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SEEK Reviews

Updated 29 Oct 2019

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3.6
65%
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90%
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SEEK CEO Andrew Bassat
Andrew Bassat
70 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Do your homework"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SEEK full-time for less 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
  2. Helpful (7)

    "JOBS *2, once the Asia's Giant Ruined"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice office with country club's facilities, Free flow of Gourmet Coffee, Flexi hour's practices for some groups. The Functional pillar's each with one Chief in charge are very well structured and drawn on the chart

    Cons

    The company took over two Job's giant in Asia has totally wipe out the good old culture and practices The development team with loads of new talent but just maintaining the legacy platform. Meetings are important to showcase the business of the department or any individuals instead of producing results. Service's oriented Departments have sub-standards Chief , Heads and Managers that make the team's life... miserable . One Service's department has more than 80% employee's turnaround in just 2 years

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees Studies and Action on the employee's survey Read the reviews, people will not write without a reason.

    SEEK2019-05-05
  3. 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
  4. Helpful (8)

    "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 less 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 emphasis on political correctness, I literally had hour long meetings on how we could hire less middle aged white men in leadership positions. How about just hiring the best person for the job and leave it at that? The overly relaxed culture breeds complacency and I feel many people there are just in it for the money despite not really doing any thing of value but need to keep up the facade.

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    Advice to Management

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

    SEEK2019-04-25
  5. 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 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.

    SEEK2019-03-22
  6. Helpful (19)

    "Agree with the comments made earlier in the month and providing a bit clear infomation on the current situation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is good

    Cons

    Decidophobia - fear of making decisions and most likely suffering from schizophrenia too. This can definitely be use to describe at least 2 leaders in Regional Finance. If you are wondering who they are, do initiate some research.. here’s a hint **CxO and the HOFRTT** CFO...no words to describe his ineffectiveness...enough say already in the earlier reports. staff see how you try to be nice. Why now only? because... of bad engagement ? HOF always up to no good, only good at plotting and creating fearful working environment. make people scared and then blame us for everything that we are ask to do. Could even beat game of thrones when it comes to subplots. To quote a little green friend of mine “fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering”. HOF, STOP BELITTLING US. u think we are stupid ah? u give us little gifts after insulting us doesn’t make things even or better. It’s like you beat us today and shake our hands tomorrow saying I enjoyed the slap yesterday. We are not school going children. HOF brought in a SM which lacks integrity and very rude. simple thing also dont know. How to assist when you dont know anything? Where you studied and where you work before ? you know anything about Finance ? you make new staff resign by the way you talk? halo??? Please do not counter-offer resignees insincerely when you only want them to stay back to do work which u condemn later. Very toxic mentality and culture created by poor leadership in the sub function of finance.. we envy the other groups whom are more jovial with great vibes unlike the scenario some of us are experiencing. Feels like a night visit to the graveyard (cold and scary) Signs of poor leadership includes lack of communication - checked High turnover - checked Lack of direction - checked Lack of adaptability - checked

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people - assess the problems - act on resolving the issue - dont think you are great because you are not. You come from a different type of business When you create fear among the people, it will generally lead to a bad ending. Either you stand alone and the top of the apex or you lose out on everything else. Try listening, it will enlighten you. But if you are doing it just for “show”, then I... would sincerely hope you don’t do it. With all intent, I guess both the CFO and his top female assassin is successful in making “changes” by crippling the operations and loading work to the remaining staff. Less than 1 year almost 95 % of AR and AP team resigned..what does that show? think and think hard.. No one is without flaw, but what makes a good leader is to acknowledge it and learn from past mistake to better yourself. Do not hide behind a mask where you act like an angel Advice to whoever that is reading this, if you are a prospective employee check who your reporting manager is. There are still good people in the finance organization but they are a rare breed. To the senior management in KL and Australia, identify the problem, investigate and rectify effectively.

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    SEEK2019-04-05
  7. 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 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.

    SEEK2019-02-23
  8. "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
  9. "Great fun, great money"

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    Former Employee - Learning Consultant in Sydney
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Salary. team outings. atmosphere, training, facilities, benefits

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    SEEK2019-02-26
  10. Helpful (21)

    "SEEK Asia : incapable management team especially in finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    used to haves good finance team working If you are a talker then this is a place for you because they don’t like doers

    Cons

    CFO who is clueless and inable to support company. cannot make decision and just a yes man to CEO. Whole finance team going backward. This is call survival skill to continue with high paid job. Very good example in townhall, cannot answer finance question but need CEO answer Say transparent but questions ask in townhall for finance team not answer. better to ask other place New head of finance (latest member to... so-call finance leader team) rules wit iron fist. If don’t like you, please take note because will find ways to get rid of you. Just look at high number of resigns in finance. Should be more to come when it continue to find victim. They will find excuse and say staff leaving is good because they are not efficient HOF good at playing politics and look down everyone. Can be next CFO.. chief find fault officer. Excellent in going meeting to look busy CFO and HOF trying to engage staff but without heart. Just doing it because they are told to increase engage score or else reflect bad on them HOF building empire with new people and make comments to existing staff that they are no good. But luckily most of new people are useless. Only good at giving instructions but don’t understand how to do job HR team knows issues in finance but covering up for CFO because have “you scratch my back, I scratch yours” skills

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    Advice to Management

    SEEK Australia management especially CFO should really look into this. Stop protecting this people or else will lose a lot of good staff. Stop blame other people for own mistake or badmouth people so they can look like big boss. For whole finance to work, there need to have teamwork

    SEEK2019-03-09
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