UnitedHealth Group Reviews

Updated August 10, 2015
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UnitedHealth Group President, CEO, and Director Steve Hemsley
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Pros
  • Ability to work from home (at discretion of manager) (in 270 reviews)

  • work-life balance (as long as you're not in finance) (in 145 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is laughably nonexistent (in 98 reviews)

  • which is hysterical considering we are a health insurance company (in 89 reviews)

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  1. Great company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Virtual working environment WFH opportunities Progressive in implementing change Employees and co-workersvery friendly

    Cons

    Some minor work / life balance issues but they try very hard

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing it!


  2. Application Development Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Development Consultant in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Applications Development Consultant in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Overall culture, solicits feedback well, nice work environment

    Cons

    Some areas pigeon-hole employees, and you must remain in position 1 year before posting out, so "getting a foot in the door" is not always a good idea.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open about letting employees find their own niche. An unhappy employee is a poor employee.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Decent company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reporting Analyst in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Reporting Analyst in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flex time is the best part of the company. Set your own hours and no punching in or out...if you work hard, you have flexibility of building your personal life around your work. Stock purchase plan is a great benefit plus PTO package is pretty decent.

    Cons

    Very corporate / depending upon the dept, some places have solid interpersonal relationships but overall, the company has a very strong culture of work, work, work...not that I'm here to socialize but it's nice to not feel like the place you work at is warm and friendly. Anyway, UNH spreads their employees very thin since they operate efficiently at an FTE level...you will be so busy you won't have much time to make friendships.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really. Mgt cannot change culture through culture initiatives because we are a corporation first, beholden to the shareholders. I do think some culture initiatives can improve things moderately, but overall the culture is what it is.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    Great people! Everyone was nice and willing to help. Great employee engagement and opportunities to advance.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You will enjoy working for United because you feel like part of the solution. They seek employee feedback and they act upon it.

    Cons

    Just ok pay and healthcare benefits are not good. You do not want to work there if UHC is your only health insurance option and you or anyone in you family has a serious/chronic illness.

    Advice to Management

    Address the lack health insurance options and invest on the heath of your employees and their families. Encourage professional strength and courage.


  6. Decent place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Generally good People - Overall Growth - Culture has been improving

    Cons

    - Minnesota based - Opportunities outside of MN can be limited


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Commitment to Integrity and Doing the Right Thing is a Joke"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - IT Project Manager in Hartford, CT
    Former Contractor - IT Project Manager in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They're hiring, but read on...

    Cons

    After making new hires sit through all the videos of executive management espousing the company's commitment to "doing the right thing," "Integrity" yada yada, it's funny to watch what happens in practice. I left another position to accept a "6 month contract to hire" position at UHG. I started on December 1st, but on December 11th I was told there was no budget for me and my last day would be December 23rd. Merry Christmas!

    Advice to Management

    Watch your own videos.


  8. Total Flexibility. Work hard, but benefits are great. Telecommute full time, no helicopter management.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Total flexibility, telecommuting is wonderful.

    Cons

    drawn and quartered... drinking work from a fire hydrant. Stress, deadlines, pressure.... paramount.

    Advice to Management

    re-evaluate work loads. Some people on the team don't carry their weight.


  9. Not bad.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The ESPP is very nice.

    Cons

    The company is too large.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Get a life

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Architect in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Architect in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    excellent place to work work work

    Cons

    No place to have a living

    Advice to Management

    get a life


  11. Work life is great, benefits and culture are average at best

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Vice President in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    Benefits and culture have opportunity for improvement



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