UnitedHealth Group

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

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    No surprises in managed care

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

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

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

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    New Opportunities - Good Place To work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Director in Minnetonka, MN

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    There is a great willingness to share and teach newcomers. Many opportunties to network. There is a lot of telecommuting and yet with the type of people you work with, you are able to develop strong relationships.

    Cons

    There is little or no structure to new employee orientation. However, if you are a self starter, there is a lot of resources to take advantage of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structure with performance planning and employee development. This was the first job I have ever had with no established performance goals.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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