UnitedHealth Group

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Easy to get sucked into to the daily lifestyle grind reaching for the brass ring.

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

I worked at UnitedHealth Group

Pros

Opportunity for advancement if you're willing to pay the price. Compensation for top performers is good to very good and the ability to move horizontal to another organization is a common practice. Up to a certain job level co-workers are for the most part helpful but after that it becomes more of a dog eat dog for those looking to move up. There are a lot of very knowledgeable people at the operations level of the orginization who are satisfied being at that level and they will always help and are happy just doing their job. It those that aspire to be near the top that are difficult.

Cons

Work / life balance is way out of wack, working from home means you're available 24 x 7. Once you try to help by taking on additional work from a former co-worker you now own it along with everything else you already have to do. Once you agree to do a little travel you're now a road warrior but watch that expense account or you'll be stuck paying for it out of your own pocket. If you report to a Sr. Director or above all they care is that your work gets down without them or their boss hearing about. Need help with an issue, be a "leader" (not just a manager) and find the answer yourself. Call HRDirect and see if they can help as that's what they're there for. If it was possible when applying for a job in a certain department or business segment it would be great to know how many people grade 30 and above are divorced as that'll tell you how many are married to their job and that'll be the same expectation they have for you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The GE model didn't work for GE and it's not working for UHG. If that bottom 10-20% isn't worth retaining why'd you hire them in the first place? Spend some time trying to understand where each employee can contribute best and then make it your job to see that they succeed. Reward the entire team for a teamwide success, not just those who had the occaision and opportunity to shine briefly.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Buyer beware ....

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    Former Employee - Outside Consultant in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Outside Consultant in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    Organization has one of the largest accumulations of intelligent people in the industry.

    Cons

    No alignment, the company exists to support UnitedHealthcare and Uniprise (other UHG companies get a "pass" on working with Ingenix and don't), the industry dislikes the UHG relationship and that impedes the true value, and UHG treats its employees like sled dogs (if you pull the sled fast - you get an extra piece of meat. if the sled tips over - one/many of you will be shot and discarded).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run it like a separate business - stop living off the mothership and focus on the industry.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Broad experience, but challenging understanding where we are headed.

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    Health care pure play consulting firm that spans the specturm.

    Cons

    Owned by UHG. Leadership changes on a regular basis with little direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand why makes each entity successful, don't change what that was.

    Doesn't Recommend
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