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"Don't apply to work here if you are afraid of hard work."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Centene full-time

Pros

1) Employee benefits, compensation -- a company that tries hard to do the right thing by its employees
2) High growth company, lot's of opportunities for advancement (if you are willing to re-locate)
3) Innovative company in the health care space
4) Every employee shares in the rewards that come from solid financial performance

Cons

1) If your personal life is significantly more important than your work life or career, think carefully before you apply to work here.
2) If you can't deal with the chaos that unprecedented growth brings, think carefully before you apply to work here.

Other Employee Reviews for Centene

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Feels like the wheels are coming off the bus."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to participate in many activities that would normally be out of scope in my role.

    Cons

    Ineffective recruiting and filling of needed roles, poor preparation and training for new staff, chaotic environment and exhausted employees. Negative reinforcement and threats from leaders rather than support and preparation.

    Advice to Management

    Considerable opportunities to support the growth over the long run are lost as creativity and effectiveness suffer under fear and exhaustion.


  2. Helpful (14)

    "Corporate World - Fast Paced - Expect not much "home life""

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Clayton, MO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Clayton, MO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful HQ in Clayton. Tons of Perks offered such as car wash on site, dry cleaning, clinic, etc.
    Decent benefits - besides the fact you work in Managing Medicaid HMO's and are in insurance industry - premiums could def. be better for such a large corporation.

    Cons

    If you are in any production position expect mandatory over time. As in Years of it.
    Upper Management does NOT have time for training; being available; etc. Expect managers to multi task, such as email, IM, Phone and constant co-workers walking in at all times.
    If you aren't one to agree and be willing to do all asked of you (regardless how you feel) - do not expect promotions.
    Can work all the overtime you want from home remotely but no options (often) to work from home otherwise. As example, there are many, MANY Jefferson County and Illinois workers for Centene that are hired on at HQ in Clayton - at any moment you maybe moved to Chesterfield which is much more of a hassle, and further commute for many coming in these two directions. 80% at one time of a department worked in Jefferson County as example. 80%!
    Lack of training in general. Much of the training (department wise) is insufficient.

    Advice to Management

    Most of you are "over worked" and "overwhelmed." I am surprised how well many managers and directors "balance' and "maintain" their work load. Understating this is a fact pace quickly growing corporation the work is never done, but do not "bark" orders to your employees. Many employees are working countless overtime hours, most being salary yes, but unfair amounts of time away from family life. That does not seem to matter. There needs to be some major compromise in many places. As a Manager and Director you position is also to protect and guide your employees under you...take the time to listen to them..and stand up for them and compromise.


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