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Cerner Benefits

3.7 out of 5 (50 comments)
Most talked about benefits
  • 401K Plan

    "Tier 1 match gives you 1/3 of what you contribute up until you contribute 6% of your salary, and there is a Tier 2 match that is given out early in…" (17 comments)

  • Health Insurance

    "Easy to use website for claims. HealthE living with rewards is awesome program." (16 comments)

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off

    "Took me awhile to get to where I wanted to be in yearly vacation available. Recently changed policy from unlimited sick days to 5 a year that can…" (6 comments)

Benefits Summary

  • High % reporting
  • Medium % reporting
  • Low % / No reports
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Insurance, Health & Wellness

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Occupation Accident Insurance
  • Health Care On-Site
  • Mental Health Care
  • Retiree Health & Medical
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Financial & Retirement

  • Pension Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Performance Bonus
  • Stock Options
  • Equity Incentive Plan
  • Supplemental Workers' Compensation
  • Charitable Gift Matching

Family & Parenting

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Work From Home
  • Fertility Assistance
  • Dependent Care
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Childcare
  • Reduced or Flexible Hours
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Extended Leave

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

Professional Support

  • Diversity Program
  • Job Training
  • Professional Development
  • Apprenticeship Program
  • Tuition Assistance

Employee Comments

  • Feb 25, 2015
    Former Velocity Systems Engineer in Kansas City, Missouri

    This company has a wonderful benefit package and really encourages its employees to stay in shape.

  • Feb 24, 2015
    Current Employee in Kansas City, Missouri

    All of the employee incentives to health are pretty cool. Competitions to lose weight, healthy offerings in the cafeteria with calorie counts, gym access, etc.

  • Feb 16, 2015
    Current Employee in Malvern, Pennsylvania

    Just about everything is a step below Siemens Healthcare that they took over.

  • Jan 30, 2015
    Current Systems Engineer in Kansas City, Missouri

    Benefits are amazing! Especially if you work at headquarters. But even onsite at client locations, they are pretty good!

  • Jan 23, 2015
    Current Software Engineer in Kansas City, Missouri

    On-site clinic and discounted pharmacy are my favorite things.

  • Jan 26, 2015
    Current Employee in Kansas City, Missouri

    The health insurance has a high deductible. The onsite pharmacy is convenient, if they carry your medication. The onsite clinic doesn't have any weekend hours, so if you need to see a Dr. on the weekend, you will have to pay out of pocket, until you hit your deductible.

  • Jan 24, 2015
    Former Employee in Kansas City, Kansas

    Health insurance is good, but very expensive. Only a single option for care - probably because with all the young people coming out of college, many would choose a less-expensive option. Very nice to have a clinic, pharmacy, and gym on campus - the gym helped make quality of life better especially during the busy times.

  • Jan 20, 2015
    Current Employee in Los Angeles, California

    The benefits are great at Cerner, but only if you work within the Kansas City, MO area. I am a remote employee, and do not have access to most of Cerner's best benefits, including the HealthE clinics, pharmacy, childcare, local employee discounts and more. I'm sure if I lived in the area things would be better. Also, Cerner should look into how to make their remote employees feel more like a part of the culture they are so proud of.

  • Jan 20, 2015
    Current Employee in Kansas City, Kansas

    Prior to 2015, there was no formal sick leave. If you were sick, you were expected to stay out. In the last few days of 2014, it was announced that this was no more and was being bundled with vacation as "paid time off." This equated to adding four days of vacation. while reducing the number of days that can be carried over from one year to the next.
    The vacation allowance is 2 weeks if you're in a lower level position and tops at 4 weeks.
    The insurance is decent for a single person, but I've heard it's not so much for families. The onsite clinics are the best thing they offer, and any visit is covered. The pharmacy is reasonable and I've never paid out of pocket for prescriptions.
    The sabbatical offered is a month off after 7 years of employment. Considering most people don't hang around that long, I suppose it works in their favor.
    There aren't many perks for a tech company, although they will once in a while (ie once a year) give you a coffee mug or similarly inexpensive item. The onsite food is averaged price for most items.
    Bonuses are a punchline. They offer childcare at some campuses but it's difficult to get in and probably pricey. After two years they tuition assistance which pays 100% if you get A's however I don't know how difficult it is for them to provide this (being authorized for training is difficult enough).

  • Jan 17, 2015
    Current Employee in Kansas City, Missouri

    Best is on-site clinic at the world headquarters. Worst is the high deductible on your healthcare.

    401k is less than a 2% match and a wait of 5 years to be vested. Hardly worth the wait. The worst I've had.

    Paid holidays and vacation are the standard minimum. Paid sick days are just a few. One of the worst I've had at a company of this size.

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