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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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  • "Communications from upper management wasn't always timely" (in 39 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. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Weston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Weston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked in a fantastic office space. Supervisors were extremely understanding and would always help when I asked, even encouraging me to reach out with more questions. I really enjoyed the experience and feel it prepared me a lot for my next career steps. Pay was great too.

    Cons

    Upstairs offices are standard cubicles. Company is in a difficult spot trying to regain their prior acclaim.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Wasn't the worst, wasn't the best."

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    Former Employee - Event Manager in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Event Manager in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Company is poorly managed from the top, and is always poised to be sold. Creates an atmosphere of unrest. Frequent reduction in force lay-offs.

  3. "Great Company to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Positive work environment. Great communication from within departments and throughout the organization in general.

    Cons

    Little guidance on how to communicate with client when a product encountered prolonged issue.

    Advice to Management

    Good on ya.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "No direction. outlook doesn't look good"

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

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Salary was good. Had the potential to make good money. A lot of friendly people to work with.

    Cons

    Management has no direction, and some managers didn't even belong in management. layoff after layoff. not a good culture at all. outdated technology and absolutely no marketing and advertising. Some customers never heard of Monster, and they thought we were the energy drink customer. loss of marketshare in the industry killed this company, and they wont be able to get it back since they were purchased by a competitor. Company will close its doors in a couple years.

    Advice to Management

    Figure it out.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Nope"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome people. That is about it

    Cons

    Pretty much everything. They can convey a decent OTE but that opportunity isn’t there since all the business has made a mass exodus to competitors. The company is downsizing, senior leadership believes otherwise. The reality of the situation is that most people know monster as a cable or energy company

    Advice to Management

    Stop living on a throne of lies


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Very Poor Upper Management But Good Lower Level Employees"

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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

    Pros

    - Lower level employees are great, nice, hard working, and know what they are doing
    - Some offices locations are pretty nice

    Cons

    - Upper management is in constant state of flux, resulting in no clear company direction
    - Company politics are prevalent, and can clearly be seen
    - Does not know how to invest in the teams that are keeping the company afloat, instead money is being put into hiring more management positions, and officers that are honestly not needed
    - Makes cuts on things that provide short term solutions rather then looking into how to invest in the future
    - Some office locations are not as good as other
    - Benefits exist but are absolutely abyssal for standards of 2018

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. And figure it out. Stop hiring new officers, and just leave those positions unfilled. Put money into teams and people that are actually helping you keep afloat rather then just randomly blowing money away.


  7. "Marketing Director"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Maynard, MA

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

    Pros

    Excellent teamwork and culture that drove energy and results

    Cons

    Creativity by consensus can be slower and less efficient

  8. "Sales Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, Product, Pay, and Benefits

    Cons

    Challenged with keeping the traffic needed in such a competitive space.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Just NO."

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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

    1. The fact that despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary some of the employees still believe this company isn’t drowning.

    Cons

    1. Lack of leadership.
    2. Lack of training.
    3. Zero support from upper management and HR.
    4. Company hasn’t met it’s revenue goal in over a year.
    5. Terrible benefits packages - both for families and singles.
    6. Zero employee engagement - we watch while BioGen hosts event after event.
    7. Employees are expected to work overtime for minimum, base pay.

    Advice to Management

    Do something.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "New Execs, Same Problems"

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    Current Employee - Technology in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Technology in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - with the exception of product and legal, employees are pleasant to work with
    - if you're smart, you don't need to work hard at all

    Cons

    - product leadership works very poorly with other departments (marketing, technology)
    - big egos in leadership (especially product)
    - very poor communication & collaboration between teams and departments
    - archaic tools and practices; operates like a mid-90s company
    - no strategy on how to beat competitors' offerings, let alone stay afloat

    Advice to Management

    sell, sell, sell