Cerner Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
686 Reviews

3.6
686 Reviews
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Cerner Chairman, CEO & President Neal L. Patterson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Cerner takes a genuine interest in their employees and their families (work/life balance is important) (in 17 reviews)

  • Great place if you want to learn and are a quick study (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Indian employees are treated like slaves, and never think of work life balance at all (in 63 reviews)

  • In hand is less than expected, some times high workload you have to work for long hours, (in 58 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't Join! Freshers are mistreated.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Cerner full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you have no other job offer still don't join.

    Cons

    Freshers are mistreated and fired. Make you slog like anything and if you don't go to the team they throw you in, then you will be fired.
    Devcenter is the worst place to be in.
    HR does not keep promises.
    All the people that i have seen fired are international students.
    If you are lucky to survive the Devcenter be prepared to join a rubbish team or support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not mistreat new employees. Don't make fake promises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    H1 employees dont join!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Cerner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good gym, benefits, lot of teams to work with.

    Cons

    Very less salary, low compensation, Defects are severely reviewed. No work life balance. Production support is expected with project work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate hard work more than defects

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Ignore the 5 star reviews. Its the Human Resource trying to clean up the mess.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    Too many. There is disparity in the projects you are promised versus what you do at work. I read a previous review on glassdoor stating that you`ll be squeezed to the last drop and replaced by a cheap fresh graduate which is absolutely true. Only take this plunge if its the only one left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the upper management lacks the skill to govern the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Waste of time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Velocity Software Engineer  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Velocity Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Cerner full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn things by yourself.

    Cons

    Bad Management, No strategies for training new software associates, Unpleasant atmosphere, Rude and Non-helping senior associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change strategies to train new associates. Hiring and firing is not what we expect from you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you can - Dont join as Software Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    - good pay for Kansas city area.
    - innovations campus is a nice place to work.
    - Work is good if you are lucky to get a nice team.

    Cons

    - Risk of being fired.
    - If you are hired as a Software Engineer, you risk being fired from Devcenter or sent to Support. Join Only if you know which team you are going into.
    - Ask if you have to go through Devcenter. If yes then you are going to have a very unpleasant experience.
    - Senior management is ignorant/ turn a blind eye to decisions made by mid level management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Dont make fake promises about job to new employees.
    - Give new employees an opportunity to prove themselves.
    - Encourage teams to hire employees directly and not to make Engineers go through Devcenter and then fire them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Cerner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The PRO's were the Benefits

    Cons

    Everything other than benefits. Expect to work 48-60hrs a week. They pay for 40, but expect 48 or else. Their slogan is Sink or Swim, which is why they have the highest Turnover Rate in the country for Corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because someone has worked there for a long time, doesn't mean they have management qualities. Make sure the Potential Manager has people skills, knows how to handle a team, knows how to separate themselves from the employees (Don't go to the bars with the people that work for you). Lastly, Know how to point out POSITIVES in your employees, don't just focus on the negative. People shut down when they know they have made an impact (Because clients send reviews thanking that individual on a first name basis), then only talk about the negatives in a one on one meeting,....which happen every other week. What could anybody possibly benefit from with a one on one so frequently. That is all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    FRUSTRATING, EXTREMELY STRESSFUL, ZERO MANAGEMENT

    Current Employee - Velocity Software Engineering:  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Velocity Software Engineering: in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    i don't see any pros in this company except you want to work like animals or machines. It s not a healthcare company. Its a HEALTH RUINING company

    Cons

    If you are deciding to work at Cerner, Don't think TWICE, THINK 10 Times.!!! No management at all. Training is absolutely pathetic. People will put you on some random project which is of no use and not of your choice as well. Few of the staff who is leading the training program have extremely bad attitude. They will treat you like donkeys. People in training are stressed, frustrated like anything. and after you put hell lot of efforts, they will kick you out for no reason. even if you succeed in getting through training, you will be having a trade show where you "sell yourself". and I mean literally as if you are saying to managers, "please take me". If you don't clear two trade shows, you may get fired or sent to support team. IF you succeed in trade show, don't waste your time to move from any other city to ruin your health & career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IMPROVE YOURSELF

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Please think before Joining this Company, If you don't have anything else other than going to Consultance then only join

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Velocity Software Engineer  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Velocity Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Cerner full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The only good thing about Cerner is Good campus

    Cons

    -No job security people are removed from training even if you work hard
    -I have seen people who have lost there jobs after joining 3 months
    -People are removed every 2 weeks
    -No proper managements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Think of the careers of international students who need to maintain there visa status

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrating

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

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Can earn a decent salary but it is low for the market

    Cons

    Executive Management, 'Cockiness', Long-Hours, Lack of Respect from executives - they don't care about the person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are your most valuable asset. Treat them that way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    I was fired after my one on one with my manager because i expressed my interest in career advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Cerner full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nothing. employees are overworked and underpaid specially the young kids out of college with no regards or respect or appreciation

    Cons

    You can't be open with management about your career goals otherwise you are fired. I was hired for a role but in my first day i was placed in another role that I didnt interview for. I talked to my manager several times about allowing me to move to another team he told me you can't you are needed here and we are short staff. in my last 1:1 he fired me because i discussed my career advancement goals with him. I was called at the end of the day to a room with an HR rep sitting in the room and was told i was fired. I went back to my desk and my laptop was already gone. My manager seized it. Really? how ridiculous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have respect for your employees and don't let talents slip to your competitors

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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