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Monster Inc Reviews

Updated January 31, 2017
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Monster Inc CEO Noel Lee
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Pros
  • Great People for the most part work there (in 12 reviews)

  • Cool products if you're into electronic components (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • No leadership, no trust, no work life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Absolutely no work-life balance (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    people are overall nice and kind

    Cons

    i do not find anything about cons


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Wow. Horrible."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Department in Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Department in Brisbane, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get your feet wet in lots of areas that might not be in your job description.

    Cons

    Everything else. This is a classic case of a guy that had lightning in a bottle once and it went to his head. Noel hires people that will do what he says - not people that have their own opinion or approach. The worst part is that none of them have the guts to tell him that he's wrong - which he often is. They just take their paycheck and ride it out - and the company is tanking because of it. It's a very depressing and dark place to work - very bad for your mental health.

    Advice to Management

    If the management was open to advice, they wouldn't be in this mess. Monster's days are numbered.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "executive assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Brisbane, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    meet new people all the time

    Cons

    hard to balance social life and work

    Advice to Management

    ceo is most narccistic person ever. nothing is ever his fault. has the biggest ego of all time. curses all the time in a disrespectful manner. beware! don't work here.


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  5. "Most dysfunctional place I've ever worked at."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance/Acct in Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - Finance/Acct in Brisbane, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. That's pretty much it.

    Cons

    If you work in any of the areas that interests Noel Lee, you're going for a roller coaster ride that always, always crashes with lots of screams beforehand. Other functional areas like Finance, Accounting, IT, Inventory Planning, shipping receiving (you know, the boring bits of actually running a Manufacturing/Distribution Company) are mostly ignored by upper management. And because of that, they tend to run as well as their management is qualified, which can be a bit hit or miss, but usually at least sane.
    But even the sane units are subject to bad morale, no pay raises and constant job loss.

    Advice to Management

    Just give up already. It's been a Zombie company for a while now.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Logistics"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is flexible in that it allows for business to pivot as it sees fit. Cool products if you're into electronic components. Really great group of employees.

    Cons

    In part of the flexibility of the company it also adds a lot of craziness with day to day task, often resulting in no formal direction or company goals.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure from the top down. Senior management should be leaders that know how to motivate and inspire.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "past employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Monster Inc (Less than a year)

    Pros

    a good place to work to get work experience across the board not just in the role you are hired for and work with good people. There's a good team spirit.

    Cons

    company size is decreasing and lay offs are frequent often without thought of how the work will be handled after the laid off person departs

    Advice to Management

    be more realistic for future plans and get back to basics. this was a great cable company with premium product and it might be time to go back there


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Worst place to work for in the SF Bay area"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning some newest technologies and products.

    Cons

    Poor planning, execution and zero employee appreciation.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Company Does Not give a CRAP about their employee's"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Inc full-time

    Pros

    Good insurance, thats about it.

    Cons

    Horrible management
    Backstabbing Staff Members
    Always cutting people to save profits
    No Employee Loyalty
    Nothing more than a number to them
    Ask's you to go beyond your job for no extra pay.
    Horrible working conditions.
    Products are always reconditioned and overpriced, I feel guilty for ever even selling them.
    Constant labor violations on a daily basis.
    No bonuses.
    Always asked to work extra hours and never getting recognition.
    STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY AT ALL COSTS!! HORRIBLE PEOPLE!

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employee's better, stop trying to cut corners and cut long time employee's just to hire temps to raise your bottom line. With the millions you all make, saving a few bucks an hour and ruining someones life is NOT worth it. You do not even give heads up when firings due to "workforce reductions" to save money when you knew it was coming WAY in advance, just so you could keep us there until you found a temp to perform our jobs.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "marketing brand manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    mike meet a celebrity or two and travel to events

    Cons

    work you around the clock and weekends, poor business practice, company profit on the decline,

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Bad place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative Marketing in Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - Creative Marketing in Brisbane, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I can't think of any

    Cons

    Noel is a tyrant. Big hat, no cattle. The place is a carcinogen

    Advice to Management

    Quit



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