UnitedHealth Group Reviews

Updated 30 August 2014
Updated 30 August 2014
2,006 Reviews

2.9
2,006 Reviews
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UnitedHealth Group President, CEO, and Director Steve Hemsley
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795 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.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Total flexibility with the option to work from home. Great place to work if you are a self starter!

    Cons

    If you need constant feedback or direction this is not the job for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work. Lots of training. Good benefits, work-life balance.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hartford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Easy commute into downtown and opportunities to meet other people in downtown restaurants.

    Cons

    very limited opportuniites in finance role in Hartford, CT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They don't walk the talk.

  3.  

    Large company with ample opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Consultant  in  Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Consultant in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    It's a large company with lots of opportunities to grow your career. There are offices throughout the US. Leadership shares their vision with the company. You get a nice amount of PTO as soon as you start. There is a generous Employee Stock Purchase Program. Though the industry is rapidly changing, UHC is a leader in the industry and has had better results than competing health insurance organizations. The company values are honored by employees and leadership.

    Cons

    Because the organization is so large, sometimes you feel lost in the shuffle or detached. The health plan isn't great (only offer high deductible options). They don't match 401k until after the first year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With a company so large, there are many opportunities to grow your career. Make it easier to navigate career options/growth opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Fun but depends on team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Golden Valley, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden Valley, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, live instructor-lead trainings (good), work from home opportunities (good), raises are just ok.

    Cons

    Skillsoft for training (poor), leadership resistant to change even if they are practically in violation of company policies. Our company had a team to actually do the work that I was hired to do but my team didn't want to utilize their services due to one bad previous experience. This caused our department to violate policy and overspend.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Work Flexibility and work from home oppurtunity.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Claims Analyst  in  Franklin, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Claims Analyst in Franklin, TN (US)

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule that allows work from home or full time telecommuting. Great healthcare benefits and 401K matching.

    Cons

    Large company offers many benefits but also you lose some creative liberties. Company operates more like a manufacturing plant and doesn't have the freedom of exploration as it use to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    United Health a R.N.'s point of view

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Chart Review HEDIS  in  Irvine, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Clinical Chart Review HEDIS in Irvine, CA (US)

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    It's a new company recently located here in Irvine. A very nice building, easily accessible. Lovely people to work with and for.

    Cons

    Training was substandard but they would still expect the highest standard of performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My manager was let go, but not replace. It was difficult to find a resource person

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business that supports it's employees and encourages growth from within

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group

    Pros

    It's not just a business - UHG is a family that encourages it's team members.

    Cons

    I enjoyed my time there and cannot think of cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on benefits that better suit your employees

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very performance focused

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group for more than 8 years

    Pros

    High degree of autonomy. Most everything is virtual. Telecommuting is rapidly becoming the norm. Limited geographic restrictions. Strong overall corporate performance.

    Cons

    Most activities run thru Minneapolis. Investments are often funded in fits and spurts. Compensation guidelines are inconsistent. Corporate culture is talked about, but not policed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase focus on talent management. UHC vs. Optum siloes and tension is real and needs to be addressed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ccp

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Care Advocate
    Current Employee - Customer Care Advocate

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

    Pros

    Work at home advancement within bonus

    Cons

    Nothing great company to work for

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love the position but HR involvement makes it very difficult to move around in the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Case Manager
    Current Employee - Case Manager

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

    Pros

    Work from home, rewards for doing a good job, flexible schedules, excellent pay, great immediate supervisor, supportive team, good training, feeling of accomplishment.

    Cons

    Healthcare benefits are ridiculous for a risk aversive, health conscious company. I applied for a another position within the company and HR treated me like I was an outsider despite excellent references from management. HR scheduled me for a screening interview and made me wait three weeks just to do that initial piece. Then I received the "thanks but no thanks" rejection email. Would have respected an honest approach from the beginning. If you are not interested in me for whatever reason be up front and transparent. Don't call me and schedule me to interview for a position that you clearly have no intention of considering me for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency and better health care benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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