Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated 3 Aug 2020

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3.1
51%
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59%
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Monster Worldwide Chief Executive Officer Scott Gutz (no image)
Scott Gutz
70 Ratings
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  • "The politics in the upper management and company's leadership(in 41 reviews)

  • "Hard Work or quality work will not be acknowledged by senior management(in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    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. "Great products, poor marketing"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Good salaries and commissions for those that put in the effort

    Cons

    Lack of commitment from global team to back their own products

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Uncertain future"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Finance in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good flexible work life balance

    Cons

    No real employee engagement

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Unethical"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Sales channel managers look after us, shame about the guy who makes the important decisions.

    Cons

    Decision maker, high targets, zero career progression opportunities. Being told that product isn’t great and needs fixed then targets increase year on year, makes perfect sense.

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  5. "Decent company. goo dbenefits"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent company. good dbenefits. KPI Heavy

    Cons

    long hours. lopts of kpis. no flexible working

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Exciting challenges and opportunities to learn and skill up

    Cons

    Outside consultancy making decisions

  7. "Things are looking up..."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Excellent salary, and bonus potential. - Autonomy to run your own desk - New leadership team are focused on turning the business around. - Exciting product and tech updates in the pipeline

    Cons

    - Office environment can be flat at times

  8. "On the Rise"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing people with the right attitude

    Cons

    Slow career progression and high targets

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "A Sad place and A Sinking Ship"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    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...

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "Slow death"

    2.0
     

    I worked at Monster Worldwide

    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.

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