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Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated 19 April 2019
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Pros
  • "Good benefit and work life balance" (in 85 reviews)

  • "Great people, having fun with colleagues as the business does more to be" (in 67 reviews)

Cons
  • "The politics in the upper management and company's leadership" (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. "Great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Excellent commission payout if you achieve targets.
    Good office environment.
    Sales training was very in depth and constant.

    Cons

    The market is tough & competitive.


  2. "On the Rise"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Amazing people with the right attitude

    Cons

    Slow career progression and high targets

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the sales staff

  3. Helpful (3)

    "A Sad place and A Sinking Ship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Encouraging colleagues, work life balance.

    Cons

    Since acquired by Randstad, the interim CEO hired all his friend to reign in top management and they “ruled “ in the most ineffective and ruthless fashion.

    Constant spending and travelling freeze whilst these folks travel quite regularly across the world to deliver glazed “news”.

    Top heavy investment in hiring lots of C-level, SVP, VP, Directors whilst cutting as many lower chain employees as possible to make up for the spend.

    Oh yes, and noone has received payrise or bonus in years.

    A sinking ship...

    Advice to Management

    Monster need to be acquired one more time to get another fresh start


  4. Helpful (5)

    "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.


  5. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've always been well looked after at Monster. I've never worked with such a great bunch of people. The solutions aren't always an easy sell but I've always over-achieved against target and they reward hard work generously.

    Cons

    Lots of structural changes (for the better) but this can make things a little chaotic!
    Due to the above, career progression paths can be unclear. On the flip side it could create great opportunities to get involved and get noticed!

    Advice to Management

    Scott Gutz is a great appointment as CEO. Keep simplifying processes and keep putting the candidate experience first - everything else will follow!


  6. "Great company to start your career in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary
    Great people
    Good Benefits and a great way to start your career

    Cons

    Potentially slow career progression, probably due to company structure


  7. "Could be great again"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in London, England
    Former Employee - Business Development in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some unique product offerings. I developed a lot during my time. Nice office location in London. Some decent perks such as massages, free wine, discounts etc. Decent remuneration (although not the best any more). London head of sales is a great guy to work with. Owned by Randstad

    Cons

    Company is going through great change and needs a strong sense of direction. Lots of people leaving. UK seems to get much less focus than other countries

  8. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Loving the new leadership and direction the company is going in

    Cons

    It would be great to receive more technical training


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Monster... the Graveyard for good Sales People!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Not many I'm afraid, average salary packages!

    Cons

    Poor overall, Inexperienced people managers, Micromanaged environment, Old fashioned management styles, think " Boiler room meets Wolf of wall street" and you'll be close, they make 80's double glazing sales practices look tame! Divide and conquer seems to be the management mantra, they just don't know how to treat their sales teams with any respect, sales dinosaurs who will do anything to hang on to their own positions of power! Egotistic managers with self gain mentality, cronyism is rife at monster and comes from the top of telesales down!

    Advice to Management

    Senior leaders at Randstad should take note....... clear out your UK sales management ASAP, the uk leader and his band of merry men embody EVERYTHING that is wrong with monster!

    Difficult to make bonus, poor investment, below average site performance and declining market share are never good combinations but when you add in very poor out of date management, micromanagement, you have a very unhealthy place of work!
    If your in the "DJ" boys club your in, if not, it's a really tough place to work! The only decent manager they had in Glasgow was the irish telesales manager, even he got targeted and has now left also, another key loss! This type of thing has become a regular thing within monster these days, it's really sad as we're all guessing daily "who's next"

    There's no doubts that Monster is a company in decline, a once good company is now being so badly run, it has been so for a long time now. Currently it is looking inwardly trying to cut costs and targeting its good people as it struggles to make any profit in uk & ireland.

    From my experience over the years, its so out of date that it has almost become irrelevant, there are just many companies out there doing it much better these days.

    My advice, if you want to get ahead in your sales career then you should avoid working at monster at all cost, it is the graveyard for good sales people, go work for Reed, CV library or Indeed, they seem to get much better reviews, they just couldn't be as bad as life working at monster, and that makes me very sad!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Disaster Area"

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    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 a year)

    Pros

    Brilliant brand
    Loyal clients
    Free bananas

    Cons

    Dreadful managers
    Blame culture
    A back end system that is like something from the 1970's film Tron

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at why there has been a rush for the door.
    Why?
    What patterns do you see?
    Take action.