Monster Worldwide

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Monster Worldwide Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
343 Reviews
2.6
343 Reviews
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Monster Worldwide Chairman, President, and CEO Sal Iannuzzi
Sal Iannuzzi
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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12 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Still a great place to be - ever changing

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    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    HR law, what HR law?

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    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 for 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
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Hurrendous, awful, soul destroying, terrible, unorganised

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    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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time for 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work - Definitely a work to live attitude

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    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 for more than a 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
  8.  

    Still proud to be a Monster

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    • 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 for 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Monster UK

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    A great place to work. Hard work but very rewarding. Lots of career opportunities and loads of incentives.

    Cons

    Very hard sell culture, and things change very quickly in a .com company. Lots of competition in the UK market.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    productive and engaging

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive  in  Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    monster are a forward thinking company who reward well for hard work and are constantly looking to improve upon their place in the market.

    Cons

    I feel that although there is a very big company policy on team work there could be a greater emphasis put on actually building relationships between teams and departments within monster. there seems to be a lot of people/departments that dont mix with each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    encourage more friendlyness and welcomining within the office

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    i enjoy it, it's a good place to work most of the time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide

    Pros

    Dynamic
    Friendly environment
    Always changing and new things to get your teeth into
    Fast paced environment and a lot of nice people

    Cons

    Consistancy
    Lack of confidence by management
    For all the good people there are some bad which is a shame
    Unneccessary refocus and shift of priorities without consultation or explanation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate and let people know what is going on, the end goal and how to achieve it

    No opinion of CEO

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