Working At Centene

Centene relies on employees to bring innovative thinking and new ideas to the table, which is why it's created a culture that's both diverse and inclusive. These new ideas are essential to changing the healthcare industry and transforming communities. The best part is that the team gets to change the industry throughout the entire country. By putting their skills, passion and vision to work, the team finds meaningful work at Centene that's built around helping others.

Diving Into the Values at Centene

The team at Centene is dedicated to helping others. That's apparent in the work culture and community involvement. They're focused on providing healthcare programs that are designed to improve overall wellness for each person, rather than focusing on one area. In order to do this, the company lives and breathes these values:

  • Uncompromising Integrity : The team follows the company's code of conduct without fail.
  • Collaborative Leadership : Every team member is empowered to achieve goals and seek career development opportunities.
  • Candid Communication : The company thrives on keeping honesty at the forefront of everything.
  • Disciplined Growth : The team makes decisions based on what's best for the customers and shareholders.
  • Purposeful Innovation : The team is always on the lookout for unique solutions.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit : The team keeps an open mind and takes ownership of the business.
  • Career Advancement Opportunities at Centene

    Reaching Your Full Potential

    Job seekers are always looking for better benefits, a bigger salary and a great culture. But consistently at the top of that list is career advancement opportunities. Centene seems to know that better than most companies. The company is continuously finding ways to help employees grow personally and professionally throughout their careers.

    "Each role served as a stepping stone," said Kristen, Director of Business Engagement.

    The company fosters a culture based on continuous learning. That's why the company added Centene University. Through the school, employees have the opportunity to develop their careers, take part in learning programs and self-direct their learning. The university allows employees to explore multiple avenues to develop and grow their careers. This also includes on-the-job development, online learning and experiential learning programs.

    "I have opportunities to learn new skills, cross paths with other disciplines, and develop as a leader and as a team member. Our tuition reimbursement program allowed me to develop my career while also finishing my degree," said Ashley Collier, Director of Clinical Systems Operations.

    The Culture at Centene

    Placing an Emphasis on Giving Back

    Giving back is a big part of the culture at Centene. By partnering with the National Urban League, Centene helps empower communities and changes lives. The Urban League is able to change the health of communities. In addition, Centene partnered with the Urban League to open the Community Empowerment Center in 2017 during the league's annual conference. The center is home to the Save Our Sons workforce and jobs training program.

    As part of the partnership with UnidosUS, Centene was able to bring the largest Hispanic annual conference to the U.S. for a tour. The company's whole health subsidiary, Envolve Health, exhibited the Path to Health and Wellness during the tour, allowing visitors to take part in a variety of health services and programs. The subsidiary even provided free vision and dental screenings for hundreds of people at the conference.

    Additionally, Centene and Envolve Health partners with the Pro Football Hall of Fame on the Strong Youth Strong Communities initiative. Through this initiative, young people can identify how to address many issues they face every day. Centene invests in today's youth as a way to impact current and future communities. The youth that goes through this program learn life skills and are empowered by leadership to find their true potential.

    The company also partners with Beyond Differences to support the No One Eats Alone initiative to address the growing problem among middle-school students. The program introduces students to role-play exercises to help them break down the barriers that are isolating them socially. Students are encouraged to eat lunch with other students that they don't normally sit with during lunchtime.

    When you work at Centene you get to be apart of all of this. Not only do you get to help shape the healthcare industry in your everyday work, but you also get to help those in need especially the youth of today. "Centene is an exciting company to work for," said Esmeralda, Senior Vice President of Operation.

    The Benefits at Centene

    More Than You Can Imagine

    Centene realizes how important the benefits package is to employees and that's why it's centered around every part of your life. The comprehensive package includes:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts (includes health care, dependent care, and commuter reimbursement)
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Company-paid basic life insurance
  • Supplemental AD&D; insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Wellness program
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Vacation, personal and sick time
  • Paid company holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Centene University
  • Tuition reimbursement/educational assistance
  • Adoption reimbursement
  • Service awards
  • On-site fitness center or discount at local fitness centers (most locations)
  • Discounts for select local and national products and services, including cell phones, computers, and more
  • Other amenities may be available, by location
  • Centene believes that its employees are the most important asset of the company and it shows. From being able to advance your career to being covered in every aspect of your life with benefits, it's clear Centene is a great career move.

