Monster Worldwide

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very silo'd organization with poor technology. Senior mgmnt & HR looks the other way on the terribly toxic culture.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

Pros

cool name. it once was a great, creative, and interesting player. Still is to the executive team, the agencies that do all of the creative work, and if you are in one of the networking groups that control Monster.

Cons

horrible technology. Extremely toxic culture which is tolerated by HR and management. Senior mgmnt either doesn't care or they have no clue because they spend no time on the individuals doing the work. If you are a 'Yes' man and don't mind kissing ass or being spineless. (much worse than typical corp. america) then Monster may be for you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Directors and VPs take advantage of the culture where only the project head or VP are typically going to the meeting that matter. We all know the manager takes a lot of the credit for work or ideas in their respective departments...but at Monster it is ridiculous. There has to be more transparency. Ridicule, isolation, and personal attacks are common if anyone complains.

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not the Place for Product Managers

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Maynard, MA

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Monster now middle of the pack at best

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Maynard, MA
    Current Employee - Sales in Maynard, MA

    Pros

    decent compensation, benefits and time off

    Cons

    upper management hates sales people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    resign immediately

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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