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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  • Communications from upper management wasn't always timely (in 36 reviews)

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

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  1. "Talent Fusion Recruiter"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, run your own desk, flexibility, good atmosphere, friendly employees

    Cons

    No structure, No later


  2. Helpful (8)

    "The sinking Titanic"

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary, lucrative commission structure, diverse portfolio of product offerings

    Cons

    Red tape, over the top bureaucracy, poor leadership, lack of vision and changing strategies and visions every few months, very 'click' driven in terms of who managers provide real opportunities to (i.e. do they 'like' you or not which of course is very subjective), currently laying off performers and producers, which it seems is partly based on who they 'like,' lack of customer focus and centricity--almost to the point where employees, especially those who have been with the company for years, are inconvenienced and annoyed if customers have an issue or a question regarding their products. All of these factors are evident in the fact that Monster's revenues have been steadily declining for the past 4+ years and will continue to do so.

  3. "Monster"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, work/life balance, and great work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Uncertainty in direction of company since being acquired.


  4. Helpful (11)

    "No ingenuity"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and the core working crew are genuine good people.

    Cons

    The company is not innovative. Lacks technical direction from top brass. It's run by "old engineers" that have been "corporated". Not a place for cutting edge technology. Technical management is abysmal.

    Advice to Management

    Relearn engineering. You get paid a lot to direct a company technically. Earn it by guiding the team technically. Read blogs, see what is coming up, rather than always playing catch up.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "There was hope......but hope fades"

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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
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of good pro's...
    -Decent pay
    -Decent benefits
    -Fantastic facilities
    -Great People

    Cons

    Little to no industry expertise in product
    Struggled to sell the products to the market and struggled to articulate the solutions
    Acquisition created a lot of tension that lasted for months, this drove morale down as low as you can. So far, that I'm not sure how they can bring it up
    Lots of influential people have left
    Looks bleak to say the least.

    Advice to Management

    Put out better products


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Account Manager I"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay, Building and gym, Cafe

    Cons

    Monster has fallen behind and it is doubtful that they will ever be front runners again. Almost no marketing, questionable business motives for the future, not sustainable. More layoffs to come in April.

    Advice to Management

    ...


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Account manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Building, cafe, coffee. That's it.

    Cons

    It's a sinking ship and makes you wonder if they actually care about the company, products are terrible, customers rarely renew, good luck. My advice is get out quickly

    Advice to Management

    Work your way towards bankruptcy

  8. Helpful (11)

    "You will be Laid Off Eventually"

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

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

    Pros

    Give you a good salary, while you are there. You may survive if you are kind of person, coaxing senior management all the time and give a perception that you are working diligently, irrespective of what value work you actually contribute

    Cons

    Company is in fact in a downward spiral. Going in loss every quarter. Hard Work or quality work will not be acknowledged by senior management. Your immediate managers may value your work but senior management is eventually be responsible for laying you off. If you are a kind of person, who believe in providing quality work and likes to be there for your work, this is not the company to be in. If you are a kind of person who will be using his communication skills at maximum to brag how good you are performing, you may survive 2-3 years. EVERYTHING IS PERSONAL, IN THIS COMPANY. NO DECISION IS BASED ON WHAT VALUE WORK YOU ARE DELIVERING. IF THEY DON'T LIKE YOU FOR WHATEVER REASON, YOU ARE NOT GONNA SURVIVE. Good Luck with that.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying attention to who delivers the quality work, rather than judging them on based on their perception. STOP peeking around people's screen to see if they are working and judging them on that basis.


  9. "Product sales"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Company undergoing lots of changes and restructuring.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your good and loyal employees.


  10. "Processing"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good starting salary, location, pleasant interview process

    Cons

    Not TRID compliant, no training, not clear on company policies, very few national holidays observed. Loan officers are horrible to work with, Say they are a direct lender but they are not. Basically they are a Broker and use one..maybe 2 investors, MICRO MANAGE!

    Advice to Management

    Get some management. Every person thinks they are the manager in their role.


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