UnitedHealth Group

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UnitedHealth Group Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
1,925 Reviews

2.9
1,925 Reviews
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UnitedHealth Group President, CEO, and Director Steve Hemsley
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785 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.  

    UHG Not Good for Our Society or Your Mental Health

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Vice President in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    Big and pays really well

    Cons

    They are part of the problem in healthcare not the solution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the many VP's roaming your halls with no real job. They can't be fired because they know where all the skeletons in the closet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    UnitedHealth Group (OGS) -Running company like Tea Stall with help of 3 Bogus leaders (Ops,HR,Tech)

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    Pros

    Pros were applicable only before 2009 . Now not a single word for pros ...

    Cons

    New Company policies have no foresight (Because leaders does not have) . The problem is every leader wants to grow the size of their team and have no capabilities to handle that . Some newly joined VPs are remarkably idiots

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    cohas

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    very difficult to move up unless you know someone in executive ranks. more red tape than in Federal Gov

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn how to manage human capital

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company that only cares about the bottom line, not their employees, nor customers.

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    Current Employee - Claims Processor  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Claims Processor in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Some of the positions allow you to work from home.

    Cons

    No employee appreciation, micro-managers, expected to work overtime all the time, they hire from outside the company for all upper management positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like human beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Worst nightmare one could expect as mid-level professional

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Compensation is ok, WFH option is available but restricted to manager's will! Nothing else!!

    Cons

    The employees are treated like slaves to their immediate boss and the offshore management will blindly follow onshore orders them. Still they force employees to do useless work as new approach without detailing it to onshore. The management will come with organizational and process changes frequently regardless its useful or not .Hell lot of politics and you will get sick of that.
    The compensation to the lower level employees are very very less.You don't even know how your performance is measured. No transparency on anything.
    The HR people don't know anything other than recruitment and once you are in they don't even know that you exist.
    No job security. I have seen people disappearing from the office suddenly. If the senior management don't like you , then you are screwed. !!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't exist in the name of UHG when you are not aware of it as UHG or Optum or OGS or GSD!! Treat employees as stakeholders not slaves!! Get some talented top management who could atleast listen and understand process and product! Please mature as level 5 CMMi company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Went from good to the worst in a matter of 2 months with that Managed Long term care Services and Support MLTSS.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - LTC/MLTSS Care Manager  in  Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - LTC/MLTSS Care Manager in Edison, NJ

    Pros

    Work from home. Salary is ok

    Cons

    The director does not listen to employees concerns. No work life balance. They will change your position from what you were hired to do, without your input, The managers don't seem to know what they are doing. The bonus and raise are jokes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, the mentality of United healthcare has become, " do and don't ask why?"
    Reach out to your employees and talk to them, don't assume, communication is essential! don't get angry with your employees when they are feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Training for MLTSS was useless!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nowhere but... sideways...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    Pros

    Exciting industry, and global reach. I really like the individuals I work with. It could be that Midwest charm, since they are based in Minneapolis.

    Cons

    Despite claiming to have a goal of promoting from within, they use many contractors, so in reality there are very little advancement opportunities (unless you leave the company to become a contractor).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using contractors, you should truly try harder to promote from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Raises and bonuses are okay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    Many positions, good PTO and benefits are good

    Cons

    Hard to get a good raise when you transfer internally

  10.  

    Ccp

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    Current Employee - Customer Care Advocate
    Current Employee - Customer Care Advocate

    Pros

    Work at home advancement within bonus

    Cons

    Nothing great company to work for

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Part time Optometrist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Optometrist  in  Frederick, MD
    Current Employee - Optometrist in Frederick, MD

    Pros

    Nice environment-friendly and knowledgeable staff.

    Cons

    Hours can be too long.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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