SEEK
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www.seek.com.au Melbourne, Australia 500 to 999 Employees

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It's like being a high school student in the movie "Mean Girls"

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Saint Kilda, Victoria (Australia)

ProsSeek is a very social place with lots of fun social events, lunches, after work drinks, the worlds best work Xmas party and lots of good looking young people. They have a well equipped break room with free espresso coffee, table tennis table, galaga etc. Seek senior managers are talented, strategic thinkers from a consulting background who make a lot of good decisions about the direction the organisation should go in. If you develop strong friendships and social connections with the inner clique who run the place then you can do very well and look forward to early promotion at a young age.

ConsSeek senior managers are very hands off and have delegated their people and process management responsibilities to a group of young, inexperienced team leaders and managers. As a result there are some poorly organized processes and working methods which make it very difficult to meet expectations and there is a lot of politics and favoritism toward the IN group.

Anyone who threatens this group of young managers and team leaders by criticizing the way they do things or by competing with them for promotion is undermined and forced out through a ruthless campaign of false accusations, constant criticism, faultfinding, humiliation, malicious gossip and slander. Some managers turn a blind eye to this. Seek HR and other managers blame the victim and participate in the harassment.

The result of these poor human resource management practices is that quite a few high achieving people who challenged the status quo have been forced out with serious psychological injuries. Some have been unable to work again for some time.

Working in this environment is like being a high school student in the movie "Mean Girls"

Advice to Senior ManagementRecognise that you have a serious cultural problem and fix it before you end up in court.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome employer that cares about its staff

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    I have been working at SEEK full-time


    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… Cons: St Kilda Rd location can be inconvenient. Still not a very… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

     

    I was hired but not trained at all & then let go because my boss didn't have time to train me. Terrible.

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    I worked at SEEK


    Pros: Good technology, woman-owned business, mostly friendly people. Cons: Busy office and they didn't have time to work with… Advice to Senior Management: Make sure that your new people know what to do.… More
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