Monster Worldwide - Interesting challenges, good people, frustrating leadership and lack of clear strategy | Glassdoor
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"Interesting challenges, good people, frustrating leadership and lack of clear strategy"

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Former Employee - Senior Director in Maynard, MA
Former Employee - Senior Director in Maynard, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

Pros

There's an honest desire to improve the career and job landscape, and lots of smart, interesting people around the world working on that challenge. You also get to do things at large scale, which is fun, and there's a sense of accountability and no-nonsense "make it better" that is refreshing. In short, good team, good people.

Cons

Management seems entirely uninterested in the employees, and really just want to figure out how to cut costs and squeeze every ounce of profit out of the business WITHOUT investing in anything ambitious and being very risk averse. Management is very top down, the attitude is very command and control and internal politics, which the people are good, are overwhelming.

Advice to Management

Fire yourselves, restructure significantly, focus on what you're actually doing to help solve problems of customers and users.

Other Employee Reviews for Monster Worldwide

  1. Helpful (3)

    "six years .. from the heights to the depths"

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    Former Employee - Web Producer in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Web Producer in Maynard, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    In the entrepreneurial era, dynamic and innovative, quirky and inspiring, risk-taking and rewarding. Always a fluid environment with both successes and failures. Early on, failures were good sources for learning and subsequent success.

    Cons

    As the firm became more corporate, risk-averse management took over and virtually every new initiative failed due to inadequate resources, lack of vision and fragmented strategy and goals.

    Advice to Management

    Too late now.


  2. "Great people but poor work environment"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Maynard, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Maynard, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are great and schedules flexible, no one micromanaging or breathing down your neck when it's not needed

    Cons

    Too sales focused of an organization o see the truth about the sales reps, most don't have a clue as to how things really work and cause the majority of post sale issues that jeopardize future business.

    Advice to Management

    Stop and open your eyes to the truth, clean up sales and hold them accountable for all their actions and not just quota. Also, stop trying to move jobs south when they are hardly able to perform the jobs that are already there.... you get what you pay for, just because you can get it done for less doesn't mean you are truly getting the same thing.

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