UnitedHealth Group - Great IT Systems Scalability project, with lots of promoted conversion and extension opportunity that didn't materialize | Glassdoor
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"Great IT Systems Scalability project, with lots of promoted conversion and extension opportunity that didn't materialize"

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Former Contractor - Senior Applications Developer in Costa Mesa, CA
Former Contractor - Senior Applications Developer in Costa Mesa, CA
Positive Outlook
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I worked at UnitedHealth Group as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Solid National health insurance company with outstanding vision, values, and culture

Cons

Difficult corporate culture merger with legacy Pacificare Prescription Solutions (now OptumRx) division, particularly in IT.

Advice to Management

Dig deeper in the Prescription Solutions division and be prepared to replace hands-on managers and supervisors with more dynamic UHG management, as there is still lots of dead wood and isolationists in the trenches.

Other Employee Reviews for UnitedHealth Group

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Co-workers, nice location, out of touch Sr. Mgmt, no life balance, HIGH turnover"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time

    Pros

    Location (Orange County), Landscaping is nice, weather is good, free tea in breakroom

    Cons

    Sr. Mgmt is out of touch b/c they have no idea how the work is done. They ask for your opinion but don't really listen. Middle mgmt is powerless and no real changes ever happen until everyone quits but then too little too late.

    Advice to Management

    The truth hurts but you gotta face it. Listen to what employees are saying and do something about it. Find another job if you aren't going to do anything to help your employees. Look at process improvements and empower the people who actually know what they are doing to make the changes. Have faith in your workers. They keep you employed. Listen to what they are saying and what they need and give it to them. Tell governance to put their money where their mouths are or else they will put the company in the gutter and they'll be out of jobs too. Tell other depts to stop passing the buck. And lastly hold yourselves and others accountable. This company's downfall will be its inability to hold anyone including sr. mgmt accountable for anything that happens. Everyone just blames someone else. Send a message and fire some VPs for a change. It might turn things around. Its the legacy RxSol and Pacifcare people who are holding this company back. You know who they are. Do something about it.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Growing Health Company"

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    Current Employee - Level I Administrative in Newtown Square, PA
    Current Employee - Level I Administrative in Newtown Square, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company is only about 10 years old and is growing at a HUGE rate. They like to hire from within when possible and seem to love Veterans.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any right now.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the policies to grow with the company. All policies are not in writing which causes challenges for all of us. People need to know the policies and need to be able to find them quickly.

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