Cerner Interview Questions

Updated Jun 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (8)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed 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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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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    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 weeksinterviewed 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 weeksinterviewed 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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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Cerner (Kansas City, MO) in May 2015.

    Interview

    HR contacted me and asked for availability.
    Initial phone screening - background and some standard questions.
    Followed by onsite interview - 3 rounds.
    Mostly design based and resume based questions.
    Got offer within 2 days of onsite interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Design based questions that you can find in glass-door.
      Questions related to projects in resume.
       
      Answer Question
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    Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Cerner (Kansas City, MO) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online got a call within two days for phone interview. It was a behavioral interview. Asked me questions about my background, experiences, status.
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Cerner.

    Interview

    It was a very laid back day. The interviews were very conversational. They wanted to talk and make sure I had decent social skills. The questions were more secondary. If you have made it to the interview process that is good. You are already pretty much hired.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to think outside the box   1 Answer
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    Academy Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Cerner (Kansas City, MO) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was very smooth. First, a basic interview with the HR, and then 1 hour HireVue interview. Here I was asked to design an allergy class and a person demographic class. I was invited to the Experience Cerner Day, the following day. I visited two weeks later and this was a very pleasant experience. They showed us around Kansas city and took us out for dinner, which was nice. The following day I had two back to back 1 hour tech interviews. This was very easy. Nothing too difficult. Some design questions again and a lot of behavioral questions. Confidence is the key to cracking this interview.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Design a patient temperature class
      2. Design a medicine frequency class
       
      2 Answers
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cerner.

    Interview

    So I applied online through Cerner's website. I sent my resume and cover letter and did not receive a response until about 2 weeks later. They asked for a phone interview which was quickly set up. This consists of basic HR questions - tell me about your current job, how did you hear about Cerner, are you interviewing anywhere else, are you legally able to work in the U.S., and where do you see yourself in 5 years. This lasted for about 15 minutes and it was over. The recruiter then asked me to send my college transcripts. 2 days later, I was asked to fly out for Experience Cerner Day which is 2 days long. The first day there's a tour of Kansas City and an overview of Cerner, then a dinner. It's all very relaxing and laid back. The next day, you get a tour of Cerner's campus and the interviews start. I had 2 back to back interviews with one interviewer. They are all behavioral/STAR questions and you just have to use the experiences you have. The interviews are to last 30 minutes but both of mine went over time. They just want to get to know you and see if you'd be a good fit. I received an offer about 3 business days after the interview (I needed an expedited answer though so I'm not sure if this is the norm) From beginning to end (applying online to receiving an offer) took a month and a few days.

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    Academy Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cerner (Kansas City, MO) in April 2015.

    Interview

    First Round with the HR. General questions about your resume and some basic HR questions.

    Second round was with the Solutions Architect via the HireVue. Was asked the same old Patient Allergy design question, a few simple questions about my design and a few behavioral/situation type questions. Received the invite for the Experience Cerner day, the next day and flew to Kansas city two weeks later.

    Experience Cerner Day was great! It was more like a trip than an interview. The agenda was the same. They haven't changed the process in years (Kansas city tour + Dinner) Next morning I had two back to back 1 hour interviews with the Solution Architect and a Senior Software Engineer. It was pretty similar to the second round, with a mix of behavioral and design questions. The design questions were different from what I saw on Glassdoor, but they were simple. Had lunch and a tour of the Innovations campus and was dropped back to the airport.

    Received the offer a week later. Just be confident and the jobs is yours!

    Interview Questions

    • 1. What is the difference between a thread and process?
      2. Tell me a time where you automated a task to make your life easier.
       
      5 Answers

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