UnitedHealth Group Project Manager Interview Questions

Updated Aug 21, 2015
14 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

46%
30%
23%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

47%
43%
9%

Interview Difficulty

2.8
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

14 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all Interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

 

Project Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at UnitedHealth Group.

Interview

I had phone, digital and 1:1 interviews. Everyone I met with was very professional. The offer I received was much lower than my current salary so I had to decline. It was disappointing to get so far into the process after clear communication at the beginning, but overall it was still a positive experience.

Interview Questions

  • What is the largest budget you've ever managed and how did you go about managing that budget?   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for UnitedHealth Group

  1. Helpful (2)  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at UnitedHealth Group in August 2015.

    Interview

    I first did a digital interview, then a telephone interview with the hiring manager. The position is telecommuting so there was no face to face interview. A week later the recruiter called with an offer. I negotiated the salary and they accepted. Everyone was very responsive and helpful through to whole process,

    Interview Questions

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at UnitedHealth Group.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter after a friend submitting a referral (4 days). The email had a link to a video portal where the second interview needed to be completed within 48 hours. Your answers are recorded and HR reviews them at a later date - it's not face-to-face so there is no opportunity to ask questions. When you log in to complete, you get a practice question that you can review before moving on to the live recordings. I had 3 minutes to answer each question (5 total questions) with 30 seconds in-between to prepare. I highly recommend practicing before hand so it isn't as awkward. I heard back within 4 business days that I would get a phone interview with the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Please describe your experience in project management. Please describe your experience managing projects at a large corporation. How would you rate your Excel abilities?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at UnitedHealth Group (Los Angeles, CA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Very long drawn out process that makes you wait, wait, wait... I believe it was most likely due to my supervisor but it was not very straight forward in terms of their response, etc. Would've quit in the middle of it because they leave you hanging weeks after weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do on the job first 3 months, first 1 yr, etc.   Answer Question
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5. Helpful (1)  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at UnitedHealth Group.

    Interview

    Recruiter makes the initial outreach and interview to screen for minimum requirements, skills, candidate disposition. The time between initial interview and subsequent ones may be very long, as much as 3 months. Very large organization so it is hard to identify who does what.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you want to have my job (question asked by hiring manager)   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    It is safe to make a reasonable counter offer. If excessive, you will be quickly dropped from list of candidates.

  6. Helpful (11)  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Ana, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at UnitedHealth Group (Santa Ana, CA).

    Interview

    Process began when I submitted my resume to the UHG job portal for a Project Manager position. The job I applied for was located in Santa Ana, CA, but my first contact was from an HR person in Minnesota. This first contact was a phone call about 5 days after I submitted my resume. I spent about forty minutes on the phone with this person. Easy first interview; mostly questions about why I left each of my previous jobs and what my strengths and weaknesses are. Nothing technical. I feel the goal of this interview was to test my demeanor and verify if I could string coherent sentences together. I was told my resume would be forwarded to the hiring manager and I should hear from them within the week. About a week later, I received an email asking my availability for a face to face interview. The earliest date was for the following week. I note this because the UHG hiring process is not a fast one; even when there is an immediate need, as in this case. The face to face interview(s) lasted about three hours. I first interviewed with the hiring manager. This interview was similar to the phone interview I had previously with HR. I was asked if I had time to meet with the Director that oversees this position. Of course I said yes. I waited a few minutes before the Director arrived. This interview was very technical and covered the specific responsibilities held at each of my former employers. Luckily, I had brought examples of my work to share. Again I was asked if I had time for another interview; this time with the Senior VP that oversees this position. Again I said yes. After about 20 minutes, I had a third interview with the SVP, Director and hiring manager. The SVP ran this interview which seemed mostly social. Not technical at all. At the end, I was told they would get back to me soon. About a week later, I was given a job offer contingent on the successful completion of a drug test and background check. The drug test was quick. The background check took about a week. I was cleared for employment on a Tuesday but could not start work until the following Monday because of new employee orientation.

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult or unexpected questions. If you've actually done everything you list on your resume, the interviews are a breeze.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I negotiated a slightly higher salary (about 5k) and 40 hours of PTO awarded on my start date.

  7.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at UnitedHealth Group (Orlando, FL).

    Interview

    Called by hr, talked into phone screen. Phone screen was more of the interviewer trying to convince me to take the job. Then interviewed with other executives, more of the same.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    They would not budge from original discussions.

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at UnitedHealth Group.

    Interview

    Be prepared to be grilled, they have a thorough interview process. I appreciate how this company does things and their interview process is no different.

    Interview Questions

  9.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at UnitedHealth Group (Basking Ridge, NJ) in April 2010.

    Interview

    The HR is outsourced so there was someone who did a phone screen, which was not very engaging - just reviewing the requirements of the job and your ability. Next was interviewed over phone by 2-3 managers. In my experience the interview was not difficult. The interviewer also does not try to stress you much. I thought they are judging the communication skills more than anything else.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions like -- tell me about a time you were challenged , tell me abt a time you took a tough decision, tell me about a time you had an ethical dilemma and how you resolved it , tell me about your best accomplishment   Answer Question
  10.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at UnitedHealth Group (New York, NY) in November 2009.

    Interview

    I was recommended by a personal contact within the organization. Two separate positions were available, so on the interview day, I arrived and was interviewed by the supervisor of each position, separately. Then I met with a potential colleague to get more information about the culture of the organization. The process lasted about 1.5 hours. I received an offer the next day, and accepted the offer one day later.

Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.