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"A great place to experiment...."

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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

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    "Leader in industry with plenty of opportunities, however ability to retain talent is a challenge."

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Plano, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Respected company inside and outside of industry; diverse corporation allowing for various oppportunities at all times; a very stable organization in a challenging industry;

    Cons

    Beyond capacity work loads; talent retention struggles; career paths limited; under resourced in key areas; lacks employee centric feel; heavily matrixed organization

    Advice to Management

    Establish a more aggressive philosophy around retaining existing talent. Generate a more employee centric culture, reducing some of the coldness that naturally comes with being a large corporation.


  2. "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.

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