Cerner Interview Questions

Updated Oct 19, 2014
Updated Oct 19, 2014
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    Velocity Professional Services Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Cerner.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview with recruiter. Was invited out to Kansas City for experience Cerner day. They put me in a very nice hotel and treated us all well. About 20 candidates applying for the same position. Went on 2 30 minute interviews followed by a tour of campus.

    Interview Questions
    • What's a time that you were not emotionally supported by a co-worker?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    A mix between behavioral questions and your experience with different languages. They asked questions that ranged from "Describe a time where you had to tell someone they were doing something wrong, and how did you approach them?" to "Give me a language where you have to manage your memory and one that you don't have to manage it"

    Interview Questions
    • How would you go about debugging your code if a client brought up issues with the program.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Velocity Professional Services Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Cerner.

    Interview Details

    Basic phone interview lasted about 30 minutes. Went in for 2 30 minute interviews a month after phone interview. Most questions asked in the face to face interview were questions posted on glassdoor reviews

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you didn't feel emotionally supported by a team member or coworker   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Delivery Consultant Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Submit cover letter and resume with application; college campus interview / phone interview; on-Cerner-campus interview with behavioral interview focus

    Offered a position and salary within 2 weeks. Given a couple weeks to decide and choose start date that works well with current employment / plans.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you disagreed with a policy or decision by a superior and what you did.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cerner in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was fairly straight forward, a recruiter contacted me and asked me general HR question about my experience. (Resume Stuff) A week later, I had a technical interview. After that, I was asked to fly up to KC for an in-person interview. That consisted of a few technical interviews by a few different people.

    Interview Questions
    • I will not give any specific questions, but I feel it would be helpful to others to give an overview of things to study. There is another post on here that does a VERY good job of covering everything, so I won't reinvent the wheel.

      Freshen up on your networking skills (OSI Model, roles of different hardware on a network). You need to have a working knowledge of UNIX based commands in a terminal/command line interface. (ls,cd,find,top,chmod,chown).
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They seem to be pretty firm with their offer, as they try to make the best one possible so that no one's time is wasted. They are very generous.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Support Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Cerner.

    Interview Details

    I applied online on their careers website. About a week after that I got an email from the recruiter to schedule a phone interview. During the phone interview I was just asked basic questions about my education and a couple behavioral questions. At the end of the phone interview, she told me she wanted to schedule a phone interview which was schedule for 5 weeks later. There were 15 other applicants at the in person interview applying for the same position. I had a one and a half hour interview which consisted of three 30 minute interviews with different managers. The interviewers were really nice and asked about 4-5 behavioral questions each.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you had to solve a technical problem.   Answer Question
    • Talk about a time you had to produce results without much direction.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 12 people found this helpful  

    Velocity Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Cerner in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was planning to apply to Cerner in the nearby future (they actually came to my university recruiting but I didn't apply anywhere straight away) when I was contacted by a recruiter on LinkedIn. Knowing that this was probably the best way to actually get over the fear of applying I replied and applied right away.
    The whole process would have been faster, but I had prior commitments.
    I had a phone interview with the recruiter 4 days after she contacted me, and then a phone interview with a software engineer a little bit more than a week after that.
    The first phone interview was very basic, completely behavioral. The most unexpected questions were "what do you do in your spare time to increase your programming abilities" (I'm in grad school, I spend most of my time doing research, during the day and when I'm back at home; I ended up telling her about the algorithms books I had started reviewing) and "tell me about a recent time when you learned a new programming language" (I hadn't learned a new programming language in a while, so I was not entirely prepared for this either, but I talked about a time 4 years ago heh).
    The phone interview with the engineer was again mostly behavioral. Any technical questions are already posted on Glassdoor.
    Then I got the call about Experience Cerner day, but I couldn't make it to the earliest one because of prior commitments, so I made it to the next one, which was exactly a month after my technical phone screen.
    Experience Cerner Day was quite nice, albeit it started very, very early. We started with a tour of Kansas City, the city of fountains, and then had our interviews.
    One note about attire: Cerner is jeans-casual, but everyone interviewing will, more than likely, wear a suit. So do the same, you don't want to feel under-dressed!
    My interviewers were pleasant and we had some nice conversations. Half behavioral, half technical. They asked the Fizz-Buzz question, and another one about designing a database. All of the questions are on Glassdoor (except the database question, just make sure you know RDBMS normalization, you should figure it out on your own, this was definitely not a standard question).
    I'll add the question I felt I had the biggest problem with (but which maybe was exactly what got me hired) below.
    They said it would take them up to 2 weeks to give out a decision, I got mine in 10 days (I had almost given up hope by then).

    Interview Questions
    • When was there a time when ONE SINGLE project was so overwhelming that you felt there weren't enough hours in a day for it and what did you do?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I thought about negotiating but then searched online and it seems that that's the salary they give out (it's 1k less than someone posted here). I also got a relocation package.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Velocity Delivery Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Several weeks after submitting a resume, I was called by a recruiter and invited to Kansas City for an interview. We toured the headquarters, learned about the company, and then had 3 separate one on one interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • They mostly ask about previous experiences. Behavioral based.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Velocity Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cerner.

    Interview Details

    The interview is very casual, they make you feel at ease. The interview is very situational based, so come in mind with specific examples of times you have succeded. You are interviewed by 3 different people, and it is OK to repeat storeis

    Interview Questions
    • Give me a time that you had to tailor a story to a particular audience   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Early Childhood Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Cerner.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got a call requesting a phone interview less than 24 hours later. Scheduled a phone interview a week later, then the recruiter offered me an in person interview. When for the in person interview and interviewed with two different managers. I was then given a tour of the center. After going home I didn't hear anything for several weeks. I figured they picked another candidate. However out of the blue I got a phone call from the recruiter offering me the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult was asked. Just the main questions....

      1. Tell us about yourself?
      2. What kind of experience do you have?
      3. What was one of the hardest things you have ever had to face in your line of work?
      4. Why do you like working with children?
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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