UnitedHealth Group

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UnitedHealth Group Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
2,264 Reviews
2.9
2,264 Reviews
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UnitedHealth Group President, CEO, and Director Steve Hemsley
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895 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunities to move around and try different jobs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - UnitedHealthcare Information Services in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - UnitedHealthcare Information Services in Basking Ridge, NJ

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

    Pros

    UHG tells you up front that your career is your own. They promote it and expect that you will move around as much as you want to. If you take a new job you have to stay in it for year and then you are free to go - anywhere - you can apply for new jobs in any aspect of the company - internal recruiters help hiring managers and employees through the process. You can move anywhere your skills can take you. the company is a pay-for-performance company so they expect that 20% of bonus eligible people which is almost every one do not get bonuses and those who are eligible and are the high performers get an additional amount.

    Cons

    If you are a person who wants your manager to give you a promotion, that rarely happens at UHG. Compensation is fair however as you move around your promotional $$ is limited to 10% so incoming hires can make more than those who are moving around in side the company. Benefits are middle of the road - I've seen better and worse.

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

    Commited to the company, turns out it didn't really matter. If you can find a sweet-spot, hold on to it.

    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Complete your metrics and you'll be good to go! Usually monitored by a supervisor in another state that you'll never meet. If you aren't in upper management, keep your head down and ideas to yourself, they already have their plans in place so save your energy.

    Cons

    Upper level management changes constantly and getting laid off by a newbie that really has no idea what you do is painful. But at the same time, you can then get a job where you feel like you matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lay off the Vital Signs. When the executive on the phone accidently let's it slip that it doesn't matter what you put on the survey - just that you complete it - the cat is out of the bag.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    My experience with this company was mediocore.

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

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    The best asset of this company is the work environment

    Cons

    poor training, high deductibles for employee insurance, compensation is not equal to the work expected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    being a fortune 500 company the training program and current technology used can be updated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Large Healthcare company with strong processes, lots of opportunity if you want to live in Minnesota near corporate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Finance in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Director of Finance in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    On the leading edge of changing the healthcare industry. Strong investment in process improvements to provide value added services to customers. Focused on providing customers with strong service. Strong ERP systems throughout the company to support each functions needs. Good work life balance and ability to telecommuter for specific positions.

    Cons

    Large corporation with too many silos. Centralized in Minnesota near the corporate office. Hard to find functional opportunities like finance, HR, etc outside of corporate headquarters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and continue to invest in your staff and systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    US Health care IT and Business Operation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Quality Consultant in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Senior IT Quality Consultant in Minnetonka, MN

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

    Pros

    Good for Work Life balance

    Cons

    Compensation has to be worked at and being an Insurance company, they should offer a better insurance coverage for employees We have a High Deductible plans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should offer a better insurance coverage for employees We have a High Deductible plans.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great company

    • 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

    solid pay and benefits. intelligent co-workers

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Rn case management, RUN!

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

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

    Pros

    Salary, work at home, dental, vision

    Cons

    Benefits high deductible, favorites move up the ladder, no input

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to vital signs, stop making same mistakes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good employee retention.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    A lot of my co-workers have been here for close to 20 years, though a lot of them came from other companies that were added on via acquisitions, overall people do appear to stay for a long periods. They are also very flexible with schedules and telecommuting opportunities.

    Cons

    Promotions can be a bit tough to come by.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Love this place!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Case Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Field Case Manager in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    Everyone is positive. If they don't know, they try hard to find out answers. Customer focused. Very good to employees. Pay is above average. High values.

    Cons

    I have no cons. It is an excellent place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is very effective and genuine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for

    • 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

    Personal growth, great work life balance

    Cons

    Need to pay more attention to recognition and higher level of respect to contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great decision to move web service development to the cloud.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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