- 5.03 Nov 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
- Genuinely lovely people to work with. - Lots of passion from consultants on their projects to solve problems for end users. - Company growth presents lots of opportunities to contribute to various areas of the business and communities within Hippo. - Diverse projects spanning a variety of Gov /public sector, NHS and some very unique private sector projects. - Variety across projects with a blend of strong UCD work, interesting data projects and meaningful service delivery.
Just the typical growing pains but nothing major.
- 3.022 Nov 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
- People have always been great. you can always talk about random things on Slack/chat, and always find help immediately as soon as you post something. - Great variety of projects from a good range of clients
- As many have pointed out. The company feels much different from before. It feels like a lot of things just happen from top-down and do what we are told to do. This largely comes from the sudden growth of the company. This kind of lost the Hippo magic used to have of family vibe to just another big company feeling. - I wish there were better benefits, not to say it is not good but things like bonuses based on performance. Which will encourage better work - In a sense seeing Hippo grow from around 50 to 300 + was a great journey to be with but it felt like from being part of the main character to extras.1
- 1.024 Nov 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearLeeds, England
Nice employees - one strength at Hippo is the presence of a considerable number of employees who genuinely mean well and demonstrate a sincere commitment to the work they are doing.
The negatives at Hippo significantly overshadow any potential pros: Lack of Accountability - despite Hippo’s claims of empathy and selflessness, there is a notable lack of accountability at the top levels. Issues are often deflected rather than addressed, leading to a sense of frustration and helplessness among employees. A Culture of Blame –Hippo has fostered a culture where employees feel unsafe speaking up or taking risks. This atmosphere leads to a self-preservation mindset, with individuals more focused on protecting themselves and finding scapegoats. Influence of Senior Leaders - many senior leaders, seemingly aligned with investor interests, prioritise outward success over internal well-being. This has resulted in a disconnect between the company's public image and the reality of the workplace. Sexism in the Workplace - serious concern is the company's dismissive response to allegations of sexism and harassment. The mishandling of a thorough HR investigation, where women were doubted, subjected to countermeasures, and even quietly dismissed, reflects a troubling lack of commitment to a safe and inclusive workplace. Such a response not only fails those who were asked to participate in the investigation but perpetuates a toxic culture where serious issues are downplayed rather than appropriately addressed.6