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Updated Oct 18, 2019

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62%
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Optum CEO Andrew Witty
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78 Ratings
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  1. "Nice"

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    Current Employee - TDP 

    I have been working at Optum full-time

    Pros

    Fun exciting interesting cool engaging

    Cons

    None at all right here

    Optum2019-09-29
  2. "TDP"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology 

    I have been working at Optum full-time

    Pros

    Healthcare data to find meaning

    Cons

    Very big company and such

    Optum2019-10-15
  3. "Great place to start/Great place to finish"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Optum full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very nice culture. People are very open and ready to help you. Very relax culture. Ability to work from home at any time provide great work/life balance. Great ESPP and ok 401k plan. 4 weeks of PTO

    Cons

    Leadership lacks IT knowledge, which creates a lot 'busy work'. Also you will feel that there is no goal to the project or that you work on insignificant or not very valuable projects. Also, it feels that there is a lot of office politics upstairs.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more experience engineers. Stop hiring 'developers' without any experience/training.

    Optum2019-10-11
  4. "Position info"

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    Former Employee - CSA in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Optum full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay Decent benefits Lenient management Paid holidays

    Cons

    Favoritism Managers gossip a lot Don’t enforce any company rules or policies

    Advice to Management

    ALL NEW MANAGEMENT

    Optum2019-10-09
  5. "Good company.. Takes time to move up"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst 

    I worked at Optum full-time

    Pros

    Good work and leadership team

    Cons

    Takes time to move up the latter since its such an established company

    Optum2019-10-10
  6. "Optum is a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optum full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people with awesome benefits and a competitive salary.

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload can be heavy.

    Optum2019-10-09
  7. "Great Mission"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optum full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The mission at Optum is 100% what you want in a company, to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for everyone.

    Cons

    It can sometimes be resistant to change, however, this is par for the course considering its size

    Optum2019-10-07
  8. "Great company, hard work, constantly changing"

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    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Optum

    Pros

    Culture is alive and well

    Cons

    Work hard and long hours Strategy for future is uncertain

    Optum2019-10-07
  9. "It's all about the bosses"

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    Current Employee - Senior Regulatory Analyst 

    I have been working at Optum full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Love the company and what it does for it's employees

    Cons

    Be aware of your manager and their managing style as that will determine a lot

    Advice to Management

    With always acquiring other companies it seems that there is little effort in determining down-stream workflow to help mitigate workload that impacts a work-life balance and creates a lot of stress.

    Optum2019-10-07
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst 

    I have been working at Optum full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Compensation, 401K, ESPP, Growth

    Cons

    Work Life Balance, Management Direction

    Optum2019-09-30
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