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Never a dull moment

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Current Employee - Director  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
Current Employee - Director in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

Pros

Great learning opportunities, flexible work culture, performance based growth. Aggressive growth plans (at least in India) provide multiple career options for people looking for varied experience.

Cons

Internal politics, silos and one-upmanship sometimes tend to act as roadblocks to even more aggressive growth. The organization is so large, you will always be a small fish in a BIG pond.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Train wreck

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a job.
    twenty words minimum that goes here is hard to fill up. it's a job. that's about it.

    Cons

    management is incompetent for the most part. lots of talk, and little action. Company has acquired several smaller companies and there are problems with new management, culture, integration, and reciprocation. since acquisition, many job perks have been taken away, and the crappy year-end bonus did not even begin to make up for it.
    Lots of loops and holes just to do regular daily tasks.
    Various domains, various logins, unsupported technology.
    Work computers can only contain "approved" software, which limits tech workers' abilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the people who work for you. Care. Be flexible.
    Do not destroy the culture that is already in place in satellite offices.
    Hire quality, not quantity.
    There are some smart people that work in the company, so listen to them.
    Better yet, just fire yourselves.
    Instead of having "morale" meetings, boost up morale by paying attention to individuals in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    if you want to screw your career , join

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They will pay you above market,and may be more then you asked for.

    They will decorate the office very nicely on each festival, etc.

    Work life balance... work from home as much as you care.-- Hell Yeah... Send your wives here guys...

    If you are a tester you may get some healthcare domain knowledge. But be prepared for insane hours.

    You can enjoy as much as you want, if you like that. Long benches.. and light work in 70 % of dev projects.

    If you are good at kissing * and butter up. Your growth will zoom.

    Cons

    Your technical growth will crawl, if it doesnt stop outright.

    They will pay you above market at the time of joining and will average it out by giving you paltry hikes in the years to come.

    No parking. Availaible only for managers and even their its a queue. I think there is a queue for bike
    parking also.. I think if you stay for 5 years you will get a bike parking sticker.

    No fulltime seats. If you are working 11-8:30. Some insurance guy would show at 5:30 and kick you out of your desk. Then for the next 3 hours..grab the first chair you get.

    No process for anything, from parking to to your review everything would change from one manager to other.

    Each team follows its own process, no standarization even when it comes to appraisal process. Its not even CMMI level 3.What I was thinking?

    Non existent HR in hyderabad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a chain of command. Create standarized processes.

    Stop hiring and keeping morons just because they have paper experience.

    Appoint people as SPOC's for different tasks.From Facilities to HR, there should be someone who is responsible for the leaking taps to the missing documents.

    Run it proffessionally, We understand that you are getting buckloads of healthcare money. But you dont have to sqaunder it in every possible way. You can create a IT company and a legacy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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