REA Group Reviews

Updated 16 Jan 2021

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REA Group CEO  Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson
42 Ratings
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  • "too many in middle management, slow moving with simple things,(in 11 reviews)

  • "The chief people officer dealt with the latest restructure horribly(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REA Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Dynamic, innovative, diverse and very collaborative culture. Strong focus on learning and development. Lots of flexibility in ways of working.

    Cons

    Collaboration can slow down decision making at times.

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  2. "Great company to work for and grow with."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Campaign Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at REA Group full-time

    Pros

    Tech savvy teams and great potential to grow your own skill set and digital working experience. Career opportunities based on personal drive.

    Cons

    A lot of company restructures. Head office centric.


  3. COVID-19

    "Great culture"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Developer in Melbourne

    I have been working at REA Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture. People are super bright and friendly

    Cons

    Because of covid there have been heaps of changes to the company

  4. "Great culture"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REA Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learning guilds, Knowledge sharing great team culture

    Cons

    Tech Stacks are limited, especially for back-end

  5. COVID-19

    "People have best interests at heart always with positive challenges to solve"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REA Group part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - thoughtful ELT - so apparent during covid, how employees were treated during this time is phenomenal. They balanced business needs (which they obviously need to do, none of us would have a job if they didn't look after the business side of things!) with a caring human approach. I compare this to friends and family in other organisations who were not treated with as much care and support as we were. No salary cuts, fair approach to bringing down company wide leave balances. - every company has challenges, that is the point of working, we all want to have meaty things to solve and do! Some companies I have worked for have had challenges which are demeaning and things we should have moved past by now. Women treated as if it were 50 years ago and businesses run in general like the series Mad Men. I am proud to say that at REA we have very very little of this carry on going on. You only have to look at our ELT to see the gender balance and across the company as a whole gender balance is close to 50/50. There are pockets of course where this is not the case but it is something actively being worked on. - transparency - we have very transparent leaders - health, wellbeing and learning and development - sustainability - fun culture with positive people

    Cons

    - we work hard! But I find it invigorating :) autonomy, empowerment and trust comes with it's cons where responsibility is high and we work hard. - time to do all the amazing things on offer can be hard to juggle

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  6. "Great culture"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Search Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REA Group full-time

    Pros

    Great culture Flexible working hours Life work balance

    Cons

    I can’t think on any so far

  7. "Work enviroment is acceptable"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Mobile Engineer in Melbourne

    I worked at REA Group full-time

    Pros

    Realistic deadlines Devs are somewhat listened to and valued great work life balance

    Cons

    Too much politics blocking actual good initiatives.

  8. "Chaos, inexperienced middle managers"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at REA Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most people are nice and easy to work with

    Cons

    A lot of politics, managers only care about commitments, not work quality. The commitment system (as part of performance review) is broken. It makes people only care to tick off what they put on and ignore other important things that arr not part of what make them look good to their managers.

  9. "Decent agile processes but too much politics"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Mobile Engineer 

    I worked at REA Group full-time

    Pros

    Realistic deadlines and decent culture

    Cons

    Too much politics blocking actual work.

  10. COVID-19

    "An awesome place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Lead in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REA Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1. Great culture. People are respectful and all the teams that I have worked in make you feel that you are a part of the family and welcomed 2. There is always interesting work to do. No matter your role, you will always find interesting and challenging work to do and a lot of support to do it. 3. I have always found that REA promotes career progression within the company well. Most managers are supportive of people who need a change to find that next challenging opportunity within the company and I have seen some go out of their way to support such a move. 4. The upper management has handled the impact of the COVID pandemic well and helped soften the blow on employees.

    Cons

    1. Some parts of the business always have unrealistic expectations of delivery timelines. But I don't think this problem is unique to REA

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