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  1.  

    Great if you're fresh out of college and in the area

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    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's like an extension of college for those who work at Cerner right after school. The social life benefits are amazing, and Cerner provides many perks for their employees. It's a company with a vision that's going to continue to grow.

    Cons

    The demands can get unrealistic. You're evaluated on team goals and even if what you do is superlative, your teammates can get you bogged down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't get enraptured with youth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Your "Cerner Experience" varies greatly per department.

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

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

    Pros

    - A lot of benefits depending on the department
    - Some get to enjoy everything they advertise in the Compass, others get nothing at all
    - Love the ability to travel, however, some departments are told they will and then not get to at all.
    - Growth can be awesome! Again, depends on the department

    Cons

    Honestly, I would be really biased to say anything, I worked in a department that is known for being poorly managed. Everything that Cerner would tell you in an interview and compass training was negated. There was little management direction for the "future" and you were thrown into a corner in a call-center. It really is a glorified call center. Also, having experience means nothing there. You may be working with people that are in their "Recent college graduate" program, but have experience and a degree and be paid SIGNIFICANTLY less than they are, even when you were told in interview negotiations they guaranteed everyone started at the same amount in the department. It's also a VERY "Bro" like environment, and men definitely have advantages over women.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize your weak links, discourage fraternization, encourage equality, don't advertise things and not fulfill, review your management and scrutinize when there are complaints instead of brushing them under a rug.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    High Expectations and High Performance

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, work life balance flucuates depending upon were you work.

    Cons

    Pay is ok for experienced hires, needs to be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good "right out of college" company, long-term is a deadend.

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

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

    Pros

    If you are right out of college and need to learn the ropes, it's a great company for that. Not so great for experienced employees because the salary range is way low.

    Cons

    All I had an issue with is salary. I was led to believe that even though the salary was low, they would make it up to me on bonus, but that turned out to be an outright lie. Bonus was worthless. $500 max per quarter does not constitute a bonus, more like an insult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want experience people, you'll have to pay, otherwise continue with entry-level.

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

    Don't believe everything you hear

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Architect
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Architect

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

    Pros

    Well established. Good policies procedures, and employee self help systems.

    Cons

    Goal Oriented, poor or improper communication. From the goal oriented stand point they don't care if you work 60 hour work weeks they just want the goal met and have a quality outcome. they set AGGRESSIVE deadlines and offer little to no help for you to accomplish the task in time for the deadline in fact they usually saddle you with 15-20 hours of additional work each week that impedes your ability to accomplish your goal and then reviews you poorly for the effort. They like to dangle mythical carrots in front of their associates. Usuallay they will hand you a large promotion and tell you you need to perform in this role for 6 months then assuming your review is acceptable you will get the compensation ..... !!!!WARNING!!!!! DO NOT TRUST THIS. Get everything in writing and use your initial on boarding to negotiate your compensation and benefits. IF you don't get this established immediately on hire don't expect it to ever come.

    I was promoted 7 months ago. I received a "meets expectations" on my positional review stating "no associate performing duties in a role for less than a year can receive a grade above meets expectations, regardless of work ethic, work quality, goal completion, or peer review" so I worked an everage of 45-55 hours a week gave so many weekend and evening I lost count got exceptional reviews on my project completions and daily tasks and got an mediocre review. That compensation they promised with the huge promotion ended up being 3K annually (2.6%) so basically they arranged to have me work 10-20% more handle vastly more responsibility for the same pay as I was making in my lower level position. When questioned they said unfortunately you will have to perform this role for another year before we can adequately compensate you .... YEAH RIGHT!!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STOP LYING TO YOUR GOOD ASSOCIATES AND START GIVING THEM WHAT YOU PROMISE AND WHAT THEY DESERVE

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great starter company for new grads

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

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

    Pros

    This was a great first "real" job out of college. They provide a LOT of on-the-job training. There are a ton of perks like, on-site pharmacy/doctors, on-site day-care, gym, etc.

    Cons

    The pay is pretty low and they tend to work you a lot! Your work schedule varies a lot depending on your manager. I had one manager who barely knew I existed and I worked the average 40 hours/week but then I moved to another area and worked close to 60 hours a week for months (until I left the company).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not worth your time...

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of resources within the company, plenty of opportunity to travel for both short and long-term engagements, ability to proactively impact healthcare.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, endless on call (regardless of the schedule), expected to drop your personal life at any moment to help out with the smallest issue, severely disconnected management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start investing in your own people with salaries that are actually competitive with national standards. Provide training for associates and leave them alone when they are training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its Okey.

    • 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

    Stable Job. Great Health Benefits. Onsite Clinic.

    Cons

    Not really techy. It wont be like start up or something for past paced people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could do lot better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Worked for Cerner for 13 years

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Innovative company, moves fast, hands in all areas of HCIT

    Cons

    pay, I was a virtual associate hard to develop relationships with KC based associates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Young company personnel wise; work well over 40+ hours per week.

    • 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

    Tons of young people, innovative company, opportunity for travel.

    Cons

    Working long weeks consistently, tons of lower level positions promotions come more out of luck than experience or impressions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the associates a better goal or desirable "end game" hard to see where there is opportunity.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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