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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated August 19, 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)

    "It's what you make of it."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a nice cushy job if you're early your career and you're naturally self-motivated. It doesn't take much to climb a few rungs on the corporate ladder so long as you play politics right. Use this place to get your dream job somewhere else in 3 years. Pay can be great (when you negotiate up front - don't expect any kind of raise later). Beautiful facilities. Plenty of vacation time. Most jobs have work from home available.

    Cons

    The direction of the company is uncertain - their products have been created in a vacuum without the advice of their customer base or recruitment professionals. Leadership and management at all levels are plagued by lethargy and they communicate poorly with other departments and to their own employees. Culture is nonexistent and morale is poor. Health insurance is expensive with high out-of-pocket deductibles.

    Advice to Management

    Just get rid of the executives, already. They don't care any more.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Former Mid Market Retention Sales Representative - Telesales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Telesales - Mid Market - Retention II in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Telesales - Mid Market - Retention II in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good base salary, and incredible benefits!

    Cons

    Training was one month of watching videos and a week in Boston to learn how the Consultative Sales process. The training was excellent; however, it was geared around person to person sales, not Telesales. Also, it had only about half of the day geared towards product training. You have to learn all of the product on your own time.
    The compensation plan was a joke! If I exceeded my quota on month one and two of the quarter, I would receive bonus's. That being said, the 3rd month's quota was impossible to reach and if you didn't meet it by a certain percentage, you had to PAY BACK YOUR BONUS'S!!!
    Was told turn-over was low; however, once I was there half of the sales team in my region left or was on their way out.

    Advice to Management

    Make your compensation plan a little more enticing for your sales team.
    Actually spend some money on marketing your products.
    Lastly spend some money on making your existing products the best in the industry. I was stuck selling the same product that came out literally 10 years ago. In the SAS industry that is about 8 years past its shelf life with no tangible updates.

  3. "Found Better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work hard=make $. They really care about their employees in my experience and management goes out of their way to recognize hard work.

    Cons

    At times it can be tedious to complete basic tasks like changing billing dates, order amounts, contact info, or execute teaming deals

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to roll out improvements to our CRM and general workflow functions to address the cons indicated in this review


  4. "Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent manager and team- Everyone is always willing to help.

    Cons

    The future of this company.


  5. "Customer Service Rep"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Organizational culture, benefits, team environment, PTO, office location

    Cons

    flexibility and mobility for career advancement

    Advice to Management

    bonus options or opportunities for service reps


  6. "Nice people, good work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Workload is reasonable, good working atmosphere, nice people

    Cons

    The devices and computers are not very advanced.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Enormous amount of change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Working for an organization that connect companies and people to jobs and opportunities.

    Cons

    They continue to do the same thing over and over again and expect sales to increase. Quit blaming the company problems on the sales force. the problems go much deeper than sales.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look in the mirror senior leadership. You did the right thing - selling the company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Needs Help"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Cumming, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Cumming, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    This company is in the process of reinventing itself as a leader in the Talent Acquisition market and if you like change this is a great place to work.

    Cons

    This company is run by the Finance Department and not the Sales Force. We are not in the position to demand high prices from clients that have gotten a bad taste in their mouth from past experiences.

    Advice to Management

    Sales Management is just now getting the hang of this industry. Keep moving forward and take control of the company.


  9. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay
    No clock watching
    Nice campus

    Cons

    Increased Competition
    Very KPI Driven
    At times very high pressure


  10. Helpful (6)

    "No Direction"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Florence, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Monday - Friday 8:30 to 5:30 job with very little stress if you have the right Regional Sales Manager. This job is perfect for someone who can manage their time effectively and is very process driven. I was lucky enough to be on a team that had a great manager and also had a team dynamic that mirrored that of a family. My colleagues were some of the best people I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    Monster has been on a downward spiral for a few years now. They don't take care of their top producing reps and don't give them any reason to want to stay. The products do not work because Monster has failed to remain relevant to the most important part of the recruitment process -- the seeker. Recruitment professionals have all but written Monster off completely when it comes to Monster as a valuable recruitment partner.

    The lack of leadership and direction at the levels that have the power to make a difference is gut wrenching. After years of poor strategic decisions, the leadership team finally decided to sell the company for a fraction of its original market value so they could "cash in" and add another successful "sale" to their executive profiles.

    The reality is that these guys deserve a big, fat "F" when it comes to being able to think strategically and will most likely find a way to screw up the Randstad acquisition over time.

    Advice to Management

    Randstad -- make strategic cuts at the C-Level. I'm not sure what you were thinking when you acquired Monster, but it will go down as the single worst acquisition in the history of business if you don't trim the excess fat early. These guys have no clue how to think strategically. Bring in someone fresh and find a way to motivate your sales force again.

    There are great people in Weston, Tempe, Indy, and my office -- Florence. But they are tired of the lies and the lack of effort from the people who really can make a difference. Deliver what you promise each day. Provide answers to the questions we have. Put your advertising dollars back into your brand -- every millennial should know Monster as the worlds largest recruitment solutions provider and the #1 place to go to find a job...not the worlds best energy drink. You have some of the best sales professionals in the country in these offices -- give them something great to work with.

    Monster was the pioneer in this industry, but they have done very little in the last 23 years to innovate and create a gap between themselves and the competition. As a result, they continue to bleed market share each quarter and will continue to do so until they find a way to become relevant to the job seeker, which is the performance driver behind all of their products. Put your brand in front of the seeker again and you will see positive results. With results comes an opportunity to win back business, grow existing business, and re-energize your sales force. With all of that -- Increased market share will follow and an opportunity to become the "world's largest and most innovative recruitment brand" in the world.


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