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SEEK Reviews

Updated December 27, 2016
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Pros
  • Family-orientated with good work-life balance and an amazing culture (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people and a great work environment with lots of benefits (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Quite a flat structure so limited career opportunities (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. "Temp"

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    Current Contractor - Data Entry in Appleton, WI
    Current Contractor - Data Entry in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really care about matching you with the right job.

    Cons

    Start up testing and software could use some tweaking.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to your recruits, they make you $$$.


  2. "You won't find better people to work with"

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    Former Employee - UI Developer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - UI Developer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and a great work environment with lots of benefits. Clear career progression and catch ups with your manager means you always know where you stand. Managers who instruct well, listen to your concerns and take action when necessary.

    Cons

    Not ideal for junior developers as it can be hard to obtain time with senior devs to go through things. That being said steps are being taken to remedy this.


  3. "Best company I've ever worked for"

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    Current Employee - Senior DevOps Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior DevOps Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited sick leave and carers leave, great for employees with young family. In house freebies, such as unlimited coffee, food (fruit, cereal, etc.) for employees to use. Very flexible working arrangements. Casual, comfortable workplace, with great people. Seek employs the best in their field and you have many bright people trying to improve life for employees, clients and shareholders. Location is good just 10 mins south of the Melbourne CBD.

    Cons

    None that I have found.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing, people first, and they will continue to perform for you.


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  5. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Vic in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Vic in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SEEK full-time

    Pros

    Great smart people, they really put people first

    Cons

    none, it's just a great experience and I am glad I work here


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Base place to work in Australia"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SEEK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic projects and people. Culture team does a great job throwing events for staff and keeping them happy. Top level management is inspiring.

    Cons

    Some developers struggle adapting to change, they would probably be happier moving on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  7. "Awesome place to work"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing people all willing to share knowledge and experience. Great CEO and Senior Management team

    Cons

    Sometimes too much on to focus on the highest priorities. Prioritisation is a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Keep on hiring great people


  8. "Amazing Place"

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    Former Employee - Associate Business Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Associate Business Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEEK (More than a year)

    Pros

    Absolutely amazing place to work at. People are friendly, benefits are awesome, and management are supportive. Everyone is there to help you grow, and to help guide you to where you want your career to go.

    Cons

    No cons to note - SEEK is an awesome workplace!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the awesome work.


  9. "Great company, great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SEEK full-time

    Pros

    Really smart people. Clear direction. Strong culture.

    Cons

    Relatively large business, so speed to deliver can be hindered (as with all companies this size).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Keep listening to the team.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture and people - always trying to improve"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Seek has a strong focus on staff happiness and is always looking for ways to improve their operations. Products are developed using relatively advance agile and Lean Delivery models and solid engineering practices are becoming more of a focus. Generally this is a fun, friendly and productive place to work.

    The workplace is great with fruit, basic breakfast supplies, beer taps and a slide!

    Cons

    The positive fun-loving culture is a double edged sword. Although this is it key strength, you do see a lot of high school politics going on. Particularly where people who have been there the longest, having the greatest influencing weight (exceptionally more so than other institutions). The disappointing part about this is the people who have been there for a while have gone a little stale and are probably due to find challenges outside. Their in ability to adapt and showing value though smoke and mirrors really kills the buzz.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on getting the time down from product idea to market. Also, have a look at your current employees and the future direction of the company, then consider what the gaps are and consider those who may be better served working somewhere else.


  11. "Great culture, inspiring leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEEK full-time

    Pros

    SEEK know how to look after their staff with excellent initiatives and offices. It's a place where you work hard, will be challenged but have a lot of fun doing it with smart, progressive people.

    Cons

    Flat structure can inhibit career progression.

    Advice to Management

    Promote with more rigour and caution, some managers have been over-promoted.



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