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Centene Reviews

Updated July 25, 2017
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  • A lot of overtime without pay, work/life balance is not a top priority here (in 58 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Pros and Cons to Centene"

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    • 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


  2. "Good Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Centene full-time

    Pros

    Easy to advance
    Good benefits
    Great work environment

    Cons

    Training was too quick

  3. "Progressive Thinkers"

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

    I worked at Centene full-time

    Pros

    Overall good people trying to perform well in their jobs.
    Good to above average salaries
    Innovative approaches to managed care

    Cons

    HQ was in St Louis and required travel from Plan reps
    Needs stronger leadership at the individual state run Plans
    Too many cliques

    Advice to Management

    Provide more flexibility from a location perspective when there are multiple offices in the state.


  4. Helpful (12)

    "Buying property in Clayton and laying employees off!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clayton, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clayton, MO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Centene full-time

    Pros

    Centene helping people across the United States get health care benefits. Centene also has great benefits.

    Cons

    Centene has changed dramatically in the last 2 years. The HR department is cold, all white and hire people in HR who do not meet the minimum qualifications of the positions. No experience in the field but the are promoted to managers and directors. No compassion for the employees.

    In the last year there have been two lay-offs. People who have been there for years are let go and folks who don't deserve the paycheck they receive are still there.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your HR department - no diversity in leadership positions in St. Louis and very few at the health plans.


  5. "Finance"

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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

    Great benefits and bonus packages

    Cons

    Work life balance and turnover


  6. "Oppurtunuties Await"

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    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. Helpful (1)

    "salary"

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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

    benefits are great and they are a family oriented company

    Cons

    it's takes a while to get hired

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Dont come here unless you have no choice."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enrollment Analyst in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Enrollment Analyst in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You are not micro managed. Benefits are cheap and good. You get sick time and paid time off.

    Cons

    Very unorganized. System issues all the time metric is NOT tried and true. Lots of room for improvement no polices and procedures people make things up as they go along.

    Advice to Management

    They need to know what they are doing they don't. They don't want to know of any problems so they cant fix them.


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Trade Dignity For Dollars"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Centene full-time

    Pros

    - pay is good
    - you will not have much contact with your supervisor or management
    - you may be eligible to work from home after 90 days
    - bonuses are available
    - being successful does not require a lot of knowledge, skill, or experience
    - your supervisor will likely not know what you do all day

    Cons

    - you can max-out your pay range and no longer receive annual salary increases
    - when you do have contact with your supervisor or management, it will likely be a bad experience
    - you have no support from supervisor or management to address problems or barriers
    - earning a bonus requires doing extra things in addition to your job duties
    - you will likely spend more time typing (documenting) than actually talking to or helping people
    - your supervisor will likely not know what you do all day

    Advice to Management

    Management is so far removed from the frontline staff that they do not or can not manage effectively (i.e. provide the necessary resources for staff to accomplish required tasks). Management has a view of frontline staff as lazy, disposable, etc. so morale is usually quite low. If management treated frontline staff as the actual face and voice of the company, everyone would benefit.


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