UnitedHealth Group Reviews

Updated 8 Jul 2020

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  1. "Great place to work for a tech career"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time

    Pros

    Has a lot of learning opportunities, has a huge in-house IT and Infrastructure organization which is active in all emerging technologies

    Cons

    No work from home arrangement

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  2. Helpful (713)

    "Very heads-down"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    IT Project Manager in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group for 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.

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    UnitedHealth Group Response

    September 12, 2016Enterprise 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 happy to hear you enjoy working at the company. Judy Cater, Talent Community Manager, UnitedHealth Group

  3. "Good organization"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Configuration Analyst in Noida
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast growing organization in Healthcare Sector.

    Cons

    All things are good there but learning process is limited there.

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    UnitedHealth Group Response

    July 10, 2020Enterprise Talent Community Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Best of luck on your continued career. - Tori

  4. "Review"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Mr in Noida

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time

    Pros

    Good company to start career

    Cons

    Needs improvement in company's policy

    UnitedHealth Group Response

    July 8, 2020Enterprise Talent Community Manager

    Thanks for your review and for your continued contributions to the success of the team. - Tori

  5. "best company to work in NCR"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time

    Pros

    Maintained Good Work Life balance

    Cons

    Management need to recognize people for their efforts.

    UnitedHealth Group Response

    July 8, 2020Enterprise Talent Community Manager

    I'm glad you enjoyed your time at UnitedHealth Group. We wish you the best! - Tori

  6. "Overall Good Company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Reporting Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time

    Pros

    Work culture is good. New technologies available to learn. Work/Life Balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes management favor their closest ones

    UnitedHealth Group Response

    July 8, 2020Enterprise Talent Community Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Best of luck on your continued career. - Tori

  7. Optum | Division of UnitedHealth Group

    "Stable job with minimum growth opportunities"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable job Flexibility in work timing Work-Life balance is good Work from home

    Cons

    Growth opportunities very small. Need to focus more on new technologies.

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  8. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Engineering Manager 

    I worked at UnitedHealth Group full-time

    Pros

    Awesome place to work from

    Cons

    Way too many in leadership roles with less workforce executing orders

    UnitedHealth Group Response

    July 4, 2020Enterprise Talent Community Manager

    I'm glad you enjoyed your time at UnitedHealth Group. We wish you the best! - Tori

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Maryland Heights, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall a great company to work for

    Cons

    None that I can remember

    UnitedHealth Group Response

    June 30, 2020Enterprise Talent Community Manager

    I'm glad you enjoyed your time at UnitedHealth Group. We wish you the best! - Tori

  10. "Company Review"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Software Developer 

    I have been working at UnitedHealth Group full-time

    Pros

    Safe environment to work at place

    Cons

    Use old technologies to build their applications

    UnitedHealth Group Response

    June 30, 2020Enterprise Talent Community Manager

    Thanks for your review and for your continued contributions to the success of the team. - Tori

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