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Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group, United States on May 7th, 2019
"If you want to work where you will receive harsh and lengthy discipline from management every time you fail to dot an i or cross a t, this is the job for you. If you want power hungry management & admin staff that pulls dirty tricks all the time, you should work here. If bully tactics are your preference, you will do well here. If you like your chance for advancement to depend solely on how well you obey every command from how long to keep your email, how to arrange your computer desktop and how long it should take you to see to your needs, you will like it here. If failure to obey on command results in becoming a bull y target is the way you like doing things, apply right away. If lying, backstabbing and trickery are your preferred management techniques, this is where you will thrive. If you like major and comprehensive process changes every single month if not every week and being expected to have them all down pat without error in an instant, go to work here. Other than that, I loved the work I was doing and the company had good compensation and benefits. I hoped to stay with this company to retirement, but the micromanagement culture and punishment for failure to obey commands on these tiny little things was not agreeable for me and certainly didn't line up with the company's written values, so all of that is just lip service. It was a major disappointment with the contrast of what the company says it stands for and how the staff actually behaves, but this is always a risk. I've worked in this field 22 years and it was the worst I'd ever seen. If you decide to work here, just be sure not to question anything, ever, and obey every miniscule order your manager gives you without question and never voice an opposing thought, they will plot revenge and never let go of the personal vendetta they create. I resigned to protect my work record and hope for a better situation in my next position."
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Dec 27th, 2018
"Even though they try to promote diversity, the culture isn't as inclusive"
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Nov 20th, 2018
"Can be a hard company to work for and having good management is key to sustainability. "
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Oct 19th, 2018
"Great employer, probably best place I’ve ever worked at and I have been here over 10 years"
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Oct 15th, 2018
" be careful if you're working from home that you do not keep your children there. If you have a young child bust your butt to get them to daycare on time. Any kids heard in the background at all is not okay. My 2 year old son was sick at home and watching a show to keep him occupied while I was on a call. I forgot to put myself back on mute and someone heard it, even though my son was in a separate room. Not my finest moment, but it was my 3rd month working there and I'm a single mom, so I was doing the best I could. Despite my slip-up, my bosswas told by one if my peers that I watch TV during the work day, and the rapport I had developed with my manager changed. I was systematically pushed out because of this person spreading rumors about my work ethic and ruining my reputation. I ended up getting let go. Working from home is no joke, so don't slip up! Make sure your home internet is extremely reliable or it looks like youre offline. In my case, my manager didnt believe I was "present" when I was 100% engaged, Lesson learned!"
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Aug 31st, 2018
"Politics and other women seem to be the most difficult to deal with."
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Aug 20th, 2018
"Upper management works long hours and a great deal is demanded of them. I've seen e-mails sent as late as 11 PM, even 1 AM. There are a lot of women working in upper management at this company, but they have been working at UHC for eight, ten years if you can stick it out that long."
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Jul 30th, 2018
"If you do not mind being monitored by metrics and tethered to a phone, this place only offers full-time positions with health insurance, EAP, and 401K matches up to 6%. "
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Jul 25th, 2018
"A great place to work as a woman. The balance with family and work is there, making a difference."
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Jun 20th, 2018
"Telecommute is a preferred option for many roles. Tremendous work life balance. "
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Jun 3rd, 2018
"Use the job to gain experience and move on. I have seen men with no experience in management moved ahead of women with years of it. "
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Apr 26th, 2018
"Company's biggest challenge is communication. "
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Mar 22nd, 2018
"Work is demanding but it is good experience for your career "
"I've had a good career so far at the company but I do recognize that a large part of my experience has to do with the leaders I was able to work for. I'm sure this is true in most large organizations."
"I have worked for many female leaders and have been able to speak with them during my progress through motherhood."
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Feb 7th, 2018
"nothing that i can say unless you are desperate for a job run run away"
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Dec 26th, 2017
"Many woman work at UHC at differently levels and seems to be fair "
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Dec 19th, 2017
"Not recommended. Unless you can work 80 hours a week and never get sick ....."
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Oct 25th, 2017
"For a company this large, your experience will depend on the department and manager, but overall, the corporation strives to live out their cultural values of compassion, relationships, integrity, etc."
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Oct 17th, 2017
"UnitedHealth Group is at the forefront of healthcare innovation and generally has a great culture, however, it still has a way to go in reflecting diversity in its leadership."
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Oct 16th, 2017
"Be careful. They appear woman friendly but also say they are military friendly which has proven to be false."
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Sep 24th, 2017
"Do not expect to climb the corporate ladder. There are few senior women."
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Aug 23rd, 2017
"They invest in you! They really do everything they can to help you succeed. "
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Jul 26th, 2017
"Women are concentrated in the lower paid positions. Do not go here if you want to climb the corporate ladder, especially if you have a life outside of work."
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Jul 23rd, 2017
"Push to be promoted - it won't be handed to you. If you are promoted negotiate your salary. "
"Negotiate your best offer coming in the door as internal pay raises are minimal. Draw the line to make your own work/life balance - it won't be done for you. Watch your back."
