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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated February 15, 2018
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  • Communications from upper management wasn't always timely (in 36 reviews)

  • Work/Life balance - the stress of this job follows me home even when I proactively try to avoid it (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Go Find Better"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work / Life Balance
    PTO

    Cons

    Poor Product Performance
    Constant turnover / layoffs
    Poor morale

    Advice to Management

    Monster used to lead in this space, now lack an identity. One month they're trying to be a mini Indeed and the next, Glassdoor. Many customers are on their 5th or 6th Account Manager this year alone. Without many reasons to stay, most are looking for a way off this boat.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Yeahhh, no."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Base salary for sales was pretty good.

    Cons

    Terrible management, high turnover, brand confusion, more innovative competitors in the industry

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Randstad killed the Monster"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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?


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Salpleasego was right"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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?


  5. "manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Hated it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Worst company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Sales"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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 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


  10. Helpful (9)

    "This place is a disaster."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    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?


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