UnitedHealth Group

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UnitedHealth Group Reviews in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
2,131 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They allow some employees to work from home which is a nice benefit for some (in 265 reviews)

  • Good work life balance if you are in development rather than support projects (in 142 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be hard as people are increasingly asked to do more with less (in 97 reviews)

  • This company also does not offer their employees good health insurance (in 85 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very Flexible

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

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management in Talent Acquisition is very flexible, they allow me to work from home as needed to accommodate my long commute and times of bad weather.
    There are many opportunities within the company to move around into other areas of the business.

    Cons

    I work off hours quite a bit just to keep up with all of the work that needs to be done. It is difficult to take a day off of work because there is too much work to do and not enough resources.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, unlimited career opportunities, competitive pay, positive focus on culture, company is growing leaps and bounds and is the market leader.

    Cons

    Fast paced, demanding, workforce reductions in times of gowth and prosperity, poor health insurance benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall, a good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on solving significant problems.
    Great vacation time,
    Good work life flexibility (generally)
    Reasonable expectations of hours
    Culture moving in a positive direction

    Cons

    Quality of leadership varies, I was lucky in that I worked for good human beings.
    Lack of transparency into rewards (raises, bonuses, options)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good company, can be too many cooks in the kitchen at times, need to keep focus on work/life balance...

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN

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

    Pros

    Your boss can make all the difference - there are some great ones here if you can find them.

    Cons

    Leadership seems very focused on the bottom-line, at the expense of the employees' well-being

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Churn churn churn

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and able to telecommute

    People work hard to support the members and serve them well. There is a lot of good here.

    Cons

    Leadership and structure changes often. Today the one woman in the C ranks announced her departure with her millions in stock options tucked under her mattress. Quite a haul after only 6 years.

    GOBs are running it all now. Not that they are bad guys, but there should have been a woman or two able to move up if Gail really was about diversity.

    Lots of belt tightening at the lower levels but not at the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less greedy. Give $$ to the people doing the work.
    Mentor others so there is continuity when someone leaves or is unexpectedly absent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible, they don't care about their employees at all.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Broker Agent Service Representative in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Broker Agent Service Representative in Minnetonka, MN

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Helpful
    Willingness to teach you more
    Friendly
    Care about their customers

    Cons

    Pay is well below average
    Benefits are non existent
    Barely increase wages with higher position
    Don't care about employees
    Constantly lying about how well the company is doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Worst Company EVER

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

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice work environment. Clean furniture, and nice views.

    Cons

    Trickle down bonuses and raises. Salaries for BAs are from the dark ages. Managers tend to take bonuses in the trickle down process, leaving employees with little or no compensation. This place takes bad employment practices to a new level. If you resign, you won't be paid for ANY of your vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When all of the managers go on an expensive vacation shortly after bonuses are handed out, it doesn't take a data analyst to figure out that you've received a bonus. This is cronyism to a level I've never seen before.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 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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