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Monster Worldwide Overview
Weston, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Business Services
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Monster is a global leader in connecting people to jobs, wherever they are. For more than 20 years, Monster has helped people improve their lives with better jobs, and employers find the best talent.

Today, the company offers services in more than ... Read more

Mission: We create and deliver the best recruiting media, technologies and platforms for connecting jobs and people; we strive every day to help our customers hire and help people find jobs.

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Timothy T. Yates
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  • "Incredibly smart & passionate people that have needed new leadership for a while now."

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    Current Employee - Vice President Innovation in Weston, MA
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    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)


    Good health care benefits, certainly better than the ones I had at IBM.
    Better 401K distribution and matching than them also.
    Incredibly smart people.
    Amazing Technology Stack from Cloud, to Career Websites, to Cognitive, Semantic Search, AI, Machine Learning, Bullhorn integration, and the list goes on and on.
    They are willing to make the changes needed to get the company back on track.
    Randstad, who acquired them in 2016, is committed to their success.
    In a position to disrupt the marketplace.


    Tech stack is a little "over populated" and disconnected.
    They are rolling in a lot of new leadership which is always a bit painful.
    It will most likely take a few months or quarters to discover and clean up issues so they have a clear path in 2018.
    2017 is a rebuilding year.

    Advice to Management

    Job postings and search licenses are a dying service. Focus on the tech stack and getting a clear GTM strategy that packages relevant technologies together for the benefit of the client. Stay client focused and treat the employees like gold for hanging in there during the difficult times to come.

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Monster Worldwide Photos

Monster Worldwide photo of: The Monster Discovery Center
Monster Worldwide photo of: Career expert Vicki Salemi hosts a panel on Millennial Candidate Insights at the 2015 Monster Customer Summit.
Monster Worldwide photo of: Joanie Courtney, Senior vice president of Global Market Insights at Monster, discussing hiring trends at the Monster Customer Summit.
Monster Worldwide photo of: Author Malcolm Gladwell behind the scenes with Dean Elmore of Boston University between panels at the 2015 #MonsterSummit.
Monster Worldwide photo of: Paul Forte speaking at the #MonsterSummit.
Monster Worldwide photo of: Monster's booth during the HR Technology Conference in October 2014.
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Monster Worldwide Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Monster Worldwide (Weston, MA) in May 2017.


    There was 2 phone interviews initially. After that I was called for an onsite interview. The interview went well. The next day, HR called me and said that I was selected for that position. As an graduating student, I was very excited that I got an offer in one of the best companies. My background verification also was in process. But later, after a week when I asked them to send me the offer letter, the HR called me said in plain voice that they can not offer me this position as they did not have the budget. I was initially shocked for a moment to hear this as there was no reason I could be rejected after HR called me and told that I was selected. I only wanted to let them know that if they did not have the budget, they should have decided that earlier before opening that position or at least before informing me that I was selected. After all the happiness that was there for a week, they just took it away in 1 minute. I also rejected an offer which I had since they clearly told me that I was selected and they will send me an offer letter. But finally I was emotionally hurt and that left me dejected. I know it happens sometimes but not never seen a company of such stature to decline an offer after informing me that I was selected and when my background verification was in progress.

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Company Updates

  • You've only got one chance to make a first impression–don't blow it.

    How to make a great first impression on almost anyone

    Knowing how the brain works can help you wow people and be less boring in interviews and at networking events, says Vanessa Van Edwards in her book "Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People."

  • “If you rush into the next thing without pausing, you can easily overlook what you really want.”

    Why You Should Take A Sabbatical From Work

    Google employee Rachael O'Meara, author of "Pause: Harnessing the Life-Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break," says taking a good look in the mirror can help you plot your next career move.

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