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Monster.com's website is among the top employment sites as far as number of hits and it offers a number of services catered to job recruiters and seekers. Monster.com purchased the Jobs.com domain name in 2002. Visitors looking for a Jobs.com review, can find almost the same quality as Monster.com. Some things that set Monster apart are alliances with newspapers in major cities like New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago, a focus on Twitter advertising, and sensitivity to accessibility needs on their website.  

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The Good

  • Price range
  • Reach
  • Resources and learning materials
  • Special features
  • Experience
  • Customer support
Price Range
Monster's value plans for job recruiters are as follows: Starter: $99/month
  • 1 reusable job slot
  • 1 Twitter card for social recruiting
  • 50 candidate targeted emails
Standard: $249/month
  • 3 reusable job slots
  • 3 Twitter cards for social recruiting
  • 100 candidate targeted emails
Premium: $399/month
  • 5 reusable job slots
  • 5 Twitter cards for social recruiting
  • 150 candidate targeted emails
The minimum commitment for a monthly plan is 90 days and the commitment is 12 months for an annual plan. A one-time standard job ad costs $375 and decreases in cost per job ad as more are purchased at one time. For example, if you purchase 100-249 standalone job ads, you get them for $130 each. However, by including a location and job title, Monster can present less expensive job bundles (depending on the location) with optional add-ons. A skilled or hourly job ad costs less at $119 for a 14-day job ad, but has fewer options included. Monster is constantly running special offers and promotions, such as buy one ad, get one free. Promo codes get the customer a certain percentage discount off.
Reach
Monster provides services in over 40 countries and its network includes 1,000 newspaper partner sites in addition to its own website, web network, and mobile apps. According to the company's daily stats, 35,800 resumes are added to the database every day, 6.5 million job searches are performed, and 5.1 million jobs are viewed.
Resources and Learning Materials
Monster's home page provides links to six different communities for job seekers: career start, healthcare, part-time, retail, technology, and transportation. Each community features blog articles, job listings, career advice, and tweets relevant to the industry or job seeking phase. This way, job seekers that fit into these niches have a learning center already curated with resources that fit their needs and goals. The education center for recruiters categorizes their resources into the categories of recruiting and hiring advice, workforce management, market intelligence, monster training, HR events, and small business. It features 2 free guides: a business hiring guide with basics on creating an effective job ad, and a guide to hire, engage, and retain millennials. Recruiters will find Monster's "best keywords" series especially helpful-these articles feature the best way to cater to job seekers in several specific metropolitan cities in the U.S.
Special Features
  • Skilled and hourly job ads: Recruiters can choose from over 300 job titles, modify a pre-written job description as necessary, then simply enter a company name, job location, and contact information to be matched with candidates (screening questionnaires and auto-reply emails are not available with this product).
  • Power resume search: Monster's matching technology finds matches based on search criteria, then ranks candidates according to how relevant and recent the specific qualifications are, improving efficiency in the hiring process.
  • Social exposure: Job listings can be turned into a branded tweet promoted to Monster's Twitter followers.
  • Resume writing service: Users can have their resume edited ($139.95+) or written and designed ($179.95+) within 3 days by a professional through CareerPerfect.com. Add-ons include cover letter help, interview follow-up letter, and bio.
  • Targeted hiring solutions: Monster gives specific recommendations and services for hiring job seekers in certain demographics or industries, including healthcare workers, government hires, military veterans, college students, and recent graduates.
  • Company profiles: Businesses can provide updated descriptions, photos, reviews (through kununu.com), news, and job listings on Monster to increase
Experience
Monster.com was founded in 1999 with the merger of The Monster Board (1994) and Online Career Center. The 1994 job database containing job descriptions from the newspaper was the first public job search that could be searched with a web browser. So though The Monster Board was an extremely simple, dinosaur version of today's Monster.com, we count the company as an impressive leader in the job industry.
Customer Support
Paid clients get on-demand support during business hours through live chat (Monday-Friday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM EST) and phone communication (available Monday-Friday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM EST at 1-800-MONSTER. In fact, all Monster.com visitors can chat with the sales team through the live chat or submit a help form to the service team.
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The Bottom Line

Monster has a good handle on the online recruitment market. The company's bundle packages, standard purchase options, and frequent promotions show that they approach customers in a variety of ways-similar to their approach in recruitment.
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B A Hooper Mesa, AZ

Plenty of listing. Wide variety of jobs offered. Easy to use site. Successfully connected with several employers

1 month ago

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ISMAIL MUSOSI Kampala, 102

I was looking for jobs overseas, on browsing at monster, I realized that there were thousands of articles on how I can advance my career coupled to the several options I had. There are several tools I use to advance my job Search on monster. Thank you very much monster for the job listings, career advice, resume help and all the other tools.

