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Centene Overview

Saint Louis, MO
10000+ employees
1984
Company - Public (CNC)
Insurance Carriers
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Since its founding as a single local healthcare plan in 1984, Centene's heart and soul has been linked to the health of the communities we serve. From that day until now, Centene has worked tirelessly to fulfill needs in healthcare and help more individuals. As ... Read more

Mission: Transforming the health of the community, one person at a time.


Company Updates

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    Career Paths at Centene Corporation

    Your path through Centene will be your own. Explore the journey that a few of our associateshave enjoyed during their careers with Centene.

  • As the largest Medicaid managed care organization in the U.S., we’re proud to serve our local communities. Find out why our Clinical and Nursing professionals are key to our success: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMFx4

    Highlighting the Contributions of Nursing and Clinical Professionals | Featured Stories

    Nursing professionals are an essential part of Centene's enterprise-wide Medical Management and Health Services strategy. Teams of health service experts, using our advanced clinical analytics, work together to implement award-winning programs, develop care plans, deliver partnerships and work one-on-one with members.

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Centene – Why Work For Us?


Working at Centene

At Centene, your innovative thinking and new ideas can help us change the world of healthcare and transform our communities. When you join us, you’ll become part of a team that helps run health plans in states coast-to-coast. Here, your skills, your passion and your vision can make a difference every day. So, if you’re ready for a career built around helping others, this will be your purpose at work.

Our Locations

Centene offers approximately 350 solutions in 32 states, covering more than 14 million members in the U.S. and approximately 600,000 individuals internationally.

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 Centene is committed to helping people live healthier lives. We provide access to high-quality healthcare, innovative programs and a wide range of health solutions that help families and individuals get well, stay well and be well.

At the end of the day, there is nothing more important than the health of you and your loved ones. Centene lives out that passion by serving more than 12 million members through programs and services to government sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Centene is striving to transform the health of the community, one person at a time.

Centene’s most important assets are its employees. We provide benefits for our employees as a whole person – health and well-being, financial, work and life balance. Our continued growth allows for advancement in a quick-paced environment.

To give you the tools you’ll need to change the world of healthcare, 
we offer an outstanding benefits package.

We offer a competitive benefits package, including the following:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts (includes health care, dependent care, and commuter reimbursement)
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Company-paid basic life insurance
  • Supplemental AD&D insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Wellness program
  • and more!

These benefits will help you achieve optimum work-life balance:

  • Vacation, personal and sick time
  • Paid company holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Centene University
  • Tuition reimbursement/educational assistance
  • Adoption reimbursement
  • Service awards
  • On-site fitness center or discount at local fitness centers (most locations)
  • Discounts for select local and national products and services, including cell phones, computers, and more
  • Other amenities may be available, by location

Click here for more on benefits at Centene.

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 “As the nation’s largest Medicaid managed care company, Centene values the diverse ideas, experiences and cultures of our employees across the United States.”

- Wade Rakes, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Our People

Our workforce reflects the communities we serve. We thoughtfully engage diverse talent across the company, preparing these employees for leadership roles, and hire diverse candidates who have a passion for serving our members. In total, more than 75 percent of Centene employees are women, and 50 percent of all employees identify as minorities.

Our Approach

Along with commitment and advocacy from leaders at all levels of the company, Centene’s approach to diversity and inclusion is driven by four key pillars: 

  • Talent
  • Community Engagement
  • Supplier Diversity 
  • Stakeholder Collaboration


To read more about our commitment to diversity and advocacy, click here.

Centene Reviews

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    Pros

    - Huge company with many opportunities for growth if you are willing to move and continue to learn an improve your skills
    - Working at a health plan away from HQ can feel like you are working for a small company, this can a pro and a con

    Cons

    - No work from home or flex schedules
    - Doing data analytics at one of the health plans away from corporate HQ can be challenging because all of the technical data teams that build and maintain the databases are at corporate HQ. Often it is difficult if not impossible to even find out who the right person is to talk to.

    Advice to Management

    MGMT seems to be aware that the health plans are siloed when it comes to data analytics and are taking action to alleviate that so I look forward to the results.

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Centene Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Centene in April 2019.

    Interview

    I received a text to set up a time for a phone interview. The phone interview itself was listening and answering a couple simple questions. After a few days, I received another text for a follow-up phone call which consisted of one more question and the job offer.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your opinion of data visualization?   1 Answer
    • How familiar are you with Excel?   2 Answers
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Centene Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2018
  • 2018 DEI Best Place to Work, Disability Equality Index (DEI), 2018
  • Change The World List, Fortune, 2017
  • Global Growth Company, Forbes, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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