Monster Inc Reviews

Updated Jun 15, 2020

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2.0
22%
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19%
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Monster Inc CEO Noel Lee
Noel Lee
93 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people trying to turn the company around(in 16 reviews)

  • "A lot of good people that work there that made it bearable to come to work every day(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work life balance and only one way to do things(in 19 reviews)

  • "Noel Lee still thinks he's big like Beats(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Made me who I am."

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Monster Inc full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people I worked with moved mountains. This place taught me so many things, the least I can do is give back 5 stars. The people on my team made the difference.

    Cons

    Too much time has passed for me to say anything negative. Years later, I choose to remember the good times.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "The worst company in history"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Inc full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Absolutely nothing. If you want to die you should work here. An employee committed suicide. You will be verbally abused and mistreated by Noel daily. He expects you to work 24/7 and i'm not exaggerating.

    Cons

    The CEO is abusive to his employees and always has to be right. He is the sole reason why the company is tanking. He is stuck in the early 2000's and refuses to listen to his executives and advisors who have the key to getting this company out of the massive hole he put it in.


  3. "Falling Empire"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Junior Graphic Designer in San Bruno, CA

    I worked at Monster Inc full-time

    Pros

    Gained experienced in a lot of departments

    Cons

    Little to no accountability because of decreasing amount of employees

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sad to see it disappear"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CIO in Brisbane, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Inc full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great product developed over the many years

    Cons

    Leadership , leadership leadership

  5. "Great and fast learning company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Inc full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Execution is the way to go, and we got so good on doing that highly effective

    Cons

    Some people may see this as a "Cons" but in reality the dynamic on how to make and drive last minute changes made the big difference for us to remain relevant in the market

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Learned a lot of what not to do"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Inc full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    entrepreneur mentality, do what you need to do as long as it aligned with the CEO

    Cons

    the CEO, the CEO, and the yes people

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Stay away"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Inc full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This place is not worth it

    Cons

    It is not possible to say enough bad things about this place and its toxic culture.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "A real life story of a tyrant"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategy 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Inc full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Thinking of Noel being exposed and caught for breaking laws, tormenting his employees. - Lucky enough to meet and learn from brilliant people. Idolize and regard some as industry leaders and unbelievably good people . I had an amazing few months with them and met the people who were responsible for the companies success, but sad to see someone who could prey on them.

    Cons

    - Never thought I would have to experience whether or not to expose someone or potentially whistle blow. - Did not know such arrogance existed, let alone be able to have so many in one room that refused things like math, logic, and reality

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "Good Riddance"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Brisbane, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Inc full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A lot of good people that work there that made it bearable to come to work every day.

    Cons

    Chaos from Noel on down in management. He treated everyone like crap. Got rid of the good executives and kept the crappy ones that didnt know what they were doing. Hopefully they all got let go

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to grow, learn and contribute"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Inc full-time

    Pros

    It once had the best group of CE professionals around. A team of all-stars that have gone on to be be very successful in other CE companies. It was a great place to learn and participate especially if you're in sales or marketing.

    Cons

    Talent is not appreciated enough and people are very overworked. This caused major turnover of some incredibly talented people.

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