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Updated May 26, 2018
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Centene Chairman and CEO Michael F. Neidorff
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (15)

    "Nurse"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close co-workers, management keeps you in the loop, management is good, love that our group works as a team. Best job I have ever had. Good pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    None to speak of. Good hours. Good pay. Good benefits. There is nothing bad to say about this company in this review.


  2. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Centene full-time

    Pros

    The company is in the business of acquiring other health plans which is providing opportunities of growth within business.

    Cons

    With the addition of new business, a number of things are missed or ignored alltogether.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  3. Helpful (250)

    "It was great! And then HealthNet came along."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Clayton, MO
    Former Employee - Manager in Clayton, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Centene full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I loved the work and for 6 years was happy with what I did. I knew I made a difference and did my job well. Not many has the same skill set I did and there was always work to do.

    Cons

    1. It's an old white boys club. I say that as a white individual. It sucks that's how MFN rolls. They say they value diversity but they don't. They will have a token diverse person in an exec role but they're there to be a face, not make any changes or impact.
    2. They pay really well but that hurts when you leave.
    3. They layoff the good people and keep the undereducated white males. Why? See #1 above.
    4. They don't want you if you are female and over 40. Think I'm lying? See the number of females 40+ who got hit in the January "reorganization."
    5. HR is a joke. Talent acquisition couldn't find their rear ends with both hands and a map. So many excuses on why they didn't do their jobs.
    6. MFN said the HealthNet employees needed to learn the Centene way and the Centene way would prevail. He lied.
    7. They never entertained the idea of working from home. At all. Even a 25% WFH option would cut costs and improve morale.

    Advice to Management

    Read the list of cons and actually take action to make this more than a joke of a company. And think twice before you get rid of the good people.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Happy Employess"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst II
    Current Employee - Business Analyst II
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Work/life balance
    *Yearly Bonus
    *Plenty of vacation/time off
    *Appreciation for what I bring to the table as an emplyee
    *Promote from within
    *Good company activities for employees

    Cons

    *Can't work from home
    *Sub-par annual raises
    *Upper Management communication

    Advice to Management

    *Communicate information down to employees
    *If an employee wants to be promoted and make sure they are on track for that goal. Their advancement should be a reflection of you.


  5. "Anyomous"

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    Current Employee - Med Document
    Current Employee - Med Document
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    love my team, great work environment everyone willing to help. No micro management

    Cons

    Get rid of the top heavy, they create messes and expect the employees to fix it.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to do the job you oversee, stop passing the buck. Jump in and help your team, stop making excuses


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Centene full-time

    Pros

    Decent Benefits
    Healthcare Industry is a bit of a mess so plenty of opportunities to shine

    Cons

    Healthcare Industry is a bit of a mess so the culture is constantly changing and direction/management can be unreliable.
    Hiring practice tends to be hire a bunch of temps, throw as much at them as you can and see which ones stick so the office culture is an exceptionally mixed bag of work ethics.
    Best metaphor I heard about the work culture, it feels like you're trying to build an airplane midflight. It can be exciting at times and chaotic at others.
    Rely too much on short term solutions vs long term.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of full time employees and reward the actual hardworkers.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in McAllen, TX
    Current Employee - RN Case Manager in McAllen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No on call required and weekends off. The staff is friendly and helpful. The benefits are very good and affordable.

    Cons

    The workload gets heavy at times and there is constant change. Other people from different departments are not as helpful.

  8. "Love It Here!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Clayton, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Clayton, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No micro-managing, we're helping the less fortunate, company really cares about its employees, company really cares about the people in our community, they're the number one charity contributor to every charity I've ever heard of in the city, great manager, great coworkers!

    Cons

    No work from home options

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good managers, get rid of the bad ones, but thus far, loving the job here!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Working at Centene is working for me"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centene full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, several women in leadership positions, feel as though we are really caring for underrepresented groups and that is a good feeling

    Cons

    I don't have anything in particular. I think the company has grown faster than it thought and is trying to make sense of the growth spurt so there are some natural challenges there.

    Advice to Management

    Management in my department is really solid in my opinion. I know not every employee shares how I feel nor do they have the same experience.


  10. "Awesome"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centene full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly environment and very helpful

    Cons

    I do not have any cons


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