SEEK Reviews

Updated 23 Jul 2020

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4.0
79%
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SEEK CEO & Co-Founder Andrew Bassat
Andrew Bassat
80 Ratings
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEEK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Great culture - Good perks such as coffee machine - relaxed atmosphere - Smart people

    Cons

    Location down st Kilda road is a bit bad Some pockets of individuals behaving in contrary to the beliefs and values.

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    "Great"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Product Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEEK full-time

    Pros

    Strong culture, lots of ambition, still lead by founder

    Cons

    As with most companies, as people leave, a piece of what made the place great seems to go with them


  3. "Awesome place to work: wonderful people, important mission"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Head of Product in Melbourne

    I worked at SEEK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Getting the opportunity to work with a passionate group of people toward an important purpose in a super supportive environment

    Cons

    Tendency to overthink decisions and seek consensus, which means the business can move slowly. There is also a tendency to favour a specific way of thinking and communicating in all situations (that used by strategy consulting)

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    "Great culture, good salary, limited opportunities"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Principal Developer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SEEK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Be hard pressed to find a company that treats their employees better (12 weeks maternity leave, 5 weeks annual leave, unlimited sick leave, income protection insurance) - Lots of fun events, friday afternoon drinks, espresso machine. - Good salary

    Cons

    - Technology is not a core focus of the business as the companies success has been driven by sales and marketing. - Engineering culture is pretty poor in most teams. - Limited opportunities to move into senior technical leadership positions, those positions are mostly recruited externally. - Strict governance on programming languages, frameworks, AWS services etc. - Office location on St Kilda road and new office in Cremorne is not much better.

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  5. "Truly people centric"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Head of Media and Customer Experience in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SEEK full-time

    Pros

    Driven and innovative People first organisation

    Cons

    Lack of integration of international business impacting on career opportunities

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, products and services"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Talent Coordinator in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEEK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I got to work with some really lovely, smart, hardworking people on great projects.

    Cons

    High expectation to be available after hours and weekends to meet tight deadlines. Transitioning into other areas is quite difficult and highlights a bit of a 'clicky' culture, the internal candidate experience leaves something to be desired.

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  7. "Great place to work with nice perks and culture"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Principal Developer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEEK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Forward-looking, get to play with new tech, great offices and benefits

    Cons

    Growing bigger and becoming more "corporate". Unclear whether the culture can scale

  8. "Awesome place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Strategy Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SEEK full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, exciting work, great pay

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  9. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, founder led business, strong purpose

    Cons

    Hard to get decisions made outside of senior leaders

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic culture with bully maker"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SEEK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free beers on Friday, 20 days vacation

    Cons

    Seek is looking forward to maintain toxic people, it is impossible to fire someone at Seek, so you can work a lot but still toxic and bully people will be there, even if they don't deliver they will be there forever, there is no way to change this, the management just close their eyes and say we need to tolerate. The only way Seek give you is to quit or just be toxic

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