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Good organization trying to not to implode under its own weight

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Former Employee - Director  in  Cypress, CA
Former Employee - Director in Cypress, CA

I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than a year

Pros

Good people, dynamic environment, trying hard to serve members. Consolidation of acquisitions is a constant source of opportunities.

Cons

Legacy employees drag down the more nimble, newer workers. Planning happens too far in advance to really respond to market changes.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Greater communication with rank and file. Less onerous capital financing process.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pays very well...at a price

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    Former Employee - Strategic Account Executive
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Executive

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    When I first started with the company, I was working locally before moving into large corporate accounts. The best thing I can say about working for the company is the people and the training opportunities. I developed some close friendships with a lot of people and still stay in touch with them. United does invest a lot in their employees and they do hire very qualified and educated people. They also do pay extremely well compared to other companies. They are also a very technologically advanced company and customers like that.

    Cons

    Although they hire the best and pay you extremely well, it comes at a price. There is no work/life balance in this type of role in the organization and it is very stressful. Most roles there do require a lot of work. They demand a lot from their employees. You are expected to put in long hours and you have to get the job done no matter what. I suffered from extreme anxiety, insomnia and fatigue when I was there and that was one of the reasons I left. Also, this is a VERY corporate environment, so if you are not into that type of environment, I would suggest staying far away. I have also seen managers leave because of the stress. Also, the benefits are not good now. Everyone is on a high deductible plan. No one sees the doctor because of everything is out of pocket until you hit your deductible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't get too caught up in corporate and be more engaged with your employees. I have seen many managers who were brainwashed by UHC's corporate life and "corporate speak". Also, I never thought our customers would understand the corporate sayings or value statements we were supposed to promote. They just want a fair price for their healthcare, not all of the extra fluff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Challenging and chaotic

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    Former Employee - Underwriter  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Underwriter in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You manage your own assigned accounts so there is a high level of independence and flexibility. Telecommuting is allowed once a week.

    Cons

    As a branch office, corporate vision is often elusive. Requires a vast array of skills with expertise in excel, mathematics, and problem solving. Very detail-oriented and you must be able to juggle multiple requests at once.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More overview, training, and interaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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