Centene Reviews

Updated July 18, 2015
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Centene Chairman and CEO 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. Fortune 500 Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company with excellent benefits and great employee appreciation.

    Cons

    Corporate atmosphere, with the demands of a publicly traded company, which leads to long hours.


  2. Helpful (1)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Centene

    Pros

    Good place, nice people and office

    Cons

    long hours, hard to balance work/social life


  3. Finance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at Centene full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Solid company, treats employees pretty well, great group of folks to work with, good benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Hours can be long, very corporate atmosphere, stress of a publicly traded company


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Good company, questionable management!

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

    I have been working at Centene

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, opportunities for growth, PTO and holidays.

    Cons

    Supervisors and management are not receptive to the employee's needs. Training programs are not standardized for certain positions. Who you know and how we'll you're liked by the management staff will determine how well you will be trained. Not trained for success.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone with the same respect! Don't allow underlying personal discontentment with a person be a basis for how well they are received.


  6. Great Company if you work hard

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

    I have been working at Centene

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you work hard and you are smart, you will be recognized. New positions within the many Centene companies are always open, and if you run into a ceiling somewhere, you can look elsewhere.

    Cons

    Growing company, chronically understaffed. You must manage your own time and projects.

    Advice to Management

    Keep recognizing hard work


  7. Helpful (1)

    Telephonic Health Coach

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Dietitian in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Registered Dietitian in Houston, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Recognition for excellence, good pay and benefits, excellent learning experience, opportunities for growth, worked with a variety of fortune 500 companies.

    Cons

    Rigid productivity measures which prevent thorough health interventions for high risk participants, high call volumes limit time for critical thinking, call evaluations allow zero error, and tasks were delegated to licensed professionals that can be completed by DTR's or assistants instead.

    Advice to Management

    Change productivity measures to reflect participants risk level thus allowing lengthier assessments for high risk and shorten times for low risk. Give health care professional ability to make judgement calls on participants needs and delegate other tasks such as scheduling to non-health coaches.


  8. Growing Company

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

    I have been working at Centene

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and growing company

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  9. Helpful (1)

    Health Coach

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

    I have been working at Centene

    Pros

    Excellant pay and training for new hires. Very supportive team lead and manager.

    Cons

    Meeting productivity standards can be stressful at times.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Pretty good place - Software Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Above Average Salary - Fast Growing Company with lots of opportunity - Good benefits - Safe Location with great amenities

    Cons

    - Long work hours - Poor work-life balance, no remote option - Running out of work space due to expanding quicker than workspace expands


  11. Helpful (2)

    Amazing career growth even without a degree. Program Coordinator Austin, TX

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Massive potential to move up. If you work hard and have a positive attitude, you are rewarded. The company as a whole treats their employees very well. Attendance is important as it should be. Most upper management doesn't play the gossip game so it typically creates high morale.

    Cons

    Training could be improved. Some people that get hired shouldn't and I feel management sometimes just tries to fill seats which becomes a sink or swim environment. Some management is not professional and uses Street slang/bad grammar in communications and fail to actually listen and address employee concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your front line. If they have the same concerns about the same reason /person(supervisor/manager), maybe there is a reason and it should be addressed instead of just brushing it off. Get rid of micro managing management staff. No one likes to feel like they are inadequate or have someone looking over their shoulder all the time.



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