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Updated February 17, 2017
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Universal American Chairman, President, and CEO Richard A. Barasch
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  • Upper management does not understand what it takes to really get the job done (in 7 reviews)

  • The health insurance is expensive, but they do have many options (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal American full-time

    Pros

    Fast pace rapid growth environment. Low bureaucracy.

    Cons

    Continuous erosion of employee benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Distinguish between competence (effectiveness on the job) and likability.


  2. "FAST TURN-AROUND"

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    Current Employee - Auditor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Auditor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal American full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Few are the Great Ones who still remain there.

    Cons

    Management turn-around, leaves the Best of the company for Broken New Money Saving options... Where guidance is an option.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the ones under you, specially if the change needed makes sense... and were not a management idea.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Collaborative Health Systems"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Universal American full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company was build on a strong foundation.

    Cons

    Management transformation leaves the success of the company extremely shaken.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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  5. "Data Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal American (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment. Great co-workers. Great benefits

    Cons

    inflexible management . Bureacracy and bottleneck sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Change is good so embrace change


  6. Helpful (1)

    "good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Universal American (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work, allow work from home

    Cons

    too much politics inside the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Universal American full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good concept, poor management makes it very challenging, too many politics

    Cons

    No clear directives, management does not communicate,expects you to function based on assumptions and then "hangs you out today"

    Advice to Management

    Upper management: get more involved at employee level. Don't just listen to managers who are promoting their own agendas.


  8. "Mail Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Mail Clerk in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Mail Clerk in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Universal American full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The workload was tedious but worth it

    Cons

    Worked passed regular work hours.


  9. "Good overall. Too much high-level meddling"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Universal American full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work from home. Interesting and worthwhile challenges and goals. Pay pretty good.

    Cons

    Corporate time wasting is a distraction. Marketing department waste of space and money. High turnover in Mid-Level Management.

    Advice to Management

    Less "Initiatives" from High-Level, more focus on "boots on the ground" work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Univeral America Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Mon thru Fri. Bonus at christmas

    Cons

    No policy in place all in someones head poor leadership hr got involved roo much in managers day to day

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Just not for me."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Universal American full-time

    Pros

    Most people around me were really great people and enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    Management was a little confused half of the time. That or they were playing stupid to confuse you.

    Advice to Management

    Stronger development programs for employees to succeed. It seemed like management didn't even know what it wanted half of the time much less what they expected from their employees.



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