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"Monster at the crossroads"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good benefits, technology, value of work to people's lives. Still a leading brand on the internet although innovations aren't getting traction they should.

Cons

Culture of fear, declining quality of upper management, long slide from hot internet startup spirit to slow, quarterly earnings culture. Constantly switching priorities; most initiatives take many layers of approval going to the top, where they sit for months. Recent new products promising but remains to be seen whether it's too late.

Advice to Management

You were brought in to clean up the mess left by a few bad apples at the top. You did a good job cleaning it up but the tight corporate culture, and governing by fear, is driving away the best talent. Ruling by fear means you won't hear the criticism and suggestions you need to pull out of the long dive.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Milwaukee location"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Monster is great at giving time off with its 4 weeks PTO in the first year of service. It also is big into work life balance, you can work flexible hours and take off a lot with little to no notice.

    It has a pool table in the cafeteria.

    The walls are painted funky colors.

    Cons

    It is extremely political and unprofessional, and gossip at all levels is an understatement. To get at least some sort of respect, you need to know who to be friends with. It's not what you accomplish but who you know. There are many non performers who work here only because they are liked.

    They will not hire without the approval of the CEO. Job security is at an all time low with all of the recent layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Empower and respect your employees. Hire good, motivated, professional employees to free up your time from micro managing and gossiping.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Profit oriented greedy Monster."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Maynard, MA
    Current Employee - Engineering in Maynard, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Nice view from the 5th floor in Maynard.

    Cons

    Strange culture of consistent pressure and time crunch where a lot of things go overlooked and unaddressed which fire back resulting into even more pressure and more mistakes. Do not expect things to be always fair and reasonable.

    Advice to Management

    The claim of being a people friendly place to work should be not just on paper. The culture of intimidation should yield to the culture of inspiration.

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