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"Believe what the majority of other employees are saying..."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westmont, IL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westmont, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Centene full-time

Pros

Pay, Benefits, Vacation, many nice colleagues,

Cons

Useless, negitive, nonproductive are CLUELESS and have no real understanding of government business they continue to hire externally in hopes of finding someone that does. Once hired into a "certain role" promotion within is nonexistant - - Subordinates are viewed as disposable pawns - - which accounts for the revolving door.

Advice to Management

Re-evaluate the people you have in the top positions- - - Use an outside firm that can be objective. Do not hire based upon interpersonal traits (that they can be part of the tribe that has each others backs), but take the success of the organization seriously. Management by fire, hurts morale and not including employees in decision-making creates a huge disconnect from improving areas that need attention.

Other Employee Reviews for Centene

  1. Helpful (9)

    "worst management i have ever dealt with.."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Clayton, MO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Clayton, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly co-workers. ok pay. no room for advancement.

    Cons

    worst management, with no real leadership or idea on how to treat people.

    Advice to Management

    step aside and let someone that know how to lead into that position.


  2. Helpful (14)

    "High Risk, High Reward"

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    Former Employee - Web Team in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Web Team in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good equipment and resources
    - Lots of opportunities
    - Hard working people

    Cons

    - Little to no communication
    - No feedback mechanisms
    - Poor planning and strategy

    Advice to Management

    While it is your job to make money for the shareholders, they are not the most important things in the company. Supporting the people that actually run your company almost seems like an afterthought. There are no organization charts, seating charts, no pictures of anyone except the CEO and communication about anything is hard to come by. There is no ongoing conversation with leaders, just quarterly treks down from the ivory tower to address the masses. You need to create time and space for employees to have dialog with senior leadership. "Leaders" have thought processes and ideals that have helped them become successful and sharing them will only bring greater success to everyone... but as today most employees will never hear them.

    It's no good to work for a "growing company" if you will only use that fact to excuse the missteps of management. You need to create a feedback loop for employees to voice their concerns since the Human Resources department is virtually incapable of providing any assistance to employees. Middle management will always hide the problems from bubbling up, so go around them. Start doing 360 or peer reviews as standard practice, if there is a bad apple you won’t have to wait for 9 people to leave before finding out.

    Lastly, the world is no longer top down and good ideas come from everywhere. I have more freedom to connect, collaborate and communicate outside of the company than inside. I believe this boils down to trusting the people you hire and letting them run with simple guidelines. Hire "leaders" over managers and create a culture that people will feel safe, supported and set up for success.

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