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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated September 20, 2018
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  • "Communications from upper management wasn't always timely" (in 37 reviews)

  • "Work/Life balance - the stress of this job follows me home even when I proactively try to avoid it" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great managers and strong leadership

    Cons

    Not many prolems to deal with!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "RSM"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong pay plan, autonomy and innovation

    Cons

    In transition, lay offs, products still need a lot of work, Not a true sales culture

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A nice corporate culture with financial woes"

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    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Weston, MA
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Weston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and respectful management.

    Cons

    Shaky financial position leaves me wondering what the company will look like in 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Too early to rate Scott Gutz because he just started.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Monster is not going to make it"

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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

    Great people, excellent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Monster was acquired last year, and ever since then it had many many rounds of layoffs and the future of Monster is very bleak.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Wasteland and Toxic working environment"

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    Current Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Weston, MA
    Current Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Weston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free coffee and still have tenure folks dedicated to mission barely hanging on and in desperate need of leadership.

    Cons

    Thompson Reuters delinquents running this company to ground, get rid of them as they are destroying us.

    Advice to Management

    Notice and do something about attrition, there are huge number of people fleeing this once great place. PROVIDE BETTER or they’ll FIND BETTER!!!!

    Gutz check, next all hands please poll your employees frankly asking if they are looking for other jobs, answer SHOULD NOT surprise you that half if not all would answer YES aggressively looking since outlook and culture here is so toxic. You think CareerBuilder is a hot mess, hold on as you ain’t seen Monster’s imminent implosion.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Florence, SC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Florence, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This was once an awesome place to work. I truly love my job but I think they waited too long to fix the problems. Its a click ran organization. We used to have a lot of perks not anymore. Great colleages. Great work environment.

    Cons

    Current processes are broken. Break up the little clicks that try to run everything and always looking out for their friends. No trust amongst peers or management. Stop expecting us to drink the koolaid because it is definitely not sweet. Be hones and more transparent. We have been lied too multiple times. We could be out of a job any moment. Absolutely no job security. Especially since they closed the facility.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your reps. Stop holding on to reps just because they are in good with managers. Be honest about the nature of the business. No room for growth at this point. You waited too late. Be honest and upfront and allow people to make the decision to stay or go. Certain Reps are being fed leads while others don't. We make Top Reps from feeding them hand picked deals. Too many dupe accounts etc. Close up, fix all the problems and then rebrand and come back strong as ever when we can disrupt the market.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Monster was, and is no more"

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

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Weston, MA is a upper, upper class town.

    Cons

    Many...marketing is non-existent. Sales is all about cold calling and renewals, and customers who didn't renew got no value from Monster ads from their prior twelve months using Monster. Randstad is all about cutting costs, cutting costs, cutting costs, cutting costs, cutting costs, and then cutting costs. Monster used to have four floors in Weston, and now it is down to two. Scott is cutting the Gutz out of Monster, and employees are the main cut focus. They want salespeople to make 50 calls a day, and 45 of them are unreturned voice mails. Some products are really good, but they are only advertised via word of mouth, and customers aren't buying off on it. This is truly one sad place to work.

  8. "Not too bad"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Weston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Weston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a laid-back environment and not as much pressure is applied compared to other companies.

    Cons

    It is a laid-back environment and motivation may be hard to muster up.

    Advice to Management

    Coach people continuously and to not get complacent.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Monster before Randstad was great.

    Cons

    Randstad management has ruined Monster. New manager is bringing in all new people with no experience recruiting.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Another layoff so what's new"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company brand recognition vesting after 4 years

    Cons

    Poor Management, CEO down to Regional Sales Manager, To much turnover in every level of personnel. Ongoing change, Poor presence in Enterprise space, not utilizing SaaS services enough- To many layoffs, Randstad has done nothing to sure up a career path, improve products, improve marketing, Does not value employees. Outside of HR very few Senior Level Female Officers

    Advice to Management

    At this point Randstad sell Monster you have done nothing except continue the tradition of laying off people and allow poor Senior Managers to survive..


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