Centene

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Centene Reviews

Updated November 29, 2014
Updated November 29, 2014
202 Reviews
2.7
202 Reviews
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Centene Chairman and CEO Michael F. Neidorff
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits (although they were better just a couple of years ago) (in 26 reviews)

  • The pay is good, there are a few honest, caring Managers (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no work life balance unless you are paid by the hour (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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Up and coming employer with room for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ

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

    Pros

    Small employer feel with huge growth opportunity if your looking for career advancement. Caring, smart co-workers and leaders with a drive for success. Competative pay.

    Cons

    Growing fast so feeling some growing pains. Needs more job aids, procedural structure and formalized training programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more face-time with your staff, do regular 1:1s (don't cancel them every week!). People need to know their leaders are there and want each individual to succeed. Put succession planning in place ASAP!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Centene full-time

    Pros

    Fast pace and ever evolving enviornment

    Cons

    Lack of lower/ mid-management accountability and oversight.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at Centene full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company benefits. Company very social within the community. Diverse environment.

    Cons

    Hard to move within company unless you know the hiring manager. Almost easier to get a promotion from the outside verse within.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Centene

    Pros

    Benefits, people, experience with Medicaid

    Cons

    Commute and that's all thanks

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contractor in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Contractor in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Centene as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    *Flexible schedule
    *Contractors treated as they are a part of the company
    *Still have connections and friends from when I worked there last year.
    *Great pay for contractors

    Cons

    *Management does not always consider the potential of an employee

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pay is above average & benefits are good, but very stressful work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Office Management in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Office Management in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Centene full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This company is constantly growing & expanding across many states. The salary is nice along with a good benefit package. The vacation times does increase to 3 weeks when you reach your

    Cons

    The work environment is highly There is little to no work/life balance. Many employees are stretched thin doing the work of 2+ people to compensate of being short staffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more thorough training, communicate with employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great industry experience for students

    Current Employee - Technology Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Technology Intern in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Centene as an intern

    Pros

    - Great work environment
    - Good collaboration among team members
    - Sense of belonging and meaningful work
    - Coworkers are willing to answer questions and provide direction as needed
    - Management is focused on developing the intern and then providing full time employment opportunities if it is a good fit and positions are available

    Cons

    - There really aren't many cons that I have experienced so far.
    - A lot of departments/teams are involved in providing access to online applications, which requires approval from several managers and therefore takes some time before you get all the appropriate access. Not a major con but perhaps a small challenge to hitting the ground running.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing and providing quality opportunities to college students looking to gain valuable industry experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    The interview/job offer process was longer than I expedted

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Case Manager II in Bedford, NH
    Current Employee - Case Manager II in Bedford, NH

    I have been working at Centene full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I love going to work everyday. The team I work with is wonderful. We all work together, help one another, and I don't feel any competition edge.. We ask the appropriate team member for assistance, advice,etc, and our manager is A+. He is always available and always finds the answer to our questions. The BEST manager I've ever had!!

    Cons

    cons are having to be at the office mon thru fri 8-5. I really enjoy my coworkers, the fun we have, the way we all work so well together. However, I would love to be able to work from from home 1-2 days per week. I feel I would be more productive without the distractions of the work place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none. I LOVE my manager!! So far... it's only been 4 months, but he is wonderful!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great opportunity if you can get into the right department.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Clayton, MO
    Current Employee - Manager in Clayton, MO

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

    Pros

    Great campus and amenities; always new business; never a dull moment!

    Cons

    Hard to advance past Manager level - I wish there were more opportunities to climb the ladder. Some departments, not all, have a real log jam at the top; you basically have to wait for someone to flame out or hang tough until the inevitable reorganization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give job & industry experience more weight rather than ironclad insistence on higher education.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Business Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Centene full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment and my department is team oriented.

    Cons

    Considering acquiring a new lead to handle real estate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enhance training (currently in process).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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