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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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  • Communications from upper management wasn't always timely (in 32 reviews)

  • Work Life Balance is not a priority (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Good company and foundation, need clear path/direction delivered to employees, top-down."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Weston, MA
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Weston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good communication, team-oriented environment, and great strategies.

    Cons

    Company-wide communication not so great, no "real" understanding of the direction the company is headed in, top-down.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more effectively with your employees, from the top-down, and foster better internal communication protocols.


  2. "Very good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work Culture is best..

    Cons

    No Cons so far for now

  3. "National Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, great managers and fun company trips.

    Cons

    Quotas are aggressive and often unattainable.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "The Unsinkable Titanic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dress code
    Work/life balance and flexibility
    Work from home

    Cons

    Every few months there's a new executive, and with it, a new round of layoffs. Even without the layoffs lots of senior employees are leaving the company and there is no clear sense of direction for the company. No transparency whatsoever. Instability is killing company culture and lack of direction is killing the company.


  5. "Good Work for Location Here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, flexible PTO

    Cons

    Not agile enough-upper management needs to be more open to staff


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Was once a great place to work. No job security. Manages by nepotism."

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    Former Employee - Project Management in Weston, MA
    Former Employee - Project Management in Weston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, some great people, and a noble purpose.

    Cons

    Zero job security, layoffs every few months, nepotism in many departments. Randstad recently purchased Monster and their CEO Linda asked everyone to stay and not look for new jobs because "we need you". A few short months later and hundreds of long time dedicated employees are let go with almost no severance package. That was one thing Monster did right in the past - when they would throw away their employees they would at least take care of them. Randstad changed all of that. Stay away!

    Advice to Management

    Stop allowing nepotism. Focus! You shift gears every few months but never seem to be successful. Stop trying to preach innovation when you are essentially playing catchup with competitors the majority of the time.

    Maybe consider having a few less Chief positions. It seems that the trend is a few new executives are brought in and within a few weeks there is another mass layoff. Recognize who contributes more in terms of moving the company forward - 1 Chief position or the 200+ non-executives you discard to cover their new salary.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work life balance, many good people work here

    Cons

    Customer service department makes many mistakes, unrealistic quota

    Advice to Management

    simplify procedures and remove bureaucracy

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Hated it"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When you quit- at least you're out of there

    Cons

    Unprofessional on EVERY level- managers are lunatics.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage


  9. "Enterprise Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great place to work and good benefits

    Cons

    to much movement of management

    Advice to Management

    get it together


  10. "Worst company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Weston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Weston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nothing . Don't work here

    Cons

    No strategic direction . No culture
    Waste of career.

    Advice to Management

    Get strategy in place and don't do layoffs atleast for 10 years


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