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"UHG pays well, but offers a challenging work environment"

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Former Employee - Senior Director in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Senior Director in Minneapolis, MN
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

UHG offers very competitive pay. There are many varied positions, and it is a good place to work if you enjoy challenges.

Cons

The culture is very cut-throat. Management has high expectations, but often offers little support. They definitely believe in the stick, rather than the carrot.

Advice to Management

Abandon your ridiculous pretense that the culture has changed. When push comes to shove, performance is the value that rules the day.

Other Employee Reviews for UnitedHealth Group

  1. "Experience at UnitedHealth Group Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is very competitive and there are opportunities to expand the knowledge in the area of expertise.

    Cons

    People tends to become competitive in this culture.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Opportunities lost"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The ability to telecommute is terrific. Technical support for telecommuters is excellent.

    Cons

    Highly political old boys network. As a result, women seeking opportunities have become quite vicious vying for the few token opportunities available to them. The company's lack of vision, coupled with deep pockets from the "mothership," Unitedhealth Group, means that Optum chases every "shiny" new healthcare trend that comes along.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the layers of middle management. Beneath it you'll find some exceptional talent. Set a strong, strategic direction for the organization and stick with it. Practice the cultural values that are espoused; move out leadership that refuse to adhere to them.

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