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UnitedHealth Group Reviews in Cypress, CA

Updated Jul 12, 2014
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3.0 28 reviews

46% Approve of the CEO

UnitedHealth Group President, CEO, and Director Steve Hemsley

Steve Hemsley

(13 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They allow some employees to work from home which is a nice benefit for some(in 231 reviews)

  • This company does strive for work/life balance with it's employees(in 121 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be hard as people are increasingly asked to do more with less(in 79 reviews)

  • This company also does not offer their employees good health insurance(in 77 reviews)

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    Telecommuting makes up for the negatives!

    Program Manager (Current Employee) Cypress, CA

    ProsSeveral telecommuting opportunities and plenty of training availability.. Fast paced environment along with smart, hard working staff make the day go by quicker.

    ConsCompany is very cost conscious these so layoffs are a concern as well as lousy raises/bonuses. Due to size the culture is somewhat impersonal.. Some recent high visibility projects have been poorly implemented resulting in an unfavorable reception from provider community

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind ways to better retain employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Associate Project Manager (Current Employee) Cypress, CA

    ProsPositive environment, matrixed organization, welcoming culture for all employees to engage and grow, good benefits with good PTO compensation, excellent job training and company sponsored courses to take to build your resume

    Consthe matrixed environment may have your supervisor in another state while their supervisor may be down th hall in your office, may be tricky at times but overall not difficult to work in.

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

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Decent workplace

    Pharmacy Tech (Current Employee) Cypress, CA

    ProsDesk job, don't really make contact with patients but depends on your job function. Work is not too overwhelming if you're ably to keep up with an always changing environment. Good benefits and lots of overtime. If you like to work to make extra money it's a plus.

    ConsMicro managing happens a lot. Must follow a break and lunch schedule down to the minute. Definitely all about numbers, if you can't keep up you're gone. Mandated overtime can take over your life. Raises are between 0-5%.

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

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    Great company! Weak work-life balance

    Manager (Current Employee) Cypress, CA

    ProsLots. People, pay, culture, flexible schedules, telecommuting common, most locations have nice amenities like gym and cafeteria

    ConsLong hours are common. Great for young, single or career driven. Not so good If you want to give your family any degree of priority.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop losing great talent to burnout and turnover

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

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    Sales/Marketing Account Manager

    Executive Account Renewal Manager (Former Employee) Cypress, CA

    ProsUnited is a great company to work for in this role. They really push their technology and you utilizing this tool with your brokers and to utilize online resources, which helps makes your job easier. This is a position with high pressure, but you learn a lot about everything. The rewards are commission and base and building your network, technology and start to great career.

    ConsThe cons are long hours, high expectations and UHC doesn't want to pay a good commission for the West Coast AM's?? Not sure if they understand the market, so the commission structure is adjusted downward, to force a renewal person to upsell way more additional products to meet a decent commission. Thus pushing the burden on you..

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper Management.. value your sales staff and give them more incentives to sell, retain and maintain your products. California is a tough market and relationships with brokers are critical, but if you don't give your staff greater incentives, they can be easily lured by competitors.

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

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    Good organization trying to not to implode under its own weight

    Director (Former Employee) Cypress, CA

    ProsGood people, dynamic environment, trying hard to serve members. Consolidation of acquisitions is a constant source of opportunities.

    ConsLegacy employees drag down the more nimble, newer workers. Planning happens too far in advance to really respond to market changes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreater communication with rank and file. Less onerous capital financing process.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall great environment, but hard work goes unappreciated

    Operational Trainer (Former Employee) Cypress, CA

    Pros-Career opportunities, friendly employees, overtime available.

    Cons-Sometimes you are treated like just a number. Senior management does not take the time to get to know you before they decide to place you somewhere.
    -They will fire you for one small mistake instead of working with you.
    -Compensation is below average.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know your employees on a first name & personality basis before making placement decisions. Do a better job of researching one's character before placing a sentence. These are people's lives on the line and I thought there would be a better focus on integrity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall positive.

    Actuarial Analyst (Current Employee) Cypress, CA

    ProsGood study program for actuarial students.

    ConsSome departments could be rather busy and may require overtime.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    UnitedHealth Group Enterprise Talent Community Manager responded to this review

    Jun 7, 2013

    Thanks for the positive review and glad you like working here!
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    No proper recognition from management

    IT Project Manager (Former Employee) Cypress, CA

    ProsTeam members are excellent and helpful

    ConsYou hardly get bonus. Feudal system

    Advice to Senior ManagementMotivate and appreciate the workers. A pat in the back is what most of them expect, which is rarely given

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent company to work for if you know how to play the game.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Cypress, CA

    ProsBenefits, flexibility, PTO, national locations, diversity positions offered. Nothing really stands out as amazing, but overall it really offers a good balance between work/life which is the biggest benefit of all.

    ConsCan be very political and it seems that favoritism runs rampant. It can kind of cramp your career goals and make the path seem arduous at times. Other than the politics its a pretty good place to work overall.

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