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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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.  

    Hard working people who are willing to work the extra hours to succeed.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Director  in  Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Director in Golden Valley, MN

    Pros

    UHG is a manufacturing company in healthcare disguise. It is a great place to learn finance, product profit margin, and managing cross functional, global teams.

    Cons

    UHG can be a grinder. Remember, their sales cycle follows that calendar year with little opportunity to make up ground if the LOB misses its January 1 sales goal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is often honest; however, timeliness of business driver need must improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A lot of change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations
    Former Employee - Operations

    Pros

    lots of resources and infrastructure

    Cons

    top heavy and not a lot of opportunities if you do not live in MN

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to grow your career experiences.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Minnetonka, MN

    Pros

    The different benefits are very nice. Along with medical/dental, you have access to a company 401k and also a company stock purchase program that is very advantageous. The culture here is very good for a very big employer. I see a lot of engagement from employees in so many different areas that it makes this place more than "work".

    Cons

    Promotions are very stingy here. Leaders hold to these preconceived percentages of people that can be bonused so many people end up falling on the sword and not getting a bonus so at least some others can. It's also hard to move internally without knowing who the hiring manager is. Many people leave here and then come back so they get their true value in pay. Seems like a risky way to lose good talent.
    Also, even though there may be 500 jobs listed for an area or state, the truth is that probably only a quarter of those positions will be filled. Makes your search seem like guesswork when you're wondering if a job you like and applied for is even really going to be filled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more training and advancement opportunities. If a person is underpaid for their position and peers, for heaven's sake it's ok to go over 5% or even a 10% increase to keep high performing talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    High Risk and Disease Management Case Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nurse Case Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Nurse Case Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Employee friendly. Peer support. Work from home. Pay satisfactory. Education provided excellent. Encourage continual education and offer multiple learning opportunities..

    Cons

    Work-life balance
    Demographic High Risk, Elderly. High Volume. Difficult to educate with environment providing internet and online assistance. Population is not computer literate or have health goals within changing health environment.
    Training needs improvement. Difficult to find information needed to complete job aids.
    Some employees seem to be fast tracked with less education and training than others.
    Difficult to keep production and quality expectations aligned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve work-life balance via decreasing stress.
    Demographic appropriate education.
    Less micromanagement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Liked the big company perks, difficult to move outside department.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Proposal Writer  in  Golden Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Proposal Writer in Golden Valley, MN

    Pros

    Awesome work life balance. Professional atmosphere - never once met a male employee who showed sexism or could be guilty of harassment (unlike other 'professional' work places I've worked at). Provided innovative and up-to-date tools to get the work done.

    Cons

    Human Resources is not responsive. Kind of a number in a big sea.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the work life balance. I continued on in a kinda boring position because the balance made me happier than any other position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Health Advisor  in  Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Health Advisor in Greensboro, NC

    Pros

    Independent work environment, great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Micro management, turnover rate in customer service.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Deadend job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and premium cost.

    Cons

    A lot of duties but not enough pay. Expectations are hard to meet for some people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    UHG is a very good company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Eden Prairie, MN
    Current Employee - Manager in Eden Prairie, MN

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance and work-from-home are some pros

    Cons

    High management turnover rate. Seems to be someone new every couple of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop re-organizing and finish the course that was setup

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Different culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Meeting to have meeting are a waste of time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More directions to your line managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very siloed organization with very keen focus on Wall Street targets

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Solid benefits and infrastructure. Continued growth

    Cons

    Everything runs thru Minneapolis. If yu are not tied to the mother ship you can be isolated. Growth largely thru M&A versus organic due to payback times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bonus structure is frustrating as they cap the # of people in each group that can receive cash bonuses and stock options are only available to top 2 levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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