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"absolutely the worst most hostile work environment to exist, bullying co workers, bad management, run"

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Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Orlando, FL
Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Orlando, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

you get a weekly paycheck- that is about the only pro to this place.
you get benefits if you stay for 90 days
you get paid for working

Cons

worst management, hostile corrupt workplace
bad co-workers, a lot of hostility anger gossip jealousy
they hire anyone that breathes so your co workers will be the lowest class run of the mill kind
of people. this is a very bad work environment- there is negatvitiy jealousy, crazy rude
people that work there...beware of this place and run because if you are of substance you will
not be around to handle being around such low quality people.
they hire anyone and everyone...

Advice to Management

stop participating in bullying and encouraging and allowing it. stop being such a
corrupt bad place to work

Other Employee Reviews for UnitedHealth Group

  1. Helpful (3)

    "This place USED to be a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time

    Pros

    Work from home, decent pay

    Cons

    Empty promises of jobs, dead end departments, no raises, decreases in bonuses becasuse of how other people do their jobs not based on how well you do your own, suggestions fal on dead ears. Little by little since Optum/UHG has taken over everything that was great about this company has disapeared. Most of us are extemely surprised and bewildered each time as to how they keep making the best of list.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees they have some great ideas! Be more proactive than reactive. Stop promising jobs to people then taking them away. Change the bonus structure, a person should not be punshed by having money taken away from them because another part of the company is performing poorly, or because the government has changed busines practices.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Employee-time flexibility, a lot of virtual teams, un-innovative, political, 50th percentile pay for industry"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Vice President in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employee-time flexibility, a lot of virtual teams

    Cons

    Unninnovative company with questionable, low-risk, finance-focused leadership that is pretty similar to that in its sister company, UnitedHealthcare, which is also under the UnitedHealth Group umbrella.

    Unfortunately, leadership that knows how to run a health insurance business is incredibly inadequate to run an information technology, services and consulting business.

    UnitedHealth Group is looking to prepare Optum for a spin-off and doing the whole "lipstick on a pig" routine by artificially inflating the financial results for it. Since only UnitedHealth Group (UNH) has to follow GAAP accounting rules, money transfers can be made internally to make Optum look good (at UnitedHealthcare's expense). Wall Street does not seem to have caught on to this completely-legal trick that Optum has been successfully using for the past 2 years to make the financial results look fantastic. All the top executives at UnitedHealth Group are looking to make a killing on the expected stock-price increase (at least in the short run) when Optum is spun off. But the party will not last long.

    Also, employee morale is really low because of lay-offs that have been happening (under the radar) over the past 2 years -- all part of the cost-cutting measures to inflate earnings.

    The culture is extremely bad and highly political. The new, highly publicized "Culture" initiative has been a failure because management actions do not match their words. Also, Human Resources is mostly outsourced to Mercer -- so there is no HR presence helping in employee and company culture initiatives.

    Advice to Management

    The Board should throw out the current set of people in the executive leadership. Optum needs to be run more like a Bay-Area software company (with health focus) than as an Insurance and Financial-Services company.

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