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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  • 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 (2)

    "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Financially rewarding
    Worklife Balance
    Work from home

    Cons

    Challenged Brand
    The Product Organization

    Lack of Strategic Vision and Innovation from Product
    Poor Collaboration from the Product Organization

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your prospects and clients.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Former Mid Market Retention Sales Representative - Telesales"

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    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.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Enormous amount of change"

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    • 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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Needs Help"

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    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.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Regional Manager"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "National Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Base Salary competitive with industry.
    Immense information system learning tools.

    Cons

    70 hour work weeks are expected.
    Volatile company as notes outstanding to shareholders are coming due 2017.
    Highly political management team is based on allegiance system rather than talent system. Management not open to 360-degree feedback.
    Punish environment, possibly no different than most corporations.

    Advice to Management

    Must seek true leadership with exemplary character and leadership qualities to develop the team of talent working in "subordinate" positions. Management is clearly stuck on political self interest and the ego political environment suffocates and stifles true talent; and causes compulsory or voluntary talent departure.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Account Executive"

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    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!

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Lake of communication managers are clueless


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Two years there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Can't think of one besides the people at the time (all of them are gone now)

    Cons

    -terrible management
    -stock was in trash

    Advice to Management

    Management has all turned.


  10. Helpful (13)

    "Run don't walk from this company"

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    • 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.


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