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UnitedHealth Group Reviews

Updated 18 July, 2018
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  1. "Manager, Development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A wonderful work environment for a career in technology. It has the innovation of a small company but the capital of a large company. A large organization with many offices and business units gives you the space to move laterally and vertically. A great opportunity for anyone. Excellent corporate culture and values.

    Cons

    Their can be pockets of low quality management in the organization, however this is a problem in any organization.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to weed out the bad managers and hire the good quality ones. Everything trickles down from the good managers.


  2. "Cac"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Straight forward entry level job
    Work from home

    Cons

    Supervisors who make the job harder than it really is

    Advice to Management

    Provide flexible schedules to everyone

  3. "Awesome Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time

    Pros

    Great Salary, great people, loved it.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  4. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time

    Pros

    Onsite exposure
    work life balance
    Commuting facility

    Cons

    Legacy technology stack
    Monotonous work

    Advice to Management

    There should be a better policy for on site.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Application development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time

    Pros

    Flexible culture and time schedule, freedom to work from home and

    Cons

    Salaries not competant with market


  6. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities, large company, generous PTO, WFH opportunities.

    Cons

    Large company, a lot of politics

    UnitedHealth Group Response

    5 Dec, 2016 – Enterprise Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for reviewing UnitedHealth Group. As a large company, we are able to offer employees many different options to improve work/life flexibility and the opportunity for career advancement. That... More


  7. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good learning environment, approachable mentors

    Cons

    Nothing coz am a student

  8. "Okay company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time

    Pros

    Very large company. This can lead to better benefits and year end bonus.

    Cons

    Too many companies under one umbrella company. Hard to know exactly how you and your company fit into the bigger picture.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The company hires great people, but they are not recognized for the hard work. Company has become too small."

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    Current Employee - CRA in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - CRA in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with. Even in an overworked environment they help each other. Smart people that make this dept exist.

    Cons

    Too small, if you have one bad department everything falls apart and the bad people are protected. And resources are slim so over worked employees. Company not looking at the bad seeds.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your hard workers


  10. Helpful (545)

    "Very heads-down"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Eden Prairie, MN (US)
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Eden Prairie, MN (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I will preface this review with a statement you need to heed when reading this review as well as any reviews for this company -- "It depends on your area."

    This is a GIGANTIC company and YMMV depending on your group. Keep that in mind when reading.

    Anyway, I've been here only 6 months, but I think I have enough of a feel for Optum to write a review.

    The positives:
    Great work/life balance: I never have to stay late, work on weekends, etc. I get 23 vacation days and my manager encourages me to use them AND completely unplug while away.

    Beautiful office: I work at the new Optum office in Eden Prairie. Building is modern and comfortable. Full size gym and locker room, and workout classes. Great parking ramp with a skyway so you never need to go outside in the rain or snow!

    Work from home: VERY progressive with WFH! I can work from wherever I want. if I want to WFH one day, I can. If I want to WFH the whole week, I can do that, too. No one questions you.

    Total autonomy

    No drama: This is a very heads down place! I can't stress that enough. No one socializes with each other -- most of the time, you never even talk to your cube neighbors (because they're probably working from home). This is a positive for me though -- after working in some high drama offices, this is a refreshing change.

    All meetings are over webex: Great news if you hate in-person meetings like I do -- because there are very few! In the 6 months I've been here, I've had 4 in person meetings. This is also a con because you never meet your coworkers - read the con list for more info.

    30 minute "best practice" meeting times: You will not get invited to 2+ hour meetings, ever. Nearly all meetings are only 30 minutes. You might have the one-off meeting that's an hour, but it's rare.

    Good, standardized PM practices. But some of the documentation requirements are too rigid and can slow progress down. Our group is trying to move to 100% agile. Slowly.... All of my projects so far have been waterfall SDLC. Although as a new person, it would help to have a PM to shadow on some of these documentation/audit practices. I've had to learn as I go.

    - Great cafeteria with cheap prices. I can get a lunch here cheaper than I can bring it from home.

    -Very engaging training classes!!! All training classes are over LearnSource (i.e. your computer) but the videos are well done and entertaining.

    Cons

    -Building seems empty because so many people WFH. It's almost kind of...sad. Such a nice building but no one is there.

    -Internet explorer is the browser of choice. Yuck. You have to have special permissions to download Google Chrome or Firefox on your computer.

    -If you like socializing with your coworkers, this is NOT a place for you! I can't stress that enough!! You will NOT meet your new BFF here. Everyone is very heads-down and focused on work -- no one chit chats about football or True Detective! You will not have coworkers stopping by your desk (to chat about a TV show OR to even chat about work). Most of my days, I don't talk to anyone in person. It's kind of depressing -- and I'm an introvert! There are no happy hours, social events outside of work, etc (this is a positive for me because I hate that stuff).

    -Lots of contractors. Not that it's a bad thing - I've had great experiences with the PM contractors. They obviously don't last as long as the employees, and there's more contractor PMs than employee PMs.

    -Difficult, as a new person, to know "who's who." There is no face-to-face meetings, so as a PM, it's tough to know who does what, since there's no face to put with the name. I struggle with this a lot, as I'm not used to this extreme of a "remote" workforce!

    -No wifi for your phone. Wifi is only available for visitors and you must have a user name and password.

    -Nearly all social media websites are blocked. Not really a con, but something you might want to know. You won't be browsing facebook at work!

    -LOTS of meetings. Sure, the meetings aren't in person, they're over Webex, but you will have a LOT of them.

    -Some "know-it-all" ego-driven coworkers, especially on the tech side. But this is typical of IT in general. I've witnessed this at every org in which I've worked.

    Advice to Management

    Get some org charts!

    UnitedHealth Group Response

    12 Sep, 2016 – Enterprise Talent Community Manager

    Thank you for your thorough review! Yes, UnitedHealth Group is a hard-working company, but we also strive for work-life flexibility by having telecommute positions and work from home options. I'm... More


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