UnitedHealth Group

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UnitedHealth Group Reviews in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
2,052 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They allow some employees to work from home which is a nice benefit for some (in 260 reviews)

  • This company does strive for work/life balance with it's employees (in 141 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be hard as people are increasingly asked to do more with less (in 94 reviews)

  • This company also does not offer their employees good health insurance (in 83 reviews)

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  1.  

    Stable and consistent.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Data Analytics Analyst in Plymouth, MN
    Current Employee - Senior IT Data Analytics Analyst in Plymouth, MN

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

    Pros

    UHG is a very stable and successful company. I feel like I don't have to worry about them going under or laying off tons of people. They have a solid future. Almost every single person I have met there is super nice and helpful. Each boss I have had has been very understanding and accommodating to my needs as my family is very important to me. I could see working for them for a long time. Many of the people I meet here have worked for UHG for 20, 30 years or more. Good benefits.

    Cons

    You can get stuck in a position and never grow or get promoted. Raises are very small.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Director in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Salary, Big company, new cultural values are great

    Cons

    too big sometimes like big corporation, can be slow at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do not hire dead weight, hire 1 good candidate than 2 ok candidates

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good work environment in IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Can work from home whenever I want. Get to work on interesting projects. Leadership trusts their employees and takes direction from them.

    Cons

    To get a large salary increase you have to leave then come back. The longer you work there the less competitive your pay is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward people for staying, not for leaving and coming back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Plenty of work to be done in healthcare reform.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with seasoned professionals that will work long hours, evenings and weekends to meet if not exceed deadlines.

    Cons

    Communication to those below the business group manager level is non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate values and management practices need alignment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Wide variety of directions you can take your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Director in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - IT Director in Minnetonka, MN

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

    Pros

    Great career options given the breadth and size of the company. Fairly progressive from an IT standpoint again given it's size.

    Cons

    Lots of typical challenges for a huge company but the company acknowledges it and is trying to address them. It's a very self serve culture which may not be for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the company a smaller company feel by being more present to the people in your organizations. Get out of your office and walk the floor and engage folks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    UnitedHealth Group Response

    Sep 15, 2014Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for sharing your experience. We appreciate your positive comments and authentic point of view!

  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Overworked employees with high stress and poor leadership.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investigator/Resolution Recovery Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Investigator/Resolution Recovery Analyst in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Telecommute option. Good PTO time. Good employees (Not in a management position). Good initial hiring pay.

    Cons

    Culture (Wage slavery, abuse of employees, dishonesty)
    Medical Benefits (Insurance through the exchange is cheaper and often better)
    LEADERSHIP!
    Communications
    Work Hours
    Instability
    Continuous Restructuring
    No internal advancement (externally hired individuals preferred unless lateral move)
    Little or no raises
    Little or no bonuses
    Gossiping
    No work-life balance
    Office Politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees make the company successful. Without the employees, the company would not be able to meet the company/division goals or investor expectations. Be honest with staff and demonstrate appreciation more than just one day a year on employee appreciation day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Discrimination Nation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Employee Relations Analyst in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Employee Relations Analyst in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People you meet in daily interactions.

    Cons

    Haphazard application of policy; favoritism; disability discrimination; dishonest leadership; politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review your leaders; investigate all claims of retaliation and discrimination by using an outside agency. Current practice is like the Fox watching the Hen House -- Literally!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Rewarding work in a positive environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Analyst in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Support Analyst in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Immediate management was involved and understood what was going on. Resources were available to get your work done. Working hard and producing excellent results was rewarded. Lots of opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    The usual bureaucracy and red tape in a large company. Requests for some things took longer than they should have. PTO isn't paid out when you leave the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    UnitedHealth Group Response

    Sep 15, 2014Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for your positive comments and sharing your experience of what it was like to work at UnitedHealth Group.

  10.  

    Innovative company focused on the future of healthcare

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Minnetonka, MN

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Ability to work from home
    Looking for new and innovative ways to deliver healthcare benefits
    Big focus on technology and the cloud

    Cons

    Frequent organizational changes
    Can be quite political
    Pay is average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less political and stop with the constant reorganizations
    Better pay
    Less driven by accountants/finance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    UnitedHealth Group Response

    Sep 15, 2014Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for your review! As someone who's been with UnitedHealth Group for more than 10 years, we appreciate the perspective you bring. Thank you for all you do to help us achieve our mission and ... More

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    met some interesting people there

    Cons

    little career movement. salary below market. healthcare benefits not competitive; high deductible plans where employees pay more out of pocket than other local and national companies. lack of leadership and vision. certainly not an employee of choice company. if you're looking to join this company be sure you understand the level of the role and the salary range.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a strategy and communicating it to employees. more career opportunities, and movement.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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