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14 English questions out of 14

10 September 2021

Does SimplyBiz have a pension plan?

Pros

Great colleague and a close knit workforce. Lots of talent which is shared.

Cons

Pension contributions are the min the firm can make under the current rules. Poor for a firm in financial services.

Pension contributions are the min the firm can make under the current rules.

10 September 2021

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10 August 2021

Does SimplyBiz assist with or provide childcare?

Pros

Some good benefits such as an extra day off for your birthday and a good Christmas party. Really nice people work there who want to do well and succeed.

Cons

Not good pay and no room to grow and poor management. Company culture went down the pan after lockdown. Seems to be different rules for management and the employees

Some good benefits such as an extra day off for your birthday and a good Christmas party.

10 August 2021

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15 August 2021

How are the career development opportunities at SimplyBiz?

Pros

Some of the people - you remove them (as you have) and the business is nothing. Unfortunately there are too many cons, you need to understand how it is.

Cons

Condescending and belittling managers and senior management, constantly pulling rank. An ongoing bullying culture within the business, many staff are unhappy yet scared to voice concerns as they will immediately be seen as a problem and dismissed. Voice your concerns to HR, they will dismiss your concerns and immediately side with the managers, no matter how wrong. All staff are overworked for below silly below average pay, management will squeeze all energy out of your role to the point you have no personal life. The effort to protect the wellbeing of staff is comedic, the business let go over 100 staff in 2020 under redundancy as a cover to let go of the people they disliked the most, excluding me having left on my own terms. You can do miles better than work here. If you join you will be fed promises of career development etc , I have had none of this and similar alike with peers, they emphasise on training opportunities being available and block all routes to them at the same time due to resource issues. You can change the name, but you can’t change the culture. Changing the name has not made you become any more modernised at all. High staff turnover and weak retention is a major feature for this business.

Advice to Management

Your staff are pressed, tired and sick of the way you’re running the ship. The culture instilled by managers genuinely needs a rethink. It is clear a high majority of staff are unhappy and your management is a heavy factor. This has been blind to SimplyBiz for a number of years as they refuse to accept the problems, and continue throwing out who ever they dislike. You have had a high number of staff turnover, yet do not have a clue on how or why. Absolutely jarring.

If you join you will be fed promises of career development etc , I have had none of this and similar alike with peers, they emphasise on training opportunities being available and block all routes to them at the same time due to resource issues.

15 August 2021

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15 August 2021

Does SimplyBiz have any sort of mentoring programme?

Pros

Some of the people - you remove them (as you have) and the business is nothing. Unfortunately there are too many cons, you need to understand how it is.

Cons

Condescending and belittling managers and senior management, constantly pulling rank. An ongoing bullying culture within the business, many staff are unhappy yet scared to voice concerns as they will immediately be seen as a problem and dismissed. Voice your concerns to HR, they will dismiss your concerns and immediately side with the managers, no matter how wrong. All staff are overworked for below silly below average pay, management will squeeze all energy out of your role to the point you have no personal life. The effort to protect the wellbeing of staff is comedic, the business let go over 100 staff in 2020 under redundancy as a cover to let go of the people they disliked the most, excluding me having left on my own terms. You can do miles better than work here. If you join you will be fed promises of career development etc , I have had none of this and similar alike with peers, they emphasise on training opportunities being available and block all routes to them at the same time due to resource issues. You can change the name, but you can’t change the culture. Changing the name has not made you become any more modernised at all. High staff turnover and weak retention is a major feature for this business.

Advice to Management

Your staff are pressed, tired and sick of the way you’re running the ship. The culture instilled by managers genuinely needs a rethink. It is clear a high majority of staff are unhappy and your management is a heavy factor. This has been blind to SimplyBiz for a number of years as they refuse to accept the problems, and continue throwing out who ever they dislike. You have had a high number of staff turnover, yet do not have a clue on how or why. Absolutely jarring.

If you join you will be fed promises of career development etc , I have had none of this and similar alike with peers, they emphasise on training opportunities being available and block all routes to them at the same time due to resource issues.

15 August 2021

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20 September 2021

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at SimplyBiz?

Pros

The people are the best thing about working here. Working alongside some great colleagues. Really good at investing in their staff with training and development. Loads of support for line managers from HR and senior management. Great culture and atmosphere plus brand new offices!!

Cons

Salaries need benchmarking and the benefits need an overhaul.

Really good at investing in their staff with training and development.

20 September 2021

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