The people at UnitedHealth Group are a diverse collection of some of the smartest professionals, and every person contributes something of themselves to our mission of helping people live healthier lives.Individually, we are dreamers, dancers, explorers, inventors and tinkerers. Motivated by an intense desire for discovering how far we can reach, how much we can grow. It’s the same curiosity that drew us to careers with UnitedHealth Group, and the same excitement that fuels our progress toward making the health system work better for everyone. Sakshi is a great example. Keep reading to find out how her interests inspire her career.
When did you join UnitedHealth Group?
I joined UnitedHealth Group on March 5, 2012.
What do you do in your role?
I manage a number of processes such as production and operations and part of a centralized MIS team in Hyderabad. My responsibilities also include managing the UnitedHealth Group monthly reporting for various divisions.
What did you do before joining UnitedHealth Group?
I worked with IBM before embarking on my journey at UnitedHealth Group.
What is the culture like at UnitedHealth Group?
The culture at UnitedHealth Group is motiving and inspiring while maintaining an environment that is professional. Among the employees and the organization, people take responsibility for their work and actions. There is closeness among us.
What is the favorite part of your job?
I am a people person and I enjoy interacting with different people in operations and providing solutions to their problems. Solving someone’s problem is satisfying and challenging. I love taking up these challenges.
How have you grown at UnitedHealth Group?
Working at UnitedHealth Group is exciting because it is an organization that not only promotes a healthy work environment; it also provides many platforms for my overall development. In the last six months since I started, I have had many opportunities for learning and I have been able to come out of them as a smarter person each time.
How did you get involved in rhythmic gymnastics?
In my school, physical education classes were mandatory. I opted for gymnastics and within two classes I was selected to compete on our school gymnastics team. From there I never looked back. I went from representing my school, to our zone and then finally my state of Delhi in the national games.
How does gymnastics relate to your work?
Gymnastics is a sport of concentration, flexibility and the correct approach. This plays directly into my professional life as well. As a gymnast, I learned to concentrate and keep composed during tense competition. It also taught me the importance of staying flexible—both physically and emotionally. Lastly, it taught me how important the approach is and how it relates to the end-goal—in all situations.
Who is your role model and why?
Sachin Tendulkar—he is a national treasure in our cricket-crazed country. He is so prolific. He is expected to score a century every third time he is up to bat. He is the only Indian to have scored a century while debuting in the Ranji, Duleep and Irani trophy games. Ravi Shastri said, “He is someone sent from up there to play cricket.”
Do you have a mantra to live by? What is it?
My mantra is this: “Everything you can imagine is real.” I believe in dreaming and working hard to achieve what I want.
What is your favorite way to spend a weekend?
My weekends are usually spent with family, friends and gym sessions.
Would you rather eat at a restaurant or have home cooking? Why?
Cooking at home any day! As I love to add my own touch to everything that I do, I create my own specialties.
What is your proudest achievement?
When I competed in Nationals, I received a kit with all my gear including a jersey that read, “Delhi” on the back. When I returned home, my dad wore the jersey for me. That was my proudest moment in my life.