Workania.hu is one of the most successful job sites in Hungary. The operator of Workania.hu is the company Profesia with the seat in Bratislava, Slovakia that was established in 1997. The company has during its more than 15-year activity launched apart from Hungary also the Slovak (www.profesia.sk) and Czech (www.profesia.cz) job portals. Workania.hu has been operating on the Hungarian job market since 2006 and since November 2012 has been part of the Finnish media group Alma Media.
Jobboard Finder’s opinion
Summary: Workania, which is a part of the PROFESIA company, appeared on the market several years after the main job board in Slovakia, which was created in 1997. The two have a lot in common and now that they belong to Alma Media (since 2012), they can also benefit from their connections to almost 20 other job boards across Europe (mostly in the Nordic countries). The website is available in English, German, and Hungarian, which makes it easy to navigate for foreigners. Workania only gets about 529 420 hits a month, but it’s likely that some the Monster Hungary traffic (242 470 visits a month) will be going their way next year. There are 405 companies listed on the website, which are easy to access (and include the number of jobs in each company).
Design: Workania has bright colours (mostly yellow) and a clear layout. The search engine (location, keywords) is above a list of regions (with the number of jobs per region in grey). Tools for a job search, the various websites operated by PROFESIA Company and the hot jobs can all be found on the website. The homepage also features a wall of company logos and when you pass your cursor over them, they turn to reveal the number of available jobs in the company (only 4 don’t have any and they do not appear in the company listing). You can also find a handful of jobs that are the “jobs of the week”. Once you have accessed the job listing, you can use the filters (the region, the position, the contract type, the category, jobs from the company, language skills and the publication date) for a more advanced search. Everything is very clear (a logo, the job title, the location, the publication date and the company name are visible for each job). If you press on an opening, you can see a description of the position, additional benefits, a map of the location and similar jobs below. The company pages are basically just a list of the different offers and a short paragraph about the company. Finally, the job board has two search engines: one for the job search and the other to look up keywords in discussions, articles and/or job offers.
The job board objective: With a memorable name and the language options, Workania is particularly user-friendly for international jobseekers and recruiters.
Recruiter observations: You also have the prices on the website. To prove you have not registered before, they request that you provide the company registration number and company name. Obviously, that doesn’t make sense.
Jobseeker observations: To apply to job offers, you send your CV to the company, but you don’t actually need one to create an account. There is a temporary job section (and temporary jobs are popular in Hungary) and the website also remembers your previous searches. Searching through job offers is made easy with the “next” button.
The job offers: Budapest is by far the most popular city for employment. In total, there are about 5 163 jobs on offer, with a little over 3 000 of them that are over a month old. Their job board also provides a link to a salary website where you can compare your salary to thousands of others.
Reactivity: They have chat support, so you can get information very quickly.
Special features: The salary website; the two search engines; the career advice (very basic); company list (with the number of jobs); job title list (with the number of jobs); chat support.
Verdict: Workania is easy-to-use for jobseekers, but a bit more confusing for recruiters. Your best option is to call them directly. The different languages are definitely handy for anyone who does not speak Hungarian. The website activity has definitely dropped over the years, but they added language features so there are both positive and negative changes.
Written by Ali Neill
As the job board tester and blog editor for the Jobboard Finder, Ali works on job boards from all around the world and keeps a close eye on the recruitment trends thanks to a number of sources, including the website's social media pages.
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