UnitedHealth Group
2.8 of 5 1,785 reviews
www.unitedhealthgroup.com Minnetonka, MN 5000+ Employees

UnitedHealth Group Reviews in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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2.9 280 reviews

                             

63% Approve of the CEO

UnitedHealth Group President, CEO, and Director Steve Hemsley

Steve Hemsley

(134 ratings)

45% of employees 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

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    UnitedHealth Group Enterprise Talent Community Manager responded to this review Jun 30, 2014 EditDelete
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Optum - Good company headed in the right direction.

    Senior Process Analyst (Current Employee)
    Eden Prairie, MN

    ProsOptum is a much looser culture than UHG. Lots of opportunity for training and growth. PTO starts around 23 days for most positions. Huge company that has many of opportunities.

    ConsBecause it is such a large company and has grown through acquisition, the company is still very siloed. You will spend a considerable amount of time trying to figure out who needs to signoff on what and to identify stakeholders. However, Optum making strides to remedy this.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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

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    Be prepared to work hard and long.

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsUHG pays its employees well. When I first started it was very accommodating when I requested time off. The equipment it issues is first class.

    The last VP and director I worked for knew how to balance work and life outside of UHG. He did not overbook his team with meaningless projects.

    ConsUHG buys a lot of smaller companies. The employees from the smaller companies tend to form cliques. It was hard breaking into the cliques. The cliques have group think so if you are a new employee with new and diverse thoughts, it takes a while to be heard. If you want a promotion make friends fast. It's all about connections at UHG. But, the culture was slowly changing just before I left UHG.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOn paper UHG has great policies and culture. UHG has to make sure that all directors and managers embrace UHG's policies and culture. There is more to life than annual bonuses.

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

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