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Simplyhealth Reviews

Updated 22 Aug 2019

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Simplyhealth CEO Romana Abdin
Romana Abdin
29 Ratings
  1. "Institutional resistance to everything"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Andover, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is reasonably good for company size

    Cons

    Every initiative is met with unremitting hostility and institutional resistance at every level.

    Advice to Management

    Major personnel changes at Executive Leadership level and a company-wide culture change

    Simplyhealth2019-08-22
  2. "Going downhill fast"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Andover, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Simplyhealth full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great knowledgeable people with a lot of skill Good benefits

    Cons

    Not trusted No empowerment Not listened too Not valued

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your expert staff. They are the ones that could help you turn the business around. There are so many clever talented people in the business however their talents and knowledge are overlooked by political arguments at senior levels. There is too much pitting one manager against another instead of working together as a team.

    Simplyhealth2019-08-15
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, amazing benefits, no direction, too much change"

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    Current Employee - SEO Team Leader in Andover, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Simplyhealth offers amazing benefits and really great flexibility. Their approach to people is generous and thoughtful. The people are amazing - warm, friendly, supportive and resilient.

    Cons

    It's hard to understand what the business strategy is - or if there even is one. Things change all the time, including the entire focus, direction, and purpose of the company. It can be unsettling and confusing and it means it's very difficult to plan or set objectives and goals.

    Advice to Management

    Please select a strategic vision and focus on achieving it until the end instead of changing direction every few months.

    Simplyhealth2019-07-19
  4. "A nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Andover, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Simplyhealth full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of great people to work with and company understands its corporate responsibility and does a lot for charity

    Cons

    Sometimes the bigger picture can get over looked

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work together to help people get the most out of their health

    Simplyhealth2019-07-15
  5. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - CLAIMS ADVISOR in Andover, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Simplyhealth full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Incredible benefits and great work ethics

    Cons

    Little progression in certain departments

    Simplyhealth2019-07-09
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Simplyhealth full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The majority of the people are friendly .

    Cons

    Old school senior leadership style which is out of touch with the majority of colleagues who work hard and care about the organisation's purpose. Not the greatest location. People are often in leadership positions due to length of service, rather than due to experience, skill or aptitude. Over reliance on consultants and consultancies. Strategic U turns occur on a regular basis due to lack of clear and strong leadership....

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    Advice to Management

    Align, understand that only by truly working together can members, colleagues and the communities the organisation supports benefit. Listen to your people and stop talking about engagement and then acting in ways which is disengaging and counter productive. Cut the consultancies - your people are experienced and talented, empower them to deliver on the purpose of the organisation.

    Simplyhealth2019-06-06
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Remember your people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Simplyhealth full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits package Great bunch of people to work with, people are all friendly The culture (in pockets)

    Cons

    A lot of change involving new Senior Managers, all wanting to make 'their' change Too much involvement from consultants without listening to the employees There is no empowerment or development

    Advice to Management

    Stop and look around, people want to do a great job but are hampered by processes, policies and some senior managers.

    Simplyhealth2019-05-10
  8. Helpful (14)

    "An ugly reality hides behind the facade"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Simplyhealth full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people. There are lots of skilled, professional and hard working people. The culture is generally one to be proud of albeit it depends what area you work in. The reward system was very generous when I was there. A refurbishment of the 4 offices is taking place and the refurbed areas look smart. The company gives generously to charity.

    Cons

    Poor leadership at the highest levels. The Senior management team live in a bubble, wasting time and money on failed, short lived initiatives that they never really get behind themselves and never seem to be held accountable for. It’s the most top heavy company I’ve ever worked for, supposedly to manage a business unit structure. But this has caused silos and therefore political infighting, a general lack of direction,...

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    Advice to Management

    Change the leadership structure of the business and make it more accountable. Employ leaders that can truly understand how to engage staff, lead people and communicate. You have all the resources you need already. They just need to be led effectively. The fundamental restructure just over 2 years ago was not implemented properly, failed and is being slowly undone without actually admitting it failed. Everyone knows...

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    Simplyhealth2019-01-26
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Simplyhealth has potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Simplyhealth has all the tools for being a great company to work for, which include some good employee benefits, open mindedness for flexible working, and good opportunities if you are in the right department.

    Cons

    The direction and aims still feel muddled, and it thinks it is a commercial company when it really operates like a charity (and not in a good way). Progression opportunities in many areas are quite limited.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise the potential in your teams and encourage them to develop to their maximum - help them find their own brilliance. If you don't, they will leave. Any many are planning on doing so...

    Simplyhealth2019-01-17
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Not what it appears to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many nice people work across the company, just a shame that this attribute doesn't filter upwards throughout the business

    Cons

    *Despite a supposed 'reward and recognition' culture, executive leaders fail to recognise 'everyday' talent and commitment *People are a commodity *Every month a new round of redundancies is announced (under the guise of 'transformation') Low staff morale Low staff engagement Self-interested management

    Advice to Management

    Not worth the effort, the only views that matter are those held at the top of the business

    Simplyhealth2018-12-03
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