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Centene Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  • A lot of overtime without pay, work/life balance is not a top priority here (in 57 reviews)

  • Vacation time was hard to come by and limited work from home options (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Pretty Cool Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - IT Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Intern - IT Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centene as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I work for a really good Project Manager in IT. She is very transparent and helps me along. There are a lot of intern activities and the pay is good

    Cons

    Some people don't have much respect for you because of your intern status. You have to get in their face to get what you need.


  2. "Growth is a challenge and an opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Chesterfield, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Centene full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - I have seen career growth in 4 years at Centene that would have taken me 15 to 20 years anywhere else. Centene is very fast paced and rapidly growing. There are fires that need fighting and lots of growing pains, but this brings as much opportunity as challenge. Make yourself useful in the right area and you will go far.
    - I have been blessed with some incredible leaders, although not all areas of the company seem to be as lucky.
    - Good benefits, good pay.
    - Acceptable hours. This may not be true for all of IT, but in my area it's not common to work more than 45 hours a week unless someone just likes to do that.

    Cons

    - Changing culture since the Healthnet merger. The values of the company overall have declined in the aftermath.
    - Some internal teams are very difficult to work with and take up to 6 weeks to respond to very simple requests or inquiries.
    - Competing direction given from upper management in IT. While some are embracing Agile and even DevOps, others are being pushed to enforce restrictive, regimented processes and things that oppose the very nature of Agile and DevOps.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give up on the values of Centene that made this a great place to work for many. Empower employees, trust them, equip them, reward them. Free them to accomplish great things and help them push back against some of the unnecessary bureaucracy taking root in IT. Demonstrate servant leadership. Share in your team's joy AND suffering in real time.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Service Coordinator I"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator I in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Service Coordinator I in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You are able to Manage your own schedule, paid training, good PTO and insurance benefits. Many employees can work remotely.

    Cons

    You have to be proactive and manage time effectively , some cant do this and want lots of hands on as well as learn electronic medical systems quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Continue getting training and being accessible to team members.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good manager support"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Behavioral Case Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Behavioral Case Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, and helpful manager who provides help when needed. Supportive staff who help each other out with resources to provide to clients.

    Cons

    Fast pace. Have a certain percent of clients that you have to visit in the community, preferably at hospitals but can be a various locations.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Pros and Cons to Centene"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Centene full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is growing a rapid rate. Leadership is trying to listen more. Salary is amazing! Great bonus structure. Become an expert in a healthcare product.

    Cons

    Overworked with unrealistic expectations. Lack of internal growth. The further a recruiter is from the HQ, nobody listens to you. Leadership has no visibility.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiding information that affects us all


  6. "Oppurtunuties Await"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Billing Ops Specialist in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Billing Ops Specialist in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, and regular business hours (7A-6P).

    Cons

    Requires over time during certain time of year every year. Stress can reach moderately to high levels during peak enrollment season.


  7. "Team Lead"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Tyler, TX
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Tyler, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Centene full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent support from supervisor and manager
    great benefits

    Cons

    need better pay
    more training for the new hires

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Why I enjoy working for Bridgeway"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer 401K, PTO, holidays and 5% discount on their ESPP. It has been quite the learning experience working at Bridgeway a lot of helpful people are employed here.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent.


  9. Helpful (68)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Care Coordinator-RN in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Care Coordinator-RN in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere with friendly supportive peers and approachable leaders. Compensation and benefit package are one of the best I've seen. Paid holidays, 401k, Stock options, full health, dental, vision, company paid life on all family with option for supplemental.

    Cons

    Salaried employees have to use PTO for doctor's appointments and beginning next year (2017) our PTO must accumulate, without the option for any carry over at the years end.

    Advice to Management

    There is a difference between Salaried employees and hourly employees, many salaried employees look for flexibility with their schedules that allow the liberty of leaving 15 minutes early or attending a doctors appointments, making up the time elsewhere, to ensure quality and quantity of work. Placing all employees on the same PTO accrual and or policy disregards exempt staff.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Manager finance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Woodland Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Centene full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    401k match is good and other benefit.

    Cons

    Not an open door policy for upper management


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