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Not the Place for Product Managers

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Product Manager in Maynard, MA
Former Employee - Product Manager in Maynard, MA

I worked at Monster Worldwide

Pros

* The Maynard office, an old mill, is beautiful if you like historic buildings
* There are some excellent people working there in various departments
* Senior management has improved significantly since Sal took over
* You're working on products that help people get jobs
* It's not rocket science

Cons

* Technology/Development owns the products, not product management, despite what they try to sell
* There are a ton of problems to deal with every day, and management is interested only in critical maintenance. As a result, product managers spend at least half their day dealing with problems and tempers, pleading with Dev to fix an issue.
* Monster's been having multiple layoffs each year for the past few years. Be careful if job stability is something you value, even if you get very positive reviews.
* Monster has a lot of people, and trying to get something accomplished takes monumental effort.
* Some of the managers will try to bully you, something I've never seen elsewhere at tech companies.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

* Give the product reigns to the product managers, and base their compensation on the products' success or lack thereof.
* Clean house ONCE, and then stop the blood-letting.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Monster now middle of the pack at best

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

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    decent compensation, benefits and time off

    Cons

    upper management hates sales people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    resign immediately

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    * Relaxed atmosphere, but people get their work done
    * Flexible work schedule available depending on team/dept.
    * Ability to work with teams of multiple disciplines within the company
    * Decent support for continued learning, exploring careers within Monster

    Cons

    * Unclear career path for many job functions. Promotions are often self-invented positions or a move to different job function.
    * Sales culture. Non-sales roles definitely take a backseat in rewards and compensation.
    * Poor retention in some areas. Veteran employees often find themselves drastically underpaid for same role as new hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recommend salary review after 3-4 years to retain best talent.
    Recommend addition to the review process -- supervisors to be rated by those they manage.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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