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"Stressful. Constant change maybe due to inadequate knowledge of superiors."

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Current Employee - Referral Specialist in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Referral Specialist in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Benefits are good. Some managers listen to employees.

Cons

Unrealistic expectations. Constant turnover of employees. Management styles in some areas is intimidation or "bullying". In lower levels much advancement is not based on ability. Inconsistency in policies for filling positions. Some people can "transition" into positions while others must apply and compete for the same position. Pay raises and bonuses in lower levels are poor.

Advice to Management

Become aware of how this company really operates.

Other Employee Reviews for Centene

  1. Helpful (15)

    "Good Benefits, long working hours, much advancement of favorites, & unrealistic deliverables"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clayton, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clayton, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, good health benefits, preventative wellness program, healthy inexpensive cafeteria food, nurse on-site, opportunities to win tickets to sporting events (employee pays a $15 fee for baseball games at the Co. suite) and concerts, including the Fox theater

    Cons

    Sometimes managers with "get it done at all costs" attitudes and who have poor people/line management skills are promoted very quickly; there is also a lot of "good ole boy" favoritism; the work/deliverables is daunting---the overlap of projects can be overwhelming. Training is a "ask for it and you might be approved basis" else it's up to the employee to figure outtheir career path and request and obtain training, while still maintaining their exisiting job. If there is an HR issue brought to the attention of some managers, they will discipline the person bringing the issue to the attention of management. Do your job, get it done, "d--- the torpedos, full steam ahead!"

    Advice to Management

    Allow for a bottom-up anonymous review of management on an annual basis. Provide a clear training path for all employees. Approve training for everyone, not just IT staff.


  2. Helpful (14)

    "Most competitive "smile up & kick down" enviroment ever experienced."

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    Current Employee - Professional in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Professional in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Medical Benefits
    Good PTO Benefits
    Good Education Reimbursement plan

    Cons

    With the current managment team in place & promotions of folks with the "smile up & kick down" attitude, San Antonio Centene lacks a trustworthy, teamwork atmosphere. It's us against them mentality, individual agendas. It is unfortunate because, the parent company has a great philosophy. Managers & Directors with no managed care experience let alone, management experience.Promotions of folks that can barely function in their lower level positions and are not team oriented but smile at the boss. Overlooking current employees with team work attitudes & excellent backgrouds. Long, long hours, immpossible deadlines, poorly thought out & implemented processes, hostile work enviroment. No professional confidentiality. Retaliation is the norm & keeps good employees from sharing with HR.

    Advice to Management

    One bad apple can spoil the whole bunch. Examine what employees think about their leaders & make that a part of their annual reviews. Find out what the leaders really know & what they don't, it's likely that underlings are hand feeding them without recognition or compensation. We live with them day in & day out. You fill a very important need in our community. Find out before the San Antonio workforce population has been exhausted.

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