Cerner

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  1.  

    Grueling amount of work, but a great place to gain experience.

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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

    Pros

    Brilliant group of young professionals from all over the globe.
    Relaxed dress code.
    Top quality engineering workstations.
    Excellent cafeteria.

    Cons

    The management used psychological games to make employees compete against each other to keep their jobs. My team was told in a meeting, that upper management was not happy with the team, and that at least one person would be getting fired during the next review, all of which turned out to be lies told to make everyone work harder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It doesn't have to be like that in order to make money, even some of you managers would be much better off working for a company that values the employees work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Stressful, but company is growing

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

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    stable work environment because they are a growing company

    Cons

    stressful, hard for growth
    work, life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Growing Company

    • 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

    Pros

    Environment, people, future, stable, values

    Cons

    Red tape, hard to navigate, senior leadership fighting for control, building empires

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent place to start a career

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

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

    Pros

    Fast pace, great people, great mission. They have a great entry program for training and several opportunities to move into a management role

    Cons

    The culture has not evolved with the changes in the software industry. There are many needless layers of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to Lean the operations by eliminating layers of bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Analyt

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cerner

    Pros

    Good entry level, open doors for future advancement

    Cons

    Very low salary scale from industry standards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    Growth fast and quick, team pay and workload are different depend on number of clients are using team solution

    Cons

    People with no skills being promoted solely based on senority

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    challenge yourself first.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to get a start

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

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to get a start in business, excellent learning opportunities with the ability to learn and put ideas into action. Flexibility with most of management on working hours and location depending on situation. competitive compensation (but not the best).

    Cons

    Cerner is a VERY busy company and "expects" employees to work their 48 plus hours per week. Travel policies are interesting at times, and really have no regards for the person. Health Insurance is questionable in value, and has some interesting rules as it is very much focused on the "healthy person". Promotion is very incestuous within individual organizations, hard to move up into leadership or management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best if placed in good team

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

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

    Pros

    Definitely a best place to work if you have a passion for technology and you are placed in a team you love(interms of technology). Cerner has lot of technologies to explore, but I woudnt be speaking alot on this as my colleagues told lot about the company.
    I would like to give intro about nasty placement after dev center program. every software engineer hired will go through this program
    pros:
    you learn under mentoring
    high pressure- positive
    good mentors
    you improve your skills before joining a team, by working on sample project just like school

    Cons

    after they think you are fit to join real team, they call something called graduation in Dev center and you will asked to give a demo to all managers and the managers rank you according to ranks. However we were not given choices in ranking the teams or opting few atleast. the ranking is not shown to employees and decided internally

    they say they ran the associate-team matching algorithm, which is like best marraige principle which doesnt make any sense in some situations. I have seen couple of associates who joined a team, who have not attended the demo.
    that is usually the internal politics and I belive every company has this. but the real speciality comes here, people are very much biased here and they place you in a team which works on UI and you need to convert your path from back end dev to UI. When you speak regarding this to your HR they would threaten/ convince you that you need to do UI before you get backend job as if HR has worked for years. They dont even know single thing about coding and trying to judge others. Its always from their perspective, only managers are allowed to come to us and we were not allowed to contact the managers. The entire process is really weird. I dont understand the entire point in working if I'm given a role which is not my expertise. y do u try to judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree.

    If a process is followed make sure, its same for everyone. The main problem I see with many employees is that, we are given to work on latest technologies in dev center and then placed in team which uses absoluete technologies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall View On tho Company

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

    I worked at Cerner as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very professional, did every process accordingly. Friendly and young environment allowing ease of conversation. A few campuses dedicated to this company as well. The company seems to value smart team players, I feel it is more that you are a leader rather than looking for a leader to have your answers figured out.

    Cons

    They take time to interview each candidate, however it can be a complete waste of time for the candidate if not choose.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Cerner

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

    I worked at Cerner full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great experience to start a career.

    Cons

    The company is falling behind to competitors like Epic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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