Monster

Monster

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Monster.com

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What is Monster?

Monster in Weston offers their job board for finding the right candidates, boasting resume analysis and role fit scoring, available at Monster.com.
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BEST PORTAL FOR RECRUITER

9 out of 10
December 13, 2021
As a technical recruiter Monster.com is one of the best platforms I use almost all day to search for various candidates who are looking …
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What is Monster?

Monster in Weston offers their job board for finding the right candidates, boasting resume analysis and role fit scoring, available at Monster.com.

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What is Monster?

Monster in Weston offers their job board for finding the right candidates, boasting resume analysis and role fit scoring, available at Monster.com.

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Monster in Weston offers their job board for finding the right candidates, boasting resume analysis and role fit scoring, available at Monster.com.

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.9.

The most common users of Monster are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Staffing & Recruiting industry.
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Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Monster.com sold themselves as the recruitment company but this is far from the truth of the matter, as if you live on the coast ( Rhyl) of the UK your job search on their program will going out to sea and when you tell them you have had no one reply to your job ad they tell you to move the job over to another town like Wrexham & Chester when your looking for someone local, and not from outside of the area. On complaining they make out its you and not them as candidates are not interested in your job and couldn't care less if you find someone or not and all their interested in is the money We have moved over to indeed and within 2 days bang people are applying for the three jobs we have on offer and all three jobs have now been filled and guess what not one person has applied from Monster.com tells you everything about Monster.com. Don't waste your money or your time with Monster.com, go straight to Indeed if you want results.
Big company who only care about the sell and not the customer if they were to think about the customer point of view then they would get more custom
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Monster.com as a means of finding the right candidates for job openings. I work as a contracted recruiter for companies, and Monster.com often has a great range of people actively looking for work. We also submit job descriptions to get a feel for who is out there in the market. I feel the people on Monster.com are more niche than the ones on competing sites, and it makes the response rate much higher.
  • Shows interested candidates
  • Shows relevant job openings
  • Post job openings
  • Strong search parameters
  • Monster.com's interface feels a little outdated at times
  • It could have strong filter options
  • Easier ways to export resumes to CSVs, PDFs, etc.
  • Ways to transfer mass amounts of candidates to other platforms
I think Monster.com is great in terms of finding interested candidates. Instead of cold-calling/contacting people out of the blue that may not be looking for work, you can set up an open job posting and see what the market is currently like. As stated before, I think the community/people who use Monster.com is smaller than some of the other large competing sites, which is actually beneficial for recruiters like me. I can find the people avidly looking for work and reach out to them.
December 13, 2021

BEST PORTAL FOR RECRUITER

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
As a technical recruiter Monster.com is one of the best platforms I use almost all day to search for various candidates who are looking for various jobs in Information technology or Non-IT. It provides the best quality resumes. In Monster.com as a recruiter we got the option to look for candidates in different locations while the person is looking for full-time opportunity or part-time. It somehow plays a most important role in my day to day recruiting life and I will highly recommend Monster.com to other recruiters as well to use it on daily basis to get better results in their careers.
  • Location search.
  • Candidates who updated resume recently.
  • Easy to use and user friendly.
  • Keyword search.
  • Multiple resume with same email address.
  • Please update in showing results from recently updated resumes to past updated while someone enters some keywords.
While using Monster.com in everyday recruiting it gives wide options to look for candidates. Sometimes it happens that while I thought that a profile might be fake, seeing those profiles with company started and review the thoughts change completely and somehow the problem is resolved in Monster.com only. So it's highly recommend by me to other recruiters to sort profiles through Monster.com only.
December 01, 2021