"Negotiate your best offer coming in the door as internal pay raises are minimal. Draw the line to make your own work/life balance - it won't be done for you. Watch your back. "
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on May 22nd, 2017
"Great company to work for! The work-life balance is amazing. The only reason I left was the pay!"
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Apr 26th, 2017
"Overall good employer. Depending on your boss, there is flexibility around work-life...kids doc appointments, school events, etc. But you may be back at it from home later in the evening to make up for it."
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Apr 25th, 2017
"it provides a balance btw family and work life depending on department. Some manager care, others do not. "
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Apr 18th, 2017
"Have to really push to be paid well. The benefits plan is only average in my view - even though we technically are part of United Health Group. They make improvements in the HSA to help make the benefit plan richer, but on the east coast, hospitals have a better benefit plan because of 1199 union support. Raises are small but they do offer a bonus program. "
"It's a great place to work for everyone; men and women alike. We are all treated equally."
"Really push on the ability to work from home. They'll say you can, but in actuality you can't per company policy of "butts in seats". "
"This company is pretty fair to women. The medical benefits aren't that great."
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Feb 15th, 2017
"I actually left Seattle because I was tired of being a smart woman with a big mouth and the boys being scared of getting their manhood trampled."
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Feb 12th, 2017
"for a company that has such a high proportion of women, there are few men in the highest leadership roles. "
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Dec 6th, 2016
"Benefits are not great, there are pockets where men fair better, but there is challenging interesting work and opportunities to make it as a working mom."
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Oct 31st, 2016
"All experiences are based on the boss you have and dept you are in. Decisions are made usually between boss and 2-3 above them. Many female leaders (directors and above) do not have children but seem to be flexible from others I have heard from."
Anonymous shared this review of UnitedHealth Group on Oct 19th, 2016
"Your experience may depend entirely on which part of the organization you work for- some are far more flexible than others. "
"It's a good place to work, but some departments are better than others, and of course some bosses are more understanding than others. The higher your job level and number of years you're been here, the more flexibility. Some departments are completely awful, such as call center. There are many women supervisors, but I've heard from others that sometimes the male supervisors are more flexible."
"The work is rewarding, but men who have families move up faster because they are naturally seen as the breadwinners. I am a female breadwinner but am not taken seriously in that role at work. That being said, the schedule is flexible if your manager also has kids. If not, good luck! Lots of women directors and managers but fewer in top roles. Work is piled on; raises are not. Lots of change - 14 managers after 10 years. Rewarding work to help people live healthy and fix the health care system and chances to grow as a professional IF you seek them out. But it all really depends on your direct manager and the 2-3 people above them."
"The company is changing quickly and doing great things internally and to advance healthcare. That being said, the highest levels of management are currently all men with little diversity."
"I've worked at UnitedHealthcare for almost 8 years, and the majority of staff is female. We have a great culture that focuses on Integrity, Compassion, Relationship, Innovation and Performance, which suits everyone who works there. The benefits are generous, and management goes out of their way to make the employee feel valued. I just love the place!"
"If you are just getting started this a great place to learn and develop. It's fast paced and never boring. Lots of opportunities for self-starters. You won't regret working here but you might reach a point where you can go no further. Career development is self-service. Women are the worker bees here and heavily represented at manager and director roles. Leadership structures are heavily weighted with men filling most VP level and almost all C-Level positions. Women who do have these positions are generally in Human Capital, Legal or Social Responsibility roles. Diversity in the corporate headquarters in absent. It exists generally in foreign countries (for race) and in the nursing/customer service roles (for women)."
"I've worked here for 7 years and there are a lot of women working here in entry level positions as well as many in management positions. The job is family friendly as it is first shift in my department and employees are able to make their own schedule as long as they are in the office by a set time. My department also offers a flex time, meaning that you can come in an hour earlier or later than your usual start time on any given day. My department also offers make-up time, so if a child gets sick or there are doctor's appointments that have to happen rather than using PTO you have an option to make up some of the time if you can. I am a single mother of four children and have been pregnant twice during my time with the company. I think that it is a great company to work with for those with kids or for anyone period."
"There are lots of women working here. Some in leadership but the highest level of leadership is very male dominanted and not diverse, which can make it hard to find a role model if the top of the company is where you want to be."
"I have with UHC for 9 years and it is a wonderful company. We have a very good relationship with the team. I personally believe that UHC treats women fairly."
"Good advancement opportunities, good pay. But be prepared to work hard and work SMART if you want to succeed. Bonuses are absolutely merit based as they should be. Need to be able to adapt to change quickly. Company stock purchase program (ESSP)= FREE MONEY. Healthcare benefits are the only complaint."
"I wish I had posted out after the first year."
"If you do an outstanding job, they will question your integrity and then pile on the work and expectations without appropriate pay increases. Promotions are not based on what you know but on how you are buddies with the hiring people. Men always get paid more than women, period."