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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated April 28, 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. Helpful (2)

    "Enormous amount of change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Needs Help"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "No Direction"

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

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

    Pros

    Monday - Friday 8:30 to 5:30 job with very little stress if you have the right Regional Sales Manager. This job is perfect for someone who can manage their time effectively and is very process driven. I was lucky enough to be on a team that had a great manager and also had a team dynamic that mirrored that of a family. My colleagues were some of the best people I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    Monster has been on a downward spiral for a few years now. They don't take care of their top producing reps and don't give them any reason to want to stay. The products do not work because Monster has failed to remain relevant to the most important part of the recruitment process -- the seeker. Recruitment professionals have all but written Monster off completely when it comes to Monster as a valuable recruitment partner.

    The lack of leadership and direction at the levels that have the power to make a difference is gut wrenching. After years of poor strategic decisions, the leadership team finally decided to sell the company for a fraction of its original market value so they could "cash in" and add another successful "sale" to their executive profiles.

    The reality is that these guys deserve a big, fat "F" when it comes to being able to think strategically and will most likely find a way to screw up the Randstad acquisition over time.

    Advice to Management

    Randstad -- make strategic cuts at the C-Level. I'm not sure what you were thinking when you acquired Monster, but it will go down as the single worst acquisition in the history of business if you don't trim the excess fat early. These guys have no clue how to think strategically. Bring in someone fresh and find a way to motivate your sales force again.

    There are great people in Weston, Tempe, Indy, and my office -- Florence. But they are tired of the lies and the lack of effort from the people who really can make a difference. Deliver what you promise each day. Provide answers to the questions we have. Put your advertising dollars back into your brand -- every millennial should know Monster as the worlds largest recruitment solutions provider and the #1 place to go to find a job...not the worlds best energy drink. You have some of the best sales professionals in the country in these offices -- give them something great to work with.

    Monster was the pioneer in this industry, but they have done very little in the last 23 years to innovate and create a gap between themselves and the competition. As a result, they continue to bleed market share each quarter and will continue to do so until they find a way to become relevant to the job seeker, which is the performance driver behind all of their products. Put your brand in front of the seeker again and you will see positive results. With results comes an opportunity to win back business, grow existing business, and re-energize your sales force. With all of that -- Increased market share will follow and an opportunity to become the "world's largest and most innovative recruitment brand" in the world.


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  5. "Field Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent earning potential, wide range of great solutions to sell, challenging but rewarding experience.

    Cons

    As a sales person post sale activity that is required in order to keep a successful partnership with your customer can at times impact important selling activity needed in other areas to continue to hit quota.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on post sale support/customer success


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Support Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Maynard, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with a laid back vibe and interesting projects.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for career growth. Doest not foster Diversity.

    Advice to Management

    Have clearly defined paths for career advancement.


  7. "Things are looking up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - South Carolina in Florence, SC
    Current Employee - South Carolina in Florence, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. Great work-life balance. Great benefits. Above average employer to work for when compared to others locally.

    Cons

    Going through a transition period right now that has created some uncertainty

    Advice to Management

    Keep workforce informed and engaged


  8. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place, good people, steady work.

    Cons

    Not a lot of structure.

    Advice to Management

    Need more career paths for up and coming young people. They leave.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Telesales Acquisition Account Manager 2"

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

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, PTO, some good people

    Cons

    Working in the Tempe office was like being in an SNL skit that has gone horribly wrong. This was the worst career move I could've ever made. So glad to be gone. The management team in Tempe is inept. They have a hodgepodge of sales people from different industries all trying to sell a product line of 200 +products that take at least a year just to understand. Also the micromanagement of asking how many dials and talk time you have and the mandatory expectations of 75+ dials no matter what or your sent home without pay is ludicrous. There is no HR office there so it's run like a car dealership. If you've ever been to a car dealership just as a customer you can only imagine how scummy it must be for the people working there. And of course, this office was run by a former car dealership guy. Also during one of our Corporate All-Hands calls the idiot President of Sales who was just some guy who was scamming Monster for a "Monster" paycheck had the nerve to say "Companies that advertise on TV are companies that have no brand recognition", so I guess McDonalds, CocaCola, Pepsi, Pennzoil and others have no brand recognition.Did I mention this was a bad SNL skit?

    They sell this job as a career move, yea, career move right into the dumpster. Avoid this company and this specific job at all costs.

    Advice to Management

    Sell! Sell ! Sell !! And do it fast. No-one wants this product, it's stale, and the competition is WAY ahead of you. It's too expensive and only good in certain markets. Most markets' Craigslist ads are beating you. IF this relic stays around, fire everyone in charge and actually bring in people who know what the heck they are doing.


  10. "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for so far!

    Cons

    Haven't been here long enough to have any cons

    Advice to Management

    None to give at this time.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Regional Manager"

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


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