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Poor leadership and wasted health-care dollars

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

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

Pros

Paychecks, although small (for performance-level employees), arrive on time and don't bounce.

Cons

Health benefits are poor, and vision benefits are even worse.
Instability, poor planning, and continual outsourcing resulted in employees arriving at work to find their jobs were transferred to India overnight.
Countless incompatible computer systems are loaded with bugs and data discrepancies, due to UHG buying up every small competitor to become a near-monopoly.
Bottom-feeding to hire the cheapest possible employees, and then promoting from within, has produced the expected (poor) quality of middle management.
Paying over $50,000,000 to "key" executives while scrimping on employee compensation has resulted in a situation where a bumbling "Beaker" can report directly to a COO.
Turnover was unexpectedly high, due to new employees leaving as soon as possible.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Cheapest is not always best. Bottom-feeding to hire the cheapest employees who are then promoted into management can explain much of the reason middle management is so stunningly deficient. In fact, one wonders if middle managers even know how to spell "MBA". In the current economy, plenty of competent, educated, and seasoned managers are available. Swap out your failed middle managers for professional managers with *successful* experience.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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    United healthcare in frederick md

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    Current Employee - Senior Provider Phone Representative in Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Provider Phone Representative in Frederick, MD

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

    Pros

    It's a job and pays the bills...close to home....ur able to transfer within but only if ur stats are great

    Cons

    Favoritism happens all the time...supervisors are rude and are never available when you need them...the company keeps training the reps for more and more things without more compensation

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Overall positive

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Interesting things to work on

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, it's a big negative, but it's the only one I could come up with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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