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"A great place to experiment...."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Consultant in Minnetonka, MN
Current Employee - Business Consultant in Minnetonka, MN
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great environment to gain knowledge about the health care industry. So much going on with every aspect of the business. Very good at moving employees between segments for those interested in getting more experience in different areas. Very intelligent workforce! Great for networking!

Cons

Very individualistic culture. Management changes frequently diluting the effectiveness of their talent and human capital processes creates significant overlap in roles.

Advice to Management

Look to ways that you improve how you manage your talent. A great employee base, but you're unable to fully tap it because of some poor investments in leadership capabilities.

Other Employee Reviews for UnitedHealth Group

  1. "Good for Recessionairy Employment"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work from home was possible for me, the job was easy at the beginning then all at once they dumped stuff in my lap. Good place to fall back on if you need a job and there are no others. I would not advise anyone to consider working for UHG for very long. They have their core employees and depend on them to get the work done. Everyone else is basically used as a scapegoat when things go wrong so if you don't leave they will fire you, and they fire and hire about 2 people a month where I am. It is a total revolving door.

    Cons

    Very decentralized management where workers are confused most of the time, and I have worked for for 10 years in compoines with a decentralized staff. Managers say you are doing a good job all year and then blast you on reviews for everything they didn't like. They ask your peers and leave out the praise and center on where you need to improve without warning.

    Advice to Management

    Centeralize your IT staff and leadership into one location, have one vioce for decisions and go forward. End ranking managers, my manager was a real manager but had a rank, where she could not make decisions for our own department, she had to have them approved by her peer everytime, and she was a seasoned UHG employee. Communicate the vision to your staff and have them work to it. Do not rate them based on how close they build to your vision, becasue there is a vision then there is reality.


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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