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SEEK Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/Life balance, Learning opportunities & friendly team (in 9 reviews)

  • Great people and a great work environment with lots of benefits (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • small with pretty flat structure, so limited room to grow (in 6 reviews)

  • Sometimes a bi of a jewish boys club (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Seek Asia - one of the worse experience a MNC could offers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A little bit of Flexi hours benefit are given
    Leadership team are still in the forming stage

    Cons

    High turnover for performers
    Full of hypocrites, low intelligence and bunch of legacies employees and leader making lives miserable for performers to perform
    A total cultural shock!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen and move with time. The legacy is good but is already a history. Admit it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very odd culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They throw in heaps of employee’s from breakfast, a free bar on a Friday night. Birthday cake for every employee and no expense spared Xmas and staff parties. Great offices with above average salary packages.

    Cons

    A total Boys club - It’s almost like you are back in the 80’s the stuff that goes on here. Very very difficult to progress here if you are a woman.
    Cliquey – It’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know and who you drink with on a Friday night.
    Unauthentic environment – lots of back stabbing going on and no one has the minerals to just tell you to your face.
    Slow to act in terms of product innovation – Prefer to just copy competitors’ products that to truly be innovative.

    Advice to Management

    Take a close look at your leadership and HR functions. However, it appears you are comfortable with the above behaviour as it’s been going on for years.


  3. "SEEK Asia - most horrible employer in my 20 years of working experience with BIG MNCs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SEEK full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None of the good; all of the bad. The leadership team is hard core con team. From job offer to package to employees appraisal.

    Cons

    Not a place for performers. Full of hypocrites; low intelligence bunch of legacies of no value and real show stoppers making lives miserable.

    Advice to Management

    None because the Management thinks they're the smartest and always right


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Seek Has a Big Gender Problem"

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

    I worked at SEEK full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great perks
    - Good salaries
    - Casual clothes
    - Food and snacks
    - Brilliant Xmas party

    Cons

    - To progress you have to be among the "in" crowd
    - Women rarely get senior roles/management roles except in sales
    - Hiring managers hire in their own image, so there are a lot of shortish balding guys at Seek. Not so many women. Some other ethnicities among developers.
    - Very poor diversity
    - Very dysfunctional workplace that does not adhere to normative standards. Hiring and promoting is not based on merit but on whether you're a mate or not.

    Advice to Management

    A gender equal workplace is more than providing free tampons in the ladies toilets


  6. Helpful (14)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Saint Kilda, Victoria (Australia)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Saint Kilda, Victoria (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

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


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