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"Employees are just numbers buired under layers of management"

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Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Minneapolis, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Pay and benefits are average. Good place to learn how health care works. IT appeared to have good processes in place for portfolio management, development and testing.

Cons

I worked on the Corporate business side with many layers of management. In many cases no clear concensus of who is is the decision maker. Very high turnover when you count employees leaving UHG, contractors leaving and employees moving from department to department seeking sanity. Management appeared to have very good technical or operational skills, but their people skills as manageers was dismal at best.

Advice to Management

Save a ton of mony by cutting down the layers of management. Let people do what you hire them for, not to duplicate the efforts of others so their management looks like they are doing something.

Other Employee Reviews for UnitedHealth Group

  1. "the job pays well is a fairly pleasant work environment but has bad hours."

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    Current Employee - Telephonic Wellness Coach in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Telephonic Wellness Coach in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    it pays well for a sedentary wellness job

    Cons

    evening hours and 9 hour days

    Advice to Management

    give wellness professionals more input in final decisions to make changes


  2. Helpful (8)

    "A company that could care less about the employees"

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    Current Employee - Wellness Coach in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Wellness Coach in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays very well compared to other health related jobs
    Great colleagues

    Cons

    Initial training is highly ineffective and entirely too short
    Hours are not flexible
    Upper management with no field experience
    Driven by numbers and not relationships with clients
    No opportunities to move up
    It takes an act of congress to telecommute
    Very low team morale which adds to a very unpleasant work environment

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep good employees as opposed to the extremely high turnover you have, treat your employees with respect and dignity. Respect work life balance!! Also considering trusting the expertise of your employees as opposed to creating cookie cutter scripts that takes autonomy away from the employee. You may also want to consider not lying to your employees about opportunities to work from home or increasing work hours during the interview.

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