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"VP chess game keeps you under new management a few times a year"

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Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Salt Lake City, UT
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Excellent talent and great people to work with. Plenty of work , pretty good pay, flexible schedules

Cons

Years behind on technology. Always seem to be 3-4 years behind on current software and hardware standards. Old systems in constant need of monitoring and fixing. Keeps you doing busy work and refuses to implement ideas that are not deemed profitable.

Advice to Management

Get to know your product or role. Meet the people that have been there for 10 or more years and see what works and what doesn't. Trust your employees when they tell you something is wrong.

Other Employee Reviews for UnitedHealth Group

  1. "pretty good company"

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    Former Employee - PROVIDER Services in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - PROVIDER Services in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    they hire from within which is great

    Cons

    managers aren't helpful...at times I felt like they could care less


  2. Helpful (10)

    "100% financially driven, senior leaders who don't care about people"

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    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Consultant in Horsham, PA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Consultant in Horsham, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity is embraced at the corporate level. In 4.5 years I never eperienced anything negative towards culture, race, etc. The top level of the organization seems to be normal, but the IT organization at the COO level and Director level are 100% financially focused with their own agenda. Zero people skills. Zero leadership skills. Zero development. Zero growth. Zero mentoring. Zero training. Zero personal interest in other people including both employees and customers.

    Cons

    People are considered resources who are bounced around based on offshore ratios. the IT organization at the COO level and Director level are 100% financially focused with their own agenda. Zero people skills. Zero leadership skills. Zero development. Zero growth. Zero mentoring. Zero training. Zero personal interest in other people including both employees and customers. The only thing these leaders care about are demand hours and how to bounce around people (referred to as resources) so their on/offshore ratio looks right. There is zero thought put into anything. Zero vision. Zero strategy. Zero planning. The entire organization is run off of spreadsheets. I personally spent the last year there copying and pasting from one system to another all day long. The IT area does not follow HR policy. They secretly move people without telling HR. They pay zero attention to job levels and job descriptions. They offshored most of the jobs to India even though the employees there are entry level, have language barriers, and zero critical thinking skills for jobs that require critical thinking. Leadership has turned project managers into copy/paste and data entry monkeys. The employee engagement survey scores PLUMMETED from the moon down to the earth this past year. While working from home was a productive way to let employees work overtime while still having life balance, the COO banned it with no notice and a silly verbal communication that also stated that any full time telecommuter who lived outside of 50 miles from the office would be terminated. Even if the employee was 51 miles away (and in the Philadelphia area it is not uncommon to live 50+ miles from the office due to so many suburbs). The biggest and scariest part of this organization is that they actually think they can sell commercial software to both the general public and other healthcare organizations. Sernior leadership are all part of the good ol boys club. They are finance people or IT people, not people focused leaders. 100% of the organization is run by transactional leaders who do not have clue #1 about transformational leadership, which is critical for healthcare organizations in today's environment.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of COO and his direct reports within IT. Unethical and only out for their own agenda


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