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SEEK CEO Andrew Bassat
Andrew Bassat
62 Ratings
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  • "Flat structure can inhibit career progression(in 8 reviews)

  • "A lot of the sales leaders have been with the business a very long time and has a very boys club feel(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Truly excellent working environment"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SEEK full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Casual working environment, very flexible with hours, working from home etc no dress code, no unnecessary business nonsense that gets in the way - Genuine commitment to social responsibility - Great learning opportunities, both from the smart coworkers and various training opportunities - Great opportunities for internal movement, to keep your job and skills fresh and varied

    Cons

    - Building is too crowded right now

    Advice to Management

    See if you can make the other global areas of the business into as great a place to work as it is here in Australia.

    SEEK2019-05-16
  2. "Such a great place to be"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SEEK full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Culturally a great business that is people first

    Cons

    Glass ceiling unless you are willing to move to Melbourne

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for learning and development for experienced staff.

    SEEK2019-05-06
  3. "Do your homework"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Office & employee perks are great - breakfast, Friday drinks, flex holidays, flexible work from home arrangements. Relaxed environment. Realistic workloads. Great L&D opportunities.

    Cons

    Lack of career progression. Poor culture in some teams (other teams are great hence the title). Fixed mindset, not open to trying new things or learning from others experience. Entitled with no accountability. Management don't know how to manage bullying, passive aggressive, cliquey high school behaviour. Try to talk to as many people as possible before accepting a role.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in a consistent onboarding program for all teams. Hold people accountable for their actions. Provide managers with conflict management training.

    SEEK2019-04-30
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing experience"

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    Former Employee - Strategy Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEEK full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    * Strong vision and sense of purpose * Relaxed yet professional culture * Fun workplace with lots of perks * Lots of really smart people who genuinely care about others * Well regarded employment brand * Great business - interesting and highly successful

    Cons

    * Easy to get stuck there too long because it’s so hard to leave!

    Advice to Management

    Protect your culture and keep looking after your people.

    SEEK2019-03-22
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Loved my time at SEEK"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at SEEK full-time

      Pros

      Friendly, supportive, passionate and talented colleagues,

      Cons

      Small-ish team, so lots of work at a given time

      SEEK2019-03-22
    • Helpful (5)

      "Too many meetings, nothing gets done"

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      Former Employee - Product Development in Melbourne
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      - Great pay - unlimited sick days - endless perks - good choice of bread and cereal

      Cons

      The product/tech department is bloated. Too much middle management and people getting hired that don't actually do anything, except create more pointless meetings to justify their existence, hence it takes forever for anything to ever get pushed to production. People boast about how busy they are with their meetings, yet they are the ones that create them and never produce anything. Definitely not agile. Also too much...

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      Advice to Management

      Quit. Stop hiring so much middle management/leads and sub leads.

      SEEK2019-04-25
    • Helpful (2)

      "Great place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Can do attitude, supportive office environment, free food :-), people-focused - you can shape what you work on and where you want to grow.

      Cons

      Growth is a bit vague - unsure of what you need to do to progress to the next level.

      SEEK2019-02-23
    • "Remuneration"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at SEEK full-time

      Pros

      Great CEO, Very talented people, fast paced.

      Cons

      Burnout is common in some areas of work.

      Advice to Management

      Live the values and show the care for employees rather than just say it.

      SEEK2019-02-27
    • Helpful (1)

      "Onploy"

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      Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Melbourne
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

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

      Pros

      Very good work environment (part of the Seek HQ on St Kilda Road) and good hourly pay with a young friendly team

      Cons

      A startup that does not really feel like one at times, with some rigid management that does not encourage personal initiative (i was working with Onploy, part of the Seek family)

      SEEK2019-01-02
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great place to work"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at SEEK full-time

        Pros

        People, culture, leadership and location

        Cons

        None that I can recall

        SEEK2018-12-06
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