UnitedHealth Group – Maidenhead, England
This role will interface with several functions within the Human Resources organisation particularly Payroll, Recruitment Services, Employee… UnitedHealth Group
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I worked at UnitedHealth GroupDoesn't RecommendDisapproves of CEODoesn't RecommendDisapproves of CEO
United is a good name to have on your CV but the lack of any real commitment to training and development for staff outside of the US is very evident. Generally most people are fairly friendly but there's no real company spirit as such - it's the kind of company where you know that most of your colleagues would rather be working somewhere else.
United is first and foremost an American company. This manifests in the lack of any effort to retain and develop staff or managers outside of the States. Managers in the US are on average, not terribly world wise with the result that they tend to wade in and tell international staff what's what despite having little or no insight or experience themselves. The training and development is amongst the worst of any company I've worked for - this seems to stem from a Human Capital function that would be better described as a personnel function given that they have no clear strategy for development of human capital. The appraisal system is a complete lottery and can be abused by senior managers to punish staff with low / no pay rises even when it's clear they have performed. Lastly, whilst some managers are hard working, committed and capable, some appear to have been promoted largely on their ability to slate everyone else at every opportunity.
Advice to Management
Figure out what the culture / values of the company really should be and then work hard to align managers / behaviours to these.