Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Monster experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Monster Worldwide as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    When I was there management team very involved

    Cons

    When I was there management team very involved

    Advice to Management

    Keep the company unique, don't try to fit the everybody else model

  2. Helpful (8)

    Good solutions, poor leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales in Boston, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good solution set and technology, great team members, especially the more tenured folks who are willing to help

    Cons

    focus is on spreadsheets and micro managing, rather than providing solutions to clients' needs... and karma. Bad systems will ruin good people every day of the week

    Advice to Management

    ceo's #1 priority is shareholder value... which is non-existent at MWW. Not sure how the board hasn't relieved Sal of his duties

  3. Helpful (1)

    Internet Recruitment Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Florence, SC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back work environment and they will work with you if you have things you need to do away from the office during the day. Great tuition reimbursement program in place. Generous base pay and commission structure if you get a good territory. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    The company is clearly on its last leg fiscally. They have laid off the entire HR department and most of marketing as well as development. They continue to hire in sales, but the earnings reports are dismal. The company has some really great products such as Power Resume Search, but they do nothing to market them. Some of the other products and acquisitions the company has made are total failures. If you get a good territory, you're golden, but if you get a bad territory, you are screwed. Bad territories are filled with duplicate and child accounts that don't have purchasing power or newspaper accounts and closed businesses. They pressure you to make you feel as though you are not doing enough, but generally, if you can make 70+ dials a day and show solid account coverage, you are okay.

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  5. Helpful (11)

    Stay away, don't bother!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There used to be some Pros to working at Monster, now, not so much.

    Cons

    Where to start? Terrible management (micro-management), no bonus or salary increases on years, yet the CEO takes a $2.3mm bonus on 2013 (Forbes.com), leadership only cares about numbers and their ego, to hell with employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your own way. Give up.

  6. Great experience! But lack of communication after internship program

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Monster Worldwide as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, good people. Easy to meet up with people and they were willing to talk with me.

    Cons

    No contact after internship program after being told they would reach out for full time offers. Not much of a positive work culture- very quiet, not a lot of interaction between teams

  7. Helpful (9)

    It's a sinking ship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Was a great company to work for at one time... when the management truly cared about their employees and your success there.

    Cons

    New leadership is terrible. TERRIBLE. Especially in their western region. Sal listens to nothing that people tell him, and even just the Regional Managers are just out there to micromanage and not actually care about you succeeding.

    Advice to Management

    Close the doors.

  8. Helpful (4)

    Keep on moving

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance.
    Most of First line management "gets it".

    Cons

    Review their last 8+ quarters of financial reports and you will not need to read anymore of this review
    Huge revenue losses despite multiple rounds of layoffs, office closures and limited marketing spend.
    Quotas change every month and every quarter. The goal seems to not pay sales people.
    Several years of bad bets on technology and solutions that have been major misses with clients.
    Customers wont return calls (need I say any more).
    CEO is an accountant.....that line of thinking rolls down hill (ie MicroManagement)
    No one, I mean no one is interested in any feedback from the field. In fact it is frowned upon by senior leadership and by some managers.
    And most important is the morale is really low and no one seems to care to change it.

    Advice to Management

    Sales force is too large for the limited opportunity. Consider changing that to improve commissions and morale. Willing to bet you win more in the end.
    If not, step down and move on yourself. Time to concede and let new leadership try and revive a once darling brand.

  9. Good for a bit...

    Former Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to make great money in inside sales.

    Cons

    High pressure, lots of competition. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Remove ecomm from quota.

  10. Helpful (5)

    What a Joke of a Company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Practice Leader in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Practice Leader in Boston, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, work from home,

    Cons

    Everything with the company. it is the sinking ship

    Advice to Management

    Replace yourself with true leaders.

  11. Helpful (3)

    Poor leadership from CEO down to Regional Managers

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    • 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 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Training is intense but good. Great trainers. People are great.

    Cons

    Management doesn't manage or motivate.Constant threats about your job or time off. No more feel good atmosphere. Every time you think things are improving, you find out it's not. And it's still one of the places where it's who you know not who you are to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    Time to get off your high horse Monster, you are not the top dog anymore or have been for years! Take a good hard look at who's running your operations!!! Monster is in need of real leaders not yes man

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