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Helpful (2)

Just A Number, the epitomy of the uncaring Healthcare company you read about in the media

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Telecommuting is encouraged here, salary is competitive, advancement is possible if you survive the on going layoffs across the organization that come annually. Lots of resources to get things done. Good company to add to your resume.

Cons

Tremendous organization, very segmented and hard to find people outside your division if you need to move across product lines. You will only know the people in your area, very little interaction other-wise. Corporate culture is very cold - comprised of former consultants and MBA's that take great pride in showing how smart they are. No acknowledgement of life outside of UHC at all - not even a Merry Christmas to anyone before the holiday, its all about the business and only the business, alot of kissing up to the boss and tattling about others to get ahead. They also love restructuring the management to put people with no product experience in that division to bring a new vision - which is just scary. Imagine working for someone that doesn't understand the business - this causes unrealistic expectation levels when it comes to goal setting and business objectives. Yes, the corporate culture here is very strange indeed. I know many who have passed through here, if you make it past 2 years without getting job eliminated, consider yourself lucky!

Advice to Management

More focus on the business of healthcare and less on the stock price.

Other Employee Reviews for UnitedHealth Group

  1. Helpful (2)

    Corporate Titan

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Duluth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I am allowed to telecommute, which is a wonderful perk, and the hours are definitely flexible. Stock plan is the standard 15% lower than the lower of the buy/sell, so you can't lose on it, and the benefits are extremely substantive.

    Cons

    United is the classic corporate atmosphere for a very large company: you are just a cog in the machine and if you don't squeak very loudly, you will never be given special consideration. The company basically encourages you to either come in at a very high salary for what you do, or else leave and come back after getting a salary boost elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    When a team has been showing millions in savings verified by black-belts and reporting, make sure that the rewards are in keeping with the success. A 2% raise for saving the company millions of dollars multiple years running is a slap in the face.


  2. Helpful (3)

    No proper recognition from management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Cypress, CA
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Cypress, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Team members are excellent and helpful

    Cons

    You hardly get bonus. Feudal system

    Advice to Management

    Motivate and appreciate the workers. A pat in the back is what most of them expect, which is rarely given


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