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Good lesson on the kind of company I don't want to work for.

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Former Employee - ETL Developer in Clayton, MO
Former Employee - ETL Developer in Clayton, MO

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

Pros

Corporate building had nice cafe.

Competitive pay.

Cons

The job will affect your family life with the excessive hours and stress.

Very high turnover which always translates into more work for the employees who are still there.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None. It doesn't matter to me anymore.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 11 people found this helpful

    Short Term Employment Opportunity

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    Former Employee - Applications Software Engineer in Clayton, MO
    Former Employee - Applications Software Engineer in Clayton, MO

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

    Pros

    1. Working in Clayton
    2. Covered Parking
    3. Good Health Benefits
    4. Onsite Cafe.
    5. Free onsite Health Clinic

    Cons

    I went into this hoping for a longer term of employement but unfortunately it just didnt work out. With the constant change in both direction and management and then adding in the high employee turnover it just became too stressful for me to stay.

    The review process is awful basically because you have to justify your existance for being there just to stay at your current level. It is nearly impossible to grow and move up levels. You can work 50 - 60 hours a week but one mess up during your review period and that is the basis for your review. It often felt as if they want you to fail so they do not have to give you a raise or bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You talk as if there is a concern for Work/Family life balance but your actions say differently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 13 people found this helpful

    Happy to be gone.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Software Engineer in Clayton, MO
    Former Employee - Applications Software Engineer in Clayton, MO

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

    Pros

    Good Health benefits.
    On site cafe.
    Worked with some great people.

    Cons

    Leadership will praise your hard work and long hours but less than a minute later will tell you that you should be happy you have a job in this economy.

    Too many managers and not enough staff to actually do the work which leads to a very stressful work environment trying to turn a deliverable around in a short period of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to begin thinking of your IT staff as an valuable asset and not as a expendible resource.

    Comments from IT leadership describing why IT professionals chose IT as a career like "this is the life we chose" only highlights your distain for your employees. I think you would be hard pressed to find anybody in IT who chose it as a career so they could work long hours including weekends and major holidays.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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