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Great place to work - for a while...

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne (Australia)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

Pros

Sound fundamental business with good future
Clear strategy
Market leader
Great, passionate and inspiring people!!!

Cons

Flat structure - little room for promotion
In adequate incentives - the big money is for very few!
Delusions of honesty
Tough to leave!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please delegate decisions to empower staff much more - particularly operational decisions
Have a clear and agreed operational plan. No problems if that changes but there would be efficienies if we had a base case plan to work from
Do more, analyse less
Share the huge profits more

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  1.  

    One of the best places to work

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

    Pros

    Great culture, forward thinking leadership, a real interest in developing staff, profit sharing, great work life balance, a fun place to work.

    Cons

    I don't see a lot of downside, maybe a flat structure so not really the ability to be promoted upwards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing an awesome job. Paul and Andrew have created a great company that I love to come and work at.

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work but understand the reality of the workplace - its not the same as the pink brand.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    Pros

    SEEK has won numerous awards over the years as being a great place to work and these are well deserved. Big streegths are very social work scene, relaxed enviornment, great offices (from 2007), high performing and very successful company with a positive vibe in the workplace. People who work hard and get things done tend to do really well. People don't work long hours and there is a really strong focus on the happiness of the workplace and the workers as well as the company performance.

    Cons

    There's a disconnect with the relaxed / social / party culture and the fact that its a high performance workplace. A lot of people get mixed up by the culture thinking that it means you don't have to work hard. Just because the CEOs can wear board shorts in the board room doesn't mean its a holiday camp and working in the call centre doesn't involve call centre type work. There's a tough intellectual playing field of seriously smart people at management and more senior levels which means its hard for more junior people and newcomers to present ideas and get them implemented. The company retains a lot of staff because its a good workplace, but this is a negative sometimes because it cuts off new ways of doing things. Its not really very clear to a lot of people how decisions get made but the company performance shows that smart decisions are being made. In some departments like IT and Customer Service, the external perception of what SEEK does in these areas is quite different to the reality - IT is not really a core part of the online business that outsiders might think it would be. The economic environment in 2008 means that sales culture which is used to having it easy will be quite demanding and tough for the next couple of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a risk that the executive and senior management are becoming more isolated from the shop floor as the company grows.

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