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Management is good until upper executive management where detrimental policies are made without concern

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good benefits Wide variety of work Immediate management ok

Cons

1. Accountants dominate how to save $$$ without any regard to the significant impact to product quality and employee morale. Employees can see that offshoring significant portions of new development work, reduction in force locally, does not save but increases costs in loss of productivity, missed deadlines, and overworked local employees. 2. Executives without a care to the impact mandate policies that compromise productivity and employee satisfaction. For example, IT division set out to save company $4 million by giving all employees the same laptop with same specs whether in business or a developer. Developers finally got more powerful laptops, but IT hampered cpu and memory with full disc encryption and monitoring software, etc. Developers had to choose being being out of compliance by secretly turning off the apps or getting work done and no execs cared about this impact, only about the stated $4 Million supposedly saved.

Advice to Management

You need to realize that saving $$ on the accounting books does not always mean dollars really saved when application quality and productivity are significantly diminished. Start listening to the employees in the trenches, you are destroying your products and employee morale.

Other Employee Reviews for UnitedHealth Group

  1. Helpful (2)

    Good company, but a lot of confused people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, reasonable pay, mutual respect

    Cons

    No accountability, too many directors, and VP

    Advice to Management

    Benchmark manufacutring companies and stream line the business before making acquisitions A lot of IT work is required


  2. Helpful (2)

    No surprises in managed care

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Pockets of high competence - Opportunity for movement to other business segments / units within UNH - Location / transportation -

    Cons

    - Culture of status quo - Most ideas and initiatives are trickled down or imposed from parent companies - Low tolerance for risk

    Advice to Management

    Accept that capital investments, while a PART of a medium and long term strategy, do not constitute the entirety of a plan, nor replace dynamic leadership. Instead, an organization needs to rally its people behind a clearly defined cause and give individuals the ability to execute on it.


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