UnitedHealth Group

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UnitedHealth Group Reviews

Updated 30 September 2014
Updated 30 September 2014
2,024 Reviews
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2,024 Reviews
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UnitedHealth Group President, CEO, and Director Steve Hemsley
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797 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They allow some employees to work from home which is a nice benefit for some (in 258 reviews)

  • This company does strive for work/life balance with it's employees (in 139 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be hard as people are increasingly asked to do more with less (in 92 reviews)

  • This company also does not offer their employees good health insurance (in 82 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Prepare to Sacrifice

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Hartford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Hartford, CT (US)

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company has a good executive team, but the middle management is too focused on their own agenda. Collaboration across departments could be better, and given the company has a war chest of cash they could do considerably more on internal development and enhancements. Compensation is good, but heavily weighted to pay for performance. Don't expect significant salary increases.

    Cons

    Work life balance is the biggest gap with long hours, and being on call expected rather than the exception. There is a good amount of micro management, even at the VP levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    United Health Group

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary, but better negotiate before joining.
    Work from home facility.

    Cons

    All processes are very lengthy and service teams are not professional.
    Does not pay all employees in same level equally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All employees in same level should be paid equally. It demoralizes employees who get less for the same work and in same designation. There should be normalization process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Plenty of work to be done in healthcare reform.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Minnetonka, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Minnetonka, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Working with seasoned professionals that will work long hours, evenings and weekends to meet if not exceed deadlines.

    Cons

    Communication to those below the business group manager level is non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate values and management practices need alignment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Flexible workplace with some incredibly talented people

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Company can do better

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    getting an job

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

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

    Pros

    am very much interested to work here

    Cons

    I will make accompany to grow to a extent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It keeps growing and growing and growing!

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Financial Consultant

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    Former Employee - Financial Consultant
    Former Employee - Financial Consultant

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to expand your career. Some good benefits, ESPP.

    Cons

    As with any large organization there is a lot of red tape.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Flexible - Good ennvironment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time

    Pros

    Telecommute
    Most people are nice
    Average salary

    Cons

    Periodic downsizing (fit for the future, lean)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Wide variety of directions you can take your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Director  in  Minnetonka, MN (US)
    Current Employee - IT Director in Minnetonka, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Great career options given the breadth and size of the company. Fairly progressive from an IT standpoint again given it's size.

    Cons

    Lots of typical challenges for a huge company but the company acknowledges it and is trying to address them. It's a very self serve culture which may not be for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the company a smaller company feel by being more present to the people in your organizations. Get out of your office and walk the floor and engage folks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    UnitedHealth Group Response

    Sep 15, 2014Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for sharing your experience. We appreciate your positive comments and authentic point of view!

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