Monster Worldwide

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Monster Worldwide Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
343 Reviews
2.6
343 Reviews
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Monster Worldwide Chairman, President, and CEO Sal Iannuzzi
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218 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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  1.  

    Great Pay but Strange Structure and out of touch

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Key Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great pay (both salary and commission).
    Fun Culture - depending on your sales manager

    Cons

    Management thinks Monster is still #1. People arent using Monster like they used to and people are not as impressed with the name brand anymore. The name doesnt sell itself anymore. Its a dying industry. They are behind the 8-ball.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People over profits and you would be surprised how performance can take off.

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

    Once an innovator in the talent acquisition this company has lost touch with job seekers and employers globally

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    Current Employee - National Account Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Working from home is excellent. It allows for an amazing work-life balance. It provides the opportunity to spend a great deal of time with your family, managing your home, and out of work responsibilities. The pay and commission are pretty awesome for the online recruiting space. Expectations are not that high. It's understood that LinkedIn has taken over as the top played in the space and we are a commodity that races to the bottom on price.

    Cons

    Lack of a differentiated product, poor regional management, and incompetent VP's and senior executives. They have no idea of where they are going or how to be successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is so broken it would be difficult to reshape this dying organization. The new products that have been rolled out are simply not scalable or even remotely what the market is looking for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Happy & Interesting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Talented people who know how to get the job done.

    Cons

    Competitors make success more challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers reviewed by staff.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Its all about money at San Francisco.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Occasional perks (happy hours, sodas, weekly lunches), and great location (downtown San Fran). If you're naturally very talkative and social, you'll at least have a good time with some of the people here. If not, don't bother.

    Cons

    You ever seen those "get a free iPod!" sites, or those annoying "get a degree from ITT Tech!" forms that pop up on Monster.com whenever you try to do anything?

    That's basically what the San Francisco office is.

    It is very much a money counting place where they only care about leads and revenue calculation, plain and simple. Nobody cares about the users who use their sites (SF office deals with community sites not monster.com proper), its all a farm for lead generation forms. When i say money counting i mean that literally, up to the hour people are looking at the dollar amounts from people who fill out forms and making decisions based on that.

    To be fair, this might not be so bad as long as you know what you're getting into. Some people do really well in this kind of environment. Others like to provide some value to the users in return for making money - if the latter applies to you, forget about this place.

    You get no positive feedback at all when you do a good job, but get definite feedback on a bad job.

    The people who have been around for years from when "affinity labs' was bought by Monster.com, they have a very clique-ish mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at your departmental managers. They're not as good as you think you are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Monster Worldwide - trying hard but still falling behind

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Good opportunities for advancement, the organization is mostly a meritocracy, vacation time is above average if you can find the time to actually use it.

    Cons

    Monster is a big company and it struggles under it's own weight. In a market that's filled with younger, more mobile companies, innovation at Monster is stifled by corporate bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Monster is a web 1.0 company struggling in a web 2.0 world. Adapting current best practices and focusing on getting beyond the keyword/zipcode job search would be a step in the right direction. Focusing on user experience and interface would go a long way toward increasing the consumer value proposition.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Leading Web 2.0 Company Finds Its Own Niche

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    The people at Affinity are what makes this working environment light and exciting. People are allowed to have fun and are encouraged to work hard. Because we're still very young but have great potential, everyone is motivated to be the best, to top last month's numbers, to always be improving. Our company feels transparent and strong.

    Cons

    I'd have to say that its hard to keep up with the pace - we're growing fast. It feels competitive at times, which can be good or bad. Also, there is not much room for vertical growth - everyone plays their own role and that's it. Of course, these are all common downsides of a start-up-like company, which comes with many benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While the company is intimate and hardworking, I feel uncertain about my performance because we don't receive enough feedback. I'm proud of the work I do, and I hope others are too.

    Recommends

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