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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    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!


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away"

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    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

  3. 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.


  4. Helpful (13)

    "Run don't walk from this company"

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    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.


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Sold on a Pipe Dream"

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    Former Employee - Small Business Account Manager in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Small Business Account Manager in Florence, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I made some great friends while I was at Monster.
    The work hours are great. 8:30 - 5:30 M-F - not too many other places that have this.
    Ping Pong tables to take a break at

    Cons

    - Sold on the ability to make $20,000 in commission and told that most people are making that.
     - In actuality you might his a bonus one month, but then you will tank the next month because you depleted your pipeline and you will owe that commission check back to them. I was only there 6 months and I owed them for 2 commission checks.
     - I had no confidence that the top corporate management had the ability to run a company.
     - Everyone there is delusional as to the performance of the products and the state of the company.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Find Better"

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    Current Employee - National Account Manager
    Current Employee - National Account Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Monster story isn't over. But you have to find the reason to work for Monster. Is it money? Is it your co-workers? Is it that you really believe in the solutions? If you do. You will be happy in your role.

    Cons

    Turnover. Micromanagement at every level. Sales leaders that don't understand the products. A commission structure that no one understands. Many new people. Old rules that don't make sense today.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the leadership at the field level. Look at the new territories. Field reps are not set up for success. Stop making excuses. Balance the territories. Fix the products. Then let the sales team sell. That is how you stop the madness.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Work Elswhere"

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    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you work in the the Boston Office , you will have a new building with a gym, and cafeteria.

    Cons

    Pay Scale for most positions is lower than average.
    Sales Employee compensation and commission plan is a joke. you can actually make sales and owe back the company !
    Management is all top down, they never really listen to their teams about what is working and what doesn't. Instead when they hear complaints they bring in upper level management to have a "group session" and spin what they have heard into what they want to push down your throat.
    Work Life Balance is not a priority

    Advice to Management

    Listen to you team complaints and suggestions, and make changes, even the little ones. Push back to upper management, and tell them My team does not like this, and we are going to try it a different way.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Biz Dev"

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

    Pros

    Monster is a good place to get started if you're a new graduate right out of college; some of the people you will encounter there are terrific. Immediate supervisors are pretty good.

    Cons

    High turnover; Monster is struggling to find itself, although strong international presence and specialize in certain kinds of jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Getting rid of Sal was a good start. Most of management could use a course or two on management.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "A for Effort...Thanks but no thanks."

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    Former Employee - Sales in Weston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales in Weston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Work/Life balance is occasionally slightly above-average.
    -Pay is good but not great.
    -Lots of leeway with travel expenses.
    -Paul Forte seems to be a breath of fresh air.
    -I made some great friends with former colleagues
    -There are about 6 or 7 fabulous reps, 2 managers who know what's going on, and maybe 2 or 3 excellent overlays. The rest need to go. Now.

    Cons

    -The right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing.
    -Top-down Direction is all over the map and differs depending on the person giving direction.
    -No one has CLEAR job descriptions.
    -Leadership gives mixed messages about goals.
    -Some managers are downright formidable and are walking/talking HR liabilities.
    -Too many products (hundreds!)
    -Quotas are insane for some. Others have no goals set ahead of time at all.
    -AdOps is robotic and too black or white. Have you ever heard of the grey area?
    -People (managers and directors) don't show up for meetings they've said they'll attend with reps and there's no accountability whatsoever because no one in upper management seems to care that it's happening.
    -Our agency relationships are failing miserably. They actually think Monster is a joke.
    -Too many unnecessary time-wasting meetings during which nothing is accomplished
    -Upon exiting company, many colleagues have expressed serious concerns about the same individuals being liabilities to the company and nothing is done.
    -Reps, Adops, Managers and VPs are jumping ship left and right because of the absurd culture and lack of accountability allowed within the org.
    -Some of the Managers you think are holding things together are actually destroying a very large portion of your business.
    -Stress level through the roof.
    -Emails all hours of the day and night from bosses.

    Advice to Management

    Please take a look at every team. Do not rely on their managers to tell you how "great" they are. Many managers have formed friendships with their reps so they won't be truthful. Ask the reps to fill you in on the overlays and Ad Operations. And ask the overlays to give you the truth about the reps and managers and product. A couple of your VPs need to seriously get rid of their direct reports because although they may seem that they're shining, all that glitters isn't gold. You are allowing yourselves to be "sold" a bunch of nonsense. There are individuals sinking the Monster ship. Dig deep. Ask your agencies if they feel valued. Ask your customers if their Program Managers are effective. I wanted to stay at Monster indefinitely but the state of the company is beyond dire and you, Senior leadership, are not seeing it. I had to leave because it felt like career suicide to stay.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible place to work! No leardership/direction!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Telesales Account Manager II in Florence, SC
    Current Employee - Telesales Account Manager II in Florence, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good. You will bond with some great people.

    Cons

    As the title says. There is no real leadership and direction. We are getting beat by every other company. Linkedin, Indeed and Career Builder.

    Managers have no idea how to manage people. They just manager numbers. It's micro management to the highest level with no real direction.

    People are afraid of losing there jobs on a daily basis. Monster has the " what have you done for me lately" attitude. Each month you reset to zero value in the company and will be judged for how much money you bring in for the quarter. Sure other companies do the same. Dosent make it right either dose it.

    When 3 of the Regional sales managers leave. Then 2 VP's quite. A few days later the CFO resigns during the quartely earings call to the investors. Thus blaming SMB for lack of performence. He then appoints some other unquilified person as CFO. It reminds me of the sinking ship analogy.

    There used to be lots of reps making good money. But that is a thing of the past. Only a few people are making it here at Monsrer. Its very hard to excell here. Even if you do. Your looking at a higher level of micro management when you get there.

    It has everyting to do with Monster spending money in aquiring companies with produts that dont work. Monster had to sell off its Korean market to pay the bills. The employees are after thoughts now.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees. Treat them like people not numbers. Pay close attention to whats is going on in the market place. The competition is more effective placing seekers then we are. There much less expensive then we are also.

    Please train your managers to be people managers and not numbers manager. Job post should be used as a commodity. They dont work anymore. Give them away to sell our other products.

    For the love of God. Dont blame your employees for the lack of revenue when there are so many other factors effecting sales.


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