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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is definitely a plus with this company (in 61 reviews)

  • Great place to work lots of great people working very hard (in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management giving 30% YOY increases when market share was down 10% (in 30 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great place to work !"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Been with company 10+ years. Overall company has been very good to me.

    Cons

    A lot of opinions and red tape to go through to get things accomplished


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Trending Upwards"

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

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

    Pros

    Middle Management is driving progressively positive change to culture as well as the development process. I also love being able to help design and build web products that positively impact everyday people's lives.

    Cons

    There are a fair share of employees who seem to treat the workplace simply as a place to work rather than a community that has the potential to be so much more than that. This is getting better though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep speeding up. Build now, refine later. Invest in the products and marketing your brand. Brand strength is crucial to this space, and Monster has lost that recognition with the current generation.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunity knocks..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity...everywhere you look.

    Cons

    Need more focus and faster execution.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Vice President"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company had great people and in the beginning a great idea. It was a company that had people who wanted to bring good ideas to market.

    Cons

    Company could never get their act together to move forward and innovate. Run by a banker that was entrenched on bricks and mortar. Never understood the power of social media and what it could bring. Never saw the power of Linkedin. Drove stock into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Now that the company is being sold old managers will go. For the new group you might want to really connect all the dots.


  6. "sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people and great leadership

    Cons

    hitting quota on a consistent basis


  7. Helpful (5)

    "National Account Manager"

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

    Pros

    Base Salary competitive with industry.
    Immense information system learning tools.

    Cons

    70 hour work weeks are expected.
    Volatile company as notes outstanding to shareholders are coming due 2017.
    Highly political management team is based on allegiance system rather than talent system. Management not open to 360-degree feedback.
    Punish environment, possibly no different than most corporations.

    Advice to Management

    Must seek true leadership with exemplary character and leadership qualities to develop the team of talent working in "subordinate" positions. Management is clearly stuck on political self interest and the ego political environment suffocates and stifles true talent; and causes compulsory or voluntary talent departure.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "good people"

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

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

    Pros

    the people are great at Monster, my colleagues and direct managers. Not a great job in company wide integration.

    Cons

    the product did not keep up with industry, certainly not on the cutting edge.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "FIND BETTER"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Weston, MA
    Current Employee - Internet Recruitment Consultant in Weston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    2 years ago I could list many great things about working here...not so much any more.

    Cons

    Revolving door of leadership means that nothing works. The product is a joke, the comp plan is a joke, and you will be micro-managed right down to bathroom breaks.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company.


  10. "good place to wrok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good package, salaries and etc

    Cons

    not a nice area to live


  11. Helpful (5)

    "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.



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