UnitedHealth Group

  www.unitedhealthgroup.com
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Overall a Good Company

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

Pros

Management has an attitude of service to both the stockholders and member customers. They understand that health care simply costs to much and is becoming more unaffordable to a growing number of people. Still, the medical industry will continue to be under tremendous pricing pressure due to increased costs of providing service while affordability is pressing on the other end.

Cons

Growth thru acquisition leads to poorly integrated systems and inefficiencies. These disconnected systems make it extremely difficult to deliver to the mission statement of healing health care. This along with employee attrition leads to a limited knowledgebase of a very poorly organized infrastructure.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fast-track the integration of competing computer platform systems

Recommends
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    UHG offers plenty of variety and opportunity, but suffers from its growing pains internally.

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

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work for UHG include the variety of work - the company is so big that there are lots of different types of work to do, the plethora of job opportunities in the various business segments - there are dozens and dozens of office locations across all the business segments, the understanding of most management types for balancing of work and life, and the Rewarding Results program that rewards top-performers in the company. There is some great talent at UnitedHealth Group and working with talented folks is something that many can both appreciate and enjoy.

    Cons

    UnitedHealth Group has grown primarily due to corporate acquisitions. Because of this, the variety of technologies used at UHG is expansive and there are strong efforts to standardize and consolidate those technologies. Unfortunately, these efforts to standardize often trample over efforts to innovate and introduce new technologies or means of solving business problems. For some of the same reasons, communication of assets, ongoing efforts, technology innovation, and development efforts is very poor. System and work-effort redundancy runs rampant within the company, even though top management acknowledges it and recognizes that it needs to be resolved. Another downside to working at UHG is that the company's office locations span the country so that nearly all meetings that cross business segments or application teams are held via conference call. If a person prefers to work face-to-face with his or her peers, they may find it very hard to adjust.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My feedback to Senior Management is to listen to what the people who do the actual work for this company have to say and see how and where it completely contradicts the message they convey to the public and the one they have formed in their own heads. This is particularly true when it comes to innovation - it's heralded publicly as a key aspect of the company, yet stifled internally at every turn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A solid company that needs to get out of its 'comfort zone' should it hope to continue its industry lead.

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

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    Great location, good compensation, awesome co-workers. Plenty of PTO, and the company is flexible when you can use it. The industry is relatively stable and recession resistant.

    Cons

    Company suffers from a massive bureaucracy that makes it difficult to get anything done. Company is also very slow to embrace new technology and seems to place roadblocks under the veil of it being a 'security risk'. Project oriented focus makes it difficult to advanced its technical infrastructure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We get the occassional e-mail memos, but your employees never hear from you. Why not dedicate an afternoon to get people excited about the company, its future, and allow us to understand your philosophy?

    Recommends
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