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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
336 Reviews

2.7
336 Reviews
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Monster Worldwide Chairman, President, and CEO Sal Iannuzzi
Sal Iannuzzi
214 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • In the beginning the work life balance was great but that quickly changed about 2 years in (in 26 reviews)

  • Good benefits, free soda, and they bring in lunch at end of months and quarters (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has lost focus - more concerened with tracking metrics then actual selling (in 17 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't act on problems (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall positive experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    most of the people who work at Monster are great. the products and solutions we have to sell to our customers are great and very dependable too.

    Cons

    lack of direction. sometimes seems like a very disorganized organization. lack of internal resources makes it hard to compete.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    senior leadership may want to spend more time in front of customers to stay connected to how people feel about ours solutions and overall service offerings and what they are interested in. compeition seems to do a better job so staying more connected to both customers and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Top and Operational Heavy decisions made with little insight to what will actually drive revenue

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The organization provides excellent compensation for the work that is performed. Sales management offers complex insight into the recruitment process and ways to build value for customers surpassing level of service from competition.

    Cons

    Sr. Operational Managers determine most of the decisions made in the sales organization with little insight of its future outcomes

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Enterprise Advisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enterprise Advisor  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Enterprise Advisor in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    Innovative company, flexibility to work from home, great culture and awesome management!

    Cons

    I had to move to CA :(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! Miss you guys!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of Direction - Out of Touch

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mid-Market Account Manager  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Mid-Market Account Manager in Tempe, AZ

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is ok if you don't want to have a life outside of work. New intiatives are rolled out with no explanation of how they will be executed. it's like mystery meat in the cafeteria. Do you really want to try it?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restaff all key positions. The CEO gave a two hour speech this week and he sounds like Rocky Balboa after he took too many blows to the head.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ups and Downs

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    In the past, there were many areas for development and opportunity. I was fortunate to work with some very intelligent people. Had some very positive experiences with management (below the executive level).

    Cons

    Less opportunity for growth in the past few years, and a sense of uncertainity as to the stability/future of the company. Work environment become unpleasant as a result of low morale. Layoffs are generally large and happen too often, leaving people feeling on edge most of the time. People generally felt unappreciated, and no sense of job security. Payscale seems to be questionable and all over the place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. They are you most valuable resource. As an observation, there is a substantial percentage that are unhappy. Believe it or not, in some cases the grass is greener.

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

    Frustrating and slow

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible with work from home, work with some smart folks

    Cons

    No leadership, no direction. Organization as a whole is unorganized and has no clear streamline focused. Still has potential just could use a little shake up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please leave or change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, Work-life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Maynard, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Maynard, MA

    Pros

    Scope to learn a lot while on job. Technolgy oriented company.

    Cons

    Not a lot of scope for job oppurtunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more executor and doer than people overlooking developers. Too many manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Cutting-edge Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Maynard, MA

    Pros

    - global environment and mentality
    - leadership training
    - challenging work
    - encourage creativity and new ideas
    - uses the best and current technology
    - strong brand awareness and loyalty among employees
    - fair salary increases, including several unexpected bonuses ($5k)
    - creative atmosphere
    -"white noise" above work spaces provide employees privacy and keeps the general noise level down so you can work without a lot of distraction
    - fun perks like fooseball, pingpong, free beverages and snacks
    - encourages civil responsibility

    Cons

    - some of the departments don't "play well" with others
    - management sometimes makes unreasonable requests at the 11th hour
    - salaried employees often work 50-60 hour weeks, some eating breakfast, lunch and dinner at their desks
    - deadline-driven environment requires "all hands on deck"
    - benefits could be better, more time off, better medical plan options and vacation time
    - not a strong sense of job security - layoffs happen in large batches and without forewarning
    - constant restructuring on both company-wide and department-wide levels
    - in departments with many people doing the same job, new employees brought in sometimes causes resentment, because the new employees come in with a better salary/benefit package than existing employees in the same role and with the same qualifications

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Provide more feedback on a day-to-day basis.
    - Let employees know that they and their work are valued.
    - Help employees feel more job security.
    - Give employees some notice if they are being sourced to another department or position, versus finding out in a large meeting or moments before a large meeting.
    - Provide better benefit packages.
    - Provide better opportunities to be promoted from within.
    - Help employees achieve a better work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Loved my job in the first few years but too many things have changed for the worse

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Account Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    Ability to work from home is great

    Cons

    Commission structure is all over the place and it is not rewarding as it used to be when you go above Quota

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    No Growth - Rumor up for sale

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Maynard, MA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Maynard, MA

    Pros

    There is a flex working environment. You can work remotely when needed.

    Cons

    The management level there has driven the site to the ground, they made a crappy product to sell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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