UnitedHealth Group

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UnitedHealth Group Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
2,021 Reviews
2.9
2,021 Reviews
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UnitedHealth Group President, CEO, and Director Steve Hemsley
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796 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They allow some employees to work from home which is a nice benefit for some (in 254 reviews)

  • This company does strive for work/life balance with it's employees (in 135 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be hard as people are increasingly asked to do more with less (in 92 reviews)

  • This company also does not offer their employees good health insurance (in 81 reviews)

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  1.  

    Flexible workplace with some incredibly talented people

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    • 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
  2.  

    It keeps growing and growing and growing!

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    • 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
  3.  

    Flexible - Good ennvironment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time

    Pros

    Telecommute
    Most people are nice
    Average salary

    Cons

    Periodic downsizing (fit for the future, lean)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Wide variety of directions you can take your career

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    Current Employee - IT Director  in  Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - IT Director in Minnetonka, MN

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great career options given the breadth and size of the company. Fairly progressive from an IT standpoint again given it's size.

    Cons

    Lots of typical challenges for a huge company but the company acknowledges it and is trying to address them. It's a very self serve culture which may not be for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the company a smaller company feel by being more present to the people in your organizations. Get out of your office and walk the floor and engage folks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    UnitedHealth Group Response

    Sep 15, 2014Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for sharing your experience. We appreciate your positive comments and authentic point of view!

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    OK if you don't want to take your career to the next level

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    Former Employee - Automation Analyst  in  High Point, NC
    Former Employee - Automation Analyst in High Point, NC

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work/life balance
    PTO
    PLENTY of overtime
    Working from home

    Cons

    -limited resources if you wanted to grow and move up within the company
    -working from home was a con...management didn't pay attention to the needs of its telecommuting staff and there was a huge disconnect
    -the so-called career related courses they had available through HR weren't actually available...every time you attempted to sign up it would indicated the classes were only for India personnel or not available

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Stability, Plentiful Career Paths, Frustratingly Lacking in Business Development(For Now)

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    Former Employee - Patient Care Coordinator  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Patient Care Coordinator in San Diego, CA

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The definition of a strong reliable, stable employer that you can be assured will be here tomorrow.

    Served on an Operational Discipline Committee which the very idea of having one is a pro in of itself. Again, my feelings towards e company are of gratitude as they enabled me discover/narrow my natural skill set , a key moment in my career development.

    Cons

    Rapid Growth with poor planning has led to the ascension of individuals lacking the appropriate skills to manage their positions currently causing quality employees to leave for other companies while promoting mediocrity and poor view of the company. I expect this to change eventually as upper management is impressive, though weeding out the "excellence suppressing" middle management types is difficult in such a complex industry. View shared by a few Six Sigma Blackbelts I discussed the issue with while employed with me. I believe they have remained with the company and the issue is progressing slowly but surely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice, just gratitude for the experience/opportunity to contribute/develop my business repertoire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I like it.

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    Current Employee - Claims Representative
    Current Employee - Claims Representative

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time

    Pros

    Don't have to talk to customers or patients

    Cons

    Sitting alot and gets repetitive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great opportunities to improve and develop one's career
    Awesome supervisor and manager always willing to help you on the job
    excellent training, very thorough.

    Cons

    I had a very understanding supervisor, however the "occurrences" before warnings are not a effective way to assess the performance of employees. I had none, but a lot of my co-workers stressed and struggled to meet the requirements and they were very good workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not too shabby

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Golden Valley, AZ
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Golden Valley, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great people, plenty of opportunities for process improvement. Opinions are appreciated

    Cons

    Big company... change is constant, but slow moving. Typical problems you'd face working in a company this large.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great place to work with lots of opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    very open to you moving to different teams within the organization (and there are tons), since I have been their it seems like upper management is making the right moves to decrease office politics and do things the right way.

    Cons

    Cannot offer their own health insurance, the health insurance we do get is pretty bad (as in high deductibles, etc). Also on most teams you have to switch jobs to get a significant increase in pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your talent rather than letting them leave to other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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