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  1. Great place to do great work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Monster Media full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work with some of the biggest brands and agencies. Get to create innovative work on a national platform. The best place to do advertising work that matters in Orlando.

    Cons

    At times, we jump through hoops for clients so there can be long hours to meet a specific launch date. Could also create a more collaborative working atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing what you're doing with increased emphasis on inter-departmental communication and solution-based thinking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Work, company - not so much

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monster Media

    Pros

    The company does great work with world class companies, resulting in a great portfolio for anyone who works there. The experience gained looks great on resume, and it is definitely rewarding when a project you worked on launches.

    Cons

    The company is sales driven, which affects the quality of the work, and the morale with the employees. It's more important for a sales person to earn a big commission, than it is to deliver a great product... That is until the client complains, and then sales tries to blame everyone else. You can tell management is stressed most of the time, and designers/developers get moved around projects. There used to be a great environment and culture, but it gets worse by the week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on quality work, and forget quantity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Fun at first

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Monster Media full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Young environment, and the chance to work on/with some big name brands.

    Cons

    Business decisions don't make sense from the tech side of things. Compensation seems to reflect one's likeability and ability to negotiate, rather than performance. Upper management has no tech background, which leads to questionable decisions when it comes to employee or product value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide knowledgeable managers with more decision making and business level power, and focus on managing those managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Eh...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monster Media full-time

    Pros

    Get to work with companies most people have heard of and have work displayed all over the United States, which was nice.

    Cons

    No scalability. Several incompetent people, many of them micromanagers. They don't say no to their clients when they need to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    best place I've worked at in Orlando

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Monster Media full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You work with big brands. Is a relaxed chill environment. The technology is pretty cool. Most people are great to work with. If you know your stuff and your supervisor takes notice it can be a fantastic place to work at. They reward key employees very well. If you try to get by with the bare minimum you wont last long or be very happy, this is not a place to lay low and get by.

    Cons

    There's no more room for people in this building but they keep hiring, I hear we're moving soon. It can be cliquish, the culture between departments are very different and that creates some conflict at times. Yeah is not the most structured place around but is mostly do to its insane speed and growth. I rather deal with this than work at some stuffy ultra corporate company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved in the local community and be tech leader in Orlando. Get better offices with better A/C

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Monster Media full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    No Pros besides having a paycheck come in.

    Cons

    Everything. People are ignorant, mean, unkind non professional and the pay rate is terrible. No benefits, most employees here are not happy and its know all around Orlando. I have never worked for a worse company in my life and I have been with 4 different companies to date. Waiting for the 1st best chance to resign.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change Everything! Going in the wrong path, this company only cares about making those higher up richer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to intern or short term contract work

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

    I have been working at Monster Media

    Pros

    Work with big brands, unique creative executions, good benefits, laid back workplace

    Cons

    disorganized management, major internal conflicts between departments, bad communication to clients, more about selling a "product" than a creative solution, ads can be very cooky cutter and management believes more in creating a template to resell over and over rather than unique creations for each project, does not hold client accountable for anything, ridiculous deadlines, a lot of ineptness and inexperience, claims to want employees input and that management is there for help but shoots you down when push comes to shove, doesn't know industry standard for creative pricing, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    actually listen to your employee's suggestions and stop just looking for "yes men" as key employees. stop selling "products" and consider your services more as creative solutions for the client's needs. pay your employees what they deserve or at least get closer to the industry's standard. salaries are good if you live in the 1980's.

    Doesn't Recommend

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