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"Overall its a good place to work"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Network Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Network Engineer in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Start of with 4 weeks PTO; You are not the only one doing your job - lots of people to assist with coverage. Pay is on par with the avg

Cons

For a network engineer - its a little too SILO'd for me. For example - as a network engineer in the datacenter, I like to unbox a new switch, rack it, stack it, cable it, configure it, and operate/maintain it. What I just listed is done by 6 different people operating in their own SILO's.

For example, there is someone that specs out heating/cooling and the physical layout of where the switch goes, then someone else unboxes/screws it in, then someone else installs modules/plugs the data cables in, then someone else configures it and powers it on.

Also - since its a Healthcare company that operates under HIPPA rules - things are locked down so tight that its impossible to get your stuff done realistically.

Also - they use HSA for their benefit package - unless you are Grade 25 or below (Desktop Support Analyst) you cannot have a PPO. (Network Engineers typically start at Grade 27ish) An HSA is where you have to contribute x dollars a month into a Savings Account and you are responsible for the first 3500 - 4500 dollars of your health costs. Full coverage kicks in after that. So if you are a healthy jock - this works against you. If you have a terminal condition - this is the best package for you. After the initial deductable - 100% coverage kicks in.

Advice to Management

Need to offer a PPO

Other Employee Reviews for UnitedHealth Group

  1. "Challenging but regimented"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Billing Representative in Eau Claire, WI
    Current Employee - Billing Representative in Eau Claire, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    UHC is always changing and is very innovative. Pay is okay, and benefits are good.

    Cons

    It is really big. There are a lot of managers, and it feels big. For the most part, my job is very repetitive, but still challenging at times.

    Advice to Management

    Ask employees for innovative ideas.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "They discriminate!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Underemployed in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Underemployed in Minnetonka, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    i don't see any good from this company.

    Cons

    This company says they hire equally. This is unture. They hire based on sex, race, religion, gender, rather than based on experience and knowledge. They also are very political. They recently were awarded the TriCare West Government Contract. Prior to this award, they did not care about Military personnel in their company, or anywhere. Once the contract was in the award process, they started political stuff to say they support military and are giving money to wounded warriors. They are so fake, it's pitiful. If you are considered a minority by everyday standard, then you stand a chance to succeed in this company. If you are smart, driven and want to suceed and make a difference. Don't go here. They won't let you succeed!!

    Advice to Management

    Wake Up. The culture here sucks. A person with a positive attitude loses that within 6 months because there is no future for employees here. Sit down and listen to the employees, rather than go through the mid-level and sr. level leaders within each division. Tehy paint a rosey picture for you. be a real leader and sit down with employees, without the Managment there. Come see me, and I will tell you how you discriminate.

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