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REA Group Reviews

Updated 13 Aug 2019

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3.6
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79%
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Tracey Fellows
47 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great environment - great people too(in 13 reviews)

  • "Great culture, good salary and benefits, great work life balance(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very opaque remuneration process, some middle management can be uninspiring(in 5 reviews)

  • "Known death trap teams with multiple departures do exist yet senior management doesn't seem to care(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Supportive environment that gives you ownership of your work."

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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in Richmond, Victoria
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance! Lots of perks (food, celebrations, flexible hours, yoga classes, in-house massage, bring your dog to work, pay by donation baristas) Collaborative and intelligent colleagues. Cross-functional teams. Opportunity to generate ideas and make things happen for all roles types and all experience levels. Hack days for employees to work on ideas they are passionate about. Volunteering opportunities....

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    Cons

    Lack of communication and discoverability of projects across the business means duplication of work and sometimes create missed opportunities. (true of any enterprise level org though) Design practice is growing and improving, but is less mature than expected considering the maturity of products. Processes may not always be clear upfront, but you are given the opportunity to create and experiment with your own methods.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. The culture and values of the company are the true strength of the company. You empower and grow your people, and in turn, they are committed to help grow the company.

    REA Group2019-08-13
  2. "Strong executive leaders, weaker at senior leader level"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager 

    I worked at REA Group full-time

    Pros

    Good culture Great parental perks Very successful company

    Cons

    Laziness at the senior leader level A lot of talk little action

    REA Group2019-07-17
  3. "It was ok"

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very casual environment. Not hard work

    Cons

    Disorganised. Management cliques. Buddy promotions.

    REA Group2019-07-02
  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at REA Group full-time

    Pros

    - Great culture - Smart people - Attractive product

    Cons

    - Not able to move at the pace that smaller companies would be able to do

    REA Group2019-05-13
  5. "Assiting AM's and Sales Reps with contracts admin"

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    Former Employee - Sales Support in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, monopoly so its no competitive, great office, casual attire

    Cons

    Cliquey, noncompetitive monopoly means its a little stagnant

    Advice to Management

    none

    REA Group2019-05-10
  6. "Great place to work but can be very slow moving at times."

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    Former Employee - Product Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at REA Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Great culture and people.

    Cons

    - Middle Management. - Slow to Market.

    REA Group2019-04-15
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good benefits, good but declining culture and team"

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    Current Employee - Lead Developer in Richmond, Victoria
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Highly business focused organisation, with a high level of focus on goals. * Good policies for those with families (parental leave policies, flexible working arrangements). * Some aspects of workplace experience good (e.g. good showers and bike storage facilities are great for those travelling via active modes). * Good support for people to learn on the job.

    Cons

    * Declining culture of excellence. Recent decision to target employee pay based on 'industry averages' (with those above getting less than inflation increases) rather than pay more for employees that are better than those of competitors. Recent high turnover / loss of many good tech people. * Somewhat callous attitude amongst some managers to organisational structure 'experiments' that involve redundancies - obsession...

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    Advice to Management

    Start valuing people above other things (like organisational structure) - the company is nothing and won't stay ahead of competitors without good people. Pay more for good people. Empower people to innovate through things like hack days. Trust employees rather than putting in place controls that would be meaningless against anyone actually malicious anyway. Don't force good people out (or make them quit from low morale...

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    REA Group2019-04-01
  8. Helpful (1)

    "High Performance Culture with a Spirit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, Victoria
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    REA is a fast paced environment, with plenty of opportunity for personal growth. They offer a competitive salary package and allow for great flexibility for those with families or other (non-work related) commitments.

    Cons

    Not really a con, but like any high performance culture, you need to ensure you take a break every once and a while to fully recharge.

    Advice to Management

    Free breakfast in the Melbourne office! ;D

    REA Group2019-04-05
  9. "Big company which pays well, but lots of red tape"

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    Former Employee - Digital Campaign Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The salary package is very good There is flexibility in working from home/ interstate offices Getting exposure to a variety of Australian media agencies as clients There are development programs in place if you push for them. The maternity and paternity leave policies are generous and flexible, however in many cases there is no leave cover hired.

    Cons

    This is a large company with a highly layered hierarchical structure, with frequent restructuring in teams and lines of business. Things that stem from this are: Feeling like questions, complaints, requests get lost somewhere in the chain of management REA project themselves as a people focused company, however there is often a lack of support from management, feelings of job insecurity, and difficult to progress in...

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    REA Group2019-02-07
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Respectful, exciting culture, learn from and contribute alongside industry experts"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Wonderful inclusive culture where individuals are respected for who they are and strengths they can bring to the team. - Very fast paced. Beyond team day to day work there are multitude additional projects and initiatives to get involved in from business through to external community focus. - This place walks the talk better than all other employers I've experienced. - Quality of work delivered in the most part is...

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    Cons

    - It is fast paced whether you are in tech, sales or functional areas. - Change is a major constant. Its both a good thing in driving success and getting stuff done quickly to high quality, but it also brings challenges to work life balance and stress that many are under to deliver.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep with the strong people over process approach; - Get braver with trying new ideas and approaches; - Our competitors are now offering the same benefits and are catching up with building better working environments that put people first - Sales and Tech get the lion's share of love understandably, but its noticeable that other teams are sometimes an afterthought.

    REA Group2018-12-03
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