Monster Worldwide

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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
365 Reviews
2.7
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.  

    OK company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager of Sales Operations in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Manager of Sales Operations in Maynard, MA

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

    Pros

    Overall the company is OK. Not much to say about it.

    Cons

    depends what department you are working in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to take care of your employees. Would like to see the company in the top company to work for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Perfect if you want to move up

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Small Business Account Manager in Florence, SC
    Current Employee - Small Business Account Manager in Florence, SC

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

    Pros

    good work life balance, we are a team and act like one, great pay for the location, if you bust your butt it is easy to move up in the company.

    Cons

    the end of month/end of quarter is always hard in sales, but that is what you should live for. You may put it 10 hour days, but it will pay off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the advances are great, keep 'em coming!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Interview Process

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Weston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Systems Analyst in Weston, MA

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

    Pros

    The interview process was intense, enlightening and efficient. I had 2 phone interviews and then 4 face to face. Unlike other interviews, these really were focused on me as a person rather than the boiler plate "Tell me about what you have done". Very satisfied with the process!

    Cons

    Took a little longer than expected to process background check, however the managing recruiter was in daily contact with updates to reassure that nothing had changed, just waiting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So far so good!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience building out features to help others!

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    Former Employee - Product Management
    Former Employee - Product Management

    I worked at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Good, sharp people who are very willing to collaborate.

    Cons

    Challenging to work from a satellite office vs the mothership in Massachusetts.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Some great people, but company is struggling

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There were some really good people, especially on the product team, doing some cool things. People were working hard, but generally because they wanted to.

    Cons

    The company has been struggling to keep up in a changing world. It still has its DNA from the '90s, so it's hard to be a "cool internet" company like it wants to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Internet products sell themselves. Superbowl ads and booths at the SXSW tradeshow don't. You need to double down on cool, innovative technology that helps employers and workers connect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Account Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accunt Manager in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Accunt Manager in Maynard, MA

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Work Life Balance They will pay you to team on a sale so essentially they pay the commission twice for the same sale when they shouldn't. Some good people. 40 hours pay even when you don't work it no one really tracks how long you actually work when in sales.

    Cons

    Very poor management all the way to the top. There are some good ones that know what they are doing, but they are far and few. There are so many employees ready to cut your throat if possible. There is to much favoritism from the managers they don't treat all employees equal. There are managers who know an employees that come in at 9:00 leave by 4:00 with an 1 hour or 2 hour lunch they put in a time card for 8 hours worked. While the same manager will get on another employees case about being 1 hour off on their time card.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try hiring managers with the actual ability to manager people not just move them up from sales people because they achieve sales quotas and they are liked. There are some that are good managers, but many that are not qualified.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great atmosphere and work environment.

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay for the level of skill and experience necessary to work there. Excellent fringe benefits. Laid back environment yet professional performance is expected.

    Cons

    Call center environment can become boring and unchallenging. Many things are learned as you go. Basically thrown in the mix. There's a good training program it's just not enough to learn everything that needs to be learned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training should cover more day to day requirements and less about sales strategy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized giant.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Salary. The salary at Monster at the AM level is between $55-70k per year. Bonus at plan is about $65.
    Overall you're going to make good money with Monster.

    Cons

    They are trying to find themselves in the highly competitive internet job database field. Monster wears many hats and is the master of none.
    Training is just horrible and support coming out of training is non existent. You're on your own getting started.
    Benefits are crappy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TRAINING!!! New employee support!! Become better at the few things that you do well and quit trying to be everything to everyone. Destroy Karma! It's a horrible crm. Xactly sucks too.
    Require an HR background from your new AM's. Having no background is a recipe for failure.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Went downhill fast after founder and early executives left. Used to be fun, now it is just a factory.

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    Former Employee - Telesales Executive in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Telesales Executive in Maynard, MA

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

    Pros

    Young telesales group that was competitive In a good way amongst themselves.

    Good benefits, free soda, and they bring in lunch at end of months and quarters.

    Cons

    New c-level managers suck. A bunch of retreads from Motorola. No industry experience.

    Constantly messed with territories and quotas. No consistency. High pressure and if you get the wrong manager, you will want to quit.

    Totally missed on strategy for mobile for years. That is why linked in and indeed are killing them.

     Stopped innovating and was ok with being the big bully for market share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue and either acquire an innovative competitor or sell to a bigger firm with resources to innovate. You are moving toward irrelevance.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Smart, hard working team based individuals

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    People worked well together across departments. Everyone is always willing to lend a hand to help another. Very smart and hardworking group. Loved my manager which is rare to find. - Supportive and knowledgeable without micro-managing.

    Cons

    Exec team was directionless and spinning in a fast growing and changing industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of most exec team and bring in some new forward thinking visionaries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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