Monster Media Reviews

Updated August 14, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monster Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun company with lots of room for growth for driven people who want to excel in there field.

    Cons

    Schedule is sometimes all over the place based off our or high profile client demands.

    Advice to Management

    Adhere to timelines - to keep our quality high.


  2. The worst place I've every worked.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative in Winter Park, FL
    Former Employee - Creative in Winter Park, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Peers are really great here. Everyone is in the same bad situation, so you all learn to sympathize with each other.

    Cons

    The creative department is overworked and managed by a miserable and very disrespectful boss. The only concern is to not get in trouble with their boss, so they does whatever it takes, which often puts their staff into an uncomfortable position. Such as working late house literally everyday (while the client services team works 9am -5pm, the creative team is required to work 9am -6:30pm) and on average much later than that to meet ambitious expectation set by sales. Outside of the unpleasant experience working with management, the work is okay. Some jobs are mindless and repetitive and the sales team and management often resell duplicates and reskin them. Management is inconsiderate and doesn't really care about anyone that they don't directly need to interact with everyday. Management is also really childish and talk about each other and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Actually reward employees for their hard work. The nomination program doesn't work because people will never go out of their way to tell you who is doing good because they know you won't even care. If anything management will only point out the people they personally like. Senior Management also won't nominate anyone because they are all stuck in a power struggle that the higher ups have intentionally created between to make them work harder.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Incompetent owners.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Installer in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Installer in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun work with travel. You can get drunk at work on Fridays after lunch. They are big on getting their employees loaded, with any number of substances.

    Cons

    Spoiled rich kids who have never worked a day in their lives threw some money and a cool idea at this business. Since they don't know the value of money, they pay and treat their employees poorly.

    Advice to Management

    Use your daddy's money to invest in business, fine. But you have neither the knowledge nor aptitude to run a business. Look in the mirror and realize that you are a rich hipster, not an entrepreneur.


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  5. Great place to do great work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Work, company - not so much

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Focus on quality work, and forget quantity.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Fun at first

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (2)

    best place I've worked at in Orlando

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (2)

    Terrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (4)

    Great place to intern or short term contract work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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.



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