UnitedHealth Group

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UnitedHealth Group Reviews

Updated March 6, 2015
Updated March 6, 2015
568 Reviews
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Pros
  • They allow some employees to work from home which is a nice benefit for some (in 270 reviews)

  • Good work life balance if you are in development rather than support projects (in 145 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be hard as people are increasingly asked to do more with less (in 98 reviews)

  • This company also does not offer their employees good health insurance (in 89 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Company to work with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    very good work culture and office

    Cons

    minimum work and Work from home option

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, not the greatest benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move to different positions within the company.

    Cons

    Not the greatest benefits, since the company is so big sometimes gets very political between teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your valuable employees instead of letting them walk away for more money

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    UHG has a lot of opportunity if you are smart and work hard.

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    Current Employee - IT Director in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - IT Director in Minnetonka, MN

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are many opportunities within the company. I suggest quickly building your network and don't get stuck in one role for too long. Unless you are getting the right opportunities within the existing team, I would suggest moving to a new role every 2 years. Great benefits and the culture is getting much better.

    Cons

    As you move up the ranks, you will get sucked into corporate politics. Most of the time it is an interesting challenge, but sometimes you can find yourself on the losing end and looking for a new role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be flexible in giving internal talent an opportunity, even if they don't fit the job exactly. You'll create a lot more loyalty. I suggest reviewing the granting of stock options and RSUs for GL29 and GL30 employees. By not giving them out regularly, you aren't creating a strong incentive for your young leaders to stay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work with caveats.

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    Current Employee - Information Architect
    Current Employee - Information Architect

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move into new positions and learn new skills. They like to promote from within and offer training to everyone.

    Cons

    Leadership have poor communication and strategy skills. This has led to miscommunication of requirements, telling internal clients one thing and then telling your own people something else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategize, get your ducks in a row, then clearly communicate direction and goals to your people. Only then will we deliver what is wanted on time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    This company is very hospitable, and loaded with quality people, the fitness facility is fantastic, and I miss it.

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    Awesome people! great working environment. The offices are modern, and loaded with amenities. Benefits are great, but good luck getting significant raises. Overall very satisfied with my experience there. A change in my family life forced me to leave.

    Cons

    There is some bureaucratic red tape that is hard to get around with and institution of over 170,000 employees. The recruitment software is a nightmare, forcing you to list your private financial information in order to apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve recruiting process to attract high talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    UnitedHealth Group is an amazing company that really values their employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    The benefits and leadership really stick out as a pro.

    Cons

    The compensation is lower than I would like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    UHG is a great company but in my opinion, is getting to big.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    The people (coworkers) are pretty great once you get to know them. When you initially join the company or a new team, it can feel pretty cold and isolating. However, its a big company and you continually run into people throughout your career here. Time-off is good and management does take care of their employees when it comes to family and personal issues. Depending on the department, work-life balance is pretty good.

    Cons

    Finding a good to great manager to work for is really hard to find. I've had micro managers, managers that dont care how much you work and are told you need to work more; or managers that are very cold and heartless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are what makes this company what it it. Reward those who do well and go above and beyond. Even a simple email of thanks goes a long way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Inpatient Coordinator
    Current Employee - Clinical Inpatient Coordinator

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

    Pros

    Coworkers management is pretty easy to work with

    Cons

    Compensation is lacking health benefits are poor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    This is a large national company with many different departments and opportunities for transfer around the country. The Indianapolis office has a small town feel.

    Cons

    There could be some work done updating the technology for employess. The systems are not unified and every day something seems to be not working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay, good PTO for entry level

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Representative in International Falls, MN
    Former Employee - Claims Representative in International Falls, MN

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    Okay pay, I made 10.50 starting
    Easy to move up if you know what you're doing
    Job isn't too hard
    Okay (but sometimes rare) bonuses
    18 PTO days a year
    Paid holidays
    Full benefits with HSA
    401K match
    6 weeks short term disability for maternity leave, 8 if C section- 2/3 pay. After that, you can take family bonding to total 12 weeks off or FMLA if you've been there a year, also to total 12 weeks
    Flexible schedule, but only If it works with the calendar

    Cons

    Expect far more out of you than they're willing to pay for
    Raises are minimal
    Don't want you to get out of your desk unless you absolutely have to
    Many people get carpal tunell, joint issues, and tendinitis from working at a sedentary job like this
    Policies are constantly changing, which can be confusing
    Health insurance doesn't cover much
    Expect 100% accuracy, and make you feel terrible if this isn't achieved, even though you only need 97% to meet your personal standards
    Expect a lot of overtime out of 1 person when it's needed, but you are paid time and a half

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what they're worth, or you will lose them.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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