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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated June 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is definitely a plus with this company (in 67 reviews)

  • 10 years of service, Great people (in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • Communications from upper management wasn't always timely (in 33 reviews)

  • Work Life Balance is not a priority (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Glory Days have passed it by"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule (home office)
    Above average pay/benefits
    Generous T&E Policies
    Good training programs

    Cons

    Highly Stressful work environment, all about the stock price not focus on customers and letting rest take care of itself. Boys at top would beat up layers below them and it would trickle down to all levels.
    Poor territory alignments
    Reps would frequently call into others accounts/ some managers all about own career advancement to care much
    "New Monster" products like Twitter cards irrelevant, need to greatly simplify product set

    Advice to Management

    Majority of people at Monster no longer like it esp those who have worked there for more than a few years. Yet they feel stuck and hang on for good pay/options or waiting for a buyout that may never come. Many of best reps have left for other companies even if pay is a little less or if they need to make millions to go start own business ventures.


  2. "National account executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was able to work from home, so lots of flexibility there.

    Cons

    Not really anyone to back you up when you wanted to take vacation, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Cut down on the number of managers and add more folks that are actually doing the work.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "OK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IRC in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IRC in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice PTO, fun environment, hard work can pay off.

    Cons

    They care more about call stats than sales.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people on the front lines.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Great place when I started - Has gone downhill in the last couple years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Florence, SC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Florence, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Monster provided a great benefits package and opportunities for advancement. The best part about working there was definitely the people and they had a great sales training program!

    Cons

    Management has killed the once great culture that Monster was known for. They also made some poor choices on where they put energy as far as creating new and cutting edge products.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back that once great culture!


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Internet Recruitment Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Laid back work environment and they will work with you if you have things you need to do away from the office during the day. Great tuition reimbursement program in place. Generous base pay and commission structure if you get a good territory. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    The company is clearly on its last leg fiscally. They have laid off the entire HR department and most of marketing as well as development. They continue to hire in sales, but the earnings reports are dismal. The company has some really great products such as Power Resume Search, but they do nothing to market them. Some of the other products and acquisitions the company has made are total failures. If you get a good territory, you're golden, but if you get a bad territory, you are screwed. Bad territories are filled with duplicate and child accounts that don't have purchasing power or newspaper accounts and closed businesses. They pressure you to make you feel as though you are not doing enough, but generally, if you can make 70+ dials a day and show solid account coverage, you are okay.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good for a bit..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to make great money in inside sales.

    Cons

    High pressure, lots of competition. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Remove ecomm from quota.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "An employer with great potential"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An extensive presence in the marketplace
    A large group of talented professionals to work along side.
    The technology of the product is cutting edge
    A company that you can have a career at

    Cons

    very political work environment, very much a good ole boys club
    Not agile in the least
    Senior leadership is stuck in their rut, resistant to change.

    Advice to Management

    Enable the process to become agile.
    Remove many of your long standing senior leadership and the friends they have brought along. Base survival on performance.

  8. "Management team always has your back"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Training Programs, Management team always has your back

    Cons

    HR Benefits are sparse and over priced. Out of the last 9 years, raises were only given out three times and its been over four years since a bonus was seen.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within, seems that a lot of people here start in a positon and stay in the same position.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Presents well on first look, struggles to uphold the promises"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager Release Engineering in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Manager Release Engineering in Maynard, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, tries to provide a casual, constructive atmosphere. There are some really good folks that try to do the right thing.

    Cons

    The company retains a vast majority of original long term contributors. While experience is quite useful for the newcomers. This presents a challenge to those trying to take things to the next level. Adoption to change is difficult for folks that were and are responsible for the start of Monster


  10. "OK company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager of Sales Operations in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Manager of Sales Operations in Maynard, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overall the company is OK. Not much to say about it.

    Cons

    depends what department you are working in.

    Advice to Management

    Try to take care of your employees. Would like to see the company in the top company to work for.


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