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Years back, Monster was the prime site to do a job search on. Today, you can't even have the Monster search come close to the work your looking for or even in the locality you put in your profile. It's like the search engine could care less what kind of a job you're looking for or in what area you specified. When you try to contact someone at Monster, you never hear back. I look for radio service or electronic service job. What comes back is mostly CDL driver wanted, Lift driver and Uber drivers wanted. The rest is a scattering of food places looking for waiters and managers. Please explain to me how my search profile comes back with these jobs that are just a waste of time trying to sort through. Then you never find anything even close to what your profile states. Is anyone else having the same type of job returns?
I work in the high tech field (Silicon Valley). In the last couple years, Monster has failed to market itself to candidates thus making their resume search product all but worthless. I would never recommend Monster resume products to any company or recruiting firm.
I am an employer that posted a job for a teaching position. After 2 months of posting, and about $1,200 worth of "services", I had 15 applicants and 20 recommendations from Monster. But wait... When you select the link to see the 15 applicants, it only pulls up 7. Out of the 7 only one had a bachelor's degree with experience remotely related to teaching. Others resumes were completely off the wall. The recommendations were just as bad. I had also advertised for an executive assistant. You guessed it. Small number of resumes from unqualified people. The head-hunting service is downright awful, and considering the fees, it is highway robbery. I regret having wasted the money.
I regret ever using their stupid website, I have found a job I wanted elsewhere and closed deactivated without any ability to recover my account with Monster and yet I am still being spammed by recruiters from all over US. My search parameters were strict to only local opportunities and only in my field and Monster did not care at all. They spammed me with everything they could and they continue to do so even after I have closed an account with them. They continue to give out my personal email and last resume they had on me to recruiters and this is unacceptable. NEVER EVER LOOK FOR A JOB ON MONSTER. DO NOT USE THEIR SERVICES, IT'S NOT WORTH IT!
Been a .com for a while and still barely better than searching for a job on Craigslist. They haven't even taken the time to filter companies like Uber, so when you go to certain categories to look for a job you'll never see anything but Uber postings. Horrible annoying site! Indeed is better...everything is better.
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For a few years I had a membership on Monster.com. I had found a job in February 2018 and knew I didn’t need Monster’s services anymore so I clicked on their unsubscribe link on the bottom of their emails they had sent me (I’ve since deleted that email thinking that it would be adhered to by Monster). I also went in and deleted my account on their website. After a while it seemed like I was still getting emails from Monster, so I kept clicking on the unsubscribe link (thinking maybe I had not done it right) but then I kept getting emails from them. At the bare minimum I have been inundated by emails from Monster about Messages in my message center (which when I checked before there were never any messages in there), been spammed about job alerts (which how I could I have any job alerts if I closed/deleted my account) and numerous other things.
Every day since I’ve closed my account (I’m not sure at the latest around mid-October 2018) I have still be inundated with emails from them concerning job alerts – which are no longer wanted. They had supposedly taken care of my situation by: Asking me to send a receipt of the email that I unsubscribed from. I no longer have that email because I deleted it when I did it, thinking that Monster was going to adhere to the "unsubscribe" link. Getting a message from Monster on my Facebook messenger app to say they were going to take care of the situation – which it hasn’t. Asking me for the following information to verify myself: Physical address, telephone number and two previous employers. I do not want to be giving out that kind of private information over an email server because I do not want my address/phone number/previous employers out there for them to see.
I should not have to give out this information if all I want to do is to stop getting emails from them – from any department. Period. I do not want to give out my phone number because they will be sending me robocalls. I even changed my phone number to a new number so the one that I had before is no longer accessible from me. Plus, I’m not sure what all I had on my Monster account as my last listed two employers because I’ve had so many little jobs that really didn’t amount to much.
When you unsubscribe from a business emails all you must do is click on the “unsubscribe” link and it works. Sometimes, you need to verify on the link that you really do want to unsubscribe. It works for other companies, but not Monster. It is their responsibility to adhere to the laws of spamming people’s email inboxes; which someone from Monster said they don’t spam.
Their Twitter account also asked for my email address – which is a joke because they already have it because they’ve been inundating my email inbox. My email address has my name in it so it wouldn’t take much to find my account and for this situation to be resolved. Also - not cool Monster blocked me on their Facebook page - it looks like they have something to be ashamed of. All I want from them is to close my account altogether and for them to stop sending me emails!
