Cerner Reviews

Updated 25 April 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great company to work for!

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

    I have been working at Cerner

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great insurance and benefits. Love the gym and the healthy living culture - talk walks in the afternoon with co workers, go to lunchtime gym classes, healthy cafe. Large company with international opportunities

    Cons

    The building I work in is not the best. Think soul crushing cubicles in the basement.

  2. Medical Billing Specialist

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

    I worked at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    casual atmosphere, occasional work from home

    Cons

    too many inexperienced employees, management

  3. Solutions Architect

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cerner full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good people with a product that makes a difference

    Cons

    All the travel and feeling that you have to move to KC in order to advance in the company

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  5. Clinical Strategist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clinical Strategist
    Current Employee - Clinical Strategist

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance. This company really does CARE about it's employees. This is a company where your efforts are rewarded. Working hard is appreciated and rewarded.

    Cons

    The only con..working as a virtual (remote) associate you miss a lot of the 'ad hoc' meetings that take place on a day to day basis.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep the associates involved and listening to your clients!

  6. New Employee

    Current Employee - New Employee in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - New Employee in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Cerner

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a good culture.

    Cons

    Beware of the cost of health insurance. A $2,500 individual deductible, $4,600 per family, must be meet for any medical expense INCLUDING medicine. I paid $2,500 out-of-pocket in my first two months.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your health insurance benefits. For some associates with a chronic medical condition who are on the low end of the pay scale are harmed by your policies.

  7. Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Going in the right direction

    Cons

    A little biased and hard to move around with career progression

    Advice to Management

    NA

  8. Good Experience Overall

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

    I worked at Cerner full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good, new facilities with cafeterias, gyms, and windows and natural lighting. Very good health benefits and stock matching in rapidly growing company (while I was there). Open to lateral movement within company. Exposure to a variety of technologies.

    Cons

    Not receptive to working from home. Kept making "stretch" goals of 44 and then 48 hours per week permanent. Raises were tepid. Excitement/innovation of any given position might be hit-or-miss.

    Advice to Management

    More flexibility with hours and commute would be nice. The company culture became increasingly more corporate and anonymous as original "work hard, play hard" motto basically evaporated with growth as values changed to basically "work hard, stay healthy".

  9. Analyst, Cerner Consultant Program

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You are able to gain a lot of good experience quickly.

    Cons

    Program is not managed well. Very long hours (typically 70+ hours a week) ambiguous work. No preparation time

    Advice to Management

    1 manager per 45 associates is not effective

  10. Could be better

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is good.
    Good industry. Lots of meaningful good work.
    Good gyms. Multiple campuses have good gyms.
    Good internal opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Expected to work at least 48 hours a week
    Proprietary old programming language. Old technologies.
    Too much process, not enough real work (as with most large companies)
    Constant reorgs. You may be forced into doing a job you didn't applied for and don't enjoy.

    Advice to Management

    Work smarter....then relax the required 48 hour work week.
    When moving resources ask for volunteers. Those who want the new positions would be more likely to be successful at them.

  11. Little Appreciation and Little Opportuntity

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you get in the right organization with the right leadership you can see your career advance quickly.
    Good aggressive nature of the company allows company to continue to edge the market.
    Investment in future allows company to sustain.
    Executive cabinet is great. Its unfortunate town halls have stopped. Listening to these leaders is reassurance the company is still lead by the right people.

    Cons

    Some orgs (IP) are very tough to climb through. This is due to highly skilled employees (a good thing!) but also due to the adage of its more who you know. You are better off leaving and coming back or switching to other orgs within Cerner to advance your career.

    Company strategy at VP/Director level is poorly aligned. Senior Management seems to get it, but the next level down struggles to find the right alignment and strategy. Every 6 months there is realignment at this level that generally just results in more poor decisions. This poor strategic alignment is accommodated for by the aggressive nature of the company....allowing them to continue to meet goals.

    I question whether the company should have bought Siemens. Since this purchase every request for existing associates outside the Siemens acquisition is declined. This includes resources needed for projects (people or tech) and funds to acknowledge existing associates. (Your existing associates got you to where you are...). The last round of compensation adjustments were a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Have a little appreciation for those that have stuck with your company. The company used to regularly promote from within. I've worked for executives of half my skill set that have been hired externally. (This isn't a one off scenario...this has become a regular occurrence)

    Be HONEST with your associates. Require reasoning as to why promotions aren't being considered.

    Create some accountability at Junior executive level for strategy. Perhaps this is there? Maybe this is why there is realignment every 6 months.

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