Bankers Healthcare Group Reviews

Updated Aug 2, 2020

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Bankers Healthcare Group Chairman/CEO and Co-Founder Albert Crawford
Albert Crawford
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  • "There are no cons to working for BHG(in 15 reviews)

  • "Long hours (9-6 or 8-5) away from my family(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "The Best Company Ever"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bankers Healthcare Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great income, unlimited opportunity, a culture that values you with supportive leadership

    Cons

    There really is no cons unless you want a mundane career

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Positive Mental Attitude!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Risk Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bankers Healthcare Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I never worked at a company that made it to the top of the list of "Best Places to work" ... and they did try. Now that I’ve been at BHG for almost a year, I know what my prior employers were missing in their culture. It is PMA! A "positive mental attitude" and what comes with that … Perseverance, grit and gratitude. We have it all, we live it every day! This culture gets us through the tough times and drives us to achieve great things! Other positives: - If you want an opportunity to make an impact, you can here! - There is no blame culture here! - Management are team players & great listeners! - Remote work force!

    Cons

    There are no cons to speak of ... only opportunity and lots of PMA!


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible Work Culture- Stay away"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in East Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bankers Healthcare Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Snacks Gym Bean Bags Unlimited Healthcare Free T-shirts

    Cons

    No work-life balance Micromanagement Nepotism - CMO's family member promoted yearly & CMO is related to CEO. Heavy turnover- 90+% turnover in Marketing department. Favortisism - friends and family win most monthly/ annual awards & get the promotions.

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  4. COVID-19
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    "Proceed with extreme caution"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Marketing 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Bankers Healthcare Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    free healthcare, casual t-shirt jeans environment, work from home because of COVID-19

    Cons

    Most heads of departments have been friends with management for years, so there’s a set way of thinking and doing things. If they don’t agree with a new idea/approach, they’ll cast you out quickly. They’re only impressed if you’re working weekends or sending emails at midnight. They literally praise people for emailing each other at midnight and emails were flying back and forth to put a a whole campaign together from scratch on Mother's Day. HR has a formula for selling BHG: the “best places to work” culture awards, free health insurance, and a calculated speech about why BHG has a sound business model and you should feel totally safe leaving your current job during COVID to come work for them. What they don’t tell you is there’s a lot of churn and they’re quick the fire people especially if you’re not in the elite club of having worked together for 10+ years and can read each other’s minds. Within 3 months, they’ve let 5-6 people go within my department all on different occasions (these are non sales roles so it’s not like you weren’t meeting a sales quota). Two people were for the official reason of COVID layoffs, but the rest were just because they didn’t think they served them anymore at any given time or they didn’t agree with differing approaches to projects/ideas. A couple of the people they let go were hired during COVID, so they didn’t even keep them 2-3 months. They’ll then use the salaries of the people the laid off to pay for the new people they just hired on the team. Even though they toot innovation and they say they want to bring people in for fresh ideas, it’s more about reading their minds and learning their very particular way of doing things. If you try to suggest something they’re not sold on, they’ll give you a long winded reason of why they’re absolutely right and no other approach makes sense, and then they’ll eventually fire you. As in all jobs, it probably depends on your direct manager, but I found my boss extremely stifling and controlling and even though she wants to “teach” you, it was all about learning her way because her way is the best most righteous way. Apparently, it takes 6 months to a year to learn her way of doing things because it's counter-intuitive to the industry standard and you have to unlearn everything you know is right. She thinks her team respects her when they all actually just roll their eyes at her and have lost all fight in them. So, they just do it her way even if they don't always agree.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Not worth the stress"

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

    I worked at Bankers Healthcare Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most of the people that aren’t related to an owner are great to work with while you’re employed at BHG. BHG continuously rewards “high” performing individuals that “don’t know the end to the day”. They pay for your healthcare.

    Cons

    High turnover High stress Constant change in direction (shiny object syndrome) Upper management is mainly family or family friends No work life balance (they basically wipe the floor with you and try to squeeze out every extra hour of work as possible)

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  6. "Great place to work!!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Davie, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bankers Healthcare Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    True Community spirit in all areas

    Cons

    Snacks are too healthy and the gym is just to great!

  7. Helpful (13)

    "Culture Facade"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bankers Healthcare Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Snacks Gym 100% healthcare Relax work environment

    Cons

    Expectations of working nights and weekends (not discussed in the interview or offer process) Micromanagement leadership Lack of diversity on the sales leadership team (non existent) Favoritism benefiting friends and family or individuals in the Syracuse office. Backdated commission changes without prior notification Degrading type leadership/ feedback style

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  8. Helpful (9)

    "Great co-workers"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bankers Healthcare Group

    Pros

    Loved my time working as a team

    Cons

    If you are okay with people less qualified than you that have ties to the family then this is definitely the job for you. If you are okay with getting promoted because you are friends with someone then this is definitely the place for you.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Make it a career here"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bankers Healthcare Group full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, benefits, and environment

    Cons

    Super high pressure to keep finding more to do

  10. Helpful (20)

    "Left a lot to be desired"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analytics in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bankers Healthcare Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work environment was relaxed and casual. I appreciated how much effort was put into the parties and celebrations. I also applaud HR’s effort to gradually improve benefits, such as the cost for health insurance. There were a lot of great folks I met throughout most departments during my time at BHG, which was refreshing.

    Cons

    Working for BHG was an interesting experience. It began with a lot of promise - all of the glowing Glassdoor reviews, their love of the term PMA (positive mental attitude), and their emphasis of this being more like a family, and less like another drab workplace. There were monthly award ceremonies, the management team seemed friendly and in-tune with their employees, all of which seemed like nice changes from the stuffy suit-and-tie types, right? Well...depends on what you’re really looking for in an employer. It’s peculiar when companies lean on a lot of feel-good generic statements and the notion that we are all just “one big family”. Not excluding BHG, this generally translates into a subtle reminder for employees not to act in their own interests...don’t ask for a raise, don’t pursue better opportunities, don’t ask for work-life balance, and don’t speak up too often, because why would you “act up” like that if your work is your family? Of course, the sentiment abruptly ends when there are people to discipline, unfair workload distributions, lopsided compensation strategies, and less patience for mistakes. The management team wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be. A little research will reveal a lot of nepotism, favoritism, and so on. Which, to be fair, who wouldn’t employ their friends and family at their own company? That being said, the unfavorable management approach carries into some of the most senior roles, regardless of qualification (and we all know what happens when you, with years of experience, are suddenly managed by Little Billy, the big boss’s nephew). The award ceremonies are pretty consistent with only rewarding the same folks in management (the friends and family of ownership, like Little Billy), month and month again, while sprinkling in a few surprises. And again - it’s your company, reward who you’d like. It’s just demoralizing when the regular non-friends-and-family employees have to watch the same people be rewarded every month (and then of course be told, this could be you winning this money if you worked as hard as Little Billy! Fun fact - “working harder” doesn’t suddenly make you related to the right people). With all of that being said, this is the typical stuff you see at typical companies, so who cares? I think what boils down into a problem for most people is how far BHG will go to hide just how generic and predictably disappointing they are in terms of how they operate and manage things (it’s like a weird hybrid of a Google-wannabe office and the TV show The Office). The “we are a family” and “look at our cool offices with beanbags” hype just doesn’t solve the real problems being faced by employees working at BHG. But alas, some folks prefer the relaxed work culture in exchange for fair and transparent discussions regarding workload, compensation, management, and so on. As noted initially, it just depends on what you are looking for in an employer. TLDR: management offers pseudo-family mentality and beanbags at the cost of fair compensation and treatment.

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