UnitedHealth Group

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UnitedHealth Group Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
1,925 Reviews

2.9
1,925 Reviews
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UnitedHealth Group President, CEO, and Director Steve Hemsley
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They allow some employees to work from home which is a nice benefit for some (in 231 reviews)

  • This company does strive for work/life balance with it's employees (in 121 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be hard as people are increasingly asked to do more with less (in 79 reviews)

  • This company also does not offer their employees good health insurance (in 77 reviews)

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  1.  

    Part time Optometrist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Optometrist  in  Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Optometrist in Frederick, MD

    Pros

    Nice environment-friendly and knowledgeable staff.

    Cons

    Hours can be too long.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to advance your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's a large company so there are endless opportunities to try new things and move around within the organization.

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic and slow to make change since it's such a big company. Compensation is ok, work life balance is great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Was given opportunities to grow with big responsibilities"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Director  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Product Director in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Being in a large company with many talented people working on transformational projects. There are many opportunities with such a diverse company to progress in your career. Teams of highly skilled people worked together to make things happen.

    Cons

    It was a challenge to see multiple rounds of lay offs over the years of working there. You work hard on a large project and when it is finished many good people were let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try harder to find jobs within the company rather than lay people off. Culture training was great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    claims adjuster

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Processor  in  Tonawanda, NY
    Former Employee - Claims Processor in Tonawanda, NY

    Pros

    good job, flexible with your schedule and offer work from home opportunities. very appreciative of their staff and encourage movement around the company. occasional mandatory overtime but if you can meet their numbers you can work from home. the 16 week training course is very intense and can be very stressful. they give you timed tests and there are long lectures. if you make it through...which not everyone did from my class you go to the floor and they coral you until you meet their numbers. if you cant you will be let go.

    Cons

    health benefits are terrible and expensive. hourly pay is not up to par.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Work/Life Balance, Poor Benefits and Compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Business Operations Coordinator  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Business Operations Coordinator in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Great all-around people to work with.

    Cons

    Benefits are poor for a health insurance company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Hard working people who are willing to work the extra hours to succeed.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Director  in  Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Director in Golden Valley, MN

    Pros

    UHG is a manufacturing company in healthcare disguise. It is a great place to learn finance, product profit margin, and managing cross functional, global teams.

    Cons

    UHG can be a grinder. Remember, their sales cycle follows that calendar year with little opportunity to make up ground if the LOB misses its January 1 sales goal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is often honest; however, timeliness of business driver need must improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to grow your career experiences.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Minnetonka, MN

    Pros

    The different benefits are very nice. Along with medical/dental, you have access to a company 401k and also a company stock purchase program that is very advantageous. The culture here is very good for a very big employer. I see a lot of engagement from employees in so many different areas that it makes this place more than "work".

    Cons

    Promotions are very stingy here. Leaders hold to these preconceived percentages of people that can be bonused so many people end up falling on the sword and not getting a bonus so at least some others can. It's also hard to move internally without knowing who the hiring manager is. Many people leave here and then come back so they get their true value in pay. Seems like a risky way to lose good talent.
    Also, even though there may be 500 jobs listed for an area or state, the truth is that probably only a quarter of those positions will be filled. Makes your search seem like guesswork when you're wondering if a job you like and applied for is even really going to be filled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training and advancement opportunities. If a person is underpaid for their position and peers, for heaven's sake it's ok to go over 5% or even a 10% increase to keep high performing talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Health Advisor  in  Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Health Advisor in Greensboro, NC

    Pros

    Independent work environment, great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Micro management, turnover rate in customer service.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Liked the big company perks, difficult to move outside department.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Proposal Writer  in  Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Proposal Writer in Golden Valley, MN

    Pros

    Awesome work life balance. Professional atmosphere - never once met a male employee who showed sexism or could be guilty of harassment (unlike other 'professional' work places I've worked at). Provided innovative and up-to-date tools to get the work done.

    Cons

    Human Resources is not responsive. Kind of a number in a big sea.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the work life balance. I continued on in a kinda boring position because the balance made me happier than any other position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    UHG is a very good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Eden Prairie, MN

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance and work-from-home are some pros

    Cons

    High management turnover rate. Seems to be someone new every couple of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop re-organizing and finish the course that was setup

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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