I originally created an account when I was looking for my first job as a software developer and was immediately inundated by emails and phone calls from outsourced recruiters who obviously got my details from some sort of scraping tool that saw a few keywords and my contact info and have random job located all over the US. The few I talked to immediately lost interest when I mentioned I had no experience, so it was obvious they had not actually looked at my resume.
Same as everyone else here. We paid the hundreds of dollars to get results and we got NOTHING at all. We called customer service. They said keep waiting. Still nothing. Zilch. We feel like we have been robbed. Monster doesn’t care in the least little bit it appears. You are better off trying some other company. Anybody.
I posted a job through Military.com via partnership with Monster. My goal was to reach and hire an elite level of Military personnel trying to make the transition back to civilian life. After paying for the job posting and getting ZERO clicks or views, I feel like they pretty much stole our money. You commit to paying a fee blindly, hoping that they have a ton of qualified candidates ready to go...and they do not. I called and emailed my complaint and asked for a refund, which they politely declined. They even doubled down and said that if I pay for more of their service offerings at a "reduced rate" that I would surely have more success. There are other free services available to employers that are much more effective than this one. Beware! Think twice before signing up for this service.
I am a doctor. My resume lists my 9 year of clinical experience, internships, seminars and is CLEARLY a medical industry resume. The day I signed up for Monster my inbox was flooded with scams, and I was contacted for positions ranging from insurance agent to bus driver. Even after I unsubscribed to these emails they kept coming. Then the phone calls started, 5 or more a day every day, 7 days a week. Even after deleting my Monster account I get 2-3 scamming phone calls a day from Monster.
Why would an employer want to hire a doctor for a real estate agent, insurance broker, or an attorney position??? I also got bizarre sexual and prostitution messages to my inbox that started THE DAY I signed up with Monster. This has never happened before, and I have had the same email for years. I am extremely dissatisfied with Monster.com, and if I could give negative stars I would. If this review helps even one person from posting their resume and contact information with Monster, I will feel like I contributed something to society.
I paid over $300 for a job posting to hire new employees at my business. I got no results although it is a very broad position and well above average pay for its field. Save your money and use any other service!!!
Do not waste your time on Monster.com in regards to finding a job. If you post your resume on that site, insurance companies and multi-level marketing agencies (pyramid schemes) will contact you endlessly via email or phone trying to get you to come work for them. It got so bad that a multi-level marketing agency claimed that I applied for a job there when I did not at all. After about a month of trying to find a job on that site, the calls and emails became overwhelming and I terminated my account there. I was able to find a job at another job site that did allow more privacy.
I have availed express resume services. Kommu ** one of the executive called me and expressed the benefits in nice manner I have also availed, after one month over no response, progress in this regards I have given mail, called top reach the executive nothing. I have given CR monster, CEO monster, Info monster but none of them are replied properly. Once money transferred they neglect the paid person, for taking order they will do all ways, totally Monster is cheaters group from bottom to top, no response. They don’t have basic courtesy to reply to the customer who availed the services, this service totally waste, so don’t avail the worst, customer cheaters, services.
I wish that MONSTER.com must clearly demand clients for having their specified position #, and fully from the external company from where the position would be held within --> while that being it!!! Because foreign companies are soliciting USA citizens when job-hunting, & our Fed's fully do not care about us compared with the others.
The website is user-friendly but sometimes the job postings can be misleading. That being said like with any job site do your homework prior to applying for a job. I have also noticed that even if you set search for a set distance you may have email updates for jobs out of your working area.
People don't read the resumes. Contract companies are bad at this, they only search keyword and when you put no contracts they still call. I looking for a real job not a 30 day or 3 month contract.
I used Monster 10 years ago and I found my dream job within a week on Monster and I am still at my job. Monster gave me all the information about the company and send off my resume and within two days they received my resume I got an interview.
Monster is difficult and frustrating to use. It doesn’t accept certain information and has you re entering zip codes that it says are not valid, however they are! There are so many glitches in their system that slows one down. It’s very frustrating. Even to get my resume in a correct format to print is difficult. Trying to charge my list of references was a waste of time as I was unable to do so!
