UnitedHealth Group

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Its okay

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Current Employee - Health Advisor in Chico, CA
Current Employee - Health Advisor in Chico, CA

I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Good people at the site I work in

Cons

No work life balance, worst Medical Benefits Ive ever had

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    Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Accountant in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Accountant in Minnetonka, MN

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, promote from within

    Cons

    unbalance work load, industry instability.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Employee-time flexibility, a lot of virtual teams, un-innovative, political, 50th percentile pay for industry

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Vice President in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Employee-time flexibility, a lot of virtual teams

    Cons

    Unninnovative company with questionable, low-risk, finance-focused leadership that is pretty similar to that in its sister company, UnitedHealthcare, which is also under the UnitedHealth Group umbrella.

    Unfortunately, leadership that knows how to run a health insurance business is incredibly inadequate to run an information technology, services and consulting business.

    UnitedHealth Group is looking to prepare Optum for a spin-off and doing the whole "lipstick on a pig" routine by artificially inflating the financial results for it. Since only UnitedHealth Group (UNH) has to follow GAAP accounting rules, money transfers can be made internally to make Optum look good (at UnitedHealthcare's expense). Wall Street does not seem to have caught on to this completely-legal trick that Optum has been successfully using for the past 2 years to make the financial results look fantastic. All the top executives at UnitedHealth Group are looking to make a killing on the expected stock-price increase (at least in the short run) when Optum is spun off. But the party will not last long.

    Also, employee morale is really low because of lay-offs that have been happening (under the radar) over the past 2 years -- all part of the cost-cutting measures to inflate earnings.

    The culture is extremely bad and highly political. The new, highly publicized "Culture" initiative has been a failure because management actions do not match their words. Also, Human Resources is mostly outsourced to Mercer -- so there is no HR presence helping in employee and company culture initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Board should throw out the current set of people in the executive leadership. Optum needs to be run more like a Bay-Area software company (with health focus) than as an Insurance and Financial-Services company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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