Monster Worldwide

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Glory Days have passed it by

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule (home office)
    Above average pay/benefits
    Generous T&E Policies
    Good training programs

    Cons

    Highly Stressful work environment, all about the stock price not focus on customers and letting rest take care of itself. Boys at top would beat up layers below them and it would trickle down to all levels.
    Poor territory alignments
    Reps would frequently call into others accounts/ some managers all about own career advancement to care much
    "New Monster" products like Twitter cards irrelevant, need to greatly simplify product set

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Majority of people at Monster no longer like it esp those who have worked there for more than a few years. Yet they feel stuck and hang on for good pay/options or waiting for a buyout that may never come. Many of best reps have left for other companies even if pay is a little less or if they need to make millions to go start own business ventures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    OK

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IRC in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IRC in New York, NY

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice PTO, fun environment, hard work can pay off.

    Cons

    They care more about call stats than sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people on the front lines.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    What are they thinking?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    The fundamental work Monster does -- helping connect people who want a new job with employees looking for candidates -- is a worthy mission, and people at Monster are dedicated to that mission. There are some talented people who really care.

    Cons

    Leadership is a train wreck. Executive team is handpicked by the former CEO and they simply feather each other's nests. They have presided over the demise of a once iconic brand due to head in the sand syndrome. No brave or important decisions get made. Ironically, the culture is absolutely terrible -- a climate of fear, constant layoffs, little ability to share one's ideas or be heard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house at the executive level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Management is lazy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    The benefits were great. Some people were great. (Most were overworked and burnt out). Nice modern office.

    Cons

    Management is incompetent. Old, decaying tech company that doesn't know how to get back on track. Got rid of anything that would help morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new leadership. It's killing the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    IRC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Good money good benefits plus

    Cons

    Terrible management terrible micro managing and they spy on everything you do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit. let them hire qualified managers they never worked there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Joke

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Work from home. Competitive salary

    Cons

    Horrible Management on all levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what Monster does

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Leadership is lacking

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Facilities are nice, salary is competitive.

    Cons

    Management is immature and lacks proper training. Bully behavior to show authority. Stressful environment and highschool mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get proper management training and manage your people like adults.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Monster is Awesome and Keeps Getting Better

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    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 a 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Products Questionable Leadership

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience for a while

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    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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