great place to work, but cubical life isn't for me.
Pros: affordable health care
Cons: sitting on the computer in a cubical all day
Although I enjoy my coworkers, and we all enjoy potlucks together every three months, at work I live in a cubical. For some, this would be the perfect job because they wouldn't want to interact with customers/guests/people. However, I have learned that I have a calling for customer service, and the cubical life and atmosphere just isn't my cup of tea.
Although the compensations, $11.50/hour plus affordable health care, with HSA options, 401K, and earned paid time off, the sitting and staring at a computer all day is the hardest part of my job.
I love the way that my job makes me think while I process, and I have learned multiple aspects of my job, which gives me job security. Often times there will be catering in our lunch/break room.
At UHC, there is this concept of "Our United Culture," and no matter how much it is preached, and how much we are reminded to work by the culture, not many actually follow it. When I was first interviewing for the position, an employee gave me false information about our benefits, and options available to us as employees (ex: 1 month paid time off right away; $12.00/hour starting, ability to use exercise balls as chairs paid by the company for our use, etc). I'm sure there are some truths to these; 1 month paid time off is something that over the years we are able to obtain, we can purchase on our own "exercise ball" that is actually made to sit on the office chair and give all the benefits of an exercise ball. Yet these little details were skewed to make working at the company more glamorous than it truly is, and how they were presented – more... were completely inaccurate. (Integrity is supposed to be the first main value of "Our United Culture")
The application process was a pain, and once hired information about paid time off (PTO), flex time, etc were not given to us, and I had to learn by experience. This is something that I would have appreciated, however learning from experience and asking questions isn't too bad.
I enjoy being able to flex my hours, and the ability to make up lost hours. I value the flexibility that this company offers. There are also opportunities to work from home, depending on the department you are working in. Biweekly one-on-one meetings with the supervisor are also available, and are very beneficial to see where I am sitting work wise-- what I'm doing well in and what I could work on. – less