Bupa Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 18 Aug 2020

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Bupa Group CEO Evelyn Bourke
Evelyn Bourke
37 Ratings
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  • "Poor management, fake corporate face on digital agency based software development practices, far from modern ways of working(in 25 reviews)

  • "Flexible working restrictions have a negative impact of work life Balance(in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent ethical company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    support and encourage what they preach - longer, healthier, happier lives. great work life balance, supportive culture with intelligent and respectful people.

    Cons

    none to date as all is working well

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    Bupa Response

    Resourcing Partner

    Hi there, Sending you a virtual HIGH 5 for this 5-star review. We want our people to feel happier and healthier for working with Bupa and it sound like we are a great fit for you. We are always open to suggestions around ways we can continually improve to be an even better place to work. If you think of anything, do feel free to reach out. We can be contracted by emailing employeefeedback@bupa.com.au. Merry Christmas! Thank you, Nhi & Ryan - Bupa People Team ANZ.

  2. "Data Solution Specialist"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Data Governance Analyst in Melbourne
    Recommends

    I worked at Bupa for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team to work, Good work life balance

    Cons

    No direct supervision to value the work

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  3. "Wellbeing a priority"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Change Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Caring, flexible, work life balance

    Cons

    Slow pace, decision making is long drawn out

  4. "Digital Manager"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Teamwork , work/life balance, support of a large multinational

    Cons

    Behind with technology, very slow moving pace

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Mediocre, a strong decline in employee wellbeing"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Change Management Consultant in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    health insurance benefits employee benefits work life balance

    Cons

    culture promotions are not based on merit senior management are not approachable nor do they have any clear direction

  6. Helpful (5)

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

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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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  7. "Good Culture"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Credit Control in Sydney

    I worked at Bupa full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Limited Growth, tight hierarchy, beurocracy

    Cons

    Work Life balance, some good perks

    Bupa Response

    Resourcing Partner

    Hi there, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback and experience as a Credit Controller. Great to hear you that you had good work/life balance and benefited from the perks. If you would like to discuss the areas for improvement, please do feel free to reach out. We can be contacted by emailing: employeefeedback@bupa.com.au Wishing you all the best for the future. Thank you, Ryan Bupa People Team ANZ.

  8. "Good but too much politics"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work-life balance (flexible hours/work places) - Great people

    Cons

    - Still too much politics: project teams work in competition with each other, rather than in collaboration, those duplicating work, not knowing what others are doing - Too much involvement of third-party consulting companies which come and go, instead of investing to internal people

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    Bupa Response

    Resourcing Partner

    Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience working at Bupa. We always love hearing from current employees, so thank you for reaching out. We are pleased to hear you are enjoying flexibility in your role and work with great people. Would you be open to sharing more information regarding the cons you shared? We can be contacted by emailing: employeefeedback@bupa.com.au Thanks again! Nhi & Ryan - Bupa People Team ANZ.

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Has vision but execution is slow"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bupa full-time

    Pros

    * Tech is quite modern * Work life balance is good specially if you have a supportive manager. * People you work with are generally nice. * Health insurance discount

    Cons

    * Too many middle managers and stakeholders for any decision making. * Seen so much waste of money on questionable projects, on consultants etc. * Cronyism is rife in IT. Perception not capability matters for promotion. * Trying to do too many and huge changes without fundamentals in place. Not even seats for people, new office already full. * Risk appetite is near 0 so innovation stand stills. * Talks agile but all in name only. * Piddly and token gift cards given to people doing 20-30 years in the company. Shamefull.

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    Bupa Response

    Resourcing Partner

    Hi there, Thank you for sharing. As a recent Bupa employee, understandably, we find elements 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 an I.T Specialist. 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.

  10. Helpful (9)

    "Agile is not the answer for everything. Get skilled people first."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Full Stack Developer in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work life balance. Good office location. Health insurance discount. Free coffees.

    Cons

    Bad culture in tech team. Everything is slow. Simple tasks may take a few weeks or even months. Lack of enthusiasm of technology. Poor leadership of the digital team. Talking big but act small. Careless and clueless about what people's skills are and lost some great people because of that. No real required tech/skills from the leadership, so a lot of times they will just bad decisions.

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    Bupa Response

    Hi there, Thank you for your feedback on your time with us as a Senior Full Stack Developer in Sydney. Understandably, we are rather concerned with the nature of your feedback and would like the opportunity to learn more about your comments on culture, enthusiasm and leadership. We invite you to have a confidential discussion regarding the feedback you have provided by emailing employeefeedback@bupa.com.au, either to Hazel Thurlow, People Experience Director or Nick Wong, Digital Director. 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 sincerely hope to hear from you soon. Nhi & Ryan, Bupa People Team ANZ

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