Cerner Reviews

Updated 30 August 2014
Updated 30 August 2014
690 Reviews

3.5
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Cerner Chairman, CEO & President Neal L. Patterson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Cerner takes a genuine interest in their employees and their families (work/life balance is important) (in 17 reviews)

  • Great place if you want to learn and are a quick study (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Indian employees are treated like slaves, and never think of work life balance at all (in 63 reviews)

  • In hand is less than expected, some times high workload you have to work for long hours, (in 58 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good and excellent to work for

    Cons

    great and very good to work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    very good

  2.  

    Opportunity for career growth, excellent job security, but could use improvement at retaining talent.

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    Current Employee - Business Developer  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Business Developer in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Cerner full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Cerner leads the market with focused innovation in health care. We excel at forging productive relationships with clients based on the mutual need to more proactively make changes to health care.

    Cons

    My biggest complaint is that at Cerner we do not invest enough in our home grown talent. A person with excellent foresight, management skills and client relationships may suffer years of below average pay without being utilized for the talents that make that associate excellent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actively be looking for excellent associates from within and promote them in meaningful ways that lead to above average pay and challenging initiatives. Do not lose these individuals to other employers as you are now.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    One of the best places to start your career.

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Cerner full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They have a great training program for new graduates and even high school kids.
    Competitive pay and good benefits, including on site clinic and free access to the gym.

    Cons

    The organizations are constantly changing so you have to be able to adapt to changes quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Alot of office politics

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    Former Employee - Test Analyst  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Test Analyst in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I worked at Cerner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Leaving early on some Fridays. My managers were really flexible with my school schedule. Their innovations were really cool to be apart of and learn about. Cerner is a great place to learn something about anything you maybe interested in. You are surrounded by alot of your peers as alot employees are young, which can be good and bad. Laid back atmosphere for the most part.

    Cons

    There was alot of favortism, politics, and can be unorganized on projects. Communication can be akward as so many managers live by the motto "no feedback is good feedback" versus being proactive in their subordinates professional develpment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved in the development of your associates, and not just the ones you admire. Ambuguity is ok until it gets to the point where most including the manager needs to either be retrained or have no clue how to move forward on the project. Understand that quality over quantiy is more valuable despite client deadlines, therefore set appropriate expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Unlimited Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Cerner full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I started at Cerner right out of college and I have found our leadership to be very supportive and empowering to help me learn, grow, and consistently be challenged in my work. They provide great health benefits and have a relaxed work environment.

    Cons

    As deadlines loom, the number of hours you work can increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to lead, in both the health care AND technology industries, to ensure we're cutting edge and never behind the curve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Career Builder

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    Current Employee - Solutions Designer  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Solutions Designer in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Cerner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible to try new things and add new skill sets.

    Cons

    The hours can be long and pressure from clients can add a lot of stress, making burn out a strong reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to regulate the amount of hours that associates that show signs of burn out better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Smartest people, fastest thinkers and LONGEST hours worked

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst  in  Kansas City, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Kansas City, KS (US)

    I have been working at Cerner full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay
    Benefits
    Growing at a rapid rate

    Cons

    The 48 hours a week expected work hours and learning "The Cerner Way"... it is like drinking from a fire hose. ... it hurts until you adjust or break.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a more seemless transition point or process so the 1st day the associate is in their team they can be productive and not be in "Land of the Lost" .... more training on applications configurations and Issue Response (Break/Fix).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging and rewarding

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Cerner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Bleeding-edge technologies to learn about and plenty of training
    Meaningful impact on healthcare brings satisfaction
    Flexible hours (for engineers)
    Great perks including on-site pharmacy and clinic
    Growth is facilitated through online goal-tracking mechanisms
    Lots of big events for associates, such as developer conferences
    Company mostly tries to push for innovation and new technology

    Cons

    Occasionally long hours, especially close to deadlines
    Lots of disparity in expectations across different teams
    Low turnover rate and lots of hiring means parking issues for Innovation Campus
    Locations in KC are far away from one another for the most part, so it might be a long commute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to report at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cerner

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Best company to work with

    Cons

    No Cons when it comes to cerner

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stepping stone employer

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    Current Employee - Solution Architect  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Cerner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great training - there's typically a large market for former Cerner employees. If you enjoy travel, you can get lots of domestic travel. Once you become a Solution Architect, them minimum you will make is $74,000 (I became one in exactly 2 years, some do it quicker, some do it slower). You can expect to get 3% raises for many years after the SA bump and potentially never get a huge raise like that again.

    Cons

    Cerner has a reputation for working you to death and they live up to it. They are also known to heavily underpay compared to the rest of the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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