Monster Worldwide

  www.monster.com
  www.monster.com

Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
355 Reviews
2.6
355 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Monster Worldwide Chairman, President, and CEO Sal Iannuzzi
Sal Iannuzzi
228 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • In the beginning the work life balance was great but that quickly changed about 2 years in (in 28 reviews)

  • Good benefits, free soda, and they bring in lunch at end of months and quarters (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • direction has been lacking from senior management for a number of years (in 18 reviews)

  • The threat of being terminated loomed over your head by upper management every single day (in 15 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Aging Dinosaur

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer/Analyst in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer/Analyst in Maynard, MA

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

    Pros

    Great people and convenient location

    Cons

    Too many layoffs that aren't well thought out as one year later they post the position that they just laid off! This puts a lot of pressure on the people left behind to now do two or more jobs with no pay increase! Too much in-fighting among management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to save money, cut back on your own salaries and bonuses and stop overworking the employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Ok

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

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Ok company, some good folks. Decent location. Can't really think about anything particularly great about this place anymore. Kind of a dinosaur

    Cons

    needs to get some fresh eyes in the product group, a lack of vision has killed this company. Hasn't had a truly unique product since the job board in 2000

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    A caotic sinking ship.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Technology in Maynard, MA

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

    Pros

    Pockets of smart, dedicated, and talented people.

    Cons

    The company is on the downside of declining industry (large job boards). The talent that built the company has largely long since left or has been laid off.

    Employees are under a tremendous amount of stress and pressure to do a lot with less than the bare minimum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company and move on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review
  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too late

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

    I worked at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Still some dedicated people.
    The work has a noble purpose - helping people find jobs, helping employers find people.
    Employers still need somewhere to find resumes.
    A faded but still fun brand idea.

    Cons

    Since Monster's leadership lost the race with LinkedIn and speciality sites to be a preferred recruiting platform, it's been utterly obvious that senior management is milking this to enrich themselves. Culture of innovation died long ago. Job agent results are embarrassing. The market has spoken, taking market cap down 90% since the current management took over, while they have paid each other millions. This would be an especially sad story if it weren't so utterly banal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apologize, tell the truth, cash out and let some courageous soul try to turn this around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall positive experience

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

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    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
  7.  

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

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

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

    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
  8.  

    Enterprise Advisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enterprise Advisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Enterprise Advisor in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ups and Downs

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

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

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of Direction - Out of Touch

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mid-Market Account Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Mid-Market Account Manager in Tempe, AZ

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

    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
  11.  

    Great company, Work-life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Maynard, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Maynard, MA

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

    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

Work at Monster Worldwide? Share Your Experiences

Monster Worldwide

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.