Cerner Interview Questions

Updated Aug 26, 2015
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Cerner.

    Interview

    The interview process is well organized and swift. My hiring recruiter was very helpful and responded quickly to emails. The interview questions are not out-of-this-world difficult. If you do well in school and are a competent computer scientist, you will be able to give good answers. They will look for your skills and interests so they can figure out which team at Cerner (if any) you belong to.

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    • Design a class to hold data about something medical related, like an allergy or medicine. Answer a few behavioral questions involving group work.   Answer Question
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    Delivery Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Cerner.

    Interview

    I applied online with a submission of a resume and cover letter. I got an e-mail to schedule a phone interview 2 days later. Phone interview with the recruiter was really easy going. The recruiter allowed me to answer any questions I had and answered all of them. At the end of phone interview, I was invited to experience Cerner day. (Will update after I attend).

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Cerner (Kansas City, MO).

    Interview

    brief phone interview, onsite interview with facility tour, brief overvieww of company, interactive q an a with current employees, tour of kansas city. they were great about providing compensation for travel and provided a hotel stay.

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    Executive Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Malvern, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Cerner (Malvern, PA).

    Interview

    I applied to be a recruiting assistant online through a job search engine and received an email about two weeks later requesting an interview. After that I had a video interview two weeks after the offer, followed by a second phone interview shortly after. The job was offered, but sadly I was unable to take it, because of timing with my other job which required I stay on for another month and Cerner could not push back the start date. Thankfully, two weeks after I could not take the job I received an email from a different recruiter asking if I would be interested in a different position - Executive Assistant. After two phone interviews and an in person interview, I was was given an offer. The second interview process took a month.

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    • Tell me about a time when you worked with a difficult person. What three things are you looking for in a job? Where do you see yourself professionally in ten years? How would you handle being inexperienced in this job? What past experience equips you for this role? Several situational/experience questions.   Answer Question
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    Delivery Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cerner (Kansas City, MO) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online through the website. A recruiter contacted me via email on the next day to set up a phone interview. The phone interview was about 30 minutes long and consisted of some situational questions and a lot of applying prior experience to this job. At the end of the interview, the recruiter informed me that they were going to send me some information regarding "Experience Cerner Day." Upon reading the information and filling out some more questions, I selected an Experience Cerner Day (which is always on a Fridays). They flew me out to KC on a Thursday afternoon and have you stay in a hotel in downtown. The next day another recruiter comes on a bus to pick up all of the applicants in the hotel lobby, and they give you a small tour of KC. The final step is when they take you to Cerner World Headquarters in North Kansas City where they give an overview of the position, then you go through 2 interviews back to back that last 30 minutes apiece with 2 different Cerner associates. After the interview they have about a 30 minute Q&A with 2 associates who have gone through this process and worked for Cerner for at least a year. This part was informal and doesn't necessarily count against you in the process if you don't have any questions, but there was some valuable information exchanged during this time. After that they take you back to the airport if you flew in, or they take you back to your car at the hotel if you drove there.

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    • Name a time when you had to deal with a difficult situation at work / school when the outcome didn't come out as planned.   1 Answer
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    Velocity Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fremont, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Cerner (Fremont, CA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Telephonic - 1 hour, Virtual interview - 1 hour, final interview - 3 hours - Challenges faced Academic projects time Management Object oriented principles The experience was good Interviewer was very nice and supportive. Behavioural Questions based on star method

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, KS
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Cerner (Kansas City, KS) in July 2015.

    Interview

    For me, there were only 2 rounds.First interview was HR round, which was straightforward with some personality questions and questions on my resume and GPA, college specialization, interests, final year project and skill set interested in etc., They are looking for confidence.

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    • The HR interview was very cool with some questions on resume, academic project, GPA and skill set we are competent in.they look for confidence. It took about a week for the final round face to face in KS.   4 Answers
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    Database Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, KS
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Cerner (Kansas City, KS).

    Interview

    There was two phone interviews with behavior questions and then two face to face interviews in Kansas City. After being hired I talked with others and we all went through the same interview process. The interview process felt like the company was more interested in trying to get warm bodies into desk chairs so they could work rather than an genuine interest in what I was capable of doing for Cerner.

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    Negotiation

    It was a standard offer. It was a take it or leave it offer.

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    Learning Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Cerner (Kansas City, MO).

    Interview

    It moved fairly quickly. I applied online, received an email from a recruiter within days, then had a phone interview and an in-person interview in Kansas City. Cerner covered my travel and hotel expenses. They use behaviorally-based interview questions in which they want to know who was involved, what the situation was, and your actions.

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  11.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cerner.

    Interview

    Was contacted by a recruiter a couple days after applying through their website. Recruiter called a few days later for a screening and offered me another 1 on 1 interview using a Web Applet.

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