UnitedHealth Group

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UnitedHealth Group Reviews

Updated December 25, 2014
Updated December 25, 2014
2,170 Reviews
2.9
2,170 Reviews
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UnitedHealth Group President, CEO, and Director Steve Hemsley
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860 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They allow some employees to work from home which is a nice benefit for some (in 270 reviews)

  • Good work life balance if you are in development rather than support projects (in 145 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be hard as people are increasingly asked to do more with less (in 98 reviews)

  • This company also does not offer their employees good health insurance (in 89 reviews)

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  1. 26 people found this helpful  

    Unhealthy internal culture. Good benefits package. Average salary.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management and Clinical/Professional in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Management and Clinical/Professional in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good stock and 401k.
    Good vacation time and accrual for longevity of employ.
    Allows for promotion into other insurance companies that offer career promise.

    Cons

    Extremely unhealthy internal culture upheld by lower/middle management.
    Promotions are strictly political, not merit driven, at lower/middle levels.
    Many departments highly understaffed at service / entry levels.
    Raises are not competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turn-over rates in departments often suggest poor management. Clean house.
    Multiple choice PC training tool does not equate effective manager/supervisor training.
    Appropriate staffing and good managers will likely improve culture and reduce turn-over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Competitive wages, can work from home, chance to learn the health coverage industry, great pto

    Cons

    I can't think of any con's beside the fact that there are no raises for this position, at times they're disorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to learn about health insurance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Work At Home Customer Care Professional in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Work At Home Customer Care Professional in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Salary flexible hours willingness to teach new things

    Cons

    Too much for one person to do and achieve metrics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance load of work evenly

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for in an industry that isn't going away.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable company, good work/life balance, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of politics and ambiguity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more experience from outside the industry. Having healthcare experience really isn't as important as the skill set needed to do the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Provider installation specialists

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    Great health insurance benefits/ pto

    Cons

    Micromanagment of teams and staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on molding employees into future leadership

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time

    Pros

    Good tech set-up,work from home available

    Cons

    Didn't feel there was much personal growth potential, confusing benefits (too much mail)

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    OptumInsight

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Regional Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Plenty of movement options
    Treat you like adults
    Flexible
    Salary
    Leadership is pretty open and honest about where the company is currently and where they're going.

    Cons

    Different standards depending on the region
    The umbrella is so big its confusing
    Policies and procedures are different in different regions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Pleasant experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter in Lawrenceville, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter in Lawrenceville, IL

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and working conditions.

    Cons

    High productivity demands and excessive auditing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk less about making quality the focus and actually do it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    Decent pay, easy work. Not really too many positive things I can say about the work or company in general.

    Cons

    It's a call center everything you do is about numbers. How many calls, how long were they? Who really cares if someone doesn't understand their policy benefits or claims, right??

  11.  

    Balance Life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    Great work/ life balance for those that need a balance.

    Cons

    arbitrary goals and focuses on wrong data

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Goals should be based on the person and their territory, not the same goal for everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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