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OptumRx - Great, great place to work.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Service Account Manager  in  Overland Park, KS
Current Employee - Service Account Manager in Overland Park, KS

I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

#1 pro - Constant growth translates into constant hiring. Constant growth also translates into constant opportunity. Since Dirk has arrived he has demanded respect in a way that really gets people excited working for him.Dirk really gets it, and has a grasp on OptumRx that it needs. OptumRx has stayed very, very competitive with pay vs. the rest of the market.

Cons

No complaints here. In my time here I have had the opportunity to grow, and have been able to witness my fellow employees that work hard also grow.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to calibrate senior management

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for UnitedHealth Group

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    High growth and dynamic company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    High growth company with the support of parent company, one of the largest in the U.S.

    Cons

    Benefits lag as compared to companies of similar size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since benefits are set from parent company, alleviate the issue with higher compensation and more frequent promotions to deserving employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Company reluctant to invest infrastructure and resources in existing business lines

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager  in  Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Good learning experience for an IT person, really using some cutting edge technologies
    - Good pay
    - Good people at the front lines, for the most part
    - Decent 401K options

    Cons

    - Lots of turnover for high performing IT talent, due to burnout
    - Lots of churn at upper management, so there was no solid course to follow
    - Company has money for acquisitions, but reluctant to spend money on infrastructure improvements & resources for existing businesses/products, resulting in aforementioned burnout as the same number of people try to cope with constant growing pains - perfect example of a "jobless recovery"
    - Health insurance offering is uninspiring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe there's a reason I don't know about for focusing so much on acquisitions (besides just chasing after higher and higher short-term stock prices), but I'd recommend spending more time and effort reinvesting in existing business product lines for more stable long-term growth and less churn. UHG has gotten a bad reputation among the local IT community for their boiler room mentality, and that's going to make talent acquisition harder and more expensive in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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