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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Monster Worldwide"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Talented people
    - Fast paced environment

    Cons

    - Continuous layoffs
    - Purchased by a larger company
    - Product is becoming dated

    Advice to Management

    Be more respectful to employees. Provide more guidance in order to have a unified vision. Encourage more open communication.


  2. "Great Place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, compensation, and PTO are best I've seen.

    Cons

    There isn't a lot of transparency in terms of how the company is ACTUALLY performing. Told we are doing great and then lay offs happen.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better feedback on where the company is going and how to get there.

  3. "Monster review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Florence, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location easy to get to.

    Cons

    Management rude. You have to work in a new position for a year and you might get it. Say room for advancement but hours steady decrease


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Ruined by Randstad"

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    • 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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dress down culture, easy parking, what's left of the Monster spirit

    Cons

    Monster was a rollercoaster. It was awesome, then we had some bad managers, then they got cleared out, hopes rose...then oh. The new RDV lot came in. Previously, through good times and bad, Monster always had a certain team spirit. That's been killed by Randstad Digital Ventures. Anyone who was here when they arrived, who had any knowledge or influence, has been fired, bullied out or bypassed by a new org created around them. Old Monsters are being laid off at scale and the good ones still left are actively looking. RDV claim they need to save costs, yet the new leaders seem to be able to create new VP+ roles at will for any of their old colleagues they liked who are looking for a job, many of who are allowed to work from home...their homes often being on the other side of the country. Yet critical backfills for people who actually do the work, build the product, promote the product and serve customers are never approved. Then there are the consultants. You can't move for them. Some are friends and neighbors of the new bosses. The nepotism is that bad. Morale has been crushed. Resistance seems futile. I'm glad I am out.

    Advice to Management

    Randstad you claim to have strong corporate values. Either tell the truth, remove the unethical new management or just be straight with employees and stop the propaganda.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Go Find Better"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Yeahhh, no."

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    • 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


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Find Better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work from home flexibility, the team/co-workers.

    Cons

    The company does not show that it values its employees. No annual raises, no career growth opportunities, and average benefits. The company does less and less to keep their employees happy and engaged.

    Collaboration between teams is less than ideal - often having to fight to get any assistance from other departments.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees. Most of upper management is disconnected from the reality that their employees are living and feeling.

    Live what you preach. We give guidance to our clients on how to be an employer of choice and appreciate their employees, but we look at the bottom line and sales first, and treat the employees as though they of lesser importance. Happy employees make a happy company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sweeping changes with fresh bright proven leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology
    Current Employee - Technology
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wide array of web properties serving may markets globally. Truly loved the mission of helping people find better and enriching their lives.

    Cons

    Layoffs are always happening. Bad management and business decisions left a huge crater for new leadership to climb out of. HR practices are dismal for what should be perceived as best in class HR company practices.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with transforming Monster, there are still great people, technologies, and mission here. Management overhaul much overdue and appreciated but keep clearing the swamp of the old guard VP/SVP as they are protecting their status and silo'd ways. Trust your new staff < 5 years, basically anyone not jaded or negatively impacted by past and present horrible leadership.


  9. "Can do better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    The company is pretty Flexible.

    Cons

    The Pay could be a lot better.

    Advice to Management

    Be proactive and honest.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Beware"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    great PTO, atmosphere in office is laid back

    Cons

    no upward mobility, no opportunity for advancement


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