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18 days ago

Sr. Clinical Quality RN

UnitedHealth Group Hackensack, NJ +3 locations

Position is responsible for strategically developing clinically oriented provider and community based partnerships in order to increase quality… UnitedHealth Group

2 days ago

Manager of Utilization Management – new

UnitedHealth Group Newark, NJ

Oversees the Inpatient case management area Manage a team size of approximately 18 nurses who work remotely in the eastern time zone Responsible… UnitedHealth Group

3 days ago

Telephonic Case Manager – new

UnitedHealth Group Newark, NJ +3 locations

What makes your clinical career greater with UnitedHealth Group? You'll work within an incredible team culture; a clinical and business collaboration… UnitedHealth Group

5 days ago

Clinical Administrative Coordinator

UnitedHealth Group Newark, NJ

Talk about meaningful work. Talk about an important role. Let's talk about your next career move. Due to our expanding business, UnitedHealth Group… UnitedHealth Group

5 days ago

Field Case Manager RN

UnitedHealth Group Newark, NJ

As a Field-Based Case Manager with the Sickle Cell Disease Program, you'll wear many hats, and work in a variety of environments. Sometimes, you'll… UnitedHealth Group

18 days ago

Audiologist or Hearing Aid Dispenser

UnitedHealth Group Yonkers, NY

Given the needs of the rapidly growing and underserved hearing impaired population, hi HealthInnovations(tm) is increasing access to hearing testing… UnitedHealth Group

18 days ago

Telephonic Bilingual Case Manager

UnitedHealth Group Newark, NJ

The Telephonic Case Manager will coordinate and/or provide appropriate level of care under the direct supervision of an RN or MD. The position will… UnitedHealth Group

18 days ago

Home Visit OB Nurse

UnitedHealth Group Newark, NJ

UnitedHealth Group is seeking talented individuals for our OB Home Care RN opportunities. We are delivering services across the entire continuum of… UnitedHealth Group

18 days ago

Senior Clinical Practice Consultant

UnitedHealth Group Newark, NJ

As a member of the Clinical Analytics Team, the Senior Clinical Practice Consultant is responsible for ongoing management of practices participating… UnitedHealth Group

15 days ago

Hearing Instrument Specialist or Audiologist

UnitedHealth Group Newark, NJ

Rotate through existing clinics in designated areas Provide patient care services by independently performing diagnostic… UnitedHealth Group

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Eden Prairie, MN
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    I will preface this review with a statement you need to heed when reading this review as well as any reviews for this company -- "It depends on your area." This is a GIGANTIC company and YMMV depending on your group. Keep that in mind when reading. Anyway, I've been here only 6 months, but I think I have enough of a feel for Optum to write a review. The positives: Great work/life balance: I never have to stay late, work on weekends, etc. I get 23 vacation days and my manager encourages me to use them AND completely unplug while away. Beautiful office: I work at the new Optum office in Eden Prairie. Building is modern and comfortable. Full size gym and locker room, and workout classes. Great parking ramp with a skyway so you never need to go outside in the rain or snow! Work from home: VERY progressive with WFH! I can work from wherever I want. if I want to WFH one day, I can. If I want to WFH the whole week, I can do that, too. No one questions you. Total autonomy No drama: This is a very heads down place! I can't stress that enough. No one socializes with each other -- most of the time, you never even talk to your cube neighbors (because they're probably working from home). This is a positive for me though -- after working in some high drama offices, this is a refreshing change. All meetings are over webex: Great news if you hate in-person meetings like I do -- because there are very few! In the 6 months I've been here, I've had 4 in person meetings. This is also a con because you never meet your coworkers - read the con list for more info. 30 minute "best practice" meeting times: You will not get invited to 2+ hour meetings, ever. Nearly all meetings are only 30 minutes. You might have the one-off meeting that's an hour, but it's rare. Good, standardized PM practices. But some of the documentation requirements are too rigid and can slow progress down. Our group is trying to move to 100% agile. Slowly.... All of my projects so far have been waterfall SDLC. Although as a new person, it would help to have a PM to shadow on some of these documentation/audit practices. I've had to learn as I go. - Great cafeteria with cheap prices. I can get a lunch here cheaper than I can bring it from home. -Very engaging training classes!!! All training classes are over LearnSource (i.e. your computer) but the videos are well done and entertaining.


    -Building seems empty because so many people WFH. It's almost kind of...sad. Such a nice building but no one is there. -Internet explorer is the browser of choice. Yuck. You have to have special permissions to download Google Chrome or Firefox on your computer. -If you like socializing with your coworkers, this is NOT a place for you! I can't stress that enough!! You will NOT meet your new BFF here. Everyone is very heads-down and focused on work -- no one chit chats about football or True Detective! You will not have coworkers stopping by your desk (to chat about a TV show OR to even chat about work). Most of my days, I don't talk to anyone in person. It's kind of depressing -- and I'm an introvert! There are no happy hours, social events outside of work, etc (this is a positive for me because I hate that stuff). -Lots of contractors. Not that it's a bad thing - I've had great experiences with the PM contractors. They obviously don't last as long as the employees, and there's more contractor PMs than employee PMs. -Difficult, as a new person, to know "who's who." There is no face-to-face meetings, so as a PM, it's tough to know who does what, since there's no face to put with the name. I struggle with this a lot, as I'm not used to this extreme of a "remote" workforce! -No wifi for your phone. Wifi is only available for visitors and you must have a user name and password. -Nearly all social media websites are blocked. Not really a con, but something you might want to know. You won't be browsing facebook at work! -LOTS of meetings. Sure, the meetings aren't in person, they're over Webex, but you will have a LOT of them. -Some "know-it-all" ego-driven coworkers, especially on the tech side. But this is typical of IT in general. I've witnessed this at every org in which I've worked.

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    Get some org charts!

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