Centene

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9 people found this helpful  

My experience at Centene was interesting and eye opening.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Contract Manager in Lexington, KY
Former Employee - Contract Manager in Lexington, KY

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

Pros

Centene offers a good salary and benefits. Opportunities exist for those who are happy with complacency and being a "yes" man/woman.

Cons

Opportunities for growth and professional development are limited to a select group. Employees are not empowered to perform duties within the scope of their jobs. Some managers are not qualified to serve in leadership positions. Objectivity and fairness are not the norm. Some managers/leaders treat subordinates as if they are nothing and get away with the poor treatment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire competent managers. Listen to employees objectively. Empower employees to fully perform their jobs. Truly devote time and attention to professional growth and development for all and not a select few. Schedule mandatory feedback and communication training annually for ALL employees, regardless of the position or level.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pay is above average & benefits are good, but very stressful work environment.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Office Management in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Office Management in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    This company is constantly growing & expanding across many states. The salary is nice along with a good benefit package. The vacation times does increase to 3 weeks when you reach your

    Cons

    The work environment is highly There is little to no work/life balance. Many employees are stretched thin doing the work of 2+ people to compensate of being short staffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more thorough training, communicate with employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    If you value your family, friends, etc., This is NOT the place for you

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

    I have been working at Centene full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits is probably the best thing going for Centene employees. If you are absolutely desperate for a job, hire on but only until you find something else. Don't worry - Centene is famous for their employee turnover rate. You will also receive a decent severance package as long as you sign a document stating you will not sue them.

    Excellent Pre-school at a discounted price that is open 6am to 6pm so you can work almost 12 hours per day.

    Cons

    Too many to count and list here. Major issues for me are:

    • No work/life balance
    • Bullying behavior from Managers - especially in the NurseWise division
    • Lack of responsible oversight from HR and Executive Management
    • Lack of training provided
    • Back-stabbing and favoritism are rampant
    • Working for a company that built state-of-the-art buildings and successfully took over a large part of Clayton by underhanded means.
    • Said Buildings, etc. were paid for with Medicaid Dollars.
    • While accruing time off, there is never a time you can actually take it. You lose it because you can't carry it over to the next year.
    • Out-dated policies and procedures
    • No flexibility – hours, dress code, working remotely, etc.
    • Mentality that employees aren’t to be trusted and are not treated as the professionals they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It doesn't make any difference what I have to say. Management has ignored every comment and suggestion ever made. Those employees that did have the courage to express their opinions are no longer employed. That should say something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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