6 months ago

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Roxana Perez ,

I really like Monster. It is to navigate and always has relevant jobs to my search. I like their articles and handy tips, which I find very helpful. I believe that out of all the search engines Monster will be the one that I find gainful employment that I like.

7 months ago

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Stephen Van Vactet Denver, CO

I like that I was getting responses back from putting my resume on there even after my resume was a year old I didn't like the user interface I thought that it made it a little too difficult to upload my resume

6 months ago

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Eddie Rios Ogden, UT

Moster is a giant of a job search tool. It houses information on available jobs on its platform and make job searching easier. Many time saving tools help users get better results. I have this tool as a must have job search assistant. It is comprehensive as it is intuitive guiding me to successful job opportunities.

1 year ago

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Kurt Lucas Olney, MD

I found my current job through Monster- Job Search. It easily help me locate companies that fit my interests and needs. Thanks Monster.

2 months ago

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Kevin Liu Salt Lake City, UT

I went through the steps of updating my resume and uploading to monster and it was very simple. Their main page is very easy to navigate to look for jobs and post my resume for jobs.

8 months ago

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Andy Vandros Rochester, MN

It use to be one the best job searching companies in the USA. Within past two years or so it offers almost for good leads, too far away or not related. I would imaging it reflects their prices increased for companies searching for employees. But I found no heal for over 2 years.

8 months ago

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Tanya A Long Beach, CA

Great job search platform, but its almost too big! Too many jobs and you never know if they are still available. Saturated with too many applicants; its difficult to compete with so many resumes. But it has everything you need to find a job.

9 months ago

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Kaitlyn Rios Ogden, UT

Monster is an exceptional job search online platform. It has so many industries and a variety of skill levels to apply to. They can keep a resume on file to share with potential employers too making this tool very valuable.

1 year ago

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Eric San Diego, CA

Sent out some Resumes to places I found on the site but never heard back from anyone. This of course is no fault of Monster.com and I appreciate sites like this that help people connect with employers. The interface was clean and simple.

2 years ago

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Frankie Cibolo, TX

very good company for doing a job search. They offer many filters for the user to set up their job search

3 months ago

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Phoenicia Cloud Rosamond, CA

I had a good experience with Monster. I filled out loads of applications and was able to easily find jobs that I could qualify for.

3 months ago

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Eric Asare-budu Mechanicsville, VA

the posted my resume on monster and i had a lot of recruiters reaching out to me. I really like their service

4 months ago

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Jaida Williams Tallahassee, FL

Monster can sometimes show results for jobs that are not really available by companies. You always have to call and double check. Sometimes when applying through their website, the company does not receive the application.

6 months ago

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Andrew Hyde ,

Monster was very easy to use as far as getting an account setup and getting work history organized. The problem was the job searches were spammed with repeat ads, work from home nonsense, and military recruitment ads. It was not worth spending the time digging through all the mess.

7 months ago

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Jimena Gamboa La Feria, TX

I like looking for jobs here because it is a platform that is very simple to use. I quickly found jobs in my area and was able to apply hassle free.

8 months ago

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Sandra Dubas Salt Lake City, UT

I used Monster.com a few times to find jobs when I was in college. I like their filter options and how you can find exactly what you are looking for by using those filters. Also I like knowing when the job was posted and how many people how applied for that position.

3 years ago

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Brody B Orem, UT

I love the navigation on Monster's website for job search. Its hard to set yourself apart when it comes to job search engines but I feel like Monster is on the better half of services. It seems like many employers use Monster which makes it a great choice for Job Seekers. I would recommend giving Monster a try!

2 years ago

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nichele thau ,

They helped with local places hiring that were equal opportunity employers which most places don't help

6 months ago

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McKenzie ,

Love the service Monster provided when searching for a job. thanks for providing a cast array of options.

6 months ago

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Tagg Ogden, UT

Monster is my go to when looking for a job to be able to see openings. They make it easy to upload your resume and apply to multiple jobs quickly.

7 months ago

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Rosa and Carla Ruiz Corona, CA

Easy to navigate the page and look for jobs as well looking for candidates, i find this website to be worthy of your time

9 months ago

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Diana Miami, FL

Decent site. Shows jobs and sometimes pay of the specific job. Pretty user friendly but I don’t think it’s as popular as other sites like indeed and those popular sites I’ve found companies post most of their jobs

5 months ago

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Sara Smith Riverton, UT

Used monster to look for jobs when I finished college and that was the place to find jobs. I found exactly what I was searching for, worked out great.

