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SEEK Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
14 Reviews

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Saint Kilda, Victoria (Australia)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Saint Kilda, Victoria (Australia)

    Pros

    Seek 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.

    Cons

    Seek 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 ManagementAdvice

    Recognise that you have a serious cultural problem and fix it before you end up in court.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Seek is a fun place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    Fun, creative environment. Great people.

    Cons

    Sometimes expectations and duties are not clearly defined. Messy hand offs between staff. Chaotic environment.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Pros

    Good technology, woman-owned business, mostly friendly people.

    Cons

    Busy office and they didn't have time to work with me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that your new people know what to do. Spend time working with them.

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    Great Business

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The St kilda road location.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    creative director

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    Former Employee - Creative  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Creative in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Has a great training program with concern for your growth within the company, lot's of travel... Younger company "feel"

    Cons

    Younger company "feel"... should hire more trained employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire trained

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work - for a while...

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    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

    Recommends
  9.  

    Awesome employer that cares about its staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A very special place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Live the values more

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unique company, with a unique culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    Pros

    - successful business
    - smart people who are passionate about what they do
    - fun, informal culture

    Cons

    - small with pretty flat structure, so limited room to grow
    - most of the growth has been achieved already
    - some people have stayed on past their use-by date (too comfortable)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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