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SEEK Reviews

Updated 21 March 2019
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Pros
  • "Family-orientated with good work-life balance and an amazing culture" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Great people (colleagues) I can call friends" (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "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. "Loved my time at SEEK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  2. "Amazing experience"

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

    I worked at SEEK full-time (More than 10 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.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at SEEK full-time (Less 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.


  4. "Remuneration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Onploy"

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    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SEEK part-time (Less 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)


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SEEK full-time

    Pros

    People, culture, leadership and location

    Cons

    None that I can recall


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Training Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Sydney
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEEK full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome team and environments. Great location and perks

    Cons

    It ended up being a focus on the bottom line

    Advice to Management

    Look after your people otherwise they will leave

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place to work, surpassed my expectations"

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

    I worked at SEEK (More than a year)

    Pros

    Has an excellent positive culture that emphasises discussion and problem solving. Smart group of thinkers that are using some great technology to make the experience of attracting talent (or finding your next job) easier.

    The biggest pro for me was that I felt quite at home and felt I could be myself without any judgement. What more could you ask for really?

    Cons

    Career progression is an issue that management is aware of and are working on. A typical problem of a large entity with most people pretty happy and not moving on and so therefore how do you promote others.

    For me this was critical and I decided to explore external opportunities.

    The other major one would be too focused on competition and not as focused on innovation.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Inauthentic. Odd culture"

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

    I worked at SEEK full-time

    Pros

    Great office location, lots of employee benefits. Paid above industry average.

    Cons

    Very odd culture. Lacks authenticity. You never really know where you stand as management aren't equipped or are afraid to have development conversations.

     A lot of the sales leaders have been with the business a very long time and has a very boys club feel. Women find it hard to progress here. Very much the type of culture that its not what you know but who you know. If you are in with the 'in crowd', happy days. If not, you wont enjoy it.

    Advice to Management

    Promoting your sales leaders internally is all good and well IF they are suit to lead. Sometimes you are better looking externally and finding better people leaders as opposed to promoting your mates.


  10. "Sales"

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

    I have been working at SEEK (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture & people are great

    Cons

    Flat structure , limited Dev opps

    Advice to Management

    None