Monster Worldwide Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2020

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3.1
49%
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61%
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Monster Worldwide Chief Executive Officer Scott Gutz (no image)
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69 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. Helpful (2)

    "Motivated, busy, appreciated, fun!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Transparency and frequent contact with management keep us in the loop and involved; great collaboration across countries is energizing; varied, meaningful work and recognition from our peers keep us motivated, we feel appreciated; flex hours, strong work and home balance make it easy to work hard and play hard. Fun work environment, collaborative and supportive.

    Cons

    More widespread access to on-going technical training.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Business is in a decline mode and layoffs always looming"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Formerly great company at the top of the online job board industry, that truly empowered their people.

    Cons

    Too many managers, many of whom had been brought in outside the industry, and didn’t understand the business. Instead of turning the business around, they further tanked it. Many of the managers are running scared, strong-arming their reports instead of working in collaboration with them.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Once a leader in the space, needs to reinvent themselves."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits, flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    The company needs to lock down on one go-to-market strategy.

  4. "Fun workplace"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Customer Service 

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Fun workplace, Nice team, Nice mangers

    Cons

    Commuting, Ok salary, No follow up

  5. "Monster Canada"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance was good.

    Cons

    The compensation was too low

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Continuous Steps in right direction!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, having fun with colleagues as the business does more to be #oneteam

    Cons

    Head office still a challenge, direction, clarity, support - why I am happy we do our own thing. Have a solid plan

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Account Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work from home. High salary for the internet adveritising industry.

    Cons

    Can't compete with Indeed, LinkedIn, or Zip Recruiter.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Once a great company now in decline"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Colleagues were great Nice office downtown

    Cons

    Top management has no clue of what they are doing. For an internet company, they do surprisingly little online advertising. Front line employees kept telling management about Monster's weaknesses as provided by clients. Monster kept changing compensation plans leading to ever decreasing commissions with ever increasing targets. Management blamed front line sales teams for lower revenue without looking into why their services and products were not desirable by clients, despite feedback being provided by clients. Company has done several lay-offs in the past 3 years.

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  9. "Premium Service Representative"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Premium Service Representative in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Monster Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance, a ton of flexibility and independence, tuition reimbursement program and ability to work from home!

    Cons

    No career advancement and instability within the company.

  10. Helpful (2)

    "meh"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Account Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Monster Worldwide for less than a year

    Pros

    No micro management, weekly calls with the sales manager out of the u.s.

    Cons

    Company cut down so much. There was free breakfast once a week and they cut it down to once a month. They had a nice office and then downsized. Monster does not have the tools to compete with indeed and it is clearly showing.

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