UnitedHealth Group Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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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. Great leader support.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    Salary, telecommuting, team, management, opportunity

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say about working here.

  2. Great Company. Great benefits, and growth opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Behavioral Health Counselor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Behavioral Health Counselor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is great, even part-time. Great work environment with lots of perks.

    Cons

    Required workload can be a bit demanding for the time allotted.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic goals and expectations for workload, case management, and alotted time.

  3. Vice President

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding team with Optum, which is the health care IT role model and leader in the industry; good flexible hours, extremely bright talents

    Cons

    Lots of traveling; high pressure on the stock price from the investors

    Advice to Management

    Award employee stock option for grade 28 and higher, not just grade 32 or higher

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    Senior Customer Service Rep

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed environment
    Nice coworkers
    No Micro managers

    Cons

    Not much time off available due to them being understaffed
    Not too much job security

  6. Lead Applications Developer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Applications Developer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Lead Applications Developer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent Organisation to explore the right career path.

    Cons

    Compensation does vary altos.

    Advice to Management

    There should be minimal gap in Salary for Same level, education and experience.

  7. Helpful (3)

    High performers can succeed here

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    Huge company with ample opportunity for variety; Optum is growing quickly and is well regarded within the industry; the company has a good track record of treating top performers well (comp and opportunities); company culture overall is generally supportive and positive

    Cons

    Expectations for continued growth have created a fairly stressful environment in some segments of the business; frequent organizational changes and strategy shifts can be frustrating for some employees but the company has made efforts to improve on these aspects

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to add here

  8. Helpful (3)

    Love them

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Administrative Coordinator in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Clinical Administrative Coordinator in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Its a great enviornment and very supportive to your career. I really enjoy the compensation and beneftis that are provided.

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons at this time as it is a great company to work for and they do provide competitive pay and benefits so you don't have to negotiate at all.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to practice kaizen and support motivate your employees,

  9. Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wellness Coordinator in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Wellness Coordinator in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very competitive salary, stock options, spot bonus for work over and above, 4.5% matching 401K,. I was a telecommuter ; provided all office needs. Forward thinking company

    Cons

    Unless you reside in Minnesota Little chance for advancement. Different business sectors work in silohs verry little collaboration between sectors. As exempt employee you are at will employee

    Advice to Management

    Coordinate communication between sectors in regions for beeter marketing f all programs and products

  10. Inspiring and supportive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very supporting and encouraging environment!

    Cons

    I personally cannot think of any cons to working here. It was a great telecommute environment.

  11. They really take care of their employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits
    Headquarters in MN is very impressive
    People stay at the company for a long time

    Cons

    Be prepared to work a lot
    Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your support team is being taken care of, too

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