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Updated February 18, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    "I am pleased with working here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great Pay for a licensed clinical professional counselor. You won’t find this kind of pay in other counseling agencies.
    -Supportive environment and supervisors. There’s a team-oriented feel. Co-workers are fun. Supervisors will help you out if you have questions.
    -It has structure and growth, if you want to move up.
    -It’s less stressful than counseling clients.
    -The location is in a good area

    Cons

    -There are frequent changes. You could be do something one way, and they come up with a new procedure. You have to be adaptive.
    -You can feel overwhelmed, like any other job. There’s always stuff to do.
    -It can feel monotone sometimes

    Advice to Management

    I don’t have any suggestions right now, except to keep maintaining a job environment where people can grow.

    Centene Response

    Jan 16, 2019 – Social Media Specialist

    Thank you for being a dedicated member of our team in Chicago. Our culture is one that focuses on collaboration and innovation, as you pointed out. We work hard to maintain an inclusive group... More


  2. "Rewarding"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company pays well, and if you are under right position great hours, awesome benefits. They are great at working with you as well.

    Cons

    Emotionally draining at times due to hearing heartbreaking stories.

    Advice to Management

    NA

  3. Helpful (332)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

    Centene Response

    Sep 21, 2018 – Social Media Specialist

    Thank you for taking time to leave a detailed review. Your commentary is already helping to make us better. We strive to prioritize the success of our employees and want them to feel supported... More


  4. Helpful (2)

    "CLAIMS LEAD"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Ferguson, MO
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Ferguson, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours , Compensation and benefits are good. The company has it's own Free clinic, good work life balance. Great opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Long hours can become stressful

    Advice to Management

    Make sure Trainers are held accountable and learn how to become proactive vs reactive


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for, however your location matters"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centene full-time

    Pros

    - Unlike most companies nowadays, Centene's policy is to do most job functions inhouse, instead of outsourcing them to an offshore company
    - Good innovation, but depends on which department you work for
    - Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are location based. They prefer to hire people from low to medium income neighborhoods, instead of major cities. If your position happen to be 'grandfathered' in from a major city, you are practically stuck with no upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Make an effort to understand the people who quietly perform their jobs, go above and beyond their duties to make the company successful, but never brags about it. Provide growth opportunities to these people, instead of the ones who talk a lot, dazzle everyone with their speech, but bringing very little value to the company.


  6. "Fast paced environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Growing company with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Raises when promoted internally do not keep employees on par with market or people hired externally


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Not a terrible place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to start at and something good to put on a resume.

    Cons

    Inner office drama
    Favortism
    Outright lie to you about your current state in the company
    Tenure means nothing

    Advice to Management

    Drop the inner office drama and the favorites bull.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

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

    Pros

    lots of room to move or grow, competitive pay

    Cons

    limited work at home options


  9. "Healthnet has changed a lot over the last 13 years."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    MHN was a great experience but you have to be willing to stay a while to find an opportunity to move up. There are plenty of opportunities on both sides of the company.

    Cons

    Switching between between the different departments can be very difficult but can be done.

    Advice to Management

    Practice apathy and sympathy because not everyone is motivated the same way. Management is about developing not “seeing” what an employee can do, if that was the case we wouldn’t need any managers or supervisors.


  10. "Best Opportunity Ever"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Binghamton, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in Binghamton, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teamwork, Guidance, Compassion, Purpose, Dignity, Integrity. Just a few of the reasons why Centene is a A-list company to work for from the bottom to the top.

    Cons

    I have yet to find a single reason to complain about my job at Centene. No ocns to speak of

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for the opportunity