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UnitedHealth Group Reviews

Updated 21 August 2014
Updated 21 August 2014
1,929 Reviews

2.9
1,929 Reviews
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UnitedHealth Group President, CEO, and Director Steve Hemsley
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787 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.  

    Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer  in  Noida
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Noida

    Pros

    Good work culture and healthy enviornment

    Cons

    need to improve the infrastructure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good work culture , Rewards , But you need to be a self learner.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana

    Pros

    Good work culture, Employee Engagement , Less hike

    Cons

    Not too good in technology advancement , need to explore things and be a self learner .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hike and Promotions for relevant candidates should be taken care of , promotion should not be just time/experience bound but overall contribution should be given preference and transparency should be their on hike and promotion criteria.
    Variable % & Notice period should be decreased.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work Life Balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Engineering Manager  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Associate Engineering Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana

    Pros

    Great company for developers & Tester. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Not a good company for middle management. Responsibilities are not mathcing with role. Most of the decesions are taken at onshore, leads & manager just need to do resource management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more tranparent for vision

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    By Name it is "OPTUM" but don't be optimistic if you are a hard core developer and not very good with buttering your mgr

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance
    Cool Life
    Good allowances for those who are in support :P
    Cab Facility is the one best(only) facility.
    outings and activities.
    Very few efficient managers (should be lucky enough to work with them).

    Cons

    first and foremost, Variable amount in the package(whenever you get the offer letter from UHG don't go with the CTC but check take home on monthly basis(Sure you will be shocked ) variable amount is paid on yearly basis.

    Very Bad infrastructure(no Parking facility, no proper sitting facility), Quite common to see ppl running in search of cubicles.

    They spend some lakhs of amount for converting a tester to a developer by providing external training, Many even don't understand Why

    (if someone can really good at buttering the Manager then this is the best company to reach heights in your career)

    I felt strongly myself "This company is not for me or for those who completes the work and leave but it is for those ppl who wants to lead a cool life without much work", There might not be much growth professionally, This is not only my personal experience but also I have seen many of my seniors.

    Finally, NOTICE PERIOD of 3 MONTHS and no buy out option(you will have this option in the documents, But will never work in real life), However when they are recruiting a new employee they will buyout his notice period. VERY FUNNY :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing from my side, If they go through the review comments from its employees that should be more than enough.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    UnitedHealth Group (OGS) -Running company like Tea Stall with help of 3 Bogus leaders (Ops,HR,Tech)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana

    Pros

    Pros were applicable only before 2009 . Now not a single word for pros ...

    Cons

    New Company policies have no foresight (Because leaders does not have) . The problem is every leader wants to grow the size of their team and have no capabilities to handle that . Some newly joined VPs are remarkably idiots

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Its a wonderful experience working in UHG

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Claims Associate Representative  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Claims Associate Representative in Hyderābād

    Pros

    I like the Working Environment in the company

    Cons

    Personal growth, Company Values and Traning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good company to work with average work pressure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Testing Engineer  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Senior Testing Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana

    Pros

    - work culture
    -good for entry level

    Cons

    - Not a good place to learn new technology

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Worst nightmare one could expect as mid-level professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

    Pros

    Compensation is ok, WFH option is available but restricted to manager's will! Nothing else!!

    Cons

    The employees are treated like slaves to their immediate boss and the offshore management will blindly follow onshore orders them. Still they force employees to do useless work as new approach without detailing it to onshore. The management will come with organizational and process changes frequently regardless its useful or not .Hell lot of politics and you will get sick of that.
    The compensation to the lower level employees are very very less.You don't even know how your performance is measured. No transparency on anything.
    The HR people don't know anything other than recruitment and once you are in they don't even know that you exist.
    No job security. I have seen people disappearing from the office suddenly. If the senior management don't like you , then you are screwed. !!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't exist in the name of UHG when you are not aware of it as UHG or Optum or OGS or GSD!! Treat employees as stakeholders not slaves!! Get some talented top management who could atleast listen and understand process and product! Please mature as level 5 CMMi company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    There's nothing greater at work here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād

    Pros

    Work life balance.
    Flexibility
    Good work culture.
    One of the Healthcare biggies. Good for people who wants to grow on the functional side.

    Cons

    Parking. Believe me, so many people left because parking was not provided.
    Variable Pay - Atleast 15% of the CTC will be variable and will be paid yearly. If you resign in the 10 month, then also you wont be getting the variable.
    No onsites for Development projects.
    Dont expect much work. If you really want to grow technically, this is not at all the correct place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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

    Pros

    Friendly workforce , Great senior management .

    Cons

    Feedback loop is absent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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