UnitedHealth Group

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UnitedHealth Group Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
1,990 Reviews
2.9
1,990 Reviews
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UnitedHealth Group President, CEO, and Director Steve Hemsley
Steve Hemsley
787 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They allow some employees to work from home which is a nice benefit for some (in 231 reviews)

  • This company does strive for work/life balance with it's employees (in 121 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be hard as people are increasingly asked to do more with less (in 79 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good company but watch your back

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    United is very supportive of telecommuting which is great. The company pays well and has great benefits. They try to make the culture very inclusive although it's such a big organization, it's a bit difficult and sometimes falls short. They have streamlined many processes that makes things very easy. I think they really are trying to make it a great place to work.

    Cons

    If you don't work in one of the Minnesota HQ offices, you're definitely expendable. People outside of MN get dropped in a the blink of an eye. There's a good chance you'll be more loyal to them then they will be to you. Constant cutting of administrative support seems like a great cost-cutting idea but you end up having upper management spend time doing their own administrative work......that ends up being a much higher priced admin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are very talented people outside of Minnesota - use them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Newtown Square, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newtown Square, PA

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

    Pros

    Overtime, vacation time off and flexibilty.

    Cons

    Company values, disorganization and non-professional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Financial Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Many opportunities to expand your career. Some good benefits, ESPP.

    Cons

    As with any large organization there is a lot of red tape.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work environment in IT

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    • 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 for 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Prepare to Sacrifice

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    The company has a good executive team, but the middle management is too focused on their own agenda. Collaboration across departments could be better, and given the company has a war chest of cash they could do considerably more on internal development and enhancements. Compensation is good, but heavily weighted to pay for performance. Don't expect significant salary increases.

    Cons

    Work life balance is the biggest gap with long hours, and being on call expected rather than the exception. There is a good amount of micro management, even at the VP levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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 for 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
  8.  

    Can do better for their employees

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, able to work from home, training available

    Cons

    Management not worthy of their words. All that is looked at is how much money was made last year when it comes ot raises and promotions. Terrible health benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your management and senior vps and see how they handle subordinates and work force.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Employees viewed as expendable

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Operations Analyst  in  Lake Oswego, OR
    Current Employee - Business Operations Analyst in Lake Oswego, OR

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

    Pros

    Nation wide company, room for re-location if necessary. Co-workers dedicated to the customers

    Cons

    Company culture views employees and customers as expendable. Upper management and corporate heads disregard experience and high value asset employees in favor of board of director profits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loyalty is a two way street. You spend millions training new employees to spend less on salaries and dump experienced employees without the opportunity to advance themselves or transfer to other positions. You keep losing knowledge sets and money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Flexible - Good ennvironment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time

    Pros

    Telecommute
    Most people are nice
    Average salary

    Cons

    Periodic downsizing (fit for the future, lean)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to start

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

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work hours; Telecommute available for most positions and if you do get assigned to a good project, you'll gain valuable experience and visibility. Get stuck in to the wrong project or team and you're done !

    Cons

    Build your resume and get out as fast as you can . Top heavy organization. Growth opportunities are few and far between.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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