Life Savior

Shubhanshu Mishra | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
At Monster, we work to bring humanity and opportunity to the job market, to enhance lives, businesses, and communities around the world. We use Monster for sourcing resume power search accepting abstract in the Boolean keys. Allow us to view candidate profiles so we can manage the views for ROI Flexible Services for various needs. Allows us to manage the search criteria in a creative manner track status of candidates
  • Sourcing the Right Resumes
  • Managing various Filters
  • Track status of candidates
  • The cost to use service
  • Limiting the number of resume views
  • Sometimes multiple login create the issue of not getting the proper results
Well Suited for: Allow us to view candidate profiles so we can manage the views for ROI! Flexible Services for various needs! Allows us to manage the search criteria in a creative manner! Track status of candidates. Cons: Intelligence search is more effective. Provide more profile information when sourcing. Track status of candidates including follow-up action items.
Sam Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use this for the sourcing resume for the clients in the US. Largest collection of candidate's resume. Very useful filters to find the best resource qualified for the role. Easily tract the open and new resumes. Power search is very useful to get the resource on time. Can easily get you the good profile in a limited calls.
  • Sourcing Resume
  • Power Search
  • Accepting Abstract in the Boolean keys
  • Sometimes multiple login create the issue of not getting the proper results
  • Unable to get details for few roles
  • Don't have any filter to find the work authorization
It is very well for the IT recruitment. Database of the C2C is candidate is very large and very helpful. Monster.com timely do the updates so less bugs and less issues compared to other portals. Using different to get the best potential candidate is very good while using Monster Job Portal.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We utilize Monster.com when we are not receiving quality candidates from other hiring sources. We use it to fill both office and skilled labor positions within our organization.
  • Attracts candidates
  • Matches candidates to positions
  • Weeds out unqualified candidates
  • The cost to use service
  • Limiting the number of resume views
Monster.com is a great resource to have when our other candidate sourcing tools do not work. It is not free like several others, but I feel like it does ensure you get a quality candidate.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Monster to source candidates for our Federal Government IT, Engineer, Technical, Cloud/DevOps, Web/Internet, Cyber Security/Info Sec, Functional DoD/IC, Financial, as well as our back-office positions. It's being utilized by recruiting including the sourcing coordinator to build pipeline resources for bids and proposals.
  • Allow us to view candidate profile so we can manage the views for ROI!
  • Flexible Services for various needs!
  • Allows us to manage the search criteria in a creative manner!
  • Track status of candidates
  • Intelligence search is more effective.
  • Provide more profile information when sourcing.
  • Track status of candidates including follow up action items.
Creative and resourceful search options. Ability to set automatic searches to view new candidates! Ability to manage candidate status and follow-up activity!
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Monster.com to post for current job openings. We use it in HR department only. So far we had a very pleasant experience with that software. It is easy to manage, easy to navigate.
  • Easy of use.
  • Advertising for open positions.
  • Doesn't force you to change your password every other month or so.
  • Very logical layout of the website.
  • Customization of job postings activity.
  • Ability to buy packages online.
  • Choose posting date.
Monster.com is suitable for companies that are looking to fill positions and looked for new hires constantly.
If there are two or more people in the same department who work in recruiting, it is a little harder to manage notifications. Since they can only be send to one address. So I would say users at the same company should be able to customize notifications or who receives what and when.
Art Stiefel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have used Monster.com for many years as an employer looking to hire and also as someone looking for a new job. As an employer, we used Monster as a reliable platform for us to post open positions with the knowledge that we could rely on a solid response of viable applicants. This definitely made it easier for us to approach the hiring process with a sense of confidence.
  • Monster makes it easy for us to post jobs on their platform.
  • Working with Monster does an excellent job of providing alerts when applicants submit for open positions.
  • Our applications that we get from Monster applicants are easy for us to segment out for faster sorting and selections.
  • It would be nice if Monster could autofill resumes from applicants from information they provide once.
  • Applicants complain about having to fill in all of the fields for their applications - even though they have submitted their resumes.
  • As an applicant, it would be nice to have greater transparency and updates for when a submitted application is shared, opened, or reviewed. Otherwise there can be a sense of being "ghosted" after having applied and not hearing back.
I give Monster.com a high rating and recommendation to employers and applicants alike. I find that as a platform in a competitive environment, Monster has been a long-time, reliable resource for job placements and for searching for new jobs. With the proliferation of other job posting sites, Monster has remained a place that stands above the lesser quality online job boards that feel kind of like they are looking just to get your personal information that they then will go on to sell to the scammy, spammy online jobs posting sites.
