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  1.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    The trainers are really good and they have a great system in place that will ensure that you succeed your position.

    Cons

    the only con i can find is the hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great foundation for college graduates, young work-force, ample opportunities to learn and

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

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

    Pros

    Constant re-organization - higher chances of moving up, good compensation compared to other KC-based companies, good benefits, great training and development courses offered (ASTD #9), innovative environment ( Forbes #22)

    Cons

    Depending on your team and organization, there might be low chances of moving up. Long work hours, a lot of traveling. Ever-changing culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    salary check

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    independent; every day is challenging and a learning experience

    Cons

    lack of adequate education and orientation

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  5.  

    Great company for associate development

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

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

    Pros

    Cerner focuses very heavily on associate development and training. They truly believe anyone with the work ethic will be able to successfully perform any job within the company.

    Cons

    Salary could be more competitive especially for those coming out of college in the "Velocity" program. The raises were good, but we started much lower than other offers that had been offered for accountants at other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    software architect

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

    I worked at Cerner

    Pros

    good work culture, good technology, great opportunities for doing different things, good health benefits

    Cons

    Management changes affect employee morale

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Work

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

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    work life balance, benefits, personal growth, work environment

    Cons

    training, promotions, holidays, timings, office culture, compensation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cerner

    Pros

    Culture is awesome, very flexible

    Cons

    Need much better leaders

  9.  

    SDE

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

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Get to work on the latest open source technologies

    Cons

    Management is a little unorganized

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

    Its a good place to get experience, but expect to work a lot of late nights.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I think its good place to work for if you are coming straight out of college. I would recommend working here a few years to gain experience and then move on. I feel like a learned a lot working for this company. Management can be good if you land on the right team.

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid. I work a lot of late nights and weekends. They lose a lot of talented people because they don't want to pay them fairly for the extra amount of work that they do. Most of the documentation there is horrible. Work plans are always missing steps or outdated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people fairly for the work they do and they might stick around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

    Pros

    - Good learning opportunities for new grads and junior levels.
    - The pay is decent for Kansas City area.

    Cons

    - Nobody and nobody cares about you as a person. You are simply a body that can get some work done.
    - Cerner highly promotes keeping employees for long term but has opposite policies and work culture in place.
    - Getting "accepted" into the team or company culture is a major issue. People are too reserved and very narrow minded.
    - A lot of people drink the "Cerner kool-aid" and believe in the hype but reality couldn't be further away.
    - Changing teams is easier said than done. As is the case with other things Cerner, this is highly promoted as benefit but very difficult to exercise.
    - BONUS: There's an unsaid 20% overtime rule. Basically, you are *required* to submit 48 hours of timesheet each week. It doesn't matter if you actually have work or not, just make things up or pace it slow but be there for at least 48 hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Your employees are not simply a resource that you can simply replace by another. The culture that you have is definitely not sustainable on a long term.
    - There's a reason Epic still is considered as a better company than Cerner, despite its size.
    - Just doing a beer Friday once a month isn't "cool". Transperancy and communication with your lowest level of employees is far more important.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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