UnitedHealth Group

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UnitedHealth Group Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
2,001 Reviews
2.9
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UnitedHealth Group President, CEO, and Director Steve Hemsley
Steve Hemsley
791 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They allow some employees to work from home which is a nice benefit for some (in 231 reviews)

  • This company does strive for work/life balance with it's employees (in 121 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be hard as people are increasingly asked to do more with less (in 79 reviews)

  • This company also does not offer their employees good health insurance (in 77 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good people! safe work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    you work helping others around the world

    Cons

    management is not good, they need more experienced management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't tell people you they are a disapointment to you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Get it right first and then go to market

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time

    Pros

    Centrally located with nice view from where the senior management sit

    Cons

    Blame culture - no accountability for mickey mouse set-up
    Brazen and bullish management style
    Indecision
    Easily influenced by stroppy salesforce
    No account for relationship building
    No regard for talent
    Lack of engagement
    Arrogant in the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of making up to do given the bad press and publicity - instead of bullying business get down to the level and earn the work - see and observe from the successful partnerships and supplier network. Must be sandy down there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company in the US, lousy to work for outside of the US.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Maidenhead, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Maidenhead, England

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    United is a good name to have on your CV but the lack of any real commitment to training and development for staff outside of the US is very evident. Generally most people are fairly friendly but there's no real company spirit as such - it's the kind of company where you know that most of your colleagues would rather be working somewhere else.

    Cons

    United is first and foremost an American company. This manifests in the lack of any effort to retain and develop staff or managers outside of the States. Managers in the US are on average, not terribly world wise with the result that they tend to wade in and tell international staff what's what despite having little or no insight or experience themselves. The training and development is amongst the worst of any company I've worked for - this seems to stem from a Human Capital function that would be better described as a personnel function given that they have no clear strategy for development of human capital. The appraisal system is a complete lottery and can be abused by senior managers to punish staff with low / no pay rises even when it's clear they have performed. Lastly, whilst some managers are hard working, committed and capable, some appear to have been promoted largely on their ability to slate everyone else at every opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what the culture / values of the company really should be and then work hard to align managers / behaviours to these.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good company but watch your back

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reston, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA (US)

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    United is very supportive of telecommuting which is great. The company pays well and has great benefits. They try to make the culture very inclusive although it's such a big organization, it's a bit difficult and sometimes falls short. They have streamlined many processes that makes things very easy. I think they really are trying to make it a great place to work.

    Cons

    If you don't work in one of the Minnesota HQ offices, you're definitely expendable. People outside of MN get dropped in a the blink of an eye. There's a good chance you'll be more loyal to them then they will be to you. Constant cutting of administrative support seems like a great cost-cutting idea but you end up having upper management spend time doing their own administrative work......that ends up being a much higher priced admin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are very talented people outside of Minnesota - use them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Newtown Square, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newtown Square, PA (US)

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Overtime, vacation time off and flexibilty.

    Cons

    Company values, disorganization and non-professional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome company to work with.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The best company i worked so far..
    WFH option
    Good Pay
    Life is bindas ,can enjy personal life like anything.
    No work pressure,No dead lines, Good work culture.
    Cultural activities are very good.
    Love to work with UHG.
    No Bench concept
    Can work on any technology and any project..

    Cons

    15% variable pay ,which is not good
    Take home is very less
    Hikes are nominal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Job Site

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    Current Employee - Lead Mechanical Engineer  in  Carlsbad, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Mechanical Engineer in Carlsbad, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Team workers for the most a few loose screw as always

    Cons

    Open discussion of company issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach emoployee to respect others

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Flexible workplace with some incredibly talented people

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This organization provided an opportunity to interact with talented individuals from around the globe. The PTO and option to telecommute made for excellent work / life balance.

    Cons

    Poor local management can make it difficult to function as a team. Overall matrixed structure allowed for a shirking of responsibility among some employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a way for bad local management issues to be addressed in a timely, serious manner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Company can do better

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It is an ok job. Friendly employees and good with telecommunication.

    Cons

    Most of the managers don't know jack about the job they've been assigned to supervised. Micro-managing is their cup of tea. Health insurance company with bad health coverage for employees. They can do better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your employees happy with good benefits to help them stay and please stop sending jobs to offshore.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It keeps growing and growing and growing!

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Rocky Hill, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Director in Rocky Hill, CT (US)

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Large company with a lot of opportunities to choose from all over!

    Cons

    Mergers and constant change keep employees on edge... management changes over too often and people don't always feel that work and life balance is optimal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a clear strategy, implement it and move forward... worry less about short term, keep reinforcing the strategy and remind line employees that they matter!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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