Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great Culture, Great People

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company treats its employees great. They are continually expanding into the market with innovative new products. Work/life balance is fantastic!

    Cons

    No leadership programs to prepare you for management roles.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Things could be better!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Florence, SC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Florence, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You're employed in South Carolina, so it could be worse. The pay is decent, not great but decent. The building is nice! Some managers are great and work hard to help their team.

    Cons

    Promotions don't come, if they do, you won't get them regardless of how qualified you are. Site Director is bringing his former co-workers from said company to fill various positions. Please note all positions his former colleagues have gotten are all in manangment. People that have been with the company for 4+ years are still in the same places. Not merit increases in years! And if you do get a merit increase, pray they don't take it from you when/if you get a promotion. No HR onsite which equals a free for all with manangment. They can do no wrong. High turnover in Customer Service! Moral is at an all time low!

    Advice to Management

    Be more concerned about your employees. People who are treated and compensated fairly will work harder for you. You need more leaders instead of "managers"! Glassdoor is probably the only place to tell how you feel about the company. Upper management does not care about their employees. Stop allowing upper management to hire people off the street who know nothing about Monster and promote from within!


  3. Helpful (5)

    Great opportunities with a great company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Florence, SC
    Current Employee - Sales in Florence, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people, the pay (when you do well, after all it is a sales job and if you suck you don't make a lot), my boss, the mission.

    Cons

    There are people that have a very ignorant view of the direction monster is taking. You see it all over this site through negative reviews. Sometimes it is hard to be positive when there are so many negative people with an unrealistic expectation of the job and business in general. The company is adapting to the change in the marketplace faster and more smart than any of the competitors. Yes it would be nice to fail and still get 100% commission or a pat on the back, but that is not how business works. Sales is a very different job than most, yes the company gives you pto, but a true sales person knows that everyday missed in the office is an opportunity and a sale not made. The biggest con about monster is that they allow these negative, spiteful people work there. Monster is a great company and will continue to do great things.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the negative, ignorant, and unsuccessful sales people. They are poisoning the waters.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Field Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the company does always try to do right by it employees. I have been here for longer than the majority of people who work here and can tell you for all its faults the company also seems to try and make things right. selling for a company that actually has a product that is tied to a noble cause. the ability to go into a client and say whatever it is you are trying to do in human capital we are willing to find a solution for you and if we don't have it we will build it.

    Cons

    animosity throughout the company. animosity in sales between reps (especially telesales) can make it painful to work in the office. take the management team too long to listen to reps and make changes (making us plug media in every deal in spite of the core products, driving down margins). the company says it wants to act more mobile but doesn't hold itself to that. sale operations is legitimately against the sales team. approvals on deals internally can last days yet we then plead with clients to sign in seconds. The new comp plan doesn't match up with company goals like they say it does.

    Advice to Management

    listen to all levels of employees. create a better atmosphere internally where everyone isn't always freaked out about their jobs. when we have top down scare tactics it creates bad business practices. Regional Managers then freak out and Rep Level we push for deals that make no sense for the client or for Monster. Clearly define our goals. Not just internally but what they are to the street. CAREER PATH - we are in human capital yet we are terrible with internally managing career opportunities.


  6. Helpful (2)

    media account manager

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, training, incentives, nice work area

    Cons

    No structure for policies


  7. Helpful (7)

    Get out quick

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great PTO and benefits. Use to be more flexible in the past

    Cons

    Upper Management in Florence is clueless. Sales gets all the benefits. We take calls all day and get leftover food as a perk. Corvettes to sales but no bonus or raise for us in years.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the little people


  8. Helpful (7)

    Micromanagement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work with helping clients is very rewarding.

    Cons

    Management rules with fear of losing your job.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers who are progressive and don't gossip. If you aren't a favorite you will be let go.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Director of Client Services

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Professional, Intelligent, subject matter expert

    Cons

    Benefits aren't the best out there.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Manager

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

    I worked at Monster Worldwide part-time

    Pros

    There are some very talented people that work at Monster.

    Cons

    Monster is lacking vision good leadership.


  11. Helpful (7)

    Regret

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The non-management employees share a common bond in that we're all in this same boat together and has created a kind of comradery.

    Cons

    Over the last 7 years the stock price is down 75% which clearly indicates that Monster is broken. As a result, there is an environment of desperation and micromanagement.

    Advice to Management

    Open up and work with the employees more closely to get back in touch with the reality on the street. As opposed to dictating and forcing actions upon people and customers, work with them. You may be surprised at the results.



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