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Great legal internship for 1Ls!
Corporate Legal Intern (Former Employee) –  Weston, MAMarch 14, 2018
I loved working for Monster.com during my 1L summer! The Associate General Counsel's are amazing and will both challenge you and help you when asked. The Contracts Director and Senior Paralegal are amazing, too! I learned everything I know about contract negotiation from the Contracts Director, and the overall culture company is conducive to a positive work-life balance.
Pros
Awesome culture, supportive legal team
Cons
Limited variety of legal work
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Great opportunity for new sales reps
Inside Sales (Former Employee) –  Maynard, MASeptember 28, 2017
College like but professional atmosphere. Monster is a haven for new grads and working professionals who want a balance of fun with the daily grind of office politics.
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Poor outlook, moving US jobs to Europe
Manager (Current Employee) –  Weston, MAAugust 10, 2017
Sad future for a company that was founded in the US. Majority of roles are being moved to Europe, major staff reductions in the US. Compensation is bad, benefits not so great and zero employee morale initiatives.
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Providing Employer Branding solutions and Talent Aquisition for top employers
Enterprise Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOAugust 3, 2017
Excellent experience working with top employers to achieve premier employer branding to attract top talent as needed, especially the passive candidates of specific skillsets
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love it!
Strategy Consultant (Current Employee) –  New JerseyJuly 6, 2017
Greatest place to work! The people are passionate and great to work with each day. I learned so much here and was given lots of flexibility too. They truly get the virtual workplace and support work life balance.
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Failure to understand the market
Manager, Monster (Former Employee) –  Weston, MAApril 19, 2017
Monster was once a .dot com darling, offering a new, innovative service to connect job seekers with employers. Rather than using this as a springboard to greatness, they settled with attempting to hold on to their market. The problem - the market evolved and Monster's portfolio was not diverse enough to evolve with the market. The sales force grew complacent, becoming experts in order fulfillment, rather than trying to understand their clients needs. Leadership made a series of moves over the last 5+ years aimed at revenue retention (playing defense) rather than addressing the market evolution. Companies such as LinkedIn and Indeed.com capitalized by offering better services that fit within their clients overall business strategy.

Monster has since been acquired by Randstad, a staffing firm, the very industry that helped dilute Monster core product value. That is not the fault of the staffing industry, it is squarely on the shoulders of a company unable to see beyond a quarterly target. Virtually all of Monster leadership is now gone, save the CEO, who never understood the industry at it's core.

Perhaps Randstad, with it's global business acumen, can return Monster to growth. It has a monstrous task ahead as most of Monster's talent pool exited over the last 2-3 years to follow more profitable endeavors.
Pros
Work/Life balance (work from home, schedule flexibility). Better than average vacation/PTO time
Cons
No bonus progam for corporate functions (ceases to be a program when it hasn't paid out in 4+ years)
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A sinking ship and the captain has no course heading
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Florence, SCFebruary 28, 2017
This used to be an awesome place to work. Then the truth was revealed. Quotas have tripled in four years while compensation has remained stagnant. Only members of a certain clique get promoted, which doesn't matter now bc there are as many managers and leads as team members. The products are failing to keep up with the market, the competition delivers better results for lower costs, and there is little marketing suppport. The C-Level suite is so arrogant that they won't do television advertisements because "we are an established brand". So is K-Mart but no one shops there either. Ever heard of Ford, Coke, or Target? All advertise and all are much better know brands. The company Kool-Aid must contain sedatives.
Pros
Co-workers are great
Cons
Benefits are costly, pay is low, commissions are non existent . Managers are clueless bullies
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Productive and Great Place to Work!
Team Lead/Sales (Current Employee) –  Florence, SCJanuary 9, 2017
This is a place for Leaders. The Site Sales Director believes in having a culture of Future Leaders. If you have a desire to grow and let the best part of your professional career shine. The Sales Director wants to make sure your best is exemplified. Monster is the place for possibilities.

He believes in the staff having work life balance.
Pros
Options to work from home and take at least one PTO day a month.
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