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3 people found this helpful  

So far so good

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Current Employee - Data Analyst III  in  Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Data Analyst III in Saint Louis, MO

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

Pros

Great pay and decent benefits. Most of the people are nice and easy to work with.

Cons

No positive reinforcement; I don't know where I stand. Corporate culture is contaminated by local prejudices.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find a conscience.

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Centene

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    Former Employee - Health Check Coordinator
    Former Employee - Health Check Coordinator

    I worked at Centene full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    position elimination without any notice

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 13 people found this helpful  

    High Risk, High Reward

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    Former Employee - Web Team  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Web Team in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Centene full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Good equipment and resources
    - Lots of opportunities
    - Hard working people

    Cons

    - Little to no communication
    - No feedback mechanisms
    - Poor planning and strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While it is your job to make money for the shareholders, they are not the most important things in the company. Supporting the people that actually run your company almost seems like an afterthought. There are no organization charts, seating charts, no pictures of anyone except the CEO and communication about anything is hard to come by. There is no ongoing conversation with leaders, just quarterly treks down from the ivory tower to address the masses. You need to create time and space for employees to have dialog with senior leadership. "Leaders" have thought processes and ideals that have helped them become successful and sharing them will only bring greater success to everyone... but as today most employees will never hear them.

    It's no good to work for a "growing company" if you will only use that fact to excuse the missteps of management. You need to create a feedback loop for employees to voice their concerns since the Human Resources department is virtually incapable of providing any assistance to employees. Middle management will always hide the problems from bubbling up, so go around them. Start doing 360 or peer reviews as standard practice, if there is a bad apple you won’t have to wait for 9 people to leave before finding out.

    Lastly, the world is no longer top down and good ideas come from everywhere. I have more freedom to connect, collaborate and communicate outside of the company than inside. I believe this boils down to trusting the people you hire and letting them run with simple guidelines. Hire "leaders" over managers and create a culture that people will feel safe, supported and set up for success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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