UnitedHealth Group Reviews

Updated March 26, 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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    • Career Opportunities
    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. Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    The growth opportunities are boundless due to the nature of the learning institute. With approval from your manager you are truly able to expand on your career while working everyday. Great flexibility as it is such a large company, the potential to work from home, to work anywhere in the world is truly amazing

    Cons

    There are politics as is the case anywhere you go. I worked in a government program so there was a lack of infrastructure when being driven by the state

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your staff and appreciate their strengths and weakness. Stay true to the United Culture. It is a good one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 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
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  5. Strong sense of mission, vision and values, but not evenly adopted by all leaders.

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    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
  6. 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
  7. 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.

  8. Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scheduling Representative in Elkridge, MD
    Former Employee - Scheduling Representative in Elkridge, MD

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, time off and welness

    Cons

    low ceiling for advancement, poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better overall policies and treatment of employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Analyst in HR, good people but lots of layers

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Edina, MN
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Edina, MN

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    UHG had great pay and offered a lot of benefits. I also enjoyed the amount of vacation time I was given.

    Cons

    UHG had a lot of layers of management with each one wanting to get their hands dirty. Also, the review system was flawed and only promoted cronyism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    UHG should cut the managerial fat. I found that there were too many people trying to do similar things.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Knowledge of all areas of Medicaid and Medicare. Good pay

    Cons

    Upper level management does not like to listen to ideas of improvements. Like to have meetings about everything and talk more than implementing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Stable Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    Friendly Environment & Growing Company

    Cons

    No visa sponsorships for H1-B candidate

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