down the drain, attrition is huge, we have lost our "great atmosphere" that brought me to Monster, our location is one third the size it used to be, we lost the best Sales Leader we have ever had in January, takes too long to get anything done, they make it hard to "just sell", losing market share

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate, communicate, communicate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Leading Web 2.0 Company Finds Its Own Niche

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

    Pros

    The people at Affinity are what makes this working environment light and exciting. People are allowed to have fun and are encouraged to work hard. Because we're still very young but have great potential, everyone is motivated to be the best, to top last month's numbers, to always be improving. Our company feels transparent and strong.

    Cons

    I'd have to say that its hard to keep up with the pace - we're growing fast. It feels competitive at times, which can be good or bad. Also, there is not much room for vertical growth - everyone plays their own role and that's it. Of course, these are all common downsides of a start-up-like company, which comes with many benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While the company is intimate and hardworking, I feel uncertain about my performance because we don't receive enough feedback. I'm proud of the work I do, and I hope others are too.

    Recommends
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