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"UHG/Optum"

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Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Golden Valley, MN
Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Golden Valley, MN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Good growth opportunities, industry leader, good public image, stable job security

Cons

Company is very large and ponderous, thus changes take a long time to go in efffect. Easy to get lost in the shuffle if you don't take ownership of your career.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Go in with your eyes open and your bottom covered"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time

    Pros

    - Our United Culture (The Way Forward) is starting to gain traction and change behavior.
    - Reorg into UnitedHealthcare and Optum (benefits businesses, service businesses) means the silos are going away.

    Cons

    - Before joining the company I knew what bullying, bias and hostile-work-environment were from an intellectual and common sense perspective. Now I know from firsthand experience. If it's rotten up at the top of your part of the org chart, the bullying will not stop.
    - Human Capital (nee Human Resources) is centralized. For the average employee, there is no one to go to on site. You have to call an 800 number.On site Human Capital Partners focus on and serve senior leaders and executives.
    - A slice of the population talks Our United Culture, but, doesn't walk it. In practical terms these people will use cultural concepts like "assume positive intent" to avoid being responsible for bad behavior and, once again, if things are rotten up at the top of the org chart, there's nothing that can be done.
    - Widespread layoffs every several years - right now, in fact (June 2012).
    - For many, work/life balance does not exist (despite lip service). The hours can be brutal.
    - There is a general understanding that too often you have to leave to move up. In other words, far too little promotion from within; far too much promoting from the outside.
    - The old addage that you work (about) 2 years at UnitedHealthcare and then go get the job you really want and are qualified for still holds.


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    "Connextions, Inc."

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    Former Employee - Vonage Tech Support in Concord, NC
    Former Employee - Vonage Tech Support in Concord, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good managers, supervisors and other tech agents. They are always there to assist in any way they can.

    Cons

    There business practice leave much to be desired. Always promising opportunities for making bonuses but never delivering. There was always one reason or another as to why we did not receive bonuses. The company is not viewed favorably by local temporary agencies as well as the employment security commission.

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