UHC Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
13 Reviews
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13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UHC

    Pros

    Room for advancement, works well with life balance

    Cons

    I really have no cone about the company

  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Successful in spite of themselves.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UHC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Incredibly smart people who are passionate about improving healthcare and working with hospitals to improve their performance.

    Cons

    Currently going through a messy reorganization that has been driven from the top down. Senior Leadership is out of touch. Their focus on keeping head count low instead of providing adequate resources and staffing despite incredible surplus returned to members. Provide plenty of bells and whistles for marketing, HR, finance, etc but don't provide adequate staffing for the tools and data products that that drive the company. If they continue on this path, they will lose their employees and their members to Premiere, Crimson, Truven and all of the other competitors who are chomping at the bit to take over. Supply Chain services are sacred.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Redirect some of your marketing resources to actually provide support staff for your tools and data products. You won't be able to make the leap to innovation and consulting if everyone drops your tools because they don't know how to use them and support staff doesn't exist because you won't increase headcount.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UHC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    work/life balance, location, uhc really seems to care about making their employees happy, 2 days work from home per week, 25 vacation days starting out, lots of other benefits

    Cons

    There does seem to be a lot of managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here so keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too many chiefs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UHC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is the only pro in this company.

    Cons

    Talk about too many chiefs! They keep adding and promoting Vice Presidents.This is one of the most top-heavy companies. That goes right along with the fact that compensation focuses on VPs - everyone else is a dime a dozen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less time and money on trying to get the senior management to play nice with each other and spend more time on the worker bees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UHC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good learning experience and great co workers

    Cons

    management needs improvement and listen to employee suggestions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent benefits, great staff, opportunities to learn abound

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UHC full-time

    Pros

    The staff at UHC have talent by the truckload. The company goes out of it's way to make working there fun. They treat their travelers well as long as you travel enough by moving-target standards.

    Cons

    They make promises but do not invest in the resources to deliver. Senior leadership brings in cronies from old jobs even when they are not qualified for their positions, and only the favorites are ever moved up. You quickly reach a ceiling and there is no way around it. Senior leadership is completely out of touch with the member hospitals and the industry in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create promotional career ladders and develop from within rather than recruiting unknown talents from outside that do not fit the culture. When you have high performers, spend time and resources retaining them rather than trying to make under-performers (including leaderships) work. Stop creating positions to fill a momentary need or issue, and instead expand the scope of current positions and delegate stable processes down to lower pay grades so that those folks can develop too.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    The culture and employee satisfaction have changed drastically.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UHC

    Pros

    Work-life balance and managers on down are the best part of this company. Working with academic medical centers to assist in improving healthcare nationwide can be personally rewarding.

    Cons

    The integrity of a few of the senior leaders is more than questionable; behavior is known and ignored. Directors and above are promoted, etc regularly...everyone else is stagnant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer attention to your senior management, they are by no means only interested in what is good for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    UHC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UHC full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits.
    Flexible 'Work from Home' option.

    Cons

    Poor management
    Promotions not based on talent.

  10.  

    it feels great to be valued and treated with respect each and every day

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at UHC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues, awesome benefits, wonderful offices!

    Cons

    It's not easy to transition from a clinical setting to an office setting for those coming from an AMC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good benefits, flexible schedule, poor management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at UHC

    Pros

    Very intelligent and organized coworkers. They have a significant amount of talent in the frontline. Excellent access to data, sand relationships with UNiversity Hospitals. Good middle management. Excellent opportunities for flexible schedule, but workload gets to heavy to manage 4 day work weeks or anything else abbreviated.

    Cons

    Senior management is extraordinarily disengaged with both the members of the organization and the rank and file, in spite of it being a very small company. People are given promotions based on relationships with 3 key people in the company and not talent or effort. It is an academic company that runs like academia. Lots of information, but little practical application.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out and see what your people are doing. Decide if you are a sales or service organization, and stop making sweeping, lofty and uneducated promises you cannot keep...or recruit sufficient staff to meet your promises. The company is extremely top heavy. For 250 employees, there are far too many VPs and far too few workers under each VP. Spend your resources for the next 2 years on developing the robust data you have into useful tools for your members with practical applications. Become known as an organization that under promises and over delivers. Engage with your members on more than 2 dimensions, and make yourself indispensable to them.

    Disapproves of CEO

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