REA Group Reviews

Updated 13 Aug 2020

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3.6
67%
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63%
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REA Group CEO  Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson
19 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people and advanced technology(in 16 reviews)

  • "Progressive employment policies (flexible working, paternity leave policy)(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "The chief people officer dealt with the latest restructure horribly(in 10 reviews)

  • "too many in middle management, slow moving with simple things,(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Passionate people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior UI Developer in Richmond, Victoria
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    REA has strong values and even stronger ambitions.

    Cons

    Like any big company, REA is sometimes mired by politics.

  2. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits across the board

    Cons

    Felt like I was working at 20% of my max capacity and the culture supported that.


  3. "Great place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at REA Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company culture and the people are really talented

    Cons

    Lots of changes in 2020

  4. COVID-19

    "Great company to work for! True care for their people!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dssdf in Richmond, Victoria
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Passionate, caring leaders and CEO - Transparent with information - Exceptional care to people during Covid - from extra leave, super flexible work arrangements to the best technology to do our roles well remotely.

    Cons

    None I can think of - best company I have worked for.

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  5. "Entropy has truly seeped in"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people built great culture but it is going down day by day. Engineering practices are progressive (than most companies in Australia).

    Cons

    You will hear "Take All Your Annual Leave" at least 10 times a day. Reactive style of management. Uninspiring leadership.

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  6. "Is good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Melbourne

    I have been working at REA Group full-time

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for

    Cons

    No complaints on my end

  7. "."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at REA Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work life balance, good paid maternity leave

    Cons

    restructure too much, career growth

  8. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good culture, advanced tech, a good level of autonomy

    Cons

    Slow decision making across the company (priorities, product, etc.)

  9. "Good for an enterprise"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not too many blocks to getting things done. pretty easy work life balance

    Cons

    Need to be very comfortable with change and figuring out the way forward yourself. New CEO is former CFO and it seems everything is now around reducing cost.

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not what it used to be"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, Victoria
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    many friendly and talented people

    Cons

    - Toxic culture - Political games - Constantly restructure - Resistant to change

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