UnitedHealth Group

www.unitedhealthgroup.com
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Great Company

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Current Employee - Engagement Specialist in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Engagement Specialist in Atlanta, GA

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

Pros

Good Pay for the position

Cons

promotion Ceiling health and dental benifits are suprisingly not the best

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to do a great job

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work hard, but satisfying

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good environment, culture
    Talented employees
    Pay rate tends to be above market
    Generous PTO allotment

    Cons

    Hard work is expected and sometimes at the expense of work / life balance
    Work and projects are interesting and there is opportunity to take on new challenges
    Health benefits are not great considering the company is primarily a health insurer
    Seems to be considerable redundancy for project work across the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explore methods for tracking initiatives across the enterprise to reduce duplication of project effort.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    ZERO work/life balance; more change than has capacity to support; overloads hard workers rather than add resources

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    Current Employee - Technical Writing Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Writing Supervisor in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Telecommuting had been a great benefit for years but then they started pulling people back into the office to follow suit with Yahoo/Best Buy headline trends.

    Personal growth is very possible as you will be asked to do many, many jobs--outside your description.

    Many extremely talented and bright people exist in this company

    Cons

    Great/hard work is often rewarded with flat praise and then much more work since you've become a proven high producer.

    People are boxed into their roles and often cannot freely transition within company because they are too valuable--not enough information-sharing so people become stuck in silos.

    Stack ranking prevents 20-30% of employees from receiving a merit increase or annual bonus--so if you get hired onto a high-performing team, you may end up being the bottom of the totem pole with no raise (despite doing really good work).

    Raises and bonuses have become ridiculously low in last few years... while company has spent millions on acquiring new business and buying fancy new buildings, high-performing employees are being told they're "lucky" to receive a 1.5% pay increase annually and there is no recourse to question it further (Human Capital advises management to remind employees they are fortunate to just be employed in the present market). The kick in the pants is that reviews are done--telling many people no increase or bonus for them--right after CEO sends mass email about the overwhelming profit company made in previous quarter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and realize that you need to invest in your employees to retain them--pay a comparable wage; allow telecommuting when it makes sense as many people will stay for that benefit; don't continue punishing 20% to increase competition--it decrease morale/teamwork and makes the environment cutthroat. No incentive to help peers. Why insult them with continued Vital Signs surveys when the results are ignored year after year as employees question why they're not receiving comparitive market wages.

    The amount of new business being taken on is fantastic but will fall through the cracks if reactionary decisions to change systems, change team structure, change everything at once with no consideration taken for time needed to ramp up or adjust to the changes and inevitable glitches that follow. Really good, hard-working people are starting to jump ship because the company is not growing the teams to support all the new business; instead they think they can grow tools to consolidate more work being performed by same amount of people. People are NOT machines and too many are working 60 hour weeks to keep their jobs and look successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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