One of Australia's most respected research firms
When you join Sweeney Research, you're joining an organisation that has grown, over
three decades, to become one of Australia's most respected research companies. You'll
also be joining one of the largest, as we're inside the top ten in annual research
Established in 1972, Sweeney's has always stayed true to its founding principles
(more on these later) and we've remained proudly independent in an environment of
mergers and acquisitions. We haven't sold out.
Our staff see our independence as a true point of difference.
From our perspective, it's a differentiator that sees us attracting, and importantly
retaining, some of the best researchers in Australia. It also sees us earning enviable
loyalty from our clients. Combined, this allows us to generate year on year growth.
With independence comes freedom
But what does independence mean in a day-to-day context?
For our employees, it means a lot.
Being independently owned means that we don’t report to overseas masters or listed
holding companies. We aren’t accountable to accountants looking to squeeze out as
much as they can quarter to quarter.
This means we can focus on what matters; and what matters to us is producing the
most respected research-led solutions for our clients.
When you join, you'll find some of the clear benefits of independence are...
Flexibility... no time sheets constricting commitment to projects
and creating an administrative burden for our staff
Focus... no internal "sales" competition. We employ great researchers
who don't have to be great salesmen. Consistently good research drives revenue via
repeat business and referral
Empathy... a management team who are hands-on researchers – out
on the frontline with our clients and working alongside staff at all levels
Support... we invest heavily in fully functional in-house support
teams for our researchers.
Stability... unmatched staff retention at all levels of the company
Agility... an ability to quickly develop and implement new ideas
Trust... the freedom to have confidence our staff will do the right
thing. We don't need reams of rules and layers of managers.
Ultimately, independence gives us and our staff greater latitude and this delivers
greater potential for growth. It also creates a more enjoyable and collaborative
atmosphere that you'll find brings out the best in people.
Research with impact
As a member of the Sweeney Research team, you’ll be working with some of the most
prolific brands in Australia for leading local and global organisations.
You’ll also be able to work with Federal, State & Local Government departments
on a diverse range of challenging social issues (from road safety to drug addiction
to problem gambling).
You will find you will be challenged to think from the perspective of top-level
client management. This will require you to ‘go beyond the brief’ to create innovative
solutions and put forward astute recommendations that will have a long term impact
If you would like to learn more about Sweeney Research…please contact Lewis Jones,
Erik Heller or Liana Khart. We also have a detailed ‘Working at Sweeney’s’ document
available for prospective employees.
Ph: +61 3 9699 8466
Managing Director - Melbourne
Ph: +61 3 9699 8466
Managing Director - Sydney
Ph: +61 2 9262 3266