Cerner Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
687 Reviews

3.6
687 Reviews
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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.  

    Great place for career growth

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    Current Employee - Consultant Analyst
    Current Employee - Consultant Analyst

    I have been working at Cerner as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Professional environment and great network within the Healthcare IT industry.

    Cons

    Down time season does not benefit contractor. Company will not reveal work status once assignments are comig to end.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    DC at Cerner

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior DC  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Senior DC in Kansas City, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company to gain HIT experience. Room for growth. Young and changing environment. Learning corporate.

    Cons

    High travel. No formal training- peer to peer training only. Compensation could be better for the amount of work after hours and weekend.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Kansas City, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    good team work. support you when you need. good training as well. they will find good spot to put you in that they think fit you the most. a lot of benefits

    Cons

    pressure. i see a lot of people working over 45 to 50 hours per week. it is challenge and hard sometime.

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  5.  

    Great company to work for right after college

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    The work balance is skewed towards work. The pay is also average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to pay your employees a little more to keep them around

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Worked for Cerner for 13 years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cerner full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Innovative company, moves fast, hands in all areas of HCIT

    Cons

    pay, I was a virtual associate hard to develop relationships with KC based associates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Its Okey.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Kansas City, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, KS (US)

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

    Pros

    Stable Job. Great Health Benefits. Onsite Clinic.

    Cons

    Not really techy. It wont be like start up or something for past paced people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could do lot better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Young company personnel wise; work well over 40+ hours per week.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Tons of young people, innovative company, opportunity for travel.

    Cons

    Working long weeks consistently, tons of lower level positions promotions come more out of luck than experience or impressions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the associates a better goal or desirable "end game" hard to see where there is opportunity.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Be prepared for very long, irregular work week

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

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

    Pros

    Great place to begin a career if you are single and looking to make a lot of money. Cerner Management is always on top of things.

    Cons

    Very long work weeks, irregular hours make for a difficult life/work balance. Be prepared to be married to your laptop/cell phone.

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

    Software Engineer

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

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    - Big Company
    - Perfect place with right pace to learn the technology

    Cons

    - Slow in process.
    - Not a good place for start-up mentality kind of people.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Good starting point for your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Learning Consultant  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Learning Consultant in Kansas City, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    While the hours are long, a benefit is that all of those hours are not spent in the office. The option to work remotely is a lifesaver.

    You learn a lot about the "big business" world very quickly. As someone who was hired straight out of college, it was very eye-opening.

    The benefits are incredible. The on-site clinics are great when you can actually get in to see a physician (the wait can be longer than 4 months). The on-site pharmacy is amazing! It's really convenient and affordable.

    Cons

    Work hours are treacherously long. The salary seems like a great deal in the beginning, but when you realize how many hours your working without overtime pay, it becomes quite the demotivator. With all of the hours I've put in, my hourly pay is less than $10. I can't see myself staying at this company longer than 2 or 3 years if there isn't a change in work-life balance.

    There is very little communication between teams. No one really seems to know what other teams do and very few people have the can-do attitude when it comes to helping out other teams. "Not my job, not my problem." Very few people seems worried about output, unless it directly affects their position or team.

    There are many inexperienced workers due to the younger culture. I think they tried to nip this in the bud with the velocity training program. However, this training is absolutely useless. It feels like a 4 week waiting room for your real job. The phrase "fake it until you make it" is your work life motto for most people during their first year of employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have capacity, take time to work together on collaboration projects with other teams. Listening and executing effectively can go a lot further than simply doing enough to cover your own butt.

    Show appreciation to the team members who are effectively working well past the 40 hour week - there are at least a few on every single team in this company. Don't just keep piling it on, because you know they can do it. Show them that you know they can and that's why you're giving it to them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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