Monster Worldwide

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Monster Worldwide Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
355 Reviews
2.6
355 Reviews
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Monster Worldwide Chairman, President, and CEO Sal Iannuzzi
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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)

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  1.  

    shameful ex-employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    the company offers great employee benefits. Managers offer good support but could be helped more by the business. Pay is good and it is a friendly and fun environment

    Cons

    direction has been lacking from senior management for a number of years. there is a lot of red tape which gets in the way of doing the right thing. got to say some of the comments from ex employees are a nonsense. i have never experienced any drug taking in the Glasgow office, laughable comment. Nothing about sexual favours either. Obviously a disgruntled former employee who has been sacked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make the new strategy work! communicate to the people more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to work

    • 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

    innovative company, great people to work with

    Cons

    nothing that springs to mind work hard and you will get rewards simple as that if you are lazy its the same as all other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train train and train some more

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

    No one knows what they're doing, where they're going...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Beer cart Fridays, and could play music at your desk.

    Cons

    -Bullying, aggressive, misogynistic culture... Glasgow office has rampant Management sanctioned/participating drug use.
    -Only people who are 'buddies' get promoted and raises, not based on experience, skill, etc.
    -The higher in the ranks, the more clueless the people. No one knows how to save Monster from eventual collapse and irrelevance... they even scoffed off the whole social network & LinkedIn angle as the way forward.
    -Woman who are horrendous at their jobs can flirt, flash and exchange sexual favours for raises and promotions... read previous note on misogyny.
    -Business is run solely for the monetary enrichment of the Sales Management.
    -Their bonuses changed to downward spiraling Monster stock that vested 25% per year over 4 years... essentially left with no bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell off the company for it's intellectual property and wind the company down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    HR law, what HR law?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Process Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Process Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    There wasn't really a huge amount of work, you could sail by not really achieving anything.

    Cons

    Lack of HR support. No progression or development. No training offered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your staff and they will help the company to be great, as it once was.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Still a great place to be - ever changing

    • 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

    There is something that keeps you at Monster, its always changing moving and gets better and better. With the new strategy that it is looking at moving to, they will once again be the leader in the market place.

    Cons

    Sometimes we miss opportunists to grow in the right direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep driving the business forward as the guys on the floor will make it happen!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Hurrendous, awful, soul destroying, terrible, unorganised

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

    I worked at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    There are no pros at all

    Cons

    It was said to me on my first day by reception 'I wonder how long you will last'. When I asked them what they meant, they stated Monster had a reputation for just getting rid of people. I brushed this off and thought nothing of it. Until now.
    Monster have got rid of so many people (illegally may I add).
    They treat their employees like rubbish.
    There is no way of moving up in the company.
    HR department are corrupt.
    Management don't have a clue, it's almost embarassing.
    If you have a voice they will find a way to force you out.
    If you are sick they do not support you in any way, they actually threaten you with the prospect of losing your job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Correct all of the above

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interview

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    salary is great and was helpful for the summer

    Cons

    none I really enjoyed the time I spend there

  9.  

    High and low in a changing environnement, all actions are driven by sales

    • 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

    Global environnement. Flexible hours. Famous company

    Cons

    if you are a non sales person, expect lots of frustration... It's all about sales people here.
    Company is restructuring since 2012 and it looks like it's not finished yet
    poor global communication
    too many processes slowing down everyday work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remote people management doesn't work. Allow people to travel and meet colleagues.
    Don't be too conservative and take risks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work - Definitely a work to live attitude

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    The Money is out of this world for what is essentially a telesales job
    People are friendly and supportive
    Excellent incentives

    Cons

    High targets I suppose, but they are achievable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Still proud to be a Monster

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - International in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - International in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Innovative, leader in technology and we have a lot of our employees who have a minimum of 5 years will the company

    Cons

    Like all companies at the moment it's the economy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to your long term staff they have been with you through the good and bad

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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