UnitedHealth Group Project Manager Interview Questions

Updated May 26, 2015
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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 weeksinterviewed 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

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed 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.

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    Project Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed 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.

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    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 weeksinterviewed 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.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed 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

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    Project Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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
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    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 dayinterviewed 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.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cypress, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at UnitedHealth Group (Cypress, CA) in September 2009.

    Interview

    Couple of interviews with director and Sr. Director. This was followed by an interview with the VP. Good follow through by the hiring manager. Since there are several different groups the processes can differ widely.

    Negotiation

    Negotiation practice was not very good. Recruiters took their own time and were not knowledgeable. Get everything in writing as verbal commitment were not accurate.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at UnitedHealth Group (Hartford, CT) in December 2007.

    Interview

    They were painfully slow and did not communicate well at all. They are the worst employer in the nation. They were late by 2 weeks in scheduling the second interview. They keep you in the dark and you really have to push them hard to move forward.
    My only advise is that don't work for them.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe what you did in your previous role?   Answer Question
    • Describe a situation where you had to display managerial courage?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The negotiation went pretty well. The HR person was good. They gave me the right amount of salary that I desired. So no complaints there.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at UnitedHealth Group (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Too lengthy, irrelevant in parts, long waiting time and gaps between interviews, no feedback at times, recruiters will go on sleep mode
    No efforts to keep in touch even after getting offer, not sure where you can ask questions

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