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"Mixed emotions"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
Positive Outlook

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

Pros

I do think that salary is competitive. Benefits, to the extent that I've used them, are good and employee contributions are reasonable. The HQ facility in Clayton is very nice and well-maintained. The cafeteria offers a good selection for lunch, including healthy choices, and is reasonably priced.

Cons

Having a dress code in this day -- no such thing as 'business causal' except for Friday. There seems to be a lot of managers, sr managers, directors, vp's, etc around in relation to people doing work. In my experience, policies and procedures are either not well documented or communicated -- a lot seems to be done ad hoc. Frequently the tools available to do one's job seem limited or not of the quality one would except of a company of this size/complexity. I appreciate working in a secure environment, but occasionally it makes me wonder.

Advice to Management

I think there's much to a lot of the complaints posted. I've not experienced a lot of them, but I have seen evidence of them. I do think a great deal of one's experience at Centene depends on your work group/manager. I impose my own work life balance: I work when I'm there, when I leave I'm done. I think that the level of turn over in the organization, across levels and locations, is telling and is something that needs to be closely looked at by management. As someone said it is cheaper to retain good employees to hire/train new employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Centene

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Absolute Total Care is truly Absolute Total Confusion."

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    Former Employee - Case Manager II in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Case Manager II in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Centene full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits and good location.

    Cons

    No management support. No opportunity for growth. Do not value the hardest workers. Do not value new and innovative ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Start from scratch. Reevaluate everything.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "mostly ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting, fast paced work environment.

    Cons

    confusing work flows, long hours

    Advice to Management

    establish standard processes so that state start ups are less chaotic

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