Cerner

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Cerner Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
796 Reviews
3.5
796 Reviews
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Cerner Chairman, CEO & President Neal L. Patterson
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499 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They will make you work at least 65 hours a week, no work life balance at all (in 21 reviews)

  • Cerner is a great place to learn something about anything you maybe interested in (in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance for the benefit of associate wellness needs addressed from top/down (in 75 reviews)

  • Long hours, some employees fresh out of college and need guidance in corporate settings (in 67 reviews)

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144 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Smartest people, fastest thinkers and LONGEST hours worked

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

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

    Pros

    Pay
    Benefits
    Growing at a rapid rate

    Cons

    The 48 hours a week expected work hours and learning "The Cerner Way"... it is like drinking from a fire hose. ... it hurts until you adjust or break.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a more seemless transition point or process so the 1st day the associate is in their team they can be productive and not be in "Land of the Lost" .... more training on applications configurations and Issue Response (Break/Fix).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Device Administrator in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Device Administrator in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Training great promotion opportunity. Progressive environment. Friendly staff. Well organized

    Cons

    Needs more mid west sites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please offer a relocation package to employee's that have been with the company for 4+ years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place for career growth

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

    I have been working at Cerner as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Professional environment and great network within the Healthcare IT industry.

    Cons

    Down time season does not benefit contractor. Company will not reveal work status once assignments are comig to end.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    good company

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

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

    Pros

    good team work. support you when you need. good training as well. they will find good spot to put you in that they think fit you the most. a lot of benefits

    Cons

    pressure. i see a lot of people working over 45 to 50 hours per week. it is challenge and hard sometime.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cerner is a great company to work for

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

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They have great focus on health and well being of their associates. Competitive pay, and benefits also.

    Cons

    Cerner can be a very demanding place to work. Some roles don't seem to have enough work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor people skills in management go unnoticed.. I've seen some very cruel people in authority. Leadership training would benefit many.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

    • 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

    There is a lot of room for growth and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    In a high travel role, work life balance can be difficult

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's All About Your Team

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

    I have been working at Cerner as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The team I was on was great. We went out to eat every Friday and they were very flexible on hours. From what I have experienced, my team members would work around 45 hour weeks on average. Some of the team would only work the normal 40 though. Overall I enjoyed my work and my environment, especially the in-house clinic and gym.

    Cons

    Starting out it may seem a bit like you have no say on a project. Some engineers are not very concerned with modern programming practice or design and it can become a bit disheartening.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    The sky is the limit

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

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

    Pros

    Massive national and international growth, flexible, young, dynamic, creative culture. Lots of learning opportunities. Strategies aligned with industry and government trends, strong competitive advantages, exciting infrastructure expansion plans.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity at leadership levels, mostly white males from the mid west. Compensation growth not comparable with Sylicon Valley's average justified by lower cost of living in Kansas City.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more diversity amongst leadership positions to grow the pool of experiences, ideas and points of view.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Love this company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Advancement opportunity, career movement, training, benefits, fitness centers, onsite clinic and pharmarcy

    Cons

    Project team communication - I frequently hear of key team members being left/forgotten of project meeting updates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider ensuring project teams are pulled together through all phases of a project.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Friendly people, fast environment, great resources!

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

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

    Pros

    Great hours, rotating day off each week, leadership team is great!

    Cons

    Team mentality is always used, not all people on my team are team players

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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