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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated April 24, 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. "Monster"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Weston, MA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Weston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, work/life balance, and great work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Uncertainty in direction of company since being acquired.


  2. 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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager I"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    ...


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  5. Helpful (10)

    "You will be Laid Off Eventually"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Web Analyst in Weston, MA
    Former Employee - Associate Web Analyst in Weston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Give you a good salary, while you are there. You may survive if you are kind of person, coaxing senior management all the time and give a perception that you are working diligently, irrespective of what value work you actually contribute

    Cons

    Company is in fact in a downward spiral. Going in loss every quarter. Hard Work or quality work will not be acknowledged by senior management. Your immediate managers may value your work but senior management is eventually be responsible for laying you off. If you are a kind of person, who believe in providing quality work and likes to be there for your work, this is not the company to be in. If you are a kind of person who will be using his communication skills at maximum to brag how good you are performing, you may survive 2-3 years. EVERYTHING IS PERSONAL, IN THIS COMPANY. NO DECISION IS BASED ON WHAT VALUE WORK YOU ARE DELIVERING. IF THEY DON'T LIKE YOU FOR WHATEVER REASON, YOU ARE NOT GONNA SURVIVE. Good Luck with that.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying attention to who delivers the quality work, rather than judging them on based on their perception. STOP peeking around people's screen to see if they are working and judging them on that basis.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Monster is a terr-bile place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In the Tempe office there is no pro's

    Cons

    In the last year in our Tempe office we have had 2 directors, high turnover in management, dozens of reps either quit or have been fired. 2 Comp plans, our accounts have dwindled from 1200 to 250 and more reductions to come. Base pay is way too low, and the way commissions are now structured you cannot even get close to 6 figures - Lastly Monster just let go of 180 sales employees ! The ship is going down !

    Advice to Management

    Raise base pay to 65K - structure commission to reflect the currnet renewal rates so that they are attained at 100% by a majority of the sales floor, not just a select few. Also Change to a monthly commission structure.
    Advertise Advertise Advertise - Revamp the customer account portal and Launch some new technology !


  7. "Great experience so far"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    WFH possibility and great management

    Cons

    No cons as of yet


  8. Helpful (13)

    "When The Amistad Met The Titanic"

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

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

    Pros

    Simply put, there are none. The benefits package would have been the answer at one time but the out of pocket cost to employees has increased at least 74% during the past two years and the coverage has declined. Decline is what this company does best. How else do you think Randstad bought them at a bargain basement price?

    Cons

    The management team from the top down is incompetent. There actually are no managers in the local office other that the director. Everyone else is a hall monitor who had a good quarter of selling and attended the right church. The cult mentality is alive and well in this local office.

    It’s difficult to imagine how someone could assemble a more incapable group of people to put in charge of their business. These people quite literally spend their days monitoring the activities of their team members, and handing out deals from the “open territories” to their friends and relatives. Did I forget to mention this is THE place to get that stupid brother-in-law or that lazy kid of yours a job so you don’t have to support them? Well, that’s what happens here.

    There is such an incestuous blend of favoritism and oppression of others in this place that on most days, it seems like a bad reality series. Forget Keeping Up with the Kardashians. This is more like Eradicating the Educated or Punishing the Proficient. If you’re remotely adept at anything other than smoking menthols and eating pork rinds, you’re seen as a threat and you will not advance. Period. That became painfully clear this last week when they cut their staff and I watched numerous people who had served the company well for years escorted to the door.

    Now let’s talk about the lying recruiter who calls you and promises you earnings of $75K or better. This dude has lied to so many people that I can only imagine that he has lost all touch with reality or he has completely cashed in his soul along with a couple of chromosomes. If you ever get a call from him, assume that everything he says after “hello” is a lie.

    Here’s a clue: you routinely get your sales quotas about two months into the quarter. It’s sort of a “Congratulations! You’re not getting paid!” moment.

    Advice to Management

    Since you recently focused on reducing the head count, I would advise extending that to that cluster of clowns you call a management team. You have a great director but you could run the rest of the office with two Regional Sales Managers. Period.

    Sooner or later, Randstad is going to have to admit that the baby they bought here is Rosemary’s Baby. They don’t call it monster for nothing. This business, its concept and its products are out of date, irrelevant and harder to sell than Donald Trump hats at a Lady Gaga concert.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Monster needs to improve culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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!


  10. "Internet Recruitment Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Internet Recruitment Consultant in Weston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Internet Recruitment Consultant in Weston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You do have autonomy in creating a sales plan to help you get over quota but you have to hit the call metrics regardless of your success connecting with Clevel or decision makers thru alternative methods even if that means 50 voicemails a day.

    Cons

    Inflexible with remote work from home after they moved their office from the 495 belt to the I95 belt. Average commute times were going up 30-50%.


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Needs new management, a vision and accountablility"

    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 a year)

    Pros

    It's a lifestyle company - most people punch the clock.

    Cons

    So many people have been there forever - and think Monster is still the top player in the space. They use this view to justify so many bad decisions, including how they treat their customers and their employees. Also, its a boys club. While there are a number of female employees - there are very few leaders. The boys protect each other. The support for women is limited to lactation rooms - but the maternity policy is comical. Last, training - this is a company that does not invest in training their employees. The good news is they rarely fire anyone. The bad news is - no one walks away with real career progression that can be used later in life.

    Advice to Management

    It's time for new management. Inject some life into the company. The company needs a vision - a reason to exist. It needs to celebrate the small wins - like getting people jobs and stop living in the past.



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