7 out of 75 were laid off on my team in the last wave. Parts of my job have slowly been automated over the past 3 years. Is the writing on the wall for the rest of the team? Should I leave if I get another job offer even if the pay/benefits are less... — read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Optum
At a time when unemployment in the US is high optum feels the need to hire 30 offshore people for the US helpdesk. Let that sink in.
How is everyone dealing with the confidentially agreement they were forced to sign when they quit?
With all the layoffs happening at Optum, with no end in sight, in addition to the fact that the jobs are not being eliminated but moved to India or Philippines, is it time form a union? I am curious what others think?
While I can dream that someone in Optum Leadership will read this, I can still dream, right? Two of the five Cultural Values are Compassion and Integrity. When you lay off people in wave after wave after wave, you show zero compassion and your... — read more
Lately, our department/team has been getting a lot of last minute requests to complete information for leadership to pull reports on the data. Did this happen to anyone else before a lay-off happened? Just seems like they are searching for something... — read more
I was part of the June layoff and landed a better role, at a better company, for better $$ in just over a month. I came here today because a former colleague informed of the blood bath last week. If you are impacted, here is the plan I... — read more
You absolutely need to be prepared. Update your resume. Start thinking about other job opportunities. I will also add that if your boss/manager promised you that you were safe, that was irresponsible on their part. Promises like that should never be... — read more
Everyone knows by now, especially coming to this site, that an Optum layoff is always in the future. Why put yourself through this misery every few months of stress? Don’t you AND your family deserve better? Stop blaming others and take control of... — read more
Is anyone looking into a lawsuit as a group of employees?
we as professionals always need to be learning new skills and roles. Never let your skills get too specific or tied to a single company. Always be learning. Always get new skills. Always try to get different roles to grow yourself. If you get tied... — read more
The slime balls at OptumRx have been laying folks off, as soon as the work gets done and implementation is over and they are ready to hand the clients over to account management. They don’t care about their staff at all. Meanwhile, the VP’s and... — read more
I'm curious if Rory Mcllroy got rif'd. Optum constantly talks about cost savings... How vital is this "ambassador" to healthcare? Optics and profit are obviously more important than value to the actual customer. Rory do you have any humanity?... — read more
They told us, we were ok, safe, nothing to worry about. Keep working hard, and nose to grindstone talk. Then layoffs occurred. People from all walks of life, ranks, etc. Gonzo. So much for that loyality, dedication, ok, safe yammer. Just more company... — read more
Anyone have any confirmed information on how and when BH might be impacted?
Job cuts are in progress, it's affecting many at OptumInsight. Both directors and VPs are being let go - managers and below as well. It's really bad and folks are emotional. We are minting money so I really do not understand why do they have to do... — read more
I know a few folks already got their notice today they were being RIFed. I’m sure more are coming throughout the day
That is the answer to “why the layoffs “ https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/unitedhealth-doubles-profit-in-q2-as-mlr-plummets-to-702-amid-pandemic/581647/
Optum purchased Equian (A DRG auditing company) for an astounding 3.2 billion dollars. We had 80-85 auditors. We are now having 8 hours of overtime every week due to looking at every case twice. Obviously, someone above is not happy with our money... — read more
Any news on payment Integrity? I’ve been so nervous these past few months... does anyone who has left the company have suggestions on where to apply? I’ve worked here for ten years and my skills are so specific to this company... I am lost for where... — read more
Please stop buying the c-ap the company is spewing about how great Optum is or how safe you are from being cut. Or better yet - stop saying those who were RIFed deserved it because they had no value. Unless you accept what kind of company and... — read more
4 nurse practitioners and one physician medical director let go from enterprise clinical performance today. Lots of other restructuring within.
I was part of the recent layoffs, but what did I expect from a company that only cares about profits. I mean seriously, who couldn’t see the writing on the wall when ELT is slowly running the company into the ground while the toxic culture is... — read more
big layoffs in optum tech, primarily hitting legacy teams and high level VP's impacted too
When will the layoffs start in HCP? Our integration date is the first week of Nov. The excess PTO will be paid out. Any news?
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Heard that urgent conference call held this morning where participants were told of Optum layoffs happening today... again no details but those on the call were not part of the group. Any info?
Dennis comes in and replaces Lee. Then Dennis starts pushing people out and bringing in his folks from DXE. Six people now? Question is: Is bringing in all the new people with No job postings to existing employees, no notifications, no... — read more
Anyone know WTH is going on over here? Almost no communication. Several reorgs, people are scared onshore is being let go. Specifically in the ART area. It is a mess! There are some hush hush meetings going on. rumor is someone opened a case against... — read more
We have noted that our company has said they are NOT laying off due to COVID. Yet we have been laid off during COVID times. Can people please share if they received the extra payments? Recently, we have as a country been approved for $300-$400... — read more
This is getting unbearable. Managers are rude, belittling, cold. Mark P must have enough complaints to terminate him if Optum cares about us. We are asked to do things to manipulate metrics. We’re not doing nursing! Idk what to even call this... — read more
Since the beginning of the year (starting with that large layoff of 3,000+) the layoff numbers are in the thousands. All while the leaders of this company continue to reap the benefits & make record amounts of money. At what point does the media pick... — read more
Not to be insensitive but from these posts today it seems like around 30 people were let go. Hardly a blood bath in a company of 300+k. Are people underreporting or was this warning overblown.
Yep, today's the day all right. Just had my call. Sounds like it's gonna be a grim day for many. As for me, a mix of panic and relief. Was told it's all about "efficiencies" and "numbers" so my job was eliminated. Yeah, I'm sure now that they don't... — read more