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Centene Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
214 Reviews
2.8
214 Reviews
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Centene Chairman and CEO Michael F. Neidorff
Michael F. Neidorff
136 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Nice place to work for a summer

    Former Employee - Mail Room Assistant in Clayton, MO
    Former Employee - Mail Room Assistant in Clayton, MO

    I worked at Centene

    Pros

    Part time pay was reasonable. Bosses were helpful and interested in my work. Coworkers were friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Work was a bit boring at times. Traffic can often be terrible around the Clayton office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Customer Service

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member Services
    Former Employee - Member Services

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

    Pros

    Plenty of growth opportunity
    Flexible

    Cons

    No comment honestly have nothing to say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice for management at the moment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Positive experience so far as a contractor for 6 months

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

    I have been working at Centene

    Pros

    Good working conditions
    Good interdisciplinary communications

    Cons

    New contract for Centene in Chicago for County care , so new changes and information daily changes day with sometimes poor communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication and have all managers giving same info and advice
    More continuity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great benefits. Expected to work any time of day or night. Zero mistakes tolerated.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Clayton, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Clayton, MO

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

    Pros

    If you can pass a series of tests, and don't smoke, the health and dental plans are cheap and generous.
    Facilities are well kept. Computer hardware issues are fixed fast

    Cons

    If you make an error on anything affecting another group that's a strike.
    No Wifi for employees. Not a whole lot of transparency.
    If you are used to the suburbs, welcome to downtown Clayton (free parking).
    Two 11 story office towers had to stay home a day due to Ferguson protests.
    401k matching is generous but takes 5 years to vest your first dollar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work/Life Balance tilted to work. After working three 15 hour days four months ago, my boss mentioned he would take care of our 'work/life balance'.. Still waiting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Overall great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Centene

    Pros

    I love the company and I really have no negative thoughts regarding my time here.

    Cons

    Working in recruiting is can be challenging if you get stressed very easily. You will constantly stay busy and the req load can be high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Big company - good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contact Center Manager/Claims Supervisor
    Former Employee - Contact Center Manager/Claims Supervisor

    I worked at Centene

    Pros

    Big company with individuality within each health plan. Good experience overall. Lots of growth. Confident they will continue to grow.

    Cons

    Sometimes I felt they chose to grow before the foundation was fully settled. The growth part is amazing but the opportunity to get things right before moving on was shirt lived.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never lose sight of the bottom rung employees. I worked in management and saw some upper management lose sight of this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    medical processing

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

    I have been working at Centene

    Pros

    flexible schedule
    cafeteria
    day care center on site
    can listen to music while working

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime is 10 hours are more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a better system to work claims on. Get better internet provider. Stick to your decisions you will never figure it out while you keep flip flopping back and forth and not giving enough time to see the results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Company

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

    I have been working at Centene

    Pros

    Great benefits for employees to have

    Cons

    No real complaints at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give opportunities to advance in company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Inequality

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

    I worked at Centene

    Pros

    Great leadership and room for growth

    Cons

    Background and credit check inequality

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you actually understand healthcare.....look elsewhere....you won't be appreciated here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BA IV in Clayton, MO
    Current Employee - BA IV in Clayton, MO

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

    Pros

    Nice facilities and a beautiful campus
    Good benefits

    Cons

    No one here really understands healthcare. Not even the CEO.
    Be prepared to be used and tossed around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No plan for growth. None at all. Fly by the seat of your pants management is about to catch up to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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