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"Working in a coal mine"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Pharmacy Tech in Overland Park, KS
Current Employee - Pharmacy Tech in Overland Park, KS
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Consistent pay
Most fellow employees are good folks
Good choice of health insurance options as well as retirement and stock purchases

Cons

Don't ever EVER have a sick day - unless you've planned it and submitted time off
NEVER talk with your fellow employees; keep your head down, keep silent and work work work
They do not promote from within
Rules and regs are subject to change at a moment's notice
Employees are encouraged to "tattle" on other employees but do become penalized when they bring wrong-doing to management's attention
Strong "do as I say and not as I do" management style
Consistently being watched and bullied by leads to "ensure you are working"
Look down on those who use the restroom more than once in a 2-hour timespan - seriously
Not a place I'd recommend to work

Advice to Management

Need to communicate with employees more effectively
Understand that people and their children DO get sick

Other Employee Reviews for UnitedHealth Group

  1. Helpful (3)

    "A Decent Place To Work That, With Some Critical Improvements, Could Be A Great Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Part of UHG, with access to lots of resources. If you need specific software or hardware or support, you just have to get the appropriate approvals and wait a few weeks... but you'll get what you need.
    -Huge network of 80,000+ people
    -Hundreds of open jobs to make a lateral or upward move to
    -Fortune 50 company
    -23 days of paid time off per year for most positions. That does include all sick time, however.

    Cons

    -Lots of red tape
    -Not enough communication at the appropriate level. Everything is at a very high level
    -Working extremely hard will rarely get you more than a pat on the back, if that
    -Some employees are actively disengaged as a result of senior management turnover
    -For an insurance company, you would think their benefits would be better, but they are about average or below (especially vision coverage)

    Advice to Management

    -Managers should follow the teachings they receive at various trainings instead of paying them lip service and then throwing those lessons out the window as deadlines approach
    -With so much churn in senior leadership, it's important to keep an open line of communication to everyone, even the entry-level associate
    -Further, to instill trust in the new leaders, have them partner with ones that remained through the change and use them as an "anchor" for employees to believe in.
    -Don't say, "No, I can't." Say, "Yes, I can if..."


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Company who does not care about employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The work hours are ok

    Cons

    horrible health benefits (high cost, no coverage)
    hardly any paid vacation days
    company does not care about individuals
    bad pay

    Advice to Management

    please pay your employees better and give them better health insurance.

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