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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  • Communications from upper management wasn't always timely (in 36 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Randstad killed the Monster"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Old Monster folks were great! Loved working with them.

    Cons

    Randstad is like a rich kid who just got a new toy and does not know what to do with it. Hiring C-suite folks like crazy, and no body knows what they are supposed to be doing. Just went through one round of lay-offs and many more to come. People are leaving like crazy, most of the office space is deserted now.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue, figure out what you plan to do with the company. Laying off people is only going to work for so long. How do you plan to make a profit if you don't have people to do the work? You think the Chiefs and VPs and going to roll up their sleeves and build software?


  2. "Salpleasego was right"

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

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

    Pros

    Technically still a company that pays employees.
    Domain name that is probably worth something.
    Revenue only declining by 15% YoY so we have years before revenue is zero.
    Parent company has deep pockets so maybe they can float us for longer.
    All of the old management that tanked the company are gone.
    Got time to look for our next job while still getting a paycheck.
    Pay and beni's are ok.

    Cons

    The old management team, no experience with the Internet or HR yet made over 100 million collectively and when there was no more money to make they moved on and left us here.
    Says the employer is active with this Glassdoor site but yet we still have the old CEO listed who hasn't been the CEO for a year or so.
    Also I don't think revenue will be $500M this year but then again they don't really talk to us much so who knows.
    As Dr. Peter Venkman said "Human sacrifice (layoffs), dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!"
    It's like a horror movie, every time you turn around someone else is gone.

    Advice to Management

    Who are you? Where are you? What is the plan?

  3. "manager"

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

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work at home

    Cons

    Lack of good strategy, way behind the competition and products cannot keep up. A dieing company that can't hold on to good employees.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees competitively and generate a halfway decent benefits package.


  4. 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


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Disorganized, Inexperienced and Absolutely Clueless"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Weston, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Weston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good people...if anyone is remaining.

    Cons

    Way too many people in upper management that have absolutely no clue how to run a business or how to manage people. Monster never does any market analysis or focus groups and has no idea what customers really need or want. They rely on decision makers who have no grasp of customer needs. Monster has way too many people with the "it's always been done like that" mentality. Monster hasn't even introduced a new product in eons and when they upgrade existing products they clearly don't test it with customers or even it's own sales people. There is order within Monster and everything seems to have no rhyme or reason as to why they make decisions. Monster has WAY too many sales people and has offices scattered about the US. Consolidate offices and get rid of 3/4 of your salesforce as it's a product that needs very little sales help. Honestly, this is one of the most dysfunctional, inexperienced and poorly managed organizations that I have ever been associated with. It's no wonder that they sold for a fraction of what they were worth only 10 years ago. Monster has zero room for advancement and as far as I can see will soon be a company in name alone as there is no doubt that Randstad will automate mostly everything and get rid of most of Monster's employees (which they have already started doing).

    Advice to Management

    Monster should let go of everyone that's been there more than 5 years because they are part of the problem. They have zero idea how a successful business should be run; not a clue. Stop taking the word of product managers who are so egotistical and clearly inexperienced that they don't take actual customer needs into consideration when releasing new products. Stop hiring senior leaders who aren't full time in the head office in Weston. For a company that wants to be transparent, hiring a CPO who splits his time between NY and Weston is absolutely idiotic...unless you don't plan on keeping that office open. If that's the case, then Randstad is nothing but scum.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "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

    Pros

    At this time there are not many

    Cons

    Non payment of reps for commissions if they over achieve, horrible leadership, no clear direction, performance, haven't had a review in years, no career growth, poor employee benefits, HR does not work for the employees or care about them. Everything is about the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    You are losing all of your strong people. Enough is enough

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Consultant"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    A good PokemonGo location, but otherwise there are NO pros to this place anymore.

    Cons

    Everything:

    *Spiteful management that will grind you to the bone
    *Fading brand that most companies thought died out years ago
    *No job security
    *Lower than industry average comp plan

    Advice to Management

    Treat your emlpoyees better


  9. Helpful (9)

    "This place is a disaster."

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

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

    Pros

    Nice office; nice coworkers (for the most part).

    Cons

    I was unofficially promoted and took on a management position without a single pay increase for almost a year. Never got a formal, sit down review. Never got any praise. Never got any bonuses (even though they were promised to us). Never got the support or resources.

    Let me be clear here. I also went to Monster's HR department to ask questions regarding my employment, pending raise & promotion, etc. They told me to email the HR Business Partner. So I did. She then forwarded my confidential emails over to my direct boss and director of the department I worked under. I'm confused. How is this allowed? No one cares and no one supports you, no matter if it's HR or your direct manager.

    No events, no incentive, no reviews, no promotions, no reward. There's nothing.

    Here's a question: How can Monster.com, the website and company that is supposed to help people "find better," be such a failure to its own employees?

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees right for once. You have a smart, fun, eager group of people and you're doing nothing with them. Listen to them, promote them, give some sort of incentive -- especially to the recruiters in Talent Fusion who work so hard every day to deliver high quality candidates and services, and get absolutely nothing for the hard work. What kind of recruiting gig is that?


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Order Entries"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    The workers are really good people.

    Cons

    Corporate has given up. I can't believe the stock holders still think this company matters. Too many competitors who do job searches better.

    Advice to Management

    Jump ship now


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