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Cerner Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
252 Reviews
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252 Reviews
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Cerner Chairman, CEO & President Neal L. Patterson
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252 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They will make you work at least 65 hours a week, no work life balance at all (in 21 reviews)

  • Cerner is a great place to learn something about anything you maybe interested in (in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance for the benefit of associate wellness needs addressed from top/down (in 75 reviews)

  • Long hours, some employees fresh out of college and need guidance in corporate settings (in 67 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company when fresh out of college

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Cerner full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Great Management(usually)
    -Great compensation out of college
    --Great experience and resume builder

    Cons

    --It's safe to say, "Cerner picks its winners". Typically you'll see the same set of individuals promoted every 2 years from one role to the next. Often I find many individuals who have stayed in their roles many many years because they're just not selected as "winners" early on.
    --You won't be challenged to "think outside the box much". You're placed in a role with solid role description and responsibilities. Their is a process you must follow and not much room to deviate from the process. If you ask management to do so, they're risking their political capital to try to change a process that might be long-standing etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage people to be more entrepreneurial and give them the ability to think "outside the box".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    It's been very fulfilling to work for this company. The combination of challenging problems and technologies make it a

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Open source techs. Edge platforms. Open discussions (at some level) about some architectural decisions.

    Cons

    Status quo is sometimes preferred. Not many specialists in preferred technologies to learn from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More feedback needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Benefits, Great People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty legit. Healthcare coverage, stock purchase plan, 401K match and profit sharing are all great.

    Casual, laid-back environment

    Lots of activities for associates to meet, mingle, make friends

    If you don't travel, work life balance is great.

    Cons

    After changing job titles, it is difficult to receive compensation comparable with other associates in a role.

    On-campus cafeteria is expensive.

    Redundant processes and personnel need to be addressed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to eliminate redundant processes and provide better training for specific tools.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fast growing company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Intern in North Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Intern in North Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Cerner

    Pros

    Quick growth means fast responsibilities
    Casual, young atmosphere
    Great managemetn

    Cons

    Brand recognition isn't great outside of the industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Easy to move up in company

    Cons

    Working with other orgs, too much diversity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I have really good experience with the company so far. They treat you really good.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Scope for growth and company is making really good progress.

    Cons

    For me none so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice enough environment.

    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Nice enough people. Nice enough salary.

    Cons

    Just the normal cons of any job.

  9.  

    Great company with lots of potential!

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    Former Employee - Support Analyst
    Former Employee - Support Analyst

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to work from home when needed, competitive salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Job security could be an issue, as I worked in a satellite office and not at the home base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More actively train strong employees in other areas to grow professionally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Cerner was a wonderful opportunity to showcase my talents and skills in sales/marketing/consulting/project management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engagement Manager/Sales in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Senior Engagement Manager/Sales in Olathe, KS

    I worked at Cerner full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cerner fosters a great environment to work in many different areas within the Healthcare IT Industry. It has great benefits and training programs depending on your career goals. I enjoyed the people I worked with, and the support I was given as well as many of the clients I was able to foster positive, longstanding relationships. It is a great company.

    Cons

    I found no downside to working at Cerner. I would like to pursue opportunities at a smaller company with development into an Executive role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe good management are those who continue to develop individuals that have good potential to be future leaders in their respective companies. "Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person - not just an employee - are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability." (Anne M. Mulcahy)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    At my current role I have opportunities to travel to unique places. I spend a lot of time on the road but that is because I want to. I have a very knowledgeable and supportive project team that stands behind my decisions. My internal team is just as supportive and willing to share their knowledge. Cerner is a great entry level job with opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    A lot of hours, but you are still recognized for your hard work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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