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Monster Worldwide Interview Questions

Updated Jul 18, 2018
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    Contract Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Maynard, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Monster Worldwide (Maynard, MA) in June 2009.

    Interview

    Hired as full time from a temporary position, so the interview process waws quick and easy, and was more of a formality.

    Interview Questions

    • Don't you think you should be my boss, rather than my empoyee?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Very cordial


  2. Helpful (1)  

    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Monster Worldwide (Weston, MA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    The process was formal and the interviews were well planned and allowed for open conversation. Got to meet with the entire team I was going to work with, and they were very nice and cordial. It was refreshing to meet the team and gave me a good sense of the cutlure.

    Interview Questions

  3. Helpful (4)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Maynard, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Monster Worldwide (Maynard, MA) in June 2010.

    Interview

    I had a 1/2 hour phone interview with the hiring manager. He asked me about some of my background as well as some basic technical questions. I was not well prepared and did not do well with the technical questions; as a result the interview did not go well but I learned a very valuable lesson. There are numerous sites with typical interview questions, use them to prepare for your interviews! I did and subsequent interviews have gone much better.

    Interview Questions

    • In SQL, what is the difference between an inner and outer join?   1 Answer
    • What is the difference between inheritance and delegation?   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Maynard, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Monster Worldwide (Maynard, MA) in January 2008.

    Interview

    I did a phone interview at first. The manager asked me about the work I had done before and some technical quetions. There was a face to face interview after that . I had a group/panel interview where I had to answer several technical questions. I had to meet the director after that. He asked me couple of questions that would help him better judge my personality.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Monster Worldwide in April 2016.

    Interview

    There is one Hr round in 20 minutes to describe the hiring process and after that, there are 2 back to back phone screen technical interviews. It was an intern interview so if you can pass the two round phone interviews you could get an offer


  6. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Monster Worldwide (Weston, MA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through college career fair. First received a call from the recruiter(on call interview). Then had to come and meet the related managers. They were all very friendly. Was given some swag and food. About two rounds of interviews. The managers were very friendly and informative. A tip would be to listen carefully and then ask meaningful questions from the managers.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about my resume and background in computer science.   1 Answer

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Monster Worldwide (Weston, MA).

    Interview

    The interview lasted about 2.5 hours. There were about 8 people interviewing at the same time. As a group, we were greeted by Mike, who was very nice and helped make a relatively stressful process seem less daunting. He discussed the company for a bit and answered questions. Engineers came in and the VP(?) came to talk to us more about Monster. After that we each were paired with two engineers who interviewed us separately. It was more of a conversation about past experiences than a test of skills--as far as interviews go it was not bad at all. There were no curveballs. After some initial awkwardness on my part I think it developed into a pretty nice conversation. Overall it was a good experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing was too bad--just be prepared to talk about what you've done in class and outside of class, and expect questions about what you have put on your resume.   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Monster Worldwide (Weston, MA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    I am a first year PhD student in Mathematics. I was looking for an internship related to data analysis and/or mathematical modeling. I handed in my CV at a school career fair. The representative told me that he would refer me to the data science team. A few days later, I received an email asking me to schedule a time for phone interview. The interview was about 20-30 min. Mostly, the questions were related to my past experience. I feel like they were just trying to get an idea of what my experience level was. The phone interview also contains some standard questions such as "why do you think you are a good candidate for the internship" and "what was the most difficult part of your experience at xxxx and how did you overcome it."

    After the phone interview, they moved me to the final round, which is on-site interview. At the end of March, I went to Monster's office in Weston, MA for the on-site interview. First, we were given a short tour of their new building followed by information sessions given by the HR and people from the engineering department. During the session, they asked us why did we want to apply for the internship. I don't think it was considered a formal question as part of the interview process. But people who were going to interview us were also in the room listening to our answers. Then we moved on to in-person interview. I was interviewed by two people from the engineering team, one of them was the person who phone interviewed me. It was not a technical interview. Nothing very technical was asked. They were trying to figure out what I want to get out of the internship and tried to match me to a suitable position. They also asked about my past experience in more details. The most difficult question was: give an example of a correlation you can draw between two categories of data that Monster collect. They gave me an example: suppose Jack was applying to Job A. Mary, who applied to Job A also applied to Job B. So it is likely that Jack would also want to apply to Job B.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of a correlation you can draw between two categories of data that Monster collect. Example: suppose Jack was applying to Job A. Mary, who applied to Job A also applied to Job B. So it is likely that Jack would also want to apply to Job B.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Although they had specific start and end dates of the internship program, they are willing to adjust the dates if you need to start a little early or late.


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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Monster Worldwide (Milwaukee, WI) in July 2011.

    Interview

    I was called by a recruiter for a phone interview. She asked for me to go through my job history, knowledge of computer programs, strengths, weaknesses. My main point is that she said that she would contact me within three days of the interview, but never did. It is disappointing to receive a rejection letter but when a promise is broken, it is even more disappointing. Obviously she may contact me later but already I feel animosity towards the company.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about the time when you had to explain an accounting concept to someone with little accounting knowldege.   Answer Question

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    Visual Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Monster Worldwide in October 2009.

    Interview

    Met with five different people. Two out of the three were really just going with the motions (at least it felt like that to me) Unfortunately I had no other option but to be interviewed towards the end of the day due to everyone's schedule at Monster. I luckily knew someone within the group I was applying to and had a pretty good idea what I could expect for work load and work mentality.

    Negotiation

    It wasn't bad. I experienced a small hiccup with the job title I was applying for and what was given to me in the acceptance letter. But other then that negotiation phase was fine.


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