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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A shell of its former self"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    When I was hired there was genuine hype about rebranding and a commitment to delivering a top-tier product and service.
    At the local office there was a genuine commitment to these principals.

    Cons

    Sub-par integration of Salesforce that caused major logistical nightmares for both clients and employees.

    Portfolio redistribution that was botched due to many recent changes.

    Quarterly goals that were 60-70% of the original quota (Rep goals remained largely unchanged)

    Major changes to how the business operated departmentally.

    Inconsistent product support and unrealistic sales goals for new product launches (Kununu, Career Websites).

    All this occurred while they were attempting to negotiate a sale. Typically when a company is putting itself on the market, wholesale changes like this are tabled. Due to the many changes the sales results saw a negative trend.

    Advice to Management

    Your Indianapolis office has a great Director and Management Staff. The review is mainly directed at the management at headquarters.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Decent at best"

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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

    -ability to work virtually
    -control over schedule

    Cons

    -no annual salary increases
    -not much room for career growth
    -mentorship Program lacks actual mentors
    -lack of diversity

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Unstable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Flexible and good work environment

    Cons

    Very Unstable management and no security for employees in current situation


  4. Helpful (1)

    "company been sidways and now going downhill fast"

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    Former Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the pay was wonderful for over 8 years, generous commission and base salary. This was the only reason I stayed for over 8 years.

    Cons

    management: not helpful, no career path, no opportunity to grow with the company despite many attempts to grow my career here. they would hire managers from outside the company only to have them leave a few months later and not replace them. Very dysfunctional management. After almost 9 years of service to this company. No attempts to get to know employees in other cities, too many layers of management which allowed all managers to distance themselves from employees more and more.

    Advice to Management

    Your customers should be your continued focus, making sure you are staying ahead of the competition and not missing the mark on how to do that which was the case for so many years. do right by the customer without the customers having to fight for it.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Find Better"

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

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

    Pros

    Monster has great work life balance for field Account Executive and Account managers. If you hit your OTE and the company decides to pay you - you can make some money

    Cons

    Leadership changes quarterly, lack of strategy, products are not working, lack of direction and realistic expectations of growth and improvements. There has been limited marketing for many years and have just started to invest in marketing campaigns - seems too little to late.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Company with a long journey back to profitability"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance
    New leadership capable of making hard(right) decisions (after prior leadership refused to see the changing market)
    New parent company is a global leader in staffing

    Cons

    5 years revenue decline, no bonuses paid out during that time. Multiple waves of layoffs in 2017 as new parent company tries to fix the balance sheet.

    Advice to Management

    Stop tweaking the product portfolio (job ad, premium job ads, super job ads, etc.) It's time to make a hard turn toward new products/services. Start listening to clients!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Major cuts to close expense gaps eliminating many of their most experienced staff"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent technical staff. Decent benefits

    Cons

    Very slow to make the changes required to compete in today's market

  8. "Monster review"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Florence, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location easy to get to.

    Cons

    Management rude. You have to work in a new position for a year and you might get it. Say room for advancement but hours steady decrease


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Find Better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work from home flexibility, the team/co-workers.

    Cons

    The company does not show that it values its employees. No annual raises, no career growth opportunities, and average benefits. The company does less and less to keep their employees happy and engaged.

    Collaboration between teams is less than ideal - often having to fight to get any assistance from other departments.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees. Most of upper management is disconnected from the reality that their employees are living and feeling.

    Live what you preach. We give guidance to our clients on how to be an employer of choice and appreciate their employees, but we look at the bottom line and sales first, and treat the employees as though they of lesser importance. Happy employees make a happy company.


  10. "Used to be great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Company is tanking. Commission is much harder, if not impossible, now.


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