Centene Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Centene Chairman and CEO Michael F. Neidorff
Michael F. Neidorff
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Pros
  • Good benefits - especially tuition reimbursement (in 26 reviews)

  • Only thing going for this company is great health Benefits or should I say what is left of the benefits due to cut backs (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • You will never have a work life balance here (in 19 reviews)

  • If you decide to take a job there plan on working many long hours (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Save Your Life Go Elsewhere

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Centene full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If in Clayton; central walkable location, free parking in covered garage, great cafe, gym, on site healthcare clinic and pharmacy. No perks whatsoever if not in the main office in Clayton.

    Cons

    Unqualified management at so many levels and look out if you happen to know more than whoever you are reporting to. Promotions are all about who you know, not what you know. There are many open positions posted internally, but prior to posting most of the good positions are filled with people's friends so you have no chance to even interview for those jobs. Company does not understand what qualifications are required for specific jobs and continue to fill them with under-qualified persons leaving one or two people to carry the load in a department. Work is done reactively, never proactively, no matter how often it is stressed to those in charge that new processes need to be put into place.

    Advice to Management

    Quit taking on new business and branching out into areas / new products you are not staffed to take on. This company had the potential to become great, but the right hand does not know what the left is doing (or the right hand is feeding the left a line of bull). Get your house in order.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Are you sure you want to?

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Centene full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    *Free Parking *Good Benefits *On-site Walgreens pharmacy *On-site Dr. that requires no co-pay *Training *Flexible Schedule

    Cons

    *Gym -- You pay $20 / month for a billion dollar HEALTH company to use their gym *HR doesn't know which end is up. Employee Referral program is a joke. I stopped referring highly qualified individuals because they won't get a call - only a rejection letter. *It's not about what you know, it's about WHO you know. Want to be in management? Start leaching onto a manager as soon as you step foot in the door. *Work Life Balance (They don't know what it is.) *Work From Home is not allowed per CEO. *Favortism is bad. *Do not hire correct management and then never get rid of bad management. *Professional Dress *Employee Engagement (Mgmt say they're working on this, but it's been two years and no results yet..) After reading thru all of the reviews, I am convinced (as one reviewer said) that HR writes reviews regularly on this site. FUTURE / POSSIBLE EMPLOYEES BEWARE!!


  3. Helpful (2)

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clayton, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clayton, MO

    I have been working at Centene full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work schedule Possible bonus Free parking* Cafeteria

    Cons

    Disrespectful Co-workers don't do fair share but get rewarded Corporate ticket contest is rigged


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  5. Helpful (2)

    case manager II

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Centene full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Loved the company, the benefits, my patients.

    Cons

    Poor management with lack of managerial experience. Employees concerns not heard, Ideas taken from employees and credit given to supervisors. Lack of research in to employee issues, and jumping the gun with accusations and judgement. Lack of work/life balance. It's ok for some employees to work from home when needed, but not for others. Lack of support.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes, and see where the real problems lie. Listen to employees, don't assume anything just because one person has one opinion.


  6. Helpful (6)

    Case manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Centene

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Appropriate pay for the role. Orientation was good. Upper management friendly, despite being out of touch with department heads.

    Cons

    Poor working nvironment. Unprofessional supervisor who actually encouraged mistrust and malevolence within the department. High turnover except for departmemt management. 15 hour work days were not out of the ordinary, depending on the case load.

    Advice to Management

    Be engaged in the environment employees are working in. Good people attract good people. And vice versa. Make changes when brought to your attention.


  7. Helpful (5)

    Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Centene (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is good, and the family health insurance plan offered is affordable. Opportunity to work in the field a couple days each week.

    Cons

    Work 60-70 hours/week so Health and family take their toll. It's a highly stressful environment due to the numerous process changes that don't make sense. Upper management is far removed from what is actually going on, and suggestions for improvement are ignored. The training department is also far removed from the realities of the job, which equates to 5 weeks of unproductive training, and new staff left without a clue. Due to the employees being overworked, highly stressed, unappreciated, and in close quarters, 3 or 4 sick days are easily used up due to stress related illness and burnout. This company lacks effective communication. Important information many times does not make it to the level of the supervisors and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at what is going on at the lower levels. Listen to the employees, provide support, and appreciation. Look to current knowledgeable employees to assist with creating processes that will work and not need to be undone after completion because no one thought of the possible outcomes.


  8. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Human Resources Coordinator in O'Fallon, IL
    Former Contractor - Human Resources Coordinator in O'Fallon, IL

    I worked at Centene as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work accommodations are supreme. Diverse workforce. Ideal Team atmosphere.

    Cons

    May use you as a fill-in while you were told you would be temp-to-hire as a valued team member. You may even be told every day that you are performing above standard and you are a great fit. But watch out, there are others who may undermine your hard work and effort.

    Advice to Management

    Beware of those who make rash decisions based on emotion.


  9. Helpful (3)

    No Life/Work Balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Centene

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Employee benefits are comparable to other employers in the area.

    Cons

    HR does not support employees.

    Advice to Management

    No advice - company not interested.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Centene

    Pros

    Great place place to meet new and exciting coworkers.

    Cons

    Poor Management, poor training provided


  11. Helpful (7)

    Case Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse Case Manager in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Nurse Case Manager in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Centene full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Wages, salary- Benefits. Some co-wokers are great to work with. Nevertheless, a few Bullies are controlling the office

    Cons

    Management, office bullying, politics. Please bear in mind that bullying starts for upper management and then it trickles down.

    Advice to Management

    This is Senior- corporate management- Please have employees complete a Management survey and you will see the results.



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