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UHC Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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2.9 13 reviews

57% Approve of the CEO

UHC President & CEO Irene M. Thompson

Irene M. Thompson

(7 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Nurse (Current Employee) Bridgeport, WV

    ProsStarting to grow by adding more doctors to the area. Good benefits and pay for OPT emloyees. Great to make own schedule.

    ConsThe immediate management could become more involved with the day to day activities as well as pitch in when the staff is overwhelmed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Successful in spite of themselves.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsCurrently 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 Senior ManagementRedirect 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork/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

    ConsThere does seem to be a lot of managers

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have thoroughly enjoyed my time here so keep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood learning experience and great co workers

    Consmanagement needs improvement and listen to employee suggestions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Too many chiefs

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork life balance is the only pro in this company.

    ConsTalk 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 Senior ManagementSpend 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent benefits, great staff, opportunities to learn abound

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsThey 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 Senior ManagementCreate 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The culture and employee satisfaction have changed drastically.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork-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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits.
    Flexible 'Work from Home' option.

    ConsPoor management
    Promotions not based on talent.

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

    Manager (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat colleagues, awesome benefits, wonderful offices!

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep communicating!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good benefits, flexible schedule, poor management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsVery 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.

    ConsSenior 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 Senior ManagementGet 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.

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