SEEK Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. A very reactive workplace that relies heavily on its reputation for partying hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEEK full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture is superb, providing a really good work/life balance.

    There's a lot of young creatives with good ideas and the gender balance is very mixed, which is refreshing.

    Upper management has a really open relationship with staff and there's a lot of opportunities to hear their thoughts and vision.

    Cons

    A very reactive work place. They may be a market leader in Australia, but globally they are chasing the competition.

    Middle management have to much control and give little support to those doing the heavy lifting.

    There's far to much favourtism given to people who are 'liked' by the right people.

    Advice to Management

    Look to drive move inovation

  2. Helpful (1)

    Excellent place to work, if you know what you want

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Automation Test Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Automation Test Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at SEEK (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. The work life balance is excellent. I haven't had trouble fitting in life events during work hours, sometimes even at the last moment.
    2. Once you've proven yourself competent to your team for a few months, you can pretty much get direct/indirect funding for any business/tech idea that you have to benefit SEEK and see it implemented.
    3. There are a lot of smart people at SEEK. If you want to practice influencing smart people to work on cool ideas, this is the place to do it if you land in the right team and prove yourself (by doing a great job).
    4. If you want to learn something new, you usually can take the time for it, but you need to prove yourself first.

    Cons

    1. The St Kilda office location.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

  3. Seek is a great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEEK

    Pros

    Awesome awesome competatnt and inspiring managers

    Cons

    Air con can get cold - just bring a jumper :-)

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  5. Great culture, great benefits, sometimes a bit too political

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at SEEK

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    SEEK really looks after its employees and the people and culture are really great.

    Cons

    Sometimes it gets quite political at SEEK, there seems to be a lot of judgement that needs to be managed.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more natural, creative discovery of new product ideas.

  6. Amazing place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEEK

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, positive, friendly, open culture that accepts individuals. leadership & management encourage staff to develop.

    Cons

    the pay is sub-par across the board. lack of cohesion across internal systems. cultural cohesion dampens open discussion on some challenges.

  7. Working At Seek

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Centric Analyst/Developer
    Current Employee - Data Centric Analyst/Developer

    I have been working at SEEK full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life Balance.
    A Genuine caring about their staff.
    New age 'google-esque' type of company
    Excellent salaries.

    Cons

    Agile methodology adopted to such a degree, finding people who know how systems work can be a struggle.

    Advice to Management

    Data Governance Council needs to be put in place, not merely a considered.

  8. Great Business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at SEEK full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people and their passion to really make a difference. The genuinely awesome work culture.

    Cons

    The St kilda road location.

  9. Awesome employer that cares about its staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SEEK full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very successful business while maintaining casual and fun culture.
    No one talks about 'work-life balance', because it's rarely a problem.
    Management seems to really care about its employees and their well-being.
    Strong commitment to values as well as results.
    Consistent business growth creates career opportunities.

    Cons

    St Kilda Rd location can be inconvenient.
    Still not a very large company, so career paths are not always obvious or linear.

  10. Helpful (1)

    A very special place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at SEEK

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - work-life balance
    - best in world standards
    - done wearing shorts and sneakers
    - fun but ocussed

    Cons

    A bit of a boys club
    Sometimes a bi of a jewish boys club

    Advice to Management

    Live the values more

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at SEEK

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    People at seek are approachable and open. There is of course politics everywhere but there seems to be less of it here than most places. Its a successful company with an optimistic outlook

    Cons

    Has the feel of a family run business sometimes. Which is mostly good, but sometimes means decisions are made without a clear line of sight or responsibility.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing. This challenge will be harder and harder to achieve as the business grows but it is fundamentally what will give the business an advantage in the market place and continue to make it a great place to work.

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