The best job portal on the market
February 10, 2020

The best job portal on the market

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Monster.com

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.

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • 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.
  • Since we are able to close positions using Monster the reliability and trust factor has gone up with the clients that we deliver to.
  • The hiring for vacancies has increased substantially and this is a good thing for the business as a whole.
Indeed - You cannot do active sourcing on this. It is only passive recruiting in which you need to wait for the candidate to get back to you. Also the number of candidates that you can approach is limited.
With Monster you can do active hiring and there is no limit to which you can call and reach out to candidates.

Dice - This portal just does not have the database depth that Monster has in terms of software positions. Most of the candidates do not even have their contact numbers or emails updated.
With Monster the database is richer and the quality of candidates is also very very good. I rarely find candidates who don't have contact details updated on their profile in Monster.




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.

Do you think Monster.com delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Monster.com's feature set?

Yes

Did Monster.com live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Monster.com go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Monster.com again?

Yes

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.

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