Monster Worldwide

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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
365 Reviews
2.6
365 Reviews
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Timothy T. Yates
3 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • In the beginning the work life balance was great but that quickly changed about 2 years in (in 29 reviews)

  • Good benefits, free soda, and they bring in lunch at end of months and quarters (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has lost focus - more concerened with tracking metrics then actual selling (in 18 reviews)

  • The threat of being terminated loomed over your head by upper management every single day (in 15 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Monster is Awesome and Keeps Getting Better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Weston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Weston, MA

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I’ve worked for Monster as a Senior Account Manager (IRC) for almost a year, and coming to work here has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

    The innovation is amazing. Every quarter I have exciting new products and solutions to tell my clients about.

    My clients are wonderful, and on the whole, they get great results. They tell me Monster is their vendor of choice and are open to trying new products.

    My coworkers are mature and very bright. If I don’t know how to do something, chances are someone sitting near me does. With people who have worked there over a decade, there is a wealth of knowledge and experience all around me.

    My boss is a nice, genuine person. He is there to remove roadblocks and point me in the right direction.

    We are a real team. I closed a sale at 6 pm on a Friday night. Almost the only people left in the office were managers and they clapped for me. It was a great feeling.

    Oh, and I just was able to bring a friend on board and she likes it a lot too.

    Cons

    The company would greatly benefit from more women in management, and I'm not even pointing at myself here.

     I don’t know what to make of the negative reviews. Maybe things used to be better, but I have looked at many, many similar jobs in the Boston area, and this is by far the sanest company with the best compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am very lucky that I have a great RSM and Director that care what I think and wish that for all of my colleagues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Products Questionable Leadership

    • 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 Worldwide

    Pros

    Flexible schedule (work from home), good pay when you hit your numbers. New direction is positive.... Good Products that work.

    Cons

    Message is inconsistent and leaders manage rather than lead... Do anything to get the deal in rather than what makes sense strategically. No morale, no recognition for job well done but scrutinized for every little thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture change is a must, message from leadership and training should be consistent with actions across the board. Overlay and support should be much more on point.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience for a while

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Smart people with a lot of pride about the brand and company (when I was there).

    Cons

    Nothing out of the ordinary. Plenty of pot-stirrers and gossips, but plenty of opportunity to keep focused on your job if that's what you want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move on. Environment has been a stale, old boys network for too long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to work

    • 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 Worldwide full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It is a true team environment that is fast paced with work/life balance. Additionally I have the opportunity to earn based on performance. I also couldn't ask for a better manager to report to.

    Cons

    Too few to mention. I have really enjoyed my time with the company and love my team. I hope that the new direction continues into 2015 and beyond.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course on innovating new product and services.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    personal growth benefits and paid time off policies are good. personal growth benefits and paid time off policies are good

    Cons

    there were no challenges regarding work life balance, leadership and or office culture. there were no challenges regarding work life balance, leadership and or office culture

  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Account Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Base Pay is decent and comparable

    Cons

    Quota Amounts are outrageous in some territories

  8.  

    Make of it what you want

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Telesales in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Telesales in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Monster Worldwide (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    8-5 DIDNT take work home with me.

    Cons

    Too many levels of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make fewer management levels.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great So Far!!!

    • 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 Worldwide

    Pros

    Have a blast working here and can't wait to see what the future holds.

    Cons

    Can be a little stressful but what job can't

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good pay, bad environment

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

    I worked at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    The pay was always good

    Cons

    Management has no idea what they're doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great place when I started - Has gone downhill in the last couple years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Florence, SC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Florence, SC

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Monster provided a great benefits package and opportunities for advancement. The best part about working there was definitely the people and they had a great sales training program!

    Cons

    Management has killed the once great culture that Monster was known for. They also made some poor choices on where they put energy as far as creating new and cutting edge products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back that once great culture!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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