Cerner

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Cerner Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
734 Reviews
3.5
734 Reviews
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Cerner Chairman, CEO & President Neal L. Patterson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They will make you work at least 65 hours a week, no work life balance at all (in 20 reviews)

  • Cerner is a great place to learn something about anything you maybe interested in (in 40 reviews)


Cons
  • In many positions there is no such thing as work-life balance (in 73 reviews)

  • In hand is less than expected, some times high workload you have to work for long hours, (in 65 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a team environment, unprofessional

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Kansas City, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Kansas City, KS (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexibility, on-site clinic & pharmacy

    Cons

    Poor training, poor leadership, very negative atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time training team leads, invest in more job specific training before putting associates in their roles, create a more positive, team atmosphere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Analyt

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cerner

    Pros

    Good entry level, open doors for future advancement

    Cons

    Very low salary scale from industry standards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Still waiting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Easy and quick interviews. The headquarters is nice but come to find out you won't be working there but another building a mile away so if you want to use the free gym or the cafeteria you have to drive to headquarters.

    Cons

    Me and several people I know personally interviewed then we all got an email saying how great of feedback we got and they are excited about us "potentially" joining the team and that they were working on the logistics of their training academy and will be in touch soon with the next steps in the process. Got email after a month and a half asking if I am still interested but they they still don't have a start date. This from the start to now has been 3 months and no start date.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't interview people unless you're ready to offer a start date. You'll miss out on good employees because we can't all sit around and wait and you aren't the only employer in town.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Opportunity However...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Consultant in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Consultant in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I worked at Cerner full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you can handle the workload, you have an opportunity to advance. Excellent pay.

    Cons

    Cerner doesn't necessarily care to provide immediate support when needed. Managers and HR aren't always completely honest regarding PIP outcomes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees a chance to change roles within the company before terminating employment. Cerner is renowned for allowing this type of movement within the company but I was not given the opportunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Growth fast and quick, team pay and workload are different depend on number of clients are using team solution

    Cons

    People with no skills being promoted solely based on senority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    challenge yourself first.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Did not love the "big corporate "culture after 15 years in a series of smaller companies.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at Cerner full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great company if you are fresh out of school and looking for experience; there are good training programs for young hires. Of this company could be a fit if you enjoy or want to experience being part of multi-national corporation with thousands of employees. Good medical benefits if you work on the main campus in Kansas City.

    Cons

    You are a small fish in a large pond. They profess to work hard and play hard, but as an acquired company we did not see any of the play hard experience. The pay is generally low unless you are a manger or higher, and it is very difficult to be transferred or promoted if the pool of associates is large for your area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to know and relate to your staff, and try to mentor and not rely on annual reviews to perform that role.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to get a start

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to get a start in business, excellent learning opportunities with the ability to learn and put ideas into action. Flexibility with most of management on working hours and location depending on situation. competitive compensation (but not the best).

    Cons

    Cerner is a VERY busy company and "expects" employees to work their 48 plus hours per week. Travel policies are interesting at times, and really have no regards for the person. Health Insurance is questionable in value, and has some interesting rules as it is very much focused on the "healthy person". Promotion is very incestuous within individual organizations, hard to move up into leadership or management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    You will be overworked and overwhelmed at times which is part of the reason that have such a high turn over rate.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Kansas City, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Kansas City, KS (US)

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

    Pros

    The pay is good and you get to work with really smart people.

    Cons

    You get hired based on business need not skill which puts most associates at a disadvantage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you continue to higher on business need instead of building on skills associates come in with, the training should be more robust

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    best company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    good salary, vry good working environment, flexible timings, laptop is given to all empolyees, associates are given great facilities here. you will enjoy working here

    Cons

    no cons as such .. .. dont trust roumers about th company . no cons as such .. .. dont trust roumers about th company . no cons as such .. .. dont trust roumers about th company .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Entrepreneurial ecosystem.

    • 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

    Define your future. Choose your path. Friendly to helping staff locate their optimum position within the company. Very fluid company culture.

    Cons

    Demand on time is high. Work life balance can be challenging. Nevertheless, a great opportunity for entering the consulting field and getting trained quickly in the real world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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