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Reviews for Optum

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.31
Support from management
3.20
Teamwork
3.53
Freedom to work independently
3.47
Internal Communication
3.12
Office / Work Environment
3.35
Environmental Friendliness
3.50
Work-Life Balance
3.38
Challenging Work
3.44
Inclusive / Diverse
3.51

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.68
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.56
Career Development
3.17
Overall compensation for your work
3.27
Company Image
3.38
Job Security
3.16
Handicapped Accessibility
3.73
Workplace Safety
3.82
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 55 of 214 reviews Parking in 116 of 214 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 40 of 214 reviews Stock or equity options in 81 of 214 reviews 401(k) in 146 of 214 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 1 of 214 reviews Reimbursed daycare in 3 of 214 reviews Ability to work remotely in 71 of 214 reviews Desirable office location in 41 of 214 reviews Tuition assistance in 62 of 214 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 41 of 214 reviews 401(k) Match in 109 of 214 reviews Flexible spending account in 77 of 214 reviews Paid time off in 127 of 214 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 123 of 214 reviews Relocation allowance in 5 of 214 reviews Life insurance in 110 of 214 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 77 of 214 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 8 of 214 reviews Health and wellness programs in 104 of 214 reviews Employee discounts in 115 of 214 reviews Vehicle allowance in 12 of 214 reviews Employee events in 64 of 214 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 1 of 214 reviews Fitness center on site in 45 of 214 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 21 of 214 reviews
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Better planning and less last minute changes.

What I like about the company

They have helped me obtain work life balance while advancing my career. I feel a sense of purpose from my work and can see myself retiring from this company in 20 years.

What I dislike about the company

Senior leadership sometimes struggles with balancing quality and quantity.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Optum Services
  • City
    Sharonville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • stop being so greedy and have some of the 3 billion quarterly net revenue trickle down to all the employees.

What I like about the company

There is an above average amount of paid time off.

What I dislike about the company

But the openings for paid time off fill up so you can't even use you time off unless you get hit with an "incident" for taking off without being scheduled for it...And 3 incidents (including calling off sick) means you lose your monthly sales commissions.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Optum
  • City
    Allentown
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 11.Dec 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More pay, less stress for our wardrobe. Do enjoy standing desks. But desk chairs suck.

What I like about the company

We help people be well. And we impove the pharmacy idea. With care in our calls. We are open 24/7 to help. And we have quarterly reviews. Which can lead to small bonus.

What I dislike about the company

Lack of pay for amount we do. Parking is a nightmare. Bathrooms are a mess. We have dress code. Open Saturdays.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Optum
  • City
    Chicago
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Provide actual training as promised during the interview process.

What I like about the company

It has diversity of employees.

What I dislike about the company

Training was not adequate for the position.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    UNITED HEALTH CARE/OPTUM
  • City
    Marietta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More employee bonuses, all year round.

What I like about the company

Helping those in need of life threatening medications and going above and beyond to do it.

What I dislike about the company

Employee bonuses. Employees need to be appreciated as well.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    OptumRx
  • City
    Overland Park
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • There needs to be better communication from upper management when things change such as notifying your manager before purchasing PTO at open enrollment. There seems to be some micro managing when it comes to this.

What I like about the company

I came from a company that offered insurance to their employees, but the rates were horrible. Optum's employee insurance has allowed me to bring more of my paycheck home essentially acting as a raise. There are yearly reviews and bonus pay outs which are nice and appreciated. Tuition reimbursement is a big help and something not all companies offers, so if you want to further your education help is available. Overall I have had nothing, but positive experiences working for Optum and plan to stay with the company once I complete my Bachelor's in nursing.

What I dislike about the company

I disapprove of the ventilation system being operated out of state in Minnesota. It is a hassle to get someone to come and adjust the air at times. It gets so cold you have to wear a jacket all day.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Optum
  • City
    Las Vegas
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 04.Nov 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • I think we have great diverity. I would not change anything right now.

What I like about the company

Lots of volunteer opportunities, with 30 hours you can get 500 to your favorite volunteer organization

What I dislike about the company

I do not like the way they figure out the pay raises. I also do not like the favoritism from some supervisors

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    OPTUM / UNITED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
  • City
    Eden Prairie
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 18.Oct 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Perhaps have more meeting in-house so we can see each other more instead via the web

What I like about the company

Very understanding especially with personal issues

What I dislike about the company

None really get to work home they communicate all or any changes or updates plenty of room to grow

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    OPTUM / UNITED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
  • City
    Newtown Square
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 14.Oct 2018
  • Employee

Job Security

secure, even free to move around, if you're buddy buddy with management

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    optum
  • City
    Boston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 11.Oct 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

Family members are allowed to work in the same department where one is in management

Support from management

Management is incapable of leading

Teamwork

Leadership demoralizes staff by discussing employees where all can hear

Freedom to work independently

You are micronanaged.

Internal Communication

Leadership smiles in your face while plotting against you behind your back.

Career Development

No one was talking you to achieve more than them

Overall compensation for your work

The company bravs about the billions of dollars in revenue made every quarter, but then you get a .19 raise

Office / Work Environment

Terrible. It's like working around children not cared for by their parents.

Work-Life Balance

You are penalized by "occurrences" when you call in or need to leave in an emergency.

Company Image

It's all smoke and mirrors.

Job Security

There is none.

Inclusive / Diverse

If you miss up to leadership, you are liked. If not, you are in the outside looking in.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Restructure, remice incompetent leadership, value employees.

What I like about the company

The cafe had good food.

What I dislike about the company

Optum

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Optum360
  • City
    Minneapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered