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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is definitely a plus with this company (in 66 reviews)

  • 10 years of service, Great people (in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. Helpful (10)

    "No ingenuity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and the core working crew are genuine good people.

    Cons

    The company is not innovative. Lacks technical direction from top brass. It's run by "old engineers" that have been "corporated". Not a place for cutting edge technology. Technical management is abysmal.

    Advice to Management

    Relearn engineering. You get paid a lot to direct a company technically. Earn it by guiding the team technically. Read blogs, see what is coming up, rather than always playing catch up.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager I"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Weston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Weston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, Building and gym, Cafe

    Cons

    Monster has fallen behind and it is doubtful that they will ever be front runners again. Almost no marketing, questionable business motives for the future, not sustainable. More layoffs to come in April.

    Advice to Management

    ...


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Monster needs to improve culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Sales in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great base pay. Great people and team members...for the most part.

    Cons

    Management is untrustworthy, childish, immature and very inflexible. No work life balance. If you are in sales you are absolutely not allowed to take off the last 3 days of any given month. Don't get sick or injured on any of those last 3 days either. You will be put on plan. Also, PTO must be taken all the time. No working overtime or through lunch to cover.

    Advice to Management

    Your company is still failing because...here are your biggest clues...hire turnover (check) absenteeism (check). You culture stinks. You have management at some facilities that just plain stink. Look at the poor culture your management is cultivating. Get rid of these poor managers and start breathing life into your company. Improve the culture!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Former Mid Market Retention Sales Representative - Telesales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Telesales - Mid Market - Retention II in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Telesales - Mid Market - Retention II in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good base salary, and incredible benefits!

    Cons

    Training was one month of watching videos and a week in Boston to learn how the Consultative Sales process. The training was excellent; however, it was geared around person to person sales, not Telesales. Also, it had only about half of the day geared towards product training. You have to learn all of the product on your own time.
    The compensation plan was a joke! If I exceeded my quota on month one and two of the quarter, I would receive bonus's. That being said, the 3rd month's quota was impossible to reach and if you didn't meet it by a certain percentage, you had to PAY BACK YOUR BONUS'S!!!
    Was told turn-over was low; however, once I was there half of the sales team in my region left or was on their way out.

    Advice to Management

    Make your compensation plan a little more enticing for your sales team.
    Actually spend some money on marketing your products.
    Lastly spend some money on making your existing products the best in the industry. I was stuck selling the same product that came out literally 10 years ago. In the SAS industry that is about 8 years past its shelf life with no tangible updates.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Enormous amount of change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Working for an organization that connect companies and people to jobs and opportunities.

    Cons

    They continue to do the same thing over and over again and expect sales to increase. Quit blaming the company problems on the sales force. the problems go much deeper than sales.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look in the mirror senior leadership. You did the right thing - selling the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Needs Help"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Cumming, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Cumming, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    This company is in the process of reinventing itself as a leader in the Talent Acquisition market and if you like change this is a great place to work.

    Cons

    This company is run by the Finance Department and not the Sales Force. We are not in the position to demand high prices from clients that have gotten a bad taste in their mouth from past experiences.

    Advice to Management

    Sales Management is just now getting the hang of this industry. Keep moving forward and take control of the company.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Regional Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanley, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stanley, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun place to work, good people.

    Cons

    Executive management is weak, Do not understand the industry. Run business like commodity. Decisions made in a vacuum and often not well thoughtout.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Lots of vacation and paid holidays. Great salary and hours. The people are the best thing about this job.

    Cons

    Impossible to hit quotas. Unrealistic growth year over year. Management is not helpful. Micro management. Not enough accounts to call on. Job is tedious to say the least.

    Advice to Management

    Top management needs to see the real picture and realize traffic has declined to the website impacting performance and renewal rates. Stop micro managing your sales reps. They are not the problem!


  10. Helpful (13)

    "Run don't walk from this company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SMB in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - SMB in Florence, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and the people you'll meet.

    Cons

    Management and products don't work. You wont hit your quotas. Don't think about advancing either. You have to know the right people to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    You guys know that the products don't work any longer. Yet you blame your employees for Monsters steady decline. Start telling the truth and try to figure out how to be more relevant in the marketplace and stop blaming your employees. There marching out in records numbers.

    Remember it's only a matter of time until Monster tells you to leave.


  11. Helpful (8)

    "Sold on a Pipe Dream"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Small Business Account Manager in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Small Business Account Manager in Florence, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I made some great friends while I was at Monster.
    The work hours are great. 8:30 - 5:30 M-F - not too many other places that have this.
    Ping Pong tables to take a break at

    Cons

    - Sold on the ability to make $20,000 in commission and told that most people are making that.
     - In actuality you might his a bonus one month, but then you will tank the next month because you depleted your pipeline and you will owe that commission check back to them. I was only there 6 months and I owed them for 2 commission checks.
     - I had no confidence that the top corporate management had the ability to run a company.
     - Everyone there is delusional as to the performance of the products and the state of the company.


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