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"Good place to work"

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Former Employee - Manager
Former Employee - Manager
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Overall it was a good place to work and offered the opportunity for advancement along with a friendly work environment.

Cons

There were some politics at the company and often times red tape bogged things down to the point where it was hard to get something done.

Advice to Management

Expand more beyond the traditional lines of business. Focus on the growth areas of the market and lead those to be sucessful.

Other Employee Reviews for UnitedHealth Group

  1. "Poor financial compensation and very, very poor health benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities for work/life balance. The company is very large so there are many opportunites for internal job transfers or promotions. The company is also very invested in telecommuting.

    Cons

    Poor pay. Poor bonuses. Poor benefits package. Health benefits are a joke. They are forcing everyone into HSAs so that the company has very little responsibility for providing any health care coverage at all. Every year an employee survey is conducted which is a joke because every year employees convey dissatisfaction with the compensation package and nothing is ever done about it. As a matter of fact, upper management completely disregards that portion of the satisfaction survey results

    Advice to Management

    Begin to pay at a level that is competitive across this industry. Provide better health benefits - this is a health insurance company for goodness sake!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not the advertised "best" place to work"

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    Current Employee - IT Employee
    Current Employee - IT Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are looking for a stable, consistent job that will has good benefits, UHG is a good place to work. The work hours are typical of most large companies, and have well-defined job roles for those looking for a specific set of responsibilities.

    Cons

    As a strategy, the company is outsourcing much of their IT and work offshore. Due to the financial strains and uncertainty in the economy and in the health care industry, budgets have been severely slashed, and "new" technology work is not being performed. Administrative overhead is frightfully high, with more time and effort spent on tracking and monitoring than actual work. Budget is usually spent on fragmented, smaller projects, rather than utilizing a larger budget to accomplish a true solution...which increases the cost of operations and maintenance, instead of developing the solutions to avoid the fragmentation entirely.

    Advice to Management

    In order to stay a leader in healthcare, as UnitedHealth points out on numerous posters, brochures, and marketing materials, the company cannot remain complacent in limiting their employees to the bare minimum, and needs to begin letting go of some of the profit to let their departments develop new, modern ways of solving problems. Specifically in IT, spoon-feeding the application groups with just enough budget to "keep the lights on" won't solve the problem, and only serves to make it much more expensive to replace later.

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