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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated June 23, 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)

    "Laughable"

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

    I worked at Monster Worldwide (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance is bar none. PTO acrual, and flexibility is great. They've got some great people on board if those folks haven't moved on.

    Cons

    If you've read a "Monster" review before then you know that upper management is either too naive to believe that they are being crushed by competition or just too dumb. The idea of what they "do" is commendable but their delivery to customers is worse than horrible. Rather than investing in the real problems, and taking ownership of shortcomings management places the blame on it's sales staff, and their customer's ignorance. Good luck maintaining any market share with that thought process. "Quotas" ,ha, let's not start that discussion. "Books of business"? Where's the new business? Great questions to ask for anyone considering this company.

    Advice to Management

    If not sunk already, the ship's sinking fast folks. I don't know if you have enough buckets, and people to man those buckets "on board" to save you. Just my opinion.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Talent Fusion Recruiter"

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

    I worked at Monster Worldwide (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They hire a decent personality every 5 or 6 hires

    Cons

    Monster Talent Fusion provides outsourced Recruitment services to a list of clients that truly don't know what they're getting. They tell clients that they are going to dedicate x number of resources to fill their open needs and have them pay up front. They then take an entry/ mid level recruiter and allocate "10 hours a week" to this client who thinks they're getting a dedicated resource(s). The managers have no prior recruiting experience, so they have no idea how to price it. Behind the scenes, they will tell the recruiter to ignore certain clients in favor of the ones who seem most angry on weekly update calls. The managers come from such impressive backgrounds as "Manager at Staples", so clearly they know what it takes to run a complex recruiting division.

    Advice to Management

    Clean out the management team, have the TA team re-interview each individual contributor and re-allocate responsibility. Or just cease form existing so you can stop scamming so many clients and wasting so many up and coming recruiter's time.


  3. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Acquisition Manager in Florence, SC
    Current Employee - Senior Acquisition Manager in Florence, SC

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

    Pros

    fast paced, good pay, great benefits

    Cons

    hard work, long hours, a lot of research

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  4. "Great opportunities, Not much stress, lots of encouragement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great place to be creative, innovative, and to work at your pace. People listen to ideas and give you room to develop your thoughts.

    Cons

    If you're looking for structure and policy and regulations and documentation or protocol, this isn't for you. It's a make your own world place, and I love that!

    Advice to Management

    Too many young people with no clear career paths. Create some advancement opportunities so you don't keep training them for someplace else.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Money with laissez faire management style"

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

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

    Pros

    Great money if you are good at your job, independent work style/methods where you don't have management breathing down your back

    Cons

    Seems like management team and sales team have no idea what they are doing. The approach they take seems like they are shooting in the dark. You need to figure out and do everything yourself (a con for some, and a pro for others).

    No growth once so ever in sales roles after you have reached Internet Recruitment Consultant.

    Advice to Management

    Try and learn more about the business and more about sales 101 to help out and lead your teams.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Account Executive"

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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retention Account Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Retention Account Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Laid back environment
    - Great compensation plan
    - Industry leading products
    - Fun, team dynamic

    Cons

    - Benefits are so-so
    - Company marketing has been scaled behind the competition

    Advice to Management

    Let you top talent do what they do best. To C-level, TV marketing is not only for companies early in their life cycle. If that were the case, Coca Cola and McDonald's would have stopped advertising years ago.


  8. "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Telesales Account Manager in Florence, SC
    Current Employee - Telesales Account Manager in Florence, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people! Great culture! Room to advance!

    Cons

    Constantly changing! If you dont do well with change you wont do well here!

    Advice to Management

    Keep on this track and you will see lots of great changes to come!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Finance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maynard, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fast moving, good people, good work, not boring

    Cons

    can be hectic at times


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, those that are still with the company. Good benefits and schedule. After a year with the company you can make good money.

    Cons

    Management and leadership is lost. No promotion opportunities. New team that has come over has brought a lot of their own people and do not know what they are doing. New group does not know the space. Monster's products are not revolutionary and need a revamp. Many clients leaving and increasingly difficult to renew due to mistakes, turnover and poor direction. Monster has lost its way and the culture is gone from the company.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on doing a few things really well. Promote people within the company that have been loyal and know what they are doing.


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