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"For a healthcare company they lack good coverage"

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Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

A good portion of the people are great to work with. I found that at the individual division level and below, people function quite well and work together quite nicely. Once you move to the broader senior leadership, things start to fall apart.

Cons

Bad economic times lead to massive cuts but they still expect the same level of work. They should split the company back into its individual lines of business. They have their fingers in too many pots to keep a singular vision going. The one part of the company that I'm most worried about is UHC--they are going to drive the whole thing into the ground!

Advice to Management

Stop worrying about your bank account and start leading hte company. Split the company back into its individual lines of business and stop trying to force corporate ideals on such a diverse group.

Other Employee Reviews for UnitedHealth Group

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Beware of roving Icebergs when steering the Titanic"

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

    Pros

    Working for United looks great on your resume, similar to a Microsoft or other sweatshop. You will get great experience in crisis management, death march projects, working with massive capital cuts, mediocre co-workers, micromanagement and conflict resolution.

    Cons

    Speaking only of the technology organization(s), there is a severe myopia regarding what technology will deliver versus what business needs. Most projects are so late, pegged against unrealistic dates, tied to budgets that get cut all the time, and finally deliver product so thin in its functionality due to all the above reasons as to be worthless. Technology is supposed to be a service to business...not business being and excuse to build technology.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what your technology leaders, particularly your CIO(s) and what they are promising. Most of it cannot be delivered within time or budget and will ultimately be blamed on someone else.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Big Company - Big Ego - Big Problems Ahead"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Leader in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Human Resources Leader in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you like to be told what to do, how to do it, and why you are doing it..... If you are early in your career and looking to gain experience.

    Cons

    Super-sized organization with super-sized egos and very little focus on people. Throughout the acquision process our organization was treated like an unwelcome second cousin and this approach translates directly to the way they treat thier customers and how the organization is perceived by clients.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk! Take a hard look at the kind of leaders you are developing. Don't rely upon technology to solve all your problems. Invest more in your people and do it an way which uses techngoly to enable - not to dominate and control.

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