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4 people found this helpful  

neutral to somewhat disappointed

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - House Call Nurse Practitioner
Former Employee - House Call Nurse Practitioner

I worked at UnitedHealth Group part-time (less than an year)

Pros

good orientation and training, trying to incorporate latest technology to increase productivity

Cons

seem to be on a growth curve with an explosion of changes and new programs, may be losing focus of ultimate goal of providing health care services. Huge network, difficult to comprehend how all the departments fit together for common goal of providing health care services.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Watch for signs of burnout in employees, be proactive to retain talented new hires. Phone communication is difficult as both a consumer of your healthcare product and an employee trying to speak to the correct department or individual. Referrals are difficult and time consuming.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Where focus is on the stockholder and the employee is an afterthought. But It wasn't always this way.

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    Former Employee - Training Specialist in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Training Specialist in Sunrise, FL

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Organization is very welcoming at the onset. Benefits are ok and better than may organizations, not as good as many other healthcare companies. Includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with partial matching, espp (which is actually quite good, those that don't participate in the UNH ESPP are missing a huge opportunity). Work at home is possible for many (if not all) positions and moving up is possible for those who want to "marry" the company. Opportunities to learn new functions and skills are available to those who want to learn. Discounts for many products and services are available.

    Cons

    Organization has primarily grown through mergers and acquisitions not by attracting them. Everything is in a constant state of chaos, employees of organizations acquired by UHG jump ship as soon as they can because they know UHG will close their facility as they have a established history of doing. Ethical behavior (from the leadership down) seems only something put on a flyer or in a HR training. In practice ethics seem to be ignored or vaguely practiced because the focus is always to reduce costs and increase profit. Work life balance is non existent if you are beyond a entry level position, want time off and have a higher level position? Don't hold your breath. You'll probably need to go on disability to get it. Time off is a grant so you can't even get paid for it if you can't take it (so the company just can add it back to their profits.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It should be obvious when teams of people leave the organization month after month. The talented who honestly care about the organization are burnt to a crisp. Even the brightest executive level employees are toast within a few years. Look at statistics of employees you will see some trends, if you can't... then numbers that ad's state are so important are just a slogan, not a philosophy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I guess it depends on the department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    Good growth and learning opportunities, good raises if you're a high performer, good management but it all depends on what department/team you're in as I've heard other departments can be a nightmare. Wish they were more willing to promote on the basis of skill and not on the basis of how long you've been there.

    Cons

    Generally don't hire young, new people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a chance on fresh graduates and train them up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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