Any thoughts on the phenomenon about people quitting their jobs or moreover, getting laid off and not going back to work? We as employees are tired of being mistreated, having less and less each year as inflation rises. I remember when everyone got... — read more
Cheap workers mostly equals costly consequences. That is my opinion. This company doesn’t seem to be thinking about the hidden costs of cheap labor at all. That's why I completely agree with someone who said that Optum no longer has a long term... — read more
New executive order that denies mandates. Not sure of all the details but may give cover for all the Texas employees and or give you some legal ammo to make things rough on UHG.
It’s amazing to me that all the people I know who were cut here, were among the best employees. I think that's how I would rate them as someone who was their colleague. Sometimes I wonder if they have a good insight into whom they actually cut???... — read more
I personally haven’t had a chance to grow here and started looking for a new job. This is not a place that especially values talent or knows how to get the best out of its employees. Because, how else to explain that people who were here more than... — read more
How many people are going to bow down and vaccinate? I personally telecommute and find it ridiculous that UHC isn’t requiring telecommuters to vaccinate, but their red headed step child Optum is. They can have my job, I’m not doing it.
Meeting today that areas in Optum are mandatory vaccination for telecommuters regardless that’s UHG policy excludes telecommuters from vaccine mandates. They will lose their jobs by 11/30 if not vaccinated.
A manager who constantly focuses on what was done wrong, and never how much is done well... a manager who absolutely focuses on micromanagement of his employees instead of looking at what the competition is doing... a manager who thinks you should be... — read more
any chance that the merge with Change Healthcare will not happen? I see not much updates
Take the jab or no job. Who is John Gault? Just wait and see the brain drain and mass exodus of any talent they might have.
Today I realized that if my boss gives me "busy work" which is never used. I've decided to turn it into a positive to relax and slow down my work pace. I listen to motivational pod casts since I'm excluded from meetings. The company is toxic... — read more
Does anyone know about the AMS team being sold? I heard that it’s called Copper now? I wish Lenny was still around
I thought we were safe after the last one where a couple people got cut, but it's happening again this week. Guess I'll know if I still have a job by the end of this week...
When will people realize and accept this? No, there might not be huge rounds every week but there are certainly small, surgical cuts being done daily. This is not an employee-friendly place, it never was. If you want job security, you'll have to find... — read more
I stopped here briefly just to see what's going on here now. Looks like the situation hasn't improved much? _ _ I’m still not used to working at another company because it's weird not experiencing stress everyday. After so much time at Optum it... — read more
Should I do it? I have other job offers from fintech and I thought healthcare industry is stable and growing. Optum has lower job offer but like I said, I like the idea of stability. But looking at the posts here, Optum seems like a chaotic... — read more
Basically we can all be sure of only one thing and that is that no one here is safe. Judging by the behavior of my superior, everything indicates that I am a target for the cuts very soon. I take his drastic change in behavior as a big red flag... — read more
Based on an email that went out, it appears that there will be a covid vaccine mandate. Class action lawsuit?
Our management had to submit a skills list on all employees so they can realign when new automation system is implemented. I'll be the first to post about layoffs and list some names for the viewing public! It's one big cir..le Jerk!
My leadership is mandating that new employees are hired from overseas. I feel like this is the start of something bad. Has anyone experienced this and how long before you saw US positions eliminated?
I've worked here for over 10 years and this has got to be the most toxic work environment. I listen to management bad mouth each other behind their backs and also have managers brag about how they just put one of your co-workers on a CAP... wow. I... — read more
Or is hard work not enough? Some people try to act cool, as if they’re not afraid of losing their job, but I really care to keep it. I know it’s not the best and I know there are a lot better options but it’s important to me at this time to stay... — read more
Once again a female CEO at Optum has directed a large task force to work the weekend on a bid that wreaks of nepotism while she retreats to her home the on the cape. She gave her team “a treat” by agreeing to join a Friday call and tell them for 15... — read more
Layoffs are trickling in for the 3rd and soon the 4th quarter of 2021. They will spread them out so they don't have to register them or give notice to the Department of Labor. It's a sick twisted game they play... similar to the Whistle Blower... — read more
Signs it may be time to leave a job You are underusing your skills. You are not following your passion. The work environment is unhealthy. There are no opportunities for growth. The company's future is in question. Your... — read more
You know when your boss makes comments like "I don't want you to fail" or "Build this project task out so you can use it as a future skill" and the best is.... "Can you get this done by this Thursday?" are all signs of the direction you are going... — read more
My boss recently promoted one of our coworkers to manager (they live in the same small town) and they continuously make hostile comments towards another coworker that is not on the phone. How do you handle this? They lack the maturity to know what... — read more
The better employee you are the less valued you will be, that’s almost a rule here. To those who are going through a stressful period now, I can only say that layoff is the best thing that has happened to me here. If I hadn’t gotten layoff, who knows... — read more
So many people are hanging in there hoping to get a severance payout before taking the initiative to find another job and leave. The question I have is what will you do once it’s exhausted and you haven’t found a job? Is it really worth holding onto... — read more
This place is like watching is better then watching a Jerry Springer show. It's a constant fight between management on meetings and emails. Middle management looks to be the target to be fired due to poor performance. The ethics and morals suck... — read more
Just so she knows how hard we're working and how unrealistic her expectations are. It's easy to yell at people to get them to do something even if she knows we're already working on three other things at once. Actually stepping up and helping? That's... — read more
Optum Tech has resorted to forcing people out.. (resign or be terminated), despite MAP rating of 5, for example) especially women. Employment is “at will”, so unless you’re up for a legal battle, there is no recourse. HR buries complaints and cases... — read more
They don't care about the employee. Management makes statements such as: "We are a family", "stop and really look at what's important in life", "Step away when you need to get some rest".... Horse Hockey! They don't give a damn about the employees... — read more
The air is thick! We've had employees find new jobs vs waiting for the layoffs which are coming soon.... they should trim the fat, starting at the top. The only function they have is breathing. Toxic, Sick, Culture.
Layoff for provider network management: contractors, developers, leads, and supervisors. President said during the meeting "it's business as usual for now". I'll have what she's smoking. Optum needs to save money after a few egregious business... — read more
Just laid off 130+ contractors and developers this morning. Have until September 23 to get placed. Severance package 1 week per year with the company. Wish me luck!!
They layoff the wrong people. All those that are currently left are back stabbing to get to the top of the "cow manure". What a big circle ... jerk party.