Babylon Health Reviews

Updated 5 Mar 2021

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2.9
45%
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Babylon Health CEO and Founder Ali Parsa
Ali Parsa
248 Ratings
Pros
  • "I was drawn to Babylon because it is a "mission driven" company(in 56 reviews)

  • "Great team and lots of smart people(in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "I have had no issues since starting at babylon(in 59 reviews)

  • "Women are largely underrepresented in my team (although it is nice to see many women in senior management positions)(in 21 reviews)

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  1. COVID-19

    "Great mission"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Babylon Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Babylon health has a great mission of helping as many people as possible get affordable healthcare. If you can’t get behind that I don’t know what to tell you. Especially when you consider the fact we’re still in the grips of a worldwide pandemic as of the time of this writing. The company has had some significant bumps in the road over the past year or so but we’re still here and we’re still going strong as ever.

    Cons

    It’s a great environment but undeniably chaotic.

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  2. Helpful (162)

    "Neutral, depends on a team you join"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Babylon Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Will try to be as neutral as possbile and skip the Cons part and write everything up here. Criteria I will use: Mission, People, Culture, Management, Product, Company Outlook - Mission: without a doubt amazing - People: I'd say lower average bound. Worked with a few really smart engineers, but a lot are just bad/incopetent/slow/unmotivated/political (yes political engineers..) - Culture: relaxed, but I guess depends on the team you're in and how high up in the ranks you exist. Working hour wise, again depends on the team, but really anything goes. I've seen people doing 9-4.30pm without any complaints and those people weren't great performers either - Management: again, depends.. I've seen both, good and bad. I have seen some tech leads that should have been junior/senior engineers and of course the other way around. Same with engineering managers and engineering directors. - Product: I am a bit more opinionated on this topic. I think if all the products were spun up to separate startups only GP at hand would survive, everything else is just not working. Having said that the product suite overall has potential to be great, as it does collect data about your health journey in various stages, ie data collected when you're healthy (health check, monitor), data collected when you're sick (AI, GP at hand) , and with all this data better diagnostics and healthier lifestyle decisions can be made - Company Outlook: this is where I'm the most sceptical. I think Babylon has a valuation of a tech company (it raised 500mln recently) and is valued ~2bn. I would argue that it's not a tech company. First of all, the only product that is great (in my opinion) is GP at hand, which has a high cost base (doctors, support, engineers to support the system), AI/ML stuff just does not work, even though there are smart people working on this. Let's be honest, GP at hand is nothing new - it has been around in the US for some time, it does not change the healthcare experience much (you can get an appointment quicker, but the doctor consultation is also much more limited) thus there's nothing really exciting about the tech. So what we have is a great mission, average people, average culture, average management, weak product and hard times ahead. I cannot be anything, but sceptical about the future of the company. I hope it succeeds because the world needs a better/integrated health care system, will that be Babylon? Time will tell.

    Cons

    Check the Pros section as I like to create my own rules ;)

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  3. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Membership 

    I have been working at Babylon Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company! Great pay Some great staff

    Cons

    Can be Exhausting and tiring

  4. "Good work life balance and interesting problems to solve"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good work life balance - Inspiring mission - Great people

    Cons

    - Product team could be improved - Hiring bar needs to be raised

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  5. "Easy job, good pay, no progress"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Receptionist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Babylon Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good money, stable hours, easy job, dont need experience just know how to sell yourself to get a position. Free food on the sit, loads of young people so great place to make friends.

    Cons

    No support from managment, a lot of concerns about company operates itself

  6. "Great place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agile Delivery Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Babylon Health full-time

    Pros

    Great mission and great people

    Cons

    High turnover, wonder what is driving that

  7. Helpful (1)

    "My experience at Babylon Health"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations 

    I worked at Babylon Health full-time

    Pros

    Incredible people Autonomy Many opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities Exhausting

  8. "Great company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Software Developer 

    I worked at Babylon Health full-time

    Pros

    Very good work life balance

    Cons

    A lot of pointless meetings

  9. "Good company, good people just manic"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Babylon Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working with good people Flexible WFH Learning more every day about the NHS

    Cons

    Can be ultra manic most days which leads to mistakes which leads to top management coming down like a ton of bricks on you

  10. "Hard work but incredibly rewarding"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    able to influence how the service is shaped

    Cons

    Really hard work, not an easy ride

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