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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated 12 February 2019
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  • "Communications from upper management wasn't always timely" (in 41 reviews)

  • "Work/Life balance - the stress of this job follows me home even when I proactively try to avoid it" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Best company for IT guys"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Petaling (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Petaling (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice work life balance
    open to work with new technologies
    A lot of benefits

    Cons

    salary increment is bit less


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of experience if you prove yourself and show you are keen

    Cons

    Quite rigid as you have to be at your desk at all times. Everything is measured in statistics, even the tone of your voice gets rated while in phone calls

  3. "SMB"

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    Former Employee - Small Business Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Small Business Sales Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing management team. Ample growth opportunity.

    Cons

    None, as long as you do your job.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Do not consider Monster"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Sales in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great peers to work with. Like family.

    Cons

    budget cuts, project cuts, travel cuts, layoffs, turnover, lack of innovation and what they have done isn't really ground breaking. And layoffs...more just yesterday. Products and services do not perform well and the company says they are doing things to improve performance but it's not working. Too many managers. The middle management is excessive but instead of getting rid of the managers they keep letting go of the sales peopleDo not consider Monster.

    Advice to Management

    I would provide advice but they won't take it. They don't care.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Going Under"

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    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

    Salary was high, work life balance was good, PTO was great - 4 weeks to start - making strides to get the marketing team better but still a while out

    Cons

    layoffs are constant and unannounced, upper management is all new and they all came from the same company, no real career path because people are getting laid off and not replaced - the company is a thing of the past and being taken over by competitors


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Slow death"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Not many pros left. They pay employees still, maybe not suppliers, but staff get paid.

    Cons

    Monster was an awesome place to work. Ex CEO Sal nearly killed it, but the camaraderie among staffers remained. After he went there was a popular rebrand plan, more marketing money started to get spent (after years of nothing) and things looked hopeful. Then Randstad arrived, with godawful managers appointed purely on the basis they were the new CEOs friends. Since then, no marketing, constant layoffs, no sales direction, regular flip flops on strategy and non stop propaganda. If you haven’t already been fired, run.

    Advice to Management

    Let’s just call it a day.


  7. "Great Learning"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Weston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Weston, MA (US)

    I worked at Monster Worldwide (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Latest technology stack, friendly and supportive supervisour

    Cons

    Nothing that I can find

  8. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial and a great place to work

    Cons

    Competition with LinkedIn got really tough.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Company kept losing money and still"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits is Monster like employer contribution in the provident fund and the medical insurance.

    Cons

    The politics in the upper management and company's leadership. The unfair promotions to some people. The layoffs that started since the company was acquired by Randstand. Unskilled engineers given important technical responsibility and incompetent managers who don't care about the careers of their employees. They only focus on playing the politics game of the upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the engineers who are doing the actual work.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Changing in many ways for the better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brno (Czech Republic)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    People, team spirit, office & environment, benefits, working hours, career opportunities, training & development.

    Cons

    Salaries that were once very good are now only average (compared to the local market).

    Need to be quicker in making decisions and executing them on a strategic level. There are too many middle managers and decision makers which doesn't help.

    Advice to Management

    Previous leadership teams proved to be inept and really drove the company down but in Scott Gutz it seems we eventually have a CEO who is capable of asking the RIGHT questions and driving necessary changes.