Cerner Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
706 Reviews
3.5
706 Reviews
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Cerner Chairman, CEO & President Neal L. Patterson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They will make you work at least 65 hours a week, no work life balance at all (in 20 reviews)

  • Cerner is a great place to learn something about anything you maybe interested in (in 39 reviews)


Cons
  • In many positions there is no such thing as work-life balance (in 71 reviews)

  • In hand is less than expected, some times high workload you have to work for long hours, (in 65 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company to learn

    • 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

    Pros

    Always something new to learn and work on.

    Cons

    Not a great Pay and Work-life balance can become an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't expect every one to work 50 hrs a week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cerner

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    - Good starter company for fresh graduates

    Cons

    promotions, micro management, work life balance

  3.  

    Good work place but very very low salary and their rises are also ver low

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good friendly environment. Health benefits ,gym.for beginners it a good place because you can learn something .

    Cons

    Low salary.for exp software engg their is no challenge.upper management and lower management are out of sync

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please increase salary for good software engineers.t for exp software engg their is no challenge

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work, occasional recognition, no growth if you live outside of KC.

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

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Travel, Bettering Healthcare, friendly, intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    Cliquey, Overly Political, Underpaid, Easy to burn out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to ignore drive, potential, and determination, even if it's outside of KC.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Application Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Convenient Clinic at WHQ
    Great Benefits

    Cons

    Despite what they say, the pay is not competitive with other analyst positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate high turnover within the corporation. Employees often openly discuss career options outside of the organization.

  7.  

    easy to go on.

    • 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

    good pay for entry level

    Cons

    There are not many cons at present.

  8.  

    Not bad for a first-time job

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

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of growth potential in working at Cerner. There are plenty of opportunities to move up in management and team leadership roles. The work is demanding, but there are plenty of very good benefits to offset.

    Cons

    This is a very corporate company with policy that drives a lot of the processes. It is easy to move up in management which also can be a downfall if you fall under someone who may be lacking in quality leadership skills. The work is very demanding and due to the publicly traded nature of the company, it's evident in the culture/atmosphere that the number one concern and priority is the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Work Life Balance

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Good technologies to learn
    -Top of the tier to work in Kansas City

    Work depends greatly on the team, I was with nursing dept. It was good but the pay is really low. Also if you tell them you are quitting for more money , they will hate you (Upper management).

    Cons

    -No work life balance at all
    -Nerdsville
    -Have to kiss ass to go up the chain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont hate appreciate, and pay better. Cerner is making billions but employees are not.

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

    Great if you love the work

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities in a lot of different areas

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not a priority for management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Your experience depends on your role, your manager, and the culture of the organization you land in.

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

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

    Pros

    If you land in the right role and management buys in to the culture HR tries to push, you will enjoy flexibility and a slew of onsite benefits (gym, classes, cafeteria, clinic, and pharmacy.) There are some really good people here and they make the job.

    Cons

    Most struggle to find the work/life balance and have issues with excessive stress pushed by management.

    Additionally, Cerner hires the majority of it's employees right out of college, allowing them to pay minimally compared to other employers in the market (recruits don't know better). While compensation targets are competitive to the market - they never pay you at your target. Unless you go in to sales, traveling delivery consultant, or a senior management you won't be seeing the $$.

    Cerner undervalues tenure, and you get no pay increase for getting your masters degree and minimal for promotions. However, they do hire in people into an "executive training" program and put them in high impact positions with high compensation despite a lack of training (over more deserving tenured employees.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    50-50 shot on whether or not the senior management is worth what they are getting paid. Some work very hard and deserve their success; some push their work on new associates and take credit without a real understanding of how to grow their business/innovate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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