Nandesh Z.

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Nandesh Z. | Devoted Swimmer & Lead System Analyst

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When Nandesh connected with UnitedHealth Group nearly 9 years ago, he says the work sounded "captivating". He's very happy with his career growth, having started as a test engineer and now working as a lead analyst with a team of ten people. In a similar way, swimming captured his curiosity to the point that he worked with a coach and began swimming every day. It's a way to escape, relax, and refresh—and just like his job, his perseverance and dedication have paid off. He says an hour of swimming in the morning is all he needs to feel accomplished, but as far as we can tell, he's really just getting started.

"A lot of people say breakfast is the most important way to start the day. For me it's swimming. Once I swim, I know I'm all ready to work.
Nandesh Z
Nandesh Z

How do you describe your job to family and friends?

I work on an application that takes care of roughly 84% of the claims that flow through UnitedHealth Group. As a lead analyst, I make sure every claim that comes into my queue gets paid the way it should be.

What are some of the greatest challenges you face in your role?

The greatest challenges I face in my role are making my team happy and making sure they know I'm there to take care of them.

How have you grown at UnitedHealth Group?

I joined UnitedHealth Group as a test engineer about 8-1/2 years ago, and now I'm working as a lead analyst handling a team of ten. So I've grown significantly in the team.

How has UnitedHealth Group supported you in that growth?

UnitedHealth Group has supported me tremendously over these years, professionally as well as personally. They've helped me try different things in new initiatives of the company.

What makes your passion important to you?

I love swimming because it helps me relax and disconnect from the world.

How do those same elements show up in the passions and interests you pursue outside of work?

I started swimming three years ago, because I was curious about it. I started out with a coach and now I usually swim 5 days a week, 4 months a year – during the summer. Just like my job, it takes perseverance.

What’s the most important thing someone should know before joining our company?

You should know that this company gives you a lot of freedom and opportunity to grow.

Favorite person, living or dead?

My father.

Favorite food?

Spicy Indian food.

What are you most grateful for?

I'm grateful to God for being where I am right now, and doing what I'm doing. I'm grateful for my well-being.