Cerner Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. SDE

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Get to work on the latest open source technologies

    Cons

    Management is a little unorganized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Its a good place to get experience, but expect to work a lot of late nights.

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    I think its good place to work for if you are coming straight out of college. I would recommend working here a few years to gain experience and then move on. I feel like a learned a lot working for this company. Management can be good if you land on the right team.

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid. I work a lot of late nights and weekends. They lose a lot of talented people because they don't want to pay them fairly for the extra amount of work that they do. Most of the documentation there is horrible. Work plans are always missing steps or outdated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people fairly for the work they do and they might stick around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Wait your turn

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    The first two years are mostly about proving yourself to get a level jump. Once you hit an initial level movement will be easy.

    Cons

    Very strict 18 month wait policy before transferring teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Business Analyst in Kansas City

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Great career starting position for new grads

    Cons

    Too much corporate influence in work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on direct hiring rather than the training programs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6. Entry-level positions based on "business need" means you may not get the experience you want.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant

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

    Pros

    Lots of entry level opportunities, especially if you are willing to travel 80% or more.

    Cons

    Expectation and culture of working long hours... Lots of people online working at night, even if it's not needed.
    My team had a metric of logging AT LEAST 45 hrs per week and if you didn't meet it you were docked in your performance review. So everyone logged ridiculous numbers, true or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan your growth better, don't dump heaps of work onto new people and give new managers smaller teams.

    The lottery system of assigning new hires puts people working outside of their skills and preferences. If I had wanted to do technical work I would have obtained a technical degree.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Technology hodge-podge

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Lots of different technologies - many opportunities to learn and apply them.
    Good health plan, decent benefits package.
    Lots of training (online and classroom) available.

    Cons

    Too many technologies - difficult to integrate and make them work together.
    Fragile systems - changes in one area tend to break other unrelated areas due to complexity of integration and number of layers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dump older technologies - migrate more rapidly to newer frameworks for all systems.
    Improve PTO offering.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Consultants are low on the totem pole especially if they are third-party.

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

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Travel, excellent pay for the consulting job, and networking.

    Cons

    Havent found a way for third-party consultants to actually get many hours. Spent first 2 months of contact waiting at home penniless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're using consultants, make sure you give them hours that are feasible to live on. My family almost went into serious financial ruin waiting for the call that didn't come until labor day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Overworked

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Consultant in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Delivery Consultant in Kansas City, KS

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

    Pros

    There is a gym onsite, when you absolutely must, you can work from home, some teams are more flexible than others

    Cons

    48 hr a week minimum expectation, not family friendly, best for a fresh out of college familyless person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer alternate work schedules, make it more family friendly and your employees will stay instead of leaving when they reach that milestone in life. When AMS has experienced people, it will provide the besr service. It takes 2 yrs to really know how to do your job and that's when people are usually leaving

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Have reviews with your employees and give feed back. No personal growth development.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Center Analyst in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Service Center Analyst in Naples, FL

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

    Pros

    It was great working with the clients at the IT Works site. Job Security

    Cons

    Upper management was terrible at my particular job site. There was no feed back and a lot of behind your back discussion going on. People were never forward with each other like they need to be to promote development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Changing all the time but a decent organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Lakeland, FL

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    strong culture, variety of work, fantastic coworkers who believe in the mission

    Cons

    As of 1/1/15, will be part of Xerox Services; change is constant and the communication process is painfully flawed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve communication as Xerox Company to retain quality employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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