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SEEK Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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SEEK CEO & Co-Founder Andrew Bassat
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Pros
  • Work/Life balance, Learning opportunities & friendly team (in 9 reviews)

  • Great people here, awesome office policy with flexi hours, casual attire and positive work environment that support your daily productivity (in 8 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. Helpful (4)

    "Positive until something goes wrong"

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    Current Freelancer - Assembler in Manitowoc, WI
    Current Freelancer - Assembler in Manitowoc, WI

    I have been working at SEEK (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great companies to work for

    Cons

    Low Pay and if you have more than 4 absences they will fire you

    Advice to Management

    Be more reasonable with absences find out a reason


  2. Helpful (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
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  3. "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company. Get to meet a lot
    Of driven people. Melbourne office is great to work at. A lot more passionate people there

    Cons

    Horrible working culture. The company tries to buy you in by giving you heaps of perks but really you're just a another number on a seat.
    Can be a bit of a bullying environment at times. You have the popular kids group.
    Sydney team members are awful. Not really as friendly as Melbourne. Not inviting place to work when I was in Sydney. A lot of favouritism and not as commercial. Very young team there and not as professional. Can be catty at times.
    Heavily drinking culture and a lot of travel required. A bit like a cult.
    Seek as lost their direction in the market and are really trying anything to keep their image strong.

    Advice to Management

    Melbourne office is a great culture. North Sydney office needs to be managed better. The vibe there is shocking. Really immature environment and very off putting. Managers in Melbourne are very passionate but Sydney is under the radar. Attention is needed


  4. Helpful (1)

    "The bubble bursts quickly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    On paper this is a great place to work. Seek has great perks and benefits which you can read on the many other reviews. Their new employee induction is great. But once in your team the rest is dependent on your manager. You get to work on exciting projects and participate in hakathons.

    Cons

    The culture can be too relaxed and therefore lacking in professionalism
    Over emphasis, and yet misunderstanding, on what collaboration is, so you end up spending the entire day in meetings
    Senior management is not accountable, does not have a strategy so there isn't direction
    Nothing seems to get done in the B2B marketing department
    Massive undermining and passive aggressive
    Cultural focus on "fun" means it's more like being in a kindergarten than in a multi billion dollar business
    Some senior management promoted way too soon and have become bullies to justify their position
    Direct management not supportive

    Just undertake due diligence before accepting a role at SEEK. Every department is different and can be a dream come true or a nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Not everything is perfect, you need to improve and listen to the people who are telling you. The market competition is getting stronger and you cannot have your heads in the sand.


  5. Helpful (17)

    "Need to navigate the politics & favouritism to succeed"

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    Former Employee - General Management in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - General Management in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEEK (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A very successful business. Challenging and varied work, good benefits. Keen on retaining staff with internal transfers locally and abroad. Pay reviews. Profit share.

    Cons

    Politics & favouritism of the inner cabal. HR are at the epicentre of this, and you can forget about a successful career here, if you don't invest the time and get on the right side of them.
    There are some real corporate psychopaths ruling the corridors, largely unchecked and leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. Constant political infighting and back stabbing.
     At the end of quarter the office can become a very cold and dark place if for whatever reason you cannot deliver a project or a result, that is on or over target.
    For a significant tech player Seek tend to be slow to innovate and often end up chasing the rest of the field.
    Values are often talked about, but interpretation can vary dramatically to the point that values are seldom adhered to - particularly by some senior managers.

    Advice to Management

    The company is obviously doing a lot right as its so profitable and delivered strong and consistent growth. Be genuine about really valuing employees and build a friendlier culture. Have the strength to confront managers who are bullying their staff, instead of looking the other way and ignoring some appalling behaviour.


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