Centene Reviews

Updated July 11, 2014
Updated July 11, 2014
185 Reviews
2.6
185 Reviews
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Centene Chairman and CEO Michael F. Neidorff
Michael F. Neidorff
117 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits (although they were better just a couple of years ago) (in 24 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
  • There is no work life balance unless you are paid by the hour (in 16 reviews)

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

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22 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Great company, never dull

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Centene full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Valued input and collaboration. All management truly values each employee. Fast paced never slow

    Cons

    Fast paced culture is not for everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    One year after my start date and I would have chosen to come to Centene all over again.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Centene full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People, Growth of the company

    Cons

    No cons I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company, growing fast

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Person  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Support Person in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Centene full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people who are interested in helping others. Hearts are in the right place. Growing very very fast. Overall happy here

    Cons

    Fast growth leads to some disarray as things evolve. Working through that, but can be frustrating at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very professional workplace

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Centene as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent people and working atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Choice of technology for replacement of applications required more scrutiny and due diligence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good people.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome company!

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

    I have been working at Centene full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This company is incredible. Growing exponentially. Feels like a small company that is growing quickly. Cafeteria is like a restaurant. Health, Dental, and Vision coverage is very affordable. There is also a free clinic for employees and family. Salary competitive. Work like balance is good. I have worked in other managed care companies and this is the best one to work for and that provides quality to their members. There is a great opportunity for advancement since this company is growing so quickly, especially for those that live in St. Louis. I have heard only good things about Michael Neidorff, the CEO.

    Cons

    Would prefer PTO instead of vacation, personal days, and sick time so the employees that do not take sick time can use that for time off. Most other companies offer PTO and more days off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more employees to keep up with the rapid growth.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Contract Worker

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    Former Employee - Telephonic Triage Nurse  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Telephonic Triage Nurse in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Centene as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    great staff to work with, virtual and inoffice

    Cons

    very short staffed with nurses at all times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more feedback would be appreciated

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Clayton, MO
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Clayton, MO

    I have been working at Centene full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Locations all over the country, very well run.

    Cons

    Being on call in IT.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company – especially if you are interested in a high-growth environment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Centene

    Pros

    The high-growth environment enables you to be innovative in IT. New ideas are welcomed as we continue to add more value to the software solutions provided to employees as well as our members and providers. The expectation is to be more efficient year after year.

    As the company grows you are able to expand your contributions and continue growing with the company. If you are ready to be a leader in a fast-paced, high-growth environment then Centene is the place for you to grow your career.

    Cons

    As the fastest growing company in the Fortune 500 last year, Centene experiences the normal challenges associated with high growth. Meeting these challenges is not for everyone. However, if you're interested in a fast-paced environment then this environment is perfect for you. If not, you may become dissatisfied with your job and submit a negative review on this website.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow the company and hire new team members who are ready to contribute to this growth.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great employeer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst  in  Farmers Branch, TX
    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in Farmers Branch, TX

    I worked at Centene as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    I love to be valued and treated as if I was their custromer

    Cons

    Has been always positive for me

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Job

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

    I have been working at Centene full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great job. Love the benefits which are absolutely great. Great opportunities to move up in the company.

    Cons

    Constant change but that's government contracted work for you. Base salary isn't always the greatest

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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