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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated July 5, 2017
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  • 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 (1)

    "Internet Recruitment Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Work life balance with was great as well.

    Cons

    No effort on promoting a healthy work culture and general lack of care for their inside sales teams. Very impersonal touch, you really just feel like a number.


  2. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has very good benefits and a lot of good people in charge.
    Work/Life balance is very good here.

    Cons

    Lack of direction within the company, company did not change with the times and as a result allowed companies like LinkedIn to pass them by.

  3. "Too many cooks"

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    Former Contractor - Contract Programmer in Maynard, MA
    Former Contractor - Contract Programmer in Maynard, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at Monster Worldwide as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice environment, free coffee, everyone I met was pleasant and helpful.

    Cons

    They were once the Goliath of job search websites, then they coasted. I worked there right after they acquired HotJobs, and they were all enthusiastic about re-engineering the site, but it looked like the only thing they could agree on was to add more "features" to the point where the site got so bloated and confusing to navigate.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the site, do more A B testing, say no sometimes to new "features" because more is not necessarily better.


  4. "Good pay and benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    Pros

    Good working environment, good pay

    Cons

    Difficult to get things done at corporate/operation level that directly affects employee quota/pay


  5. Helpful (2)

    "IRC"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IRC in Weston, MA
    Current Employee - IRC in Weston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice building. Pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    micromanagement at it's worst if you land on the wrong team.

    Advice to Management

    focus on what made monster great years ago as opposed to hitting imaginary numbers and goals


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good people, organization is so far behind"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people and good direct supervisors. The people and job flexibility (good PTO and WFH options) are the reasons to stay.

    Bringing in a new CEO has been refreshing and several years over due. Former CEO was very disconnected and showed little to no transparency, while limiting company growth.

    Cons

    No pay increases (including cost of living) for 3 years regardless of performance. It is next to impossible to stay motivated to work hard with you are not compensated. Getting ranked extremely high year over year doesn't do much when it is not reflected in your pay or title.

    Advice to Management

    Step it up. Don't make process changes so difficult and lengthy. This is limiting ability for innovation and contributing to the ever decreasing site traffic. We need to increase site traffic with valuable candidates. Monster is light years behind other competitors.


  7. "Good company Overall"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Family friendly atmosphere, flexible hours, and room to grow. Very friendly staff, working there is very pleasant, not a high stress environment and great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Hard to push for changes at Monster, too many layers of management to go through. The work process can be chaotic and disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees and accept new ideas, this is how you retain good people.

  8. "Internship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide as an intern

    Pros

    Good atmosphere to get to know people. Everyone is very friendly. Good pay for interns

    Cons

    Doesn't feel like they really need you, just busy work.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Still Alive... Barely"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Monster is a fairly relaxed company that won't stress your energy levels a lot. It is quite easy to keep a decent work-life balance here. Most of the co-workers are easy to get along with, and a significant part of the mid- and upper management are open to ideas, friendly, and understanding.

    Cons

    First and foremost, Monster has lost its niche years ago. It grew complacent and others have taken its place. Monster works hard to get by, and work here is mostly about retaining existing customers than about bringing in new ones. If you're a tech or IT person, don't expect new technologies or progressive and fun projects. Most of the programming code is 5+ years old, and messy. If you're a manager-type of person and look to bring something positive, get ready for endless rounds of backstabbing, blame wars, and intrigue.

    Advice to Management

    Look hard at your own people. Consistency, drive, and will to change should be critical to everyone at this point, if you want to turn things around. Get rid of those who just sit around idly, and stop being scared of change, yourself. Monster needs to truly reinvent itself, not just change logo.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Changed signifcantlyover the years"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable resources left
    pay is good

    Cons

    Location is not ideal
    Products are out of date


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