Monster Worldwide

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The best part is you get to work from where ever you feel like it ie.. Home, Starbucks, at the beach wherever your heart desires. Or don't work at all one day and no body cares or knows what you're doing. Calling in sick or for vacation not necessary either. As long as your showing numbers, that's all this company cares about. Benefits used to be fantastic with just a $500 deductible for $330 a month family plan but now it's $4000 deductible.

    Cons

    Extremely high quotas, management is never available when needed. Biggest problem with this company is they require things of you but never ever follow through with it. They create products to compete with companies when there's no completion in the first place. Apples and oranges are fruit but nothing alike. They create technology products and expect non-techie sales people to sell it. They offer incentives to sell certain products because they know those products are tough to sell. Plus they bought Hotjobs a few years back when HJ was going down hill. So they invest in a company that wasn't making any money and is not helping to make money. Not to mention this company is up for sale now. They have huge social media competitors and they have no idea how to compete. They're job postings don't work and they make clients spend more money in other products to make job postings work better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be around more for your team. Live a day in your sales team shoes.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great training and great people...just a fair amount of politics.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director of Sales in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great training provided by leadership to make sure that we were successful in managing and selling. Good work environment and enjoyed most of the people.

    Cons

    Fairly political organization with an aging product mix that was limited and not very progressive in keeping with the new technology or offerings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awful

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    The field sales team was great to work with. Other than that I can't find another positive thing to say.

    Cons

    There is little to no decision making capability amongst the management. No direction and no focus. There was no business plan and a culture based on preventing teamwork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the middle management and start over. You have the data to be a good company

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just not moving forward

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I have some co workers who are so smart and so great to work with it. Monster is pretty good at work life balance. The overall stability of the company does seem better then what it once was.

    Cons

    It just seems like there are a lot of people who do nothing. We have started trying to be more innovative, however just aren't heading in the right direction. Just seems to me we are mirroring our competitors instead of getting a head of the game. We have a lot of people who stop things from moving forward and everything gets trapped in process. There is a lot of time making up for where Sales seems to lack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean a little more house and get the sales team to sale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, bad pay

    • 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

    Benefits, great atmosphere, perks, flexibility

    Cons

    Pay is very low for the work that you do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointed

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, customers. It started out fun, and ended with fear.

    Cons

    Clique system. It's all in who you know, and who's rear you are willing to kiss. There is no appreciation for ethics or morals or hard work. Only more, more, more; it doesn't matter how you get it. Fear based work environment. Always being threatened with losing job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN to your people. The lack of communication between the floor and even middle management, let alone upper management, WILL be the downfall of this company. It's sad. Greed. Everybody wants what they want, regardless of whose head has to roll, or what it ultimately lost in the end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was a decent place to work but lacks effective leadership

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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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary to start off with and good sales reps working around you. Most of your peers will help if you ask them to.

    Cons

    The management is not personable and doesn't really care about their employees and actually helping them to succeed. They are strictly focused on hitting some unrealistic sales goals and hesitant to actually get on the phone and help the sales staff achieve those goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on how you can help employees succeed instead of finding someone to blame for not achieving their sales goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of real Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Maynard, MA
    Current Employee - Sales in Maynard, MA

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

    Pros

    Great Co-Worker
    Okay Benefits
    Flexibilty of Time off
    Good Location

    Cons

    No Accountability for actual time worked by employees.
    Lack of real Management
    Favoritism to some employees
    Managers use internet inappropriately as do employees.
    Sales people are give spiffs for things they should be doing as part of their normal jobs they are being paid to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to make sure you employees are actually working and putting in the hours they claim on there time cards. There employees who come in at 10am leave at 4pm and take 2 hour lunches. You also have people claiming to be working and are actually on vacation with with the family or or friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, with some caveats

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent coworkers, cutting edge technology, ability to work with as much or as little supervision as you want in the field

    Cons

    High sales quotas, leadership doesn't do a great job of messaging the strength of the technology, and they often put themselves before their employees, kind of a "when you get to our level you can have great perks like this too"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sacrifice more. Give people under you perks that you DON'T get. Don't just listen to people who tell you what you want to hear.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Ok

    • 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

    Good immediate manager - flexible and good worklife balance

    Cons

    lack of company wide direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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