1 year ago

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Eric Smith Riverton, UT

I always used Monster in my job searches as they were most up to date and all companies seemed to be using them. Searching was easy and found a job using them.

1 year ago

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Cristiana Orem, UT

I had used Monster a few times in the pass, but telling the thru after I started to use Indeed I never used Monster any more. The competitor it is more easy to manager and use.

2 years ago

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Jorden Laird Front Royal, VA

I have uploaded a resume and searched for hours, and never had any luck hearing back from companies, and I had to often retype my resume even when I could successfully upload it to the site. I wasted a lot of time on this site

2 years ago

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Shari Evers Lehi, UT

Being able to put your resume out there is really nice, but every time me or my husband have done that on Monster we always get sales people contacting us. It makes it a little disappointing when you are really trying to find a good job!

2 years ago

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JP Herriman, UT

Provided a lot of options, and an easy to navigate through what I was trying to find when I was looking for a job.

7 months ago

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Jolene Pleasant Grove, UT

Easy to find jobs in the area. Some jobs can be applied for right on the site, making it nice and easy.

8 months ago

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Tomas Miranda Orlando, FL

Monster has always provided very good job options, information and requirements For the position being applied for.

9 months ago

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Vianca Potts Hialeah, FL

I found it easy to apply for jobs on this site. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a job to use this site.

9 months ago

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Dianna Carter Cadiz, KY

Monster is a good job search website. Very thorough. They are great for matching resumes with job positions available.

9 months ago

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Michelle W Coraopolis, PA

Monster floods my email with information that isn't always relevant to my profession. I keep trying to unsubscribe to the email blasts, but for whatever reason I can't get it to stop. Plus, I feel like I can never find jobs that are good fits for me.

1 year ago

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Melissa Carreno Mesa, AZ

monster in my opinion has taken the back seat to all these other job search tools out there now. Their online website is okay, its just outdated and more inconvenient than most other job searches.

2 years ago

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Karen Anderson Lindon, UT

I found my medical assisting job through Monster.com. I love my job. The Monster website is very easy to navigate and kept me excited looking for a job.

2 years ago

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Anne Starley Mukilteo, WA

On the job hunt recently and used Monster among other sites daily. They were great at finding relevant positions near me. Recommended!

2 years ago

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Kyle Hinton ,

The jobs are very limited in my area and I've never had any luck finding anything. It seems to be geared mainly toward white collar workers.

4 months ago

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Morgan Durango, CO

Monster Resume search is completely worthless, they fail to market themselves in the tech industry and I haven't found one decent candidate on their resumes board in over a year. Would never recommend.

2 years ago

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Kenneth Okerlund Orem, UT

They sent way too many emails on information that I didn't want, I never had any success through using this site and ultimately gave up on it out of frustration of the massive amount of emails that were irrelevant to me.

3 years ago

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Maile Curtis Salt Lake City, UT

Their website is really easy to use. Great filter options, however they need to stop sending all of the emails. I get so much spam from them.

3 years ago

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Sarah Russie Clearfield, UT

Pretty good app. Has a lot of good business training tips and job opportunities. Not quite as many jobs listed as some other sites, though. Still a good app.

1 year ago

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Derek Scoville Pleasant Grove, UT

When I first graduated college, I didn't have a job, and randomly put my resume on Monster. The next day I got called for an interview for a potential job!!

2 years ago

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Tualagi Saint George, UT

Avoid this site! I got call's from random strangers out of state who didn't even speak proper English. I was getting phone call's of jobs i didn't even apply for. It was a joke! Do not sign a contract with them, thats all they care about is the signature and after that it is difficult trying to get a hold of someone.

2 years ago

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Breanna Jones Salt Lake City, UT

Not my favorite job search engine. Never found the most job opportunities here. Monster never produced an interview or job opportunity for me.

3 years ago

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Luis Bates Azusa, CA

Good way to find jobs. Safe and secure. Always updated. To Bad they are not around so much now.

9 months ago

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Nathan D. Warrendale, PA

Monster has a lot of scammy jobs and if you upload your resume you get a lot of calls for low paying or sales positions you wouldn't be interested in.

1 year ago

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Todd Homitz Evans City, PA

Seems like the site that you used to use back in the day to look for jobs. It's still a good site but not the top of the list.

1 year ago

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Amanda Warrendale, PA

I've never had much luck with actually having Monster find me a job, only interviews but it is a decent job board site!

1 year ago

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