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"A large company has both its benefits and drawbacks."

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Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Minnetonka, MN
Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Minnetonka, MN
Approves of CEO

Pros

UnitedHealth Group is a large organization that offers a variety of opportunities. Within the company, each business unit has its own culture, so if the fit is not right in one area, there may still be opportunities elsewhere. The company is successful at identifying employees that are strong assets to the organization and developing and promoting those individuals. The PTO plan is on par with other organizations. The company touts "work-life balance", however application of this ideal is applied inconsistenly throughout the organization. After loads of negative press, Senior Leadership seems to have made a renewed focus on providing high-quality service and taking an active role in working with government to create affordable healthcare solutions for the future.

Cons

Because the company has been mired in negative press for the last couple of years, there is a cynicism embedded into the corporate culture. The large size of the organization makes it difficult to make quick decisions, so the direction of the company often seems more reactionary than proactive. Additionally, some leaders take a micro-managing approach that can make the lives of their employees miserable. The health benefits offerred by UnitedHealth Group are poor compared with other companies, and employees are likely to have to pay a high deductible in the spirit of "consumer driven healthcare", which is just another way of cutting costs for the employer.

Advice to Management

Strategic decision-making often seems disjointed, with different groups acting on different ideas of where the company should go. The company should focus on aligning the vision across the enterprise and clearly communicate and enforce it.

Other Employee Reviews for UnitedHealth Group

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great company in which to start an actuarial career in California."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in Cypress, CA
    Former Employee - Actuarial Intern in Cypress, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are laid back, the work is reasonable, and people generally seem happy. The training I was given was excellent, and everything else I needed I learned on the job. People in the firm were very friendly, and always willing to help each other out when there were questions or problems. Despite having multiple buildings spread over several blocks, there was a sense of collegiality and employees made efforts to go to lunch with coworkers in other offices.

    Cons

    The firm is very large so you may get lost in bureaucracy. Also, since the work you do is usually part of a much larger goal or objective, it is easy to lose sight of the larger picture.

    Advice to Management

    I think having more transparency about where the company is going would be useful.


  2. "Hmmm... its ok!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Money and a somewhat safe healthcare industry. If you think you can change the industry it might be the place for you because the company seriously needs people to fix these dumb problems and help navigate through this massive company.

    Cons

    Way too much turnover. Management doesn't communicate and makes people want to leave the company. Kind of a dull place. They don't practice what they preach. No direction. No promtions. Place needs a new set of mgmt that aren't just old consultants!! Everyone is from accenture so that helps explain why people don't stay too long in there jobs at great old UHG!

    Advice to Management

    Communicate to your employees. Excite them to work there to encourage people to stay in there job and be productive. Pretty pathetic of a health and wellness company to not encorage a healthy lifestyle.

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