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"Management is good until upper executive management where detrimental policies are made without concern"

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good benefits
Wide variety of work
Immediate management ok

Cons

1. Accountants dominate how to save $$$ without any regard to the significant impact to product quality and employee morale. Employees can see that offshoring significant portions of new development work, reduction in force locally, does not save but increases costs in loss of productivity, missed deadlines, and overworked local employees.
2. Executives without a care to the impact mandate policies that compromise productivity and employee satisfaction. For example, IT division set out to save company $4 million by giving all employees the same laptop with same specs whether in business or a developer. Developers finally got more powerful laptops, but IT hampered cpu and memory with full disc encryption and monitoring software, etc. Developers had to choose being being out of compliance by secretly turning off the apps or getting work done and no execs cared about this impact, only about the stated $4 Million supposedly saved.

Advice to Management

You need to realize that saving $$ on the accounting books does not always mean dollars really saved when application quality and productivity are significantly diminished.
Start listening to the employees in the trenches, you are destroying your products and employee morale.

Other Employee Reviews for UnitedHealth Group

  1. "One of the better places to work in the area.."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Advocate in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Customer Service Advocate in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They treat their employees well. They are always offering free lunch or snacks. If you need a day off, they have a system where you can trade a shift with one of their numerous employees. I liked working there as a temp and if the opportunity presents, I'd love to work there permanently.

    Cons

    Parking sucks. Get there at least 15 mins earlier than your shift to allow time to park, walk, and get logged in on time.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to offer. My managers were great, so keep up the good job!


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    "No surprises in managed care"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Pockets of high competence
    - Opportunity for movement to other business segments / units within UNH
    - Location / transportation
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    Cons

    - Culture of status quo
    - Most ideas and initiatives are trickled down or imposed from parent companies
    - Low tolerance for risk

    Advice to Management

    Accept that capital investments, while a PART of a medium and long term strategy, do not constitute the entirety of a plan, nor replace dynamic leadership. Instead, an organization needs to rally its people behind a clearly defined cause and give individuals the ability to execute on it.


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