SEEK Reviews

Updated November 28, 2014
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  1. 6 people found this helpful

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

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

    I worked at SEEK

    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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at SEEK full-time (more than 3 years)

    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. 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 me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

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

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

    I have been working at SEEK

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great experience; good environment and some great people

    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at SEEK as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The hours are pretty lenient as an HR Intern; you learn a lot from the other workers; really great foundation for someone who seeks a HR career in the future.

    Cons

    Minimum base bay; sometimes you would find yourself doing nothing; a lot of times you will have to listen at my location the boss would yell at people.

  7. Great Business

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    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)

    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
  8. creative director

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

    I worked at SEEK full-time (more than 8 years)

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at SEEK

    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
  10. 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)

    I have been working at SEEK

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Excellent place to work, if you know what you want

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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