I find that Monster attracts contract recruiters not company recruiter. The notification process has a lot to be desired. The site is not a favorite for me. I feel this is a bottom of the barrel site.
This site makes you download a resume unlike Indeed you just create your account and apply for job. Some of the things you need to build a resume with you don’t have & sometimes you can’t afford.
Terrible website for seeking a new job or position as I had posted my updated and current resume on there and had contacted at least 30 different companies on there with open positions in which I was fully qualified for and not one of them ever got back to me on anything. So why have a job website that supposed to have open jobs on it and no one takes the time to get back to you. Both thumbs down on Monster.com and have them taken off the internet because they are not worth the space they take up!
I used to exclusively use this company however it has changed over the years. The job website is not as user friendly. I have trouble seeing the details of the jobs listed.
Registering and using this site was a waste of my time and resources when I used it for years until I finally quit using it in 2010 when I became disable and could no longer work. Prior to that this site never landed me a job, not one. I seemed to have gotten more SCAM E-mails from scammers that use these sites to harvest e-mails and lure you with jobs that if you did them, you could find yourself in jail and flat broke. Glad I was smart enough to NEVER fall for them. I could not recommend this site for use to find a job to anyone from my horrid experience with it.
I'm sure others get a lot of help from Monster. I just felt they send me the same job over and over through the years. No luck. It's possible I misunderstood what was needed, but it should have been made clear. Good luck with the site.
Monster ought to be called the Job Lottery. Never once have I received an offer - or even a response - from the meat market of dating sites. Applications are repetitive and time-consuming with little way to automate the process. Every employer requires a complete account created on their own job sites. What do I need Monster for?
Have used Monster in the past year, and found that they do not pay attention to the user's info or profile. I live in a New York City suburb and when I get job info from Monster, it's usually 30 to 50 miles out of my area or in another state nearby. Have sent emails to Monster a few times but they still do the same thing.
They post fake jobs constantly and consistently. Just a giant database for companies that are never going to actually hire anyone. God only knows who they sell our information to.
I found this site very useless. They didn't have anything that was of any help to me, their options were pointless. Their customer service was a little better, but still couldn't put me in the right place.
I was on Monster's email list for job opportunity updates and the last emails I received (before cancelling) list UBER EATS job listings as the first 20-40 jobs in our area. I live in a small metropolitan area (200,000 people) so this seemed ridiculous. I gave up and stopped scrolling for other jobs. I called customer service to let them know that this seemed like an error and they told me that since UBER paid them they went ahead and did it. He did not seem to care that it made their site unusable. Other sites list UBER EATS once as is appropriate. Not a useful site and bad customer service in my opinion.
I gave up on Monster.com because it NEVER sent correct job possibilities to me - regardless of how specific the job words/descriptions were. It continually sent such jobs as nursing, waitressing, multi-level marketing, franchises, real estate, etc.; none of which were in my categories, my field, or qualifications. Job matches were not good. The setup was nice and fairly easy; just wish the end results were better.
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Monster.com began exploring the potential of digital recruiting in 1994 and has since become a popular employment website for job seekers to find potential employment and for employers to list open positions. It is a global company that services over 40 countries.
Resume posting: While it offers the standard service of applying to jobs online, Monster also offers job seekers the opportunity to post their resumes online in order to be contacted by potential employers. This gives job seekers the opportunity to be approached by interested companies.
Cover letter and resume help: Monster.com has numerous resources for job seekers who may need some help preparing documents. The Resume Resource Center has writing tips, sample resumes and even a service, Top Resume, that will craft a resume for paying customers.
Career advice: With pieces about interview preparation, salary negotiations and office etiquette, Monster.com’s Career Advice section has plenty of advice for job seekers at any stage of the employment process.
Monster Blog: The Monster Blog is a source of news for employers and potential employees focused on the employment process. It is regularly updated to keep its content topical and useful for consumers.
Hiring solutions: Monster.com offers services to employers looking for new hires. Employers can post a job and receive up to 20 free resumes from job seekers. Other services, like accessing the entire pool of candidates or customizing emails, are available for a fee.
Best for: Monster.com is best for job seekers looking for a place to host their job materials while actively seeking employment.
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