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58 English questions out of 58

16 March 2020

Does Babylon offer massages?

Pros

free breakfast, fake flowers and greeneries in the office, yoga, events

Cons

- blatant disregard of safety issues by "safety officer(s)" who are clueless how product is built and is used by end users - incompetent "managers" & "senior leadership" constantly breathing down your neck - no clinical background needed to have "opinions" directing product direction. why don't you just go work for uber if you have no clue what healthcare and patient safety are all about

free breakfast, fake flowers and greeneries in the office, yoga, events

16 March 2020

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2 August 2021

Does Babylon offer relocation assistance?

Pros

I've been in the healthcare industry for over 20 years, and have worked for and consulted at dozens of companies, both large and small. Based on this experience, I can confidently say that Babylon is, by far, the best place I've worked. Here’s why: People are treated with the utmost respect and understanding. They are appreciated for their professionalism, skills, and contributions, and are rewarded with flexibility, perks, comp time, annual bonuses, high salaries, and very generous merit-based salary increases. Management welcomes and supports ambition and does everything to assist with mobility and growth. The training budget is unlike any I've seen. Management realizes that training results in current skills and certifications, and those translate into profit. Employees are constantly encouraged to learn, develop, and grow, and are presented with ample opportunity for structured training and certifications. The benefits package is the best in the industry. The medical policy covers just about everything, and has the lowest deductibles and co-pays I’ve ever seen. You would think working in healthcare that that would be one of the benefits that goes without saying, but that has NOT been my experience unfortunately. There are some healthcare companies out there that would happily let their employees suffer if it meant increasing their bottom line. The PTO is quite generous as well, and management is very accommodating of emergencies, illnesses, and personal commitments. The result? People are here to stay. Most have been with Babylon for over three years, while many have called this place home for over ten or even twenty years. Babylon is the perfect environment for talented, dedicated people to learn, grow, and flourish.

Cons

Because it’s still a fairly young company, Babylon does not have the well-established processes of a larger, more established organization. It’s just the typical growing pains of any start-up, but if you’re not the type of person who wants to work at a start-up then this could be a huge con for you.

Advice to Management

Grow the company and continue to recruit the best and brightest talent and demand their best work.

The benefits package is the best in the industry.

2 August 2021

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9 March 2021

Does Babylon offer dental insurance?

Pros

Good Vision, okay benefits, smart peer group

Cons

Lots of moving parts, lack of stabilty

Good Vision, okay benefits, smart peer group

9 March 2021

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27 April 2020

Does Babylon have a pension plan?

Pros

1) Free breakfast (very limited options) 2) Cycle to work scheme, 3) Towels for showering after gym (if still there, not sure) 4) Pension scheme 5% topped up by employer 5) 1 day per week working from home (prior Covid-19) 6) Free friday drinks (very limited in quantity and variety). Used to have Babylon bar monthly, but that's gone now. 7) Great mission, great social impact. 8) Free yoga sessions 9) Free psychological, GP services for employees via Babylon app 10) Great office staff and smart, friendly peers I worked with. 11) Babylon was announced as 19th best paying company. 12) Interesting challenging projects to work on if you are lucky to work on greenfield projects.

Cons

1) My experience was that work hours were much longer than official 40 hours a week. Due to very limited resources had to work extra time and often weekends ot be able to deliver on time. However, no overtime is paid since it is stated in the contract. In the end, after investing all my free time for company to succeed over the years, now I know it is just a work, not a family as they say. 2) I felt like company didn't invest into my learning or professional gorwth. Either no budget, or too small to book a conference (some teams get higher budgets than others) or no time to attend due to tight deadlines 3) The office chairs are terrible, causing back pain and qiote crowded desk space. I was experiencing allergies from dusty fake plants. People used to work on tennis tables at some point due to lack of office space. 4) No career ladder. It still doesn't exist. 5) I felt a lot of politics on daily basis, changing requirements and prioritites going around in circles to the level that it was driving me mad. I felt that my opinnion and technical expertise wasn't valued at all. 6) Not many benefits, no shop/restaurant discounts. No extra holidays after years of service. 7) Performance review process is very broken. People can get away with doing bad job or pretending of delivering something and even get promotions. I was never able to review people that I worked with and wanted to review (so that my reviews doesn't show that these people are not performing), instead it was chosen whom I can review. 8) Furlough of 5% as reported in news with potential of redundancies. 9) A lot of staff including high position senior staff just disapears without a sign. 10) The gym in the office is a joke. It is really tiny and people have meetings in there instead due to the lack of meeting space. No gym membership compensations. 11) A lot of recent "bad" hires in management makes the environment toxic. I felt like have no say in decision making. 12) Social media and slack are cesnored. The admins will delete your comment on slack or you will be asked to delete it, if it sparks too much discussions and attracts attention. 13) Working remotely is not very acceptable in the company (only once a week). Finally during covid-19 outbreak everyone was forced to work remotely, but it took some time to get there.

Advice to Management

Listen to your staff and make sure all communications are transparent. Value your staff as human beings, not only as workers, so they can enjoy their personal life, so they can be the best at what they are doing at work. For company to succeed there should be conversations between product, engineering and senior management, not unilateral decisions from above.

4) Pension scheme 5% topped up by employer

27 April 2020

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10 October 2019

Does Babylon offer parental leave?

Pros

- Fast-paced, exciting business to be part of with a great 'mission' - Good benefits & work life balance - free breakfast & drinks

Cons

- Toxic work culture lacking values of collaboration - teams competing against each other instead of together. - Unprofessional attitudes & snidy comments about others work is rife verging on bullying - for a company that champions Mental Health this is concerning - Confusing and inefficient structure lacking clear organisation & responsibility lines (4/5 different teams all working on the same thing with no clear ownership)

Good benefits & work life balance

10 October 2019

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