UnitedHealth Group

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UnitedHealth Group Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
1,990 Reviews
2.9
1,990 Reviews
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UnitedHealth Group President, CEO, and Director Steve Hemsley
Steve Hemsley
787 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.  

    Sr Pharmacy Technician

    • 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 part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    PTO, Work life balance, personal growth and professional growth offered in the company, Holidays, and the supply and demand of the business.

    Cons

    Some benefits are great, but then the others that are not include the non negotiable base pay for the position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not for the timid

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Investing in building a stronger culture. Values focused. Good training. Invests in development. Promotions availble for high performers. Definite focus on getting it right on service. In a variety of businesses, including services, and is all over the country. Opportunities are there in different locations; flexibility to work from home for many positions.

    Cons

    Hard work. Demanding. Compensation is in line with competition, but not at the top of the range.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    UnitedHealth Group Response

    Sep 15, 2014Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for sharing your point of view! We appreciate your perspective on our company's ongoing efforts to strengthen our culture, focus on company values, training & development, customer service ... More

  3.  

    Balance improving

    • 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 full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The work life balance is the reason for me staying here. Different managers are more flexible/less flexible but overall they walk the walk on work/personal balance.

    Cons

    The workload is high and can be very stressful. It is always changing and pushing the envelope forcing employees to stay on their toes. There is no longer a quiet time of year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cutting employees for the sake of he bottom line does not necessarily decrease cost as mistakes increase.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    UnitedHealth Group Response

    Sep 15, 2014Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for your positive review! We value your authentic point of view regarding what it's like to work here and appreciate all that you do to help push the envelope as we focus on achieving our ... More

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  5.  

    Not a bad place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    My boss was an awesome person, the team was also really great. The building was well maintained and it is easy to get along with anyone within the same team.
    It was a very flexible schedule which was awesome because you could come in as you pleased as long as you worked your 8hrs and took care of any calls you may had

    Cons

    The company itself didn't seem to think much of our department. We were most of our time worried as to what the next move was going to be in regards to our employment status

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no real incentive for workers to perform better. The carrot on this stick for the most part was processing the visas. It didn't work for most of us. I myself found it offensive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Large company with ample opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Consultant  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    It's a large company with lots of opportunities to grow your career. There are offices throughout the US. Leadership shares their vision with the company. You get a nice amount of PTO as soon as you start. There is a generous Employee Stock Purchase Program. Though the industry is rapidly changing, UHC is a leader in the industry and has had better results than competing health insurance organizations. The company values are honored by employees and leadership.

    Cons

    Because the organization is so large, sometimes you feel lost in the shuffle or detached. The health plan isn't great (only offer high deductible options). They don't match 401k until after the first year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With a company so large, there are many opportunities to grow your career. Make it easier to navigate career options/growth opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    UnitedHealth Group Response

    Sep 15, 2014Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review and share your insights about the benefits of working at UnitedHealth Group - including a dedication to honoring our company values. We appreciate ... More

  7.  

    Great place to work!

    • 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 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Total flexibility with the option to work from home. Great place to work if you are a self starter!

    Cons

    If you need constant feedback or direction this is not the job for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    UnitedHealth Group Response

    Sep 15, 2014Talent Community Manager

    We are so happy to hear that you enjoy working here and appreciate you taking time to share your experience with others!

  8.  

    Great company to work. Lots of training. Good benefits, work-life balance.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Easy commute into downtown and opportunities to meet other people in downtown restaurants.

    Cons

    very limited opportuniites in finance role in Hartford, CT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They don't walk the talk.

  9.  

    Not a long term career prospective 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 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Wide scope of activities and operations

    Cons

    Stability takes longer time. Odd shifts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fun but depends on team

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

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, live instructor-lead trainings (good), work from home opportunities (good), raises are just ok.

    Cons

    Skillsoft for training (poor), leadership resistant to change even if they are practically in violation of company policies. Our company had a team to actually do the work that I was hired to do but my team didn't want to utilize their services due to one bad previous experience. This caused our department to violate policy and overspend.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Work can be challenging and self directed. There are some employees willing to assist you in your growth. There appears

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Auditor  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Quality Auditor in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The Vacation/PTO is worth sticking around. The employees at times become your second family.

    Cons

    Poor chance of being promoted based on experience and education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the opportunity to get to know your employees and their abilities, give them a chance to prove themselves. The compensation for lower-level employees is not the best, upper management may be compensated for the work of the lower level employees if production/goals are met.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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