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At-a-Glance:

Feature

Feature

Price

Free and paid options.

Social media promotion

Job ad syndication

Candidate matching

Resume database

Mobile App

iOS and Android.

Customer support

Phone and email.

Review:

Monster forms part of Monster's extensive international recruitment platform and it exclusively features U.K. jobs. Their advanced recruitment technology connects employers with available talent. While employers pay to post jobs, job seekers can upload resumes and apply for jobs at no cost.

While the platform does enjoy a respectable presence in the U.K., its average monthly traffic from within the country doesn't get close to what local market leaders Reed.co.uk, Totaljobs, and CV-Library get, each of which attracts more than seven million local website visits. If reach is what you're after, these present better alternatives.

Pros:

  • Employers can post vacancies for free with Monster+.
  • Monster offers subscription plans, bulk job post packages, and pay-for-performance pricing plans.
  • The site features a resume database of candidates for employers to search through.
  • Job ads are syndicated to the Monster network comprising hundreds of local news sites.
  • Job posts are promoted via the platform's social media channels.
  • Monster will assign a dedicated point person for niche recruitment needs.
  • Employers can contact candidates directly through built-in text and email tools.
  • Monster features a specific U.K. portal and job seekers can filter jobs by location to connect with local employers.
  • Employers can start and stop job postings at any time.
  • Monster is mobile-optimized and offers a mobile app for both iOS and Android.

Cons:

  • Employer branding and increased job post visibility are charged extra.
  • Resume views are limited to varying degrees on all paid plans.
  • The Starter plan excludes job ad syndication to other websites.
  • Only the more expensive Standard and Premium plans include application alerts via email.

Reputation:

On Sitejabber, users rate Monster with 2.73 out of 5 stars, slightly better than 2.4 on Trustpilot. Complaints are similar and mainly regard poor customer services after having signed a contract, expired or irrelevant job alerts, and a substandard resume builder product. Positive reviews highlighted Monster's comprehensive job search database.

Pricing:

Plan

Monthly Pricing*

Monster+**

Free.

Monster+ Promoted: 15-18 Applications

£5.00 +VAT daily average.

Monster+ Promoted: 21-26 Applications

£7.00 +VAT daily average.

Monster+ Promoted: 22-28 Applications

£10.00 +VAT daily average.

New Customer Offer — First Job Post

£89.00 +VAT.

Starter (1 Job Post + 100 CV Views)

£130.00

Standard (3 Job Posts + 500 CV Views)

£320.00

Premium (5 Job Posts + 1,000 CV Views)

£650.00

*Monster now offers a four-day free trial for new subscribers.

**Monster+ allows U.K. customers to post jobs for free with no access to the resume database. Customers have the option to pay and promote their listing at checkout.

Single Use Package

Pricing*

Post a Job (30-Day Posting, Career Ad, Social Media, and Auto Refresh)

From £130.00 +VAT /post.

Post and Search (30-Day Posting + 25 CV views)

From £330.00 +VAT /post.

Full Service (30-Day Posting + Dedicated Recruiter Service)

From £400.00 +VAT /post.

*Single Use packages allow up to five job posts with reduced rates for each additional post.

CV Search Package

Pricing

Light (1 month access with up to 250 CV views)

£525.00 +VAT

Mid-range (1 month access with up to 500 CV views)

£824.00 +VAT

Enterprise (1 month access with up to 1000 CV views)

£1575.00 +VAT

How to Post a Job on Monster:

£130.00 GBP
10 Minutes
How to Post a Job on Monster:

Five easy steps for posting a job on Monster.

1. 

Posting a job on Monster.

1.1 

Click "For Employers."

Click "For Employers."

You will find this button in the top right corner of the on the Monster home page.

1.2 

Select "Post a Job."

Select "Post a Job."

You can find this in the top right corner of the next page or in the top banner as a blue button.

1.3 

Choose a posting plan.

Choose a posting plan.

You can choose from three job posting packages. First, select the number of job posts you wish to purchase by clicking on the downward arrow next to "Number of Posts" above the three packages. Select your plan by clicking on "Buy Now" under your preferred package.

1.4 

Create an account or sign in to Monster.

Create an account or sign in to Monster.

Choose between the "New to Monster?" or "Existing User?" tabs. When creating an account, you will need to fill in some company details and your location. To sign in, enter your username and password.

1.5 

Enter your billing information.

Enter your billing information.

On the next page, you will need to fill in your credit card details and billing information so that your chosen package can be charged once your four-day trial is finished.

1.6 

Create your job post.

Create your job post.

After you have placed your order, you can fill out your job post by clicking on "Post a Job" again on your dashboard. Enter your job post details, click on "Preview" to review your job ad, and submit your job post.

Monster vs. Totaljobs:

Totaljobs is the U.K.’s largest hiring platform, while Monster, a global job board, features a U.K.-dedicated site. Totaljobs features candidate matching, while Monster offers precision filters. Monster's paid plans start at £130.00 per month for a single post, whereas Totaljobs charges £169.00 for a 6-week job posting.

Monster vs. Reed.co.uk:

Reed.co.uk caters exclusively to the U.K. job market, whereas Monster is a global job board with a dedicated U.K. website. Reed.co.uk's prices start at £89.00 +VAT for a 6-week job ad, while Monster offers both free and paid plans. Reed.co.uk's job posts include a company profile, while Monster charges extra for employer branding.

Monster vs. Indeed:

Both Monster and Indeed offer large search engines dedicated to U.K. jobs. Indeed offers a free unpromoted job listing option. Monster’s paid plans start at £130.00 00 per month for a single post, whereas Indeed offers budget control with pay-per-click flexibility for promoted jobs. Both allow direct job listings on their sites.

Key Information

Legal Name

Monster Worldwide, Inc.

Founder

Jeff Taylor

Founding Date

Jan 01, 1994

Address

Chancery House, 53-64 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1QS

Telephone

1 (800) 666–7837

Website

https://www.monster.co.uk/

FAQs:

What is Monster?

Monster is a job search and recruitment platform for U.K. employers and job seekers.

What does it cost to post a job on Monster?

Monster offers both free and paid plans, with their paid plans starting at £130.00 per month for a single job post.

Where will my job post on Monster be advertised?

Your job ad will be displayed on the Monster site, their mobile app, and, if purchased, on other network and social sites.

Does Monster offer a free trial?

Yes, Monster offers a 4-day free trial for new subscribers. They also offer free job postings with Monster+.

What is Monster+?

Monster+ is Monster's newest job posting service which allows employers to post jobs for free to the platform with the option of paying for a promoted listing. Monster+ does not offer access to the resume database.

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