Cerner

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Cerner Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
741 Reviews
3.5
741 Reviews
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Cerner Chairman, CEO & President Neal L. Patterson
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465 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They will make you work at least 65 hours a week, no work life balance at all (in 21 reviews)

  • Cerner is a great place to learn something about anything you maybe interested in (in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance for the benefit of associate wellness needs addressed from top/down (in 75 reviews)

  • Long hours, some employees fresh out of college and need guidance in corporate settings (in 67 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company, but salary of software engineer is lower than the national market.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lot of chances to learn.
    Growing company, many opportunities.
    Many young talents here.
    Nice place to start your career.
    We just bought Siemens health care department by cash!
    Overall, I am proud of this company and what we are doing here.

    Cons

    Salary is far lower than the national average. Bay area usually pays $120,000 as entry level software engineer salary. Cerner only pays about half of that as entry level salary. Even Cerner's major competitor , Epic, which is also in middle west, pays about $110,000 as entry level engineer salary. Cerner's interview may be easier than those companies, but we are doing same job, if not greater, as Epic's engineer. Why we are paid lower?
    This is probably the only thing that I am not happy with in this company. Other than that, I love this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing great. But how about raise a good engineer's salary higher. As least to match your competitor company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to grow your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Kansas City, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    * Flexibility
    * Convenience of gym, pharmacy, clinic, work from home
    * Network with other similar associates
    * For the most part you are appreciated and recognized

    Cons

    There is a lot of work to do, but not a lot of resources to do it. This often leaves people feeling over worked, stressed, and easily burnt out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have had a decent experience with management. I think they feel our pain when we are overworked. They do the best they can by recognizing us, but there is only so much we can do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    KCIT Apprentice

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - KCIT Apprentice in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - KCIT Apprentice in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Cerner part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It has been a learning process here, everyone here is laid back and easy to work with. I couldn't be happier with this company.

    Cons

    I don't see any cons with this company thus far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything they are doing is working great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Engagement Controller

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engagement Controller in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Engagement Controller in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I worked at Cerner full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You're on your own schedule (assuming you don't schedule any meetings). Great experience with project management: financial aspect (great learning experience), event planning, administrative tasks, a lot of networking within the company and also with external clients. The team is great! Management encouraged us to develop which ever skills we wanted to help us grow in our career. If ever I needed help, all I had to do was ask. The chance to travel: I got to go abroad and to many places with in the US! Great company!! Work hard and you will be recognized. Easy to get promoted. Only reason I left was because my boyfriend was relocated and I couldn't work remotely.

    Cons

    It got a bit administrative at times: granting access, taking notes during meetings, etc. but it was good to get the experience. Some projects are very large and can be very demanding. Nothing a good attitude and communication can't fix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company with tons of growth potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    High impact and exciting Work, amazing gym, fun corporate events.

    Cons

    high deductible insurance plan, very strict annual raise guidelines which means only one person per year on your team can get a 'good' review and a decent raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexibility in annual performance review ratings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very good place to learn.

    Cons

    Have come up with any.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Tech Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Cerner as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    it benefit your career which will extend your career opportunities.

    Cons

    can have long hours to work and to move between different roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Software Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Pros or Cons, depends on the team. I am ended up in a good team and I am loving it. Working with talented and selfless people is always fun!

    Cons

    Don't see much. Things worked well with me!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    excellent place to work. decent people around. hassle-free life. quite satisfying. love the culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere and managers are quite understand and approachable.

    Cons

    leadership roles need to be increased. growth as leaders is slow

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cerner as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing corporate environment, work-life balance as well as peers to promotes talent and leadership skills to help you grow further

    Cons

    no cons except my family lived in NJ so on personal level travel was bit tiring whenever I would visit family.

    but on professional side - no cons at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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