UnitedHealth Group Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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UnitedHealth Group President, CEO, and Director Steve Hemsley
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  1. 5 people found this helpful

    Your job will be what you make of it.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Eden Prairie, MN

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I work for the Optum division of UHG and I love my job. I really do. I look forward to going to work, seeing my coworkers and feeling like I'm contributing to a greater good, bettering healthcare for people. They offer generous PTO, we're able to work from home (not all the time but it's pretty flexible), the culture feels fresh and motivated. Leadership with an organization of this size is often hit or miss but I feel like we've got a pretty good thing going. I work for 3 VP's and their teams, it's never boring! I tell my friends, I've never worked with a group of such young, innovative people. It's exciting and you feel like you're a part of something bigger.

    Cons

    Disappointing raises, 3 months after the cost of health insurance premiums rose, we received our raises for the year... it worked out to bringing home $2 more per pay period than I was making last year. Yay!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less focus on Wall Street/Shareholders, More focus on what we're doing for our members; Compensation that equals out to more than what employees brought home the year before.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 63 people found this helpful

    In chaos lies job security...if you can deal with it.

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Definitely the big kid on the block - which has pros and cons. Rapid growth through M&A in the last decade. Economies of scale are offset by integration challenges. Still - tons of opportunity here.

    Cons

    Benefits are awesome as long as you don't need them. Worst benefit package of any major matrix org I've been employed by. It's a slap in the face because their salaries are on the low side on top of it. Retention is a constant problem and it's not hard to understand why.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want good people to work their hearts out in this type of high-demand, high-stress environment - our compensation, benefits, and career development need to exist for real - not just in HR recruiting documents. There needs to be a much bigger carrot here. When the SEC filings are released every year and the world sees what UHG pays the CEO and upper management, they sucker-punch the rest of us who work harder than ever and in return are fed BS about how our division lost money. 1.8% annual pay increase isn't even covering the increases in benefits premiums we have to pay - and not touching the increases in out of pocket costs for those who aren't in perfect health. Walk the walk - that's my advice

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Wellness Coordinator in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Wellness Coordinator in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very competitive salary, stock options, spot bonus for work over and above, 4.5% matching 401K,. I was a telecommuter ; provided all office needs. Forward thinking company

    Cons

    Unless you reside in Minnesota Little chance for advancement. Different business sectors work in silohs verry little collaboration between sectors. As exempt employee you are at will employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Coordinate communication between sectors in regions for beeter marketing f all programs and products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Sr accountant

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Minnetonka, MN

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pto, stock purchase program workout facility. New buildings are very nice. Give time to volunteer.

    Cons

    Manger was brutal lack of communication. Small raises and year end bonuses are non existent. Very little transparency.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. They really take care of their employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    Benefits
    Headquarters in MN is very impressive
    People stay at the company for a long time

    Cons

    Be prepared to work a lot
    Long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your support team is being taken care of, too

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Great people! Everyone was nice and willing to help. Great employee engagement and opportunities to advance.

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    You will enjoy working for United because you feel like part of the solution. They seek employee feedback and they act upon it.

    Cons

    Just ok pay and healthcare benefits are not good. You do not want to work there if UHC is your only health insurance option and you or anyone in you family has a serious/chronic illness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address the lack health insurance options and invest on the heath of your employees and their families. Encourage professional strength and courage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Telecommuting allows for work life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Telecommuting option in most positions.

    Cons

    Horrible health insurance benefits. High deductible plans.
    After working there for some time pay levels and salary increases are difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    The pros of working from home outweigh the many cons.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    Telecommute, flexible hours, lots of pto

    Cons

    Small raises, terrible insurance, hard to move positions.

  10. Behavior health care advocate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Care Advocate in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Care Advocate in Eden Prairie, MN

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good PTO, CEU reimbursement and paid days for CEUs, great culture, hard working team

    Cons

    Low salary increases, even for top performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce turnover by increasing pay/raises/bonuses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Strong sense of mission, vision and values, but not evenly adopted by all leaders.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategic Planning, Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Strategic Planning, Director in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large enough you could have multiple different careers across a lengthy employment.

    Cons

    Some remainders of the culture that embraced no work life balance and demanded you prioritize work over family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embed the values and culture across leadership at all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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