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SEEK Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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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 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. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work but understand the reality of the workplace - its not the same as the pink brand."

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

    Pros

    SEEK has won numerous awards over the years as being a great place to work and these are well deserved. Big streegths are very social work scene, relaxed enviornment, great offices (from 2007), high performing and very successful company with a positive vibe in the workplace. People who work hard and get things done tend to do really well. People don't work long hours and there is a really strong focus on the happiness of the workplace and the workers as well as the company performance.

    Cons

    There's a disconnect with the relaxed / social / party culture and the fact that its a high performance workplace. A lot of people get mixed up by the culture thinking that it means you don't have to work hard. Just because the CEOs can wear board shorts in the board room doesn't mean its a holiday camp and working in the call centre doesn't involve call centre type work. There's a tough intellectual playing field of seriously smart people at management and more senior levels which means its hard for more junior people and newcomers to present ideas and get them implemented. The company retains a lot of staff because its a good workplace, but this is a negative sometimes because it cuts off new ways of doing things. Its not really very clear to a lot of people how decisions get made but the company performance shows that smart decisions are being made. In some departments like IT and Customer Service, the external perception of what SEEK does in these areas is quite different to the reality - IT is not really a core part of the online business that outsiders might think it would be. The economic environment in 2008 means that sales culture which is used to having it easy will be quite demanding and tough for the next couple of years.

    Advice to Management

    There's a risk that the executive and senior management are becoming more isolated from the shop floor as the company grows.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best places to work"

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

    Pros

    Great culture, forward thinking leadership, a real interest in developing staff, profit sharing, great work life balance, a fun place to work.

    Cons

    I don't see a lot of downside, maybe a flat structure so not really the ability to be promoted upwards.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing an awesome job. Paul and Andrew have created a great company that I love to come and work at.

  3. "Engaging - success driven through optimism and innovation."

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    Current Employee - Talent Consultant in North Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Talent Consultant in North Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Matching exceptional talent with successful companies throughout Australia and New Zealand requires a fresh approach. SkillSearch aspires to delivering talent solutions - making a difference - supporting success by partnering with people.

    Cons

    Working among a sector that has a tarnished reputation.

    SEEK Response

    Sep 22, 2015 – Director

    I would love to claim this wonderful review but sadly it is for the Australian Skillsearch who are in no way related to us :(


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Unique company, with a unique culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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)


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A very special place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Live the values more


  6. "Awesome employer that cares about its staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SEEK full-time

    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.


  7. "Working At Seek"

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    Current Employee - Data Centric Analyst/Developer
    Current Employee - Data Centric Analyst/Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance.
    A Genuine caring about their staff.
    New age 'google-esque' type of company
    Excellent salaries.

    Cons

    Agile methodology adopted to such a degree, finding people who know how systems work can be a struggle.

    Advice to Management

    Data Governance Council needs to be put in place, not merely a considered.

  8. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, great people. Dynamic work environment

    Cons

    No obvious cons.Really enjoyed my time at SEEK.


  9. "Amazing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, positive, friendly, open culture that accepts individuals. leadership & management encourage staff to develop.

    Cons

    the pay is sub-par across the board. lack of cohesion across internal systems. cultural cohesion dampens open discussion on some challenges.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Seek is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome awesome competatnt and inspiring managers

    Cons

    Air con can get cold - just bring a jumper :-)


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