UnitedHealth Group

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UnitedHealth Group Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
1,995 Reviews
2.9
1,995 Reviews
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UnitedHealth Group President, CEO, and Director Steve Hemsley
Steve Hemsley
789 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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    Flexible workplace with some incredibly talented people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    This organization provided an opportunity to interact with talented individuals from around the globe. The PTO and option to telecommute made for excellent work / life balance.

    Cons

    Poor local management can make it difficult to function as a team. Overall matrixed structure allowed for a shirking of responsibility among some employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a way for bad local management issues to be addressed in a timely, serious manner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It keeps growing and growing and growing!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Rocky Hill, CT
    Former Employee - Director in Rocky Hill, CT

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Large company with a lot of opportunities to choose from all over!

    Cons

    Mergers and constant change keep employees on edge... management changes over too often and people don't always feel that work and life balance is optimal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a clear strategy, implement it and move forward... worry less about short term, keep reinforcing the strategy and remind line employees that they matter!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 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
  7.  

    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Prepare to Sacrifice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  9.  

    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to learn the basics, but don't stay too long. There is greener grass just over the fence.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Client Service Representative  in  Hooksett, NH
    Current Employee - Senior Client Service Representative in Hooksett, NH

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

    Pros

    Full benefits package, great exposure to the industry.

    Cons

    A low-end job that majors focuses on all the wrong things. Thoughtless metrics system chokes out talented people who might actually care about doing good business.
    Employees are treated like children and thus, often behave as such.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More actively work with other management peers to apply pressure on middle management for better metrics and a more professional employee atmosphere. Hire better quality, higher-paid employees to reduce turnover and quality of staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    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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