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Updated January 17, 2018
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Horribly run company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Good pay (if you can hit your quota) and good PTO, great coworkers

    Cons

    This is the worst run company. Archaic. Hasn't realized that you need to advertise to get customers

    Advice to Management

    Advertise! Stop blaming all of the problems on Salespeople. Can't sell a product that doesn't work


  2. Helpful (8)

    "The sinking Titanic"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, lucrative commission structure, diverse portfolio of product offerings

    Cons

    Red tape, over the top bureaucracy, poor leadership, lack of vision and changing strategies and visions every few months, very 'click' driven in terms of who managers provide real opportunities to (i.e. do they 'like' you or not which of course is very subjective), currently laying off performers and producers, which it seems is partly based on who they 'like,' lack of customer focus and centricity--almost to the point where employees, especially those who have been with the company for years, are inconvenienced and annoyed if customers have an issue or a question regarding their products. All of these factors are evident in the fact that Monster's revenues have been steadily declining for the past 4+ years and will continue to do so.

  3. Helpful (11)

    "No ingenuity"

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    • 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.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Account manager"

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

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Building, cafe, coffee. That's it.

    Cons

    It's a sinking ship and makes you wonder if they actually care about the company, products are terrible, customers rarely renew, good luck. My advice is get out quickly

    Advice to Management

    Work your way towards bankruptcy


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Account Manager I"

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    • 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

    ...


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Monster needs to improve culture"

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    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!


  7. 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.

  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Needs Help"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


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