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"Easy to get sucked into to the daily lifestyle grind reaching for the brass ring."

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Former Employee - IT Director in Minnetonka, MN
Former Employee - IT Director in Minnetonka, MN
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Opportunity for advancement if you're willing to pay the price. Compensation for top performers is good to very good and the ability to move horizontal to another organization is a common practice. Up to a certain job level co-workers are for the most part helpful but after that it becomes more of a dog eat dog for those looking to move up. There are a lot of very knowledgeable people at the operations level of the orginization who are satisfied being at that level and they will always help and are happy just doing their job. It those that aspire to be near the top that are difficult.

Cons

Work / life balance is way out of wack, working from home means you're available 24 x 7. Once you try to help by taking on additional work from a former co-worker you now own it along with everything else you already have to do. Once you agree to do a little travel you're now a road warrior but watch that expense account or you'll be stuck paying for it out of your own pocket. If you report to a Sr. Director or above all they care is that your work gets down without them or their boss hearing about. Need help with an issue, be a "leader" (not just a manager) and find the answer yourself. Call HRDirect and see if they can help as that's what they're there for. If it was possible when applying for a job in a certain department or business segment it would be great to know how many people grade 30 and above are divorced as that'll tell you how many are married to their job and that'll be the same expectation they have for you.

Advice to Management

The GE model didn't work for GE and it's not working for UHG. If that bottom 10-20% isn't worth retaining why'd you hire them in the first place? Spend some time trying to understand where each employee can contribute best and then make it your job to see that they succeed. Reward the entire team for a teamwide success, not just those who had the occaision and opportunity to shine briefly.

Other Employee Reviews for UnitedHealth Group

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Happy Employee"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Director in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair and equitable place, room for advancement, support of goals

    Cons

    constant fluctuations and re-orgs, not enough team building situations or activities

    Advice to Management

    a clearer idea of what our overall goal and outlook is without any of the bells and whistles would be nice. show us that the daily stuff that affects us also affects you.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Not for the faint of heart"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minnetonka, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High-profile projects, many businesses within the group. Dynamic. Ambitious people.

    Cons

    Cutthroat competitiveness that starts at the top and never stops. If you want to spend half your day making sure someone else gets the blame that something didn't complete the day before it actually began, and you don't mind sacrificing others, it might be the place for you. Benefits are appalling for a healthcare company. Corporate infrastructure is a morass.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more good work and discourage clawing to the top.

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