That's because people who never developed a line of code in their life make the staffing decisions. Offshore resources believe they are favored over their American counterparts because they are more skilled and talented. The truth is, it has... read more
Topics regarding layoffs at Optum
Why is no one in the organization talking about current policial movements that aim to eliminate UNH alltogether. Am I the only one concerned we may all ultimately be laid off?
I've heard from a few different sources that more layoffs are coming soon. Probably at the end of this month or in early March 2019. Anyone else hearing this? Who else is looking for a job?
Santeli and goons are big time failures and wired in mainframes. 30+ years they have done this drama with accidental successes They don’t have , what it takes to take on Target, forget Amazon. Oh well thay have hired the fall guys from Tarjet.
Look at what is happening in the country, Mandatory enrollment in health care is no longer mandatory and it shouldn't be, and the ACA is trash, so, what happens is these filthy rich companies ride on our work to get that way and when they make a... read more
I worked in the I.T. Division at a very high technical level for many years and can verify the offshore employees we had to train and support are a huge hinderance. They talk over you instead of listening and are extremely slow to learn. It is much... read more
From my understanding claims domain applications are next. There is a heavy ramp up of OGS in the claims domain. We are training our replacements.
Make no mistake, it's happening right now. My building just started a round of layoffs this morning out of nowhere, but the signs have been there and I expected it sooner or later. Between: The multiple leadership changes at the top of the tree The... read more
Optum leadership's 24-36 month roadmap is to offshore more than 60% of it's workforce-reducing domestic jobs. This job reduction will lower cost and enable Optum to meet budget requirements to compete with the mythical Amazon HealthCare announcement... read more
Teams reduced by half or more. Severence packages based on years of service. Most in my area were 10+ years with the company. Warn act doesn't apply it's not a plant, 30% of the workforce, or above certain threshold in one building. They kept... read more
How is today looking? Will there be more layoffs at Optum or was yesterday it?
Record profits. More layoffs in Optum Technology. Teams were already understaffed, letting more good people go. What a joke. Please don’t spam this post with more WARN act b---s--- either, we got the message in EVERY OTHER POST.
If your employer selects you for a layoff, under Federal law, your employer is required to give you 60 days notice (and pay you for those 60 days). The 60 days is in addition to any severance you may be entitled to. This is required under the Federal... read more
What’s this rumor in NJ? Is it cuts or re org? Insights please.
If you think you may be laid off (or have been laid off), under Federal law, your employer is required to give you 60 days’ notice (and pay you for those 60 days) The 60 days is in addition to any severance you may be entitled to. This is required... read more
https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/layoffs This is a good source of information
Just want to start a thread so we can consolidate the info for 2019 layoffs at Optum. Not sure if you have anything right now but it's good to have a place where we can discuss it.
If you were laid off, there are multiple laws you should know about. One of them is the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA) As part of the OWBPA, your employer must give you a document that has the job titles and ages of all laid off... read more
If you were laid off because you are older than your co-workers, it's time to educate ourselves about age discrimination Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) info on age discrimination https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/age.cfm... read more
I am looking for some input about what it's like to work for OptumRx Can you share your thoughts? https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/2018/07/27/ventura-county-businesses-sue-optumrx-d--g-pricing-lawsuit-pharmacy/784865002/... read more
Let's learn more about the new President of Optum, Sir Andrew Witty. Welcome Sir Andrew! https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/former-glaxo-boss-andrew-witty-has-the-last-laugh-on-pharma-qpj5pw6f0... read more
The H-1B Visa program allows companies to hire foreign workers for specialized jobs that can be difficult to fill H-1B visas are granted through an employer-driven system, which means an employer must apply for the visa. Some employers apply for the... read more
If my employer has a layoff, should I get 60 days written notice and be paid for those 60 days? These companies were sued because they failed to comply with the WARN ACT https://www.warnlawyers.com/WARN-Act-Cases/
Big layoffs in AE in July 2018. For those left not good news, many demotions and more being managed from India. The writing is on the wall, they will continuously will move as many jobs as possible offshore. Trumps enemy is right here in the US.
If you were part of a layoff or you anticipate being part of a layoff, please learn about the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) This Federal law indicates that your employer must give you 60 days written notice before the... read more
Around 90-100 of us Optum Analytics colleagues were laid off today thanks for the new Advisory Board acquisition. OptumInsight senior executives are making some major cut, and it’s sad to see my 7-year with the company gets let go like this!!! Very... read more
Hearing recently that no replacement requisitions are being approved at Optum for departing team members. Looks like the organization wants the financials to be ship-shape for the arrival of the new CEO on July 1. Good news for those fortunate enough... read more
Check with your Displaced Worker Office and inquire about the TAA Benefit Today.
After releasing positive Q1 earnings on April 17th, where UHG net $1 Billion in profits, I guess they had no choice but to fund the remaining VSIP employees that accepted their original offer. Employee releases granted under a phased approach over... read more
Optum360 purchased MedSynergies a couple years ago, but we did not 'transition' until 12/24/2017. Since then, they have severance more than half of our employees. They claim this is due to losing a major client (CHI) in September 2017. They assured... read more
I was laid off in July 2017 as part of the layoff. Two of us on my team were laid off and we were the oldest in age. Two younger more recent hires were kept on the team because they had worked with our boss previously and were his favorites. The... read more
So here are how indians surviving in UHG/OPTUM. most don't have any communication skills but they are managers, directors . Some of these folks would get their work done from remote locations like india by paying them little fees . How you know, its... read more
I’m in late 30’s, grade 28, Optum Operations; after earning mostly 4’s and some 5’s on my review (which is solid performance), I only no raise and no bonus!!!!! WTF!!! I usually get 10% bonus in the past 3 years, and my manager hinted that Norman... read more
30 were laid off in Duluth a couple of weeks ago As expected, 2018 will be a repeat of 2017
Special one-time offer to exit with weeks of pay tied to # of years worked. Must be over 10 years. I feel for those that have worked less than 10 years, as they will probably be shown the door soon.
What happened in July - how many folks were let go. What groups were targeted.
Absolutely a horrible company after working here for years as a dedicated employee to be let go due to layoffs. Funny thing it was mostly older people let go. Guess if you are the VPs girl Friday or whatever he calls she does for him your job is... read more
Would someone recommend if I should join or not?