Monster Worldwide

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Monster Worldwide, Inc.

legal form
ISIN US6117421072
founding 1994
Seat Weston , Massachusetts ,United StatesUnited States
management Mark Stoever ( CEO )
Number of employees 3,700 (Jan 31, 2016)
sales 666.9 million US dollars
Branch Online portal
As of January 28, 2017

Monster Worldwide operates online job portals under various localized top-level domains . The US version of the portal was founded in 1994 by Jeff Taylor in the USA. The principle of the job exchange is to establish contact between job seekers and employers . In August 2016, Monster was acquired by Randstad .



Monster Worldwide Deutschland GmbH, based in Eschborn, has been a subsidiary of Monster Worldwide, Inc. since June 2000. Further German sales offices are located in Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Munich.


Monster Worldwide Austria GmbH, based in Vienna, is a subsidiary of Monster Worldwide Deutschland GmbH. In 2004 (formerly Jobs & Adverts) was taken over by Monster and has been online in Austria at since 2007.


The business in Switzerland is operated by Monster Worldwide Switzerland AG, based in Zurich.

Hacker attacks

On August 23, 2007, the IT security service provider Symantec reported that around 1.6 million personal data were stolen from users of the service through hacking attacks. Monster put the number at 1.3 million, with most of the data from US citizens. In January 2009, the service was again the victim of a hacker attack in which access data, names, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and demographic data of around 4.5 million users were stolen.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Our company
  2. Mark Stoever
  3. a b Form 10-K 2015 (PDF)
  4. Randstad buys Monster for $ 429M as recruitment consolidation continues
  6. ^ Security Response. Symantec Connect
  7., First information from Monster about data theft ., August 24, 2007
  8. Intruders fetch 4.5 million user data from the online job exchange ., January 27, 2009