UnitedHealth Group Reviews in Hartford, CT

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
1,999 Reviews

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UnitedHealth Group President, CEO, and Director Steve Hemsley
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790 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Great company to work. Lots of training. Good benefits, work-life balance.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Easy commute into downtown and opportunities to meet other people in downtown restaurants.

    Cons

    very limited opportuniites in finance role in Hartford, CT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They don't walk the talk.

  2.  

    United Health Group is a very innovative company with many opportunities.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work and life balance
    Competitive salary
    Diversity of assignments

    Cons

    With so much going on, tend to concentrate on own silo and not see the big picture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incompetent Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Lead  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Test Lead in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    No much -- oh yes: there are many Exit doors at UHG! Use them!

    Cons

    How much time do you have? Every employee I talk to he/she is scared of management craziness -- TRUE: crazy women in charge of...nothing (a screwed up offshore). Intolerance, disorganization, ignorance and rudeness.

    Welcome to UHG.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Some what stable.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Benefits are not bad for company this size.

    Cons

    Upper management needs a wake up call.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and share with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    wonder first 13 years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Underwriter  in  Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Underwriter in Hartford, CT

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good for growth as an underwriter. you will do every product and funding.

    Cons

    managers in the OH markets are evil

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with employees and realize when another manager has gone too far.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bruised up, used up, discarded...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director, IT  in  Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Director, IT in Hartford, CT

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    There's no doubt that they're the dominant player in the marketplace, largely because they've acquired their way to 'too big to fail' scale. Their financial and business combination acumen (both in house and retained by external advisors) is as good as it gets. They have good front line people in many places. Their ability to reach massive population scale and do significant good for the health care system is unparalleled.

    Cons

    Where do I begin...unfortunately they're their own worst enemy. I'll start with group think. If you're even slightly methodical, even remotely deliberate in your execution, then watch. your. back. If you're driven to get difficult issues out in the open to discuss, debate and get them behind you, then watch. your. back. If you don't have the sponsorship of someone above you to help you get your agenda accomplished if it represents change and a possible exposure of less-than-acceptable execution on the part of organizational politicos, then...well, you know...WATCH. YOUR. BACK. Even if you DO have that support, WATCH. YOUR. BACK. because your sponsor may fall out of favor with his/her chain of command, and then you need to stop watching your back and start looking for a job...before you're let go in the next wave of downsizing...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look closer. Spend time with the contrarians. Look for and help the change agents, don't abandon them. That is all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Shrinking salary increases, bonus, benefit package!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Culture and coworkers are best part of the position. Work life balance is adequate.

    Cons

    Business is scrambling due to disruptions from Affordable Care Act. Unrealistic project timelines keep you from delivering complete solutions with quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your best people people forward to collaborate with IT early in the ideation process.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    really nice

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manajer  in  Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Project Manajer in Hartford, CT

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    really helpful and comprehensive, making questions that can help to find the best fit for you

    Cons

    nothing specific, he was really helpful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Resigned after 2 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company offers large company buying power and stability. Facilities are always well kept

    Cons

    Inter team work is frowned upon. Broadening technical horizons is highly discouraged. Work is only to be complete as long as it falls into a stovepipe that you serve in. Management depending on which team you fall under does not encourage free and analytical thinking and often micromanages to the 15 minute time interval for some workgroups. Work is strictly controlled through management and ability to shine is taken away by task assignment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow teams to work together in a free and open manner.
    Find ways either small or large to let employees know they are appreciated.
    Stop micro managing to the point where the management causes angst and not the work
    Create a plan or vision and stick to it. The ship cannot sail unless it knows where the endpoint is

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Strategic Marketing Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Strategic Marketing InTERN  in  Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Strategic Marketing InTERN in Hartford, CT

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed UnitedHealth Group, because of the reputability of the brand name, the great department dynamics, and the open communication that I experienced while working there.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, I found the brand guidelines to be very strict brand guidelines.This hindered creativity and originality in terms of marketing efforts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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