I would rate Monster.com support with a high rating of 10 because even though the platform is super simple to use we do occasionally have a question or two that come up and we've found that the Monster support team is pretty quick at getting back to us and providing clear answers.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Since I work for a company that hires resources in the United States, I, as a recruiter mostly depend upon Monster.com for all my technical hiring needs. It is a powerful resource for any organization that is looking to hire talents across the said region. The whole of my department works on Monster.com and has been benefited from it. It has many unique features and has established better standards compared to those rival job boards that are out there in the market. Monster.com not only has the largest database of candidates but also offers some of the most comprehensive career tools and resources that help in finding the right career for the right candidates. There are a lot of job listings in the job portal for the candidates to pick the right one that matches their skill-sets. It is not only about going through all the job postings that have been made in the portal, but also about the services and the outcomes that it provides for both the candidates and the employers. There are a lot of different ways one can search for resumes from the database so that one might end up in finding the right fit.
  • It has a very streamlined application process that enables users/job-seekers to upload and update their resumes in a timely manner. They can also apply for multiple jobs with just a click of a button that saves time.
  • For employers, it is one of the best offerings on the market. Multiple job postings and a handful of premium features enabling the optimal use of the resource to find the right talent quickly.
  • Monster.com can improve on its data redundancy aspect. It frustrates the users to look at or access the same sets of results or the same applications again and again.
  • It can also look into the spam feature. There are ways one can spam it by taking out information.
It is absolutely free for job seekers, and in many ways, it helps the job seekers in the market to find the right job for them. Also, there are numerous career advice for the users to follow and get benefited out of it. It has resume writing services as well so it helps the job seekers right from scratch until they find the right job. So for job seekers, it's a win.
On the other hand, let's consider a small business. They will find it very difficult and expensive to list their jobs in Monster.com. Comparatively, there are sites like Indeed offering free postings. So if there is any support that can be extended here, it would be helpful.
There are separate helplines for job seekers and employers. The response time is less compared to other customer support organizations that are out there. There are multiple offices in multiple locations so that it will improve the connectivity thereby helping the users in a better way possible. It provides a high standard of service and they also look into feedback seriously and work on it.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have been recruiting for the past 5 years and almost all the time if there is one job portal that I go to it is Monster. No recruitment team is complete without the services of Monster. I have been utilizing it for all my recruitment needs. Monster is the best job portal that a recruiter would require when they hire for any needs within the business zone. The database of job seekers keeps improving and the quality is also impressive. Hiring is the business problem that Monster caters to and it does it really well.
  • The database search is very strong in Monster. You can add even the basic of skills and you can be rest assured that any resume which has the keyword being searched will be brought out in the search result. You need to know what you are searching for and the correct profiles will be populated for you.
  • The whole software is snappy and quite fast when you use it. It does not take time to download resumes, to showcase the search results, to populate the results, and also to add them into your own personal folders within Monster. The whole experience is very fast which is very important for a fast-paced recruiter.
  • I wish that they had more filters in the resume search option. For example, there are not filters which would help me bring out candidates on their projects or their domain experience. If I need someone from the aerospace domain, I am left with just keywords again. Also there is no filter for their authorization to work in a specific location. There is also no option given to find how many hours are students allowed to work while studying. Adding these filters could have helped leaps and bounds.
  • Monster does lack in the area of non-software resumes that they have to display. The number of resumes for blue collar jobs takes a nose dive as well when you start hiring for such roles. The database just is not big enough as compared to the other competitors. The number of resumes also is dependent on some locations. For example in Las Vegas, you really don't have many software candidates.
Monster is a great option if you are hiring for technology related positions and in an area which is proliferated with the software crowd. You can find a plethora of candidates all across your salary range and also the experience levels. You can also find candidates based on their level of experience in certain domains too.

Monster lacks the database for blue-collar jobs or non-software jobs and the result is the same irrespective of the location. All across the locations, the database is just not rich enough for such jobs. The candidates are just not present.
Monster is a job portal with rich features and a great depth of database in candidates. They also have a good search option that is able to display the right candidates when you search for them.
The only gripe that I have about Monster is that they need to improve their database of candidates when it comes to blue-collar jobs or non-software jobs.
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