    The Organization’s Mission

    Committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve, one person at a time.







    Founded in



    Saint Louis, MO


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    The Team At Centene

    Key People
    • Tommy Thompson (Director)
    • Orlando Ayala (Director)
    • Richard Gephardt (Director)
    • Carol Goldman (Executive Officer)
    • Pamela Joseph (Director)
    • David Steward (Director)
    • Jeffrey Schwaneke (Executive Officer)
    • John Roberts (Director)
    • Michael Neidorff (ceo)
    • Robert Ditmore (Director)
    • William Scheffel (Executive Officer)
    • Keith Williamson (Executive Officer)
    • Jesse Hunter (Executive Officer)
    • Rone Baldwin (Executive Officer)
    • Cynthia Brinkley (Executive Officer)
    • Frederick Eppinger (Director)

    The Culture At Centene

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    Our experience in healthcare began as a single Medicaid health plan in Wisconsin that now stretches from coast to coast and beyond.
    Transforming the health of the community, one person at a time
    We are looking for exceptional passionate people to drive the vision of Social Health Bridge, from discovery through to a digital product.

    Centene Reviews

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    The ability to work from Home while creating great service to the company. Show More
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    Centene Rankings

    Centene is ranked #44 on the Best Insurance Companies to Work For in America list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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    Centene Salaries

    How much does Centene pay?
    The national average salary for a Centene employee in the United States is $66,902 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $98,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $45,000 per year.
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    Centene Salaries By Job Title

    The average employee at Centene earns a yearly salary of $66,902 per year, but different jobs can earn drastically different salaries. Some of the positions that earn high wages at Centene include Team Leader, Clinical Pharmacist, Project Manager, and Senior Applications Engineer. A typical Team Leader salary at Centene is $122,168 per year. Some of the other roles at Centene are Cashier and Customer Service Representative. A worker with the title Cashier at Centene earns an average salary of $29,313 per year.

    Centene Careers

    On average, employees at Centene stay with the company for 1.9 years. Employees most commonly join Centene after leaving UnitedHealth Group. When they leave Centene, they most frequently get their next job at UnitedHealth Group.

    Average Length of Employment
    Cigna3.6 years
    Health Net3.5 years


    1.9 years
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    Anthem8.0 %
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    Centene Financial Performance

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    > $1B

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    Centene Financing Rounds

    DateAmountSecurity Type
    Feb 16, 2016Equity
    Feb 16, 2016

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    Centene Subsidiaries

    Subsidiaries to Centene include Fidelis Care, Health Net of Arizona, and Health Net of the Northeast. Employees at the parent company, Centene, earn $66,902. In comparison, the salaries at Fidelis Care, Health Net of Arizona, and Health Net of the Northeast are $78,539, $78,169, and $69,901.
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    Health Net of Arizona
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    Health Net of the Northeast
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    Health Net
    Health Net
    Peach State Health Plan
    Peach State Health Plan
    MHM Services
    MHM Services

    Centene Competitors

    Competitors of Centene include Prudential Financial, Fidelis Care, and American International Group. The wages at Prudential Financial average higher than the other similar companies, where the median salary is $81,892 per year. The salaries at Fidelis Care average $78,539 per year, and the salaries at American International Group come in at $78,135 per year.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Centene

    When was Centene founded?

    Centene was founded in 1984.

    How many Employees does Centene have?

    Centene has 65,000 employees.

    How much money does Centene make?

    Centene generates $60.1B in revenue.

    What industry is Centene in?

    Centene is in the insurance industry.

    What is Centene's mission?

    Centene's mission statement is "Committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve, one person at a time."

    What type of company is Centene?

    Centene is a public company.

    Who are Centene's competitors?

    Centene competitors include Health Net, Cigna, Molina Healthcare, Aetna, WellCare Health Plans, UnitedHealth Group, Humana, Anthem, Peach State Health Plan, Fidelis Care, Travelers, Liberty Mutual, Express Scripts, American International Group, Genworth Financial, Assurant, MetLife, Prudential Financial, Mutual of Omaha, Nationwide Mutual Insurance ....

    Who works at Centene?

    Tommy Thompson (Director)

    Orlando Ayala (Director)

    Richard Gephardt (Director)

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