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"Where engineers lose their relevance"

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Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Plymouth, MN
Former Contractor - Systems Engineer in Plymouth, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at UnitedHealth Group as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Benefits are about what you'd expect
Great lighting
Modern parking lot
It encouraged me to find something better.

Cons

Benefits are about what you'd expect
You will watch your skills drain away while the industry passes you by
Hostile, arrogant managers
Mind numbing tasks, micromanaged to death

Advice to Management

Encourage people not to work here. Oh wait, you already do that. I contracted for more than a year and then converted to full time because I figured it *had* to be better than being a rental (their word, not mine). Forget it. You know those places where everyone is leaving because morale is so low and the only people that stay are those who have lost hope? This is one of those.

Other Employee Reviews for UnitedHealth Group

  1. "Mass confusion due to rapid changes in healthcare"

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    Former Employee - Customer Care Agent in Maryland Heights, MO
    Former Employee - Customer Care Agent in Maryland Heights, MO

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Paid time off, the employees and health benefits

    Cons

    Excessive multiple-tasking, huge expectations with time management

    Advice to Management

    Morale is key


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Looking for new opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging environment, massive projects, and working in the chaos has been educational which I'm sure I'll put to good use later in my career.

    Cons

    So called "important" or "critical" projects have their funding cut often; sometimes in the beginning but often in mid-project.

    Figure out if your manager is human or not before you express your belief that family comes first. Not all managers are like this, but it is better to figure out before saying anything.

    So many layers of management and red tape it can be a fulltime job just deciphering who you need to talk to.

    Some leaders are under the impression that steamrolling people is how you get the job done, I always thought that was accomplished by earning respect through ones actions. At least the good managers I've worked for believed that and it seemed to work for them... until they were run out.

    Standards? What standards?

    Advice to Management

    If you deem a project as important, treat it as such. Stop rewarding terrible "leaders" who only want the golden parachute.

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