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UnitedHealth Group Reviews in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Updated Jul 12, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 282 reviews

63% Approve of the CEO

UnitedHealth Group President, CEO, and Director Steve Hemsley

Steve Hemsley

(135 ratings)

45% 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 230 reviews)

  • This company does strive for work/life balance with it's employees(in 120 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be hard as people are increasingly asked to do more with less(in 78 reviews)

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

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    Talented People

    Consultant (Current Employee) Eden Prairie, MN

    Prosbeautiful facilities. Smart people, fun and interesting projects. Helping people live healthier lives!

    ConsSome departments still run like old UHC

    Advice to Senior Managementenforce culture throughout all of the departments.

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

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    It is a good place to work.

    Senior Actuarial Consultant (Current Employee) Eden Prairie, MN

    ProsThe work can be very challenging and Interesting. There are a lot of talented people to work with and learn from.

    ConsSometimes getting access to what you need to do your job takes much longer than it should. The wheel tends to get frequently reinvented - comun

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Its a challenge

    Senior IT Business Analyst (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsPay! and flexible hours within reason

    ConsDemanding timelines and some folks are not very sharp

    Advice to Senior Managementfocus

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

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    Comfortable

    Team Lead - Engineering (Former Employee) Minnetonka, MN

    ProsNo overtime. Good people to work with. Many locations. Nice lunch rooms. Low stress. No turnover.

    ConsBelow average pay. A little boring at times. Average bonuses.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood management but don't have too many of yourself.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Senior IT Architect Analyst (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsWorking from home is the norm instead of the exception. UHG has really figured out how to do it the right way. Technology is cutting edge. Management is receptive to new ideas and getting away from the "old way" of doing IT and setting the curve instead of following it. This leads to some of the cons below, but those will improve in time. I am the most excited I have ever been about IT in a long, long time.

    ConsChange is hard and painful. Lots of long hours and uncompensated overtime. UHG is a large company and moves at an iceberg pace like any other company of its size.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep pushing forward and evolving the culture to be fast, flexible and adaptive. There is a great opportunity to be a market leader in healthcare technology and UHG (Optum) is headed in the right direction.

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

    UnitedHealth Group Enterprise Talent Community Manager responded to this review

    Jun 30, 2014

    Thanks for the great review regarding your work experiences at UnitedHealth Group. So glad you enjoy working here!
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    Corporate, but great benefits

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsGood benefits and smart people

    ConsLots of corporate red tape

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce micro-management and increase open communication

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

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    Interesting Careers at UHG

    SAS Data Analyst/BA (Former Employee) Minnetonka, MN

    ProsGreat first job, tense, helping people

    ConsNot employee geared(what did you do for us today), don't rock the boat,

    Advice to Senior ManagementTroops know what's going on, you don't have to sugar coat it(it make management look like a used car sales person). Train the employees to do there jobs(makes them happy and it will make you happy)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place

    Consultant (Former Employee) Minnetonka, MN

    ProsProfessional treatment, open communication, pleasant cafeteria

    ConsOcean to work in makes things impersonal

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe smaller

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good, but alot of jumping around.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Minnetonka, MN

    ProsAlot of room to learn

    ConsThey tend to stop and start alot when you are in the middle of a job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Inconsistent processes and policies

    Case Manager (RN) (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsWork from home. Don't have to deal with traffic or weather.

    ConsHigh turn over of management, inconsistent rules of function, constantly changing of rules without notice, management doesn't listen to the employees concerns, unattainable expectations, assembly line attitude - quantity over quality!

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more nurses, lower the unbelievable expectations to levels that allow nurses to actually take care of people instead of requiring quantity over quality.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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