Bupa Employee Reviews about "poor management"

Updated 5 Jun 2020

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Big company, little recognition"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Health Insurance Sales in Melbourne

    I worked at Bupa full-time

    Pros

    Great work location Heavily discounted insurance for employees

    Cons

    Poor management Dinosaur management Promotions are only available if people leave or find new positions

  2. Helpful (4)

    "Old monolith technology stack with poor management rushing up for deliveries . Squad based hazard"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable job, some healthcare benefits

    Cons

    Poor management, fake corporate face on digital agency based software development practices, far from modern ways of working . Not suitable for enthusiasts striving for innovative, latest and greatest technology .


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Nighmare!!!! Go there at your own risk"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff discount is provided and fruits

    Cons

    Poor management, no team work, staff not sharing information, managers are not helpful they are just looking after themselves in order to keep their jobs. No clear direction, hard to talk to your manager they are always in meetings, if you enjoy working late till midnight this is the right place. Old systems in place massive use of excels for accounting ( like we are in still in the 90's) lack of investment in IT, too much politics, no empathy towards junior staff ( even told to do managers work), no proper accounting processes in place, little controls in place, too many meetings ( you have to have a meeting to have a meeting) and not enough meeting rooms, they talk about work life balance but it does not exits, too many managers.

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  4. Helpful (5)

    "Care manager"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great building facilities, proximity to home

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of organisational support, bullying, lack of support

    Bupa Response

    February 13, 2018Resourcing Partner

    Hi there, As a recent Bupa employee, understandably, we find the serious nature of your feedback concerning and would like to reach out, to offer you with an opportunity to discuss and provide more information regarding your experience as a former Care Manager. Can you please give me call on M: 0437 375 858 or email E: hazel.thurlow@bupa.com.au If you are not comfortable doing this or identifying yourself, please feel free to post details of your concerns on Bupa’s “Speak Up” website (www.bupa.com/speakup) – this can be done anonymously if you wish. I do hope to hear from you soon. Thank you, Hazel Thurlow - People Experience Director.

  5. "Getting better"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Executive in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company health insurance Flexible hours Remote working Strong leadership team

    Cons

    Poor management in some areas Bullying not dealt with well Lack of female representation in leadership team

    Bupa Response

    September 17, 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. It's great to hear that you are enjoying a flexible approach to your work and have a strong leadership team. I'm really sad to read your comment regarding bullying as it does not reflect our culture or behaviours. We take all feedback very seriously, and I would encourage you to provide more detailed feedback anonymously on Bupa’s “Speak Up” website www.bupa.com/speakup.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not good"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Riyadh
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bupa full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    no find any one pro in BUPA

    Cons

    Inexperienced senior management team. Company undergoing too many changes, globally and locally. Unprofessional environment. Extremely high churn/turnover of staff. Low employee moral. Poor management in Miami they should a more diversified group of employees ,a high % of employees or managers are from Havana Cuba. can be kind of hard to grow in the company even though they've made recent changes to promote within Management lack of knowledge is delaying company potential to be excellent ZERO Motivation. Good entry level company poor understanding of local culture for employees. Interesting people and cultural mix. Moving to a nice. new location. For the time being, still leader in its business

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  7. "Member Service Adviser"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Member Service Adviser in Manchester City Centre, England

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

    Pros

    the pay is decent for the job

    Cons

    poor management, no opportunities to progress

  8. "bupa"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Southampton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality organisation and located near to my home

    Cons

    Poor management, bullying and staff not valued

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "Member services"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Executive in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bupa full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Can’t think of any, free coffe?

    Cons

    Racist, unfair, favouritism. Manager constantly shopping online on their phone poor management. Unfair dismissals

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  10. Helpful (7)

    "Mediocre pay, mediocre leadership"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bupa full-time

    Pros

    A friendly culture, work-life balance. Onsite gym at my location

    Cons

    Poor leadership ensures that real change never gets delivered. And real change is needed, in some teams (horrible culture), employee engagement, career pathways, IT, business strategy...the list goes on. Right now, mediocre leadership in each of these areas ensures that poor management are hired-in, rather than promoting good talent from within, leading to staff disenfranchisement and demotivation and poor decision-making by mediocre manangers withoit even the experience of Bupa. Management paper over the cracks but the financials don't lie. It is a shame, because despite paying much lower than market rates for talent, a culture of "doing the right thing" amongst staff ensures people work their socks off. Shame it is all in vain. Finally, benefits are not all they seem: private healthcare is not what you'd get from competitors (e.g. AXA, or even the Bupa coverage you'd get at another company). Pay rises only near inflation, with real achievement reflected in bonus. That is, when management don't dole out the money to favourites. Career advancement? Non-existent. Apart from the leadership team, I've only seen ONE promotion across all peer teams.

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