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Helpful (8)

"Nothing is built to last."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Clayton, MO
Current Employee - Senior Applications Developer in Clayton, MO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

They have an awesome cafeteria.

Cons

Nothing is built to last. None of the other developers are writing unit tests, and the architecture is pretty brittle.

As a developer you will be tasked with gathering specifications as the business analysts don't do their jobs.

As a developer you will be tasked with going through a five layer process to certify that a feature is ready to deploy - the testing team does not really test, only the business will test, and they are impossible to work with.

As a developer you will be tasked with supporting code you did not write (you will be on-call), and no one else on the team serves on-call (business analysts, testers, managers).

As a developer you will work nights and weekends in addition to regular hours, and you will not be the one promoted - Centene only promotes business analysts and managers.

Advice to Management

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Other Employee Reviews for Centene

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Great opportunity if you can get into the right department."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Clayton, MO
    Current Employee - Manager in Clayton, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great campus and amenities; always new business; never a dull moment!

    Cons

    Hard to advance past Manager level - I wish there were more opportunities to climb the ladder. Some departments, not all, have a real log jam at the top; you basically have to wait for someone to flame out or hang tough until the inevitable reorganization.

    Advice to Management

    Give job & industry experience more weight rather than ironclad insistence on higher education.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "The company bids on state government healthcare business."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Contract Negotiator I-Internal in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Contract Negotiator I-Internal in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is fast paced and is growing rapidly. Employees hired are devoted and hard working. Company should focus on hiring more administrative staff to support the production.

    Cons

    The company does not dedicate resources to train new staff, each health plan runs independently and therefore the culture is not feel cohesive at times. Company does not hire enough administrative staff.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to find ways to allow for work-life balance and adopt work at home policy.

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