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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clinical and Physician Strategist

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical& Physician Strategist in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Clinical& Physician Strategist in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    You are on the leading edge of healthcare IT and have wonderful opportunities to improve healthcare in meaningful ways.

    Cons

    Traveling all of the time and working in excess of 60 hours per week. Who you report directly to changes frequently. Inexperienced middle management who doesn't understand what it means to lead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to retain associates who can truly be game changers in health care then you need to believe and trust in them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    No control over your fate for entry-level positions

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

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Excellent experience for new grads with no experience to build valuable skills.

    Cons

    There are multiple organizations within Cerner, very vague interviews. Can be stuck on random team for 18 months and experience burnout.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When recruiting, try to make it clear that the expectation is to have "agile" employees who will basically just do whatever Cerner wants them to do, prior experience matters very little.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company bad management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Consultant in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Delivery Consultant in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Fast growing company with variety of solution in the healthcare industry

    Cons

    Very demanding environment, dirty office politics and management style is not up to the standards, the management team is from Kansas City very little or no world experience they have a very narrow understanding of other cultures, very good place to start your career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Travel the world and try to understand other cultures

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Highly political. Little opportunity for real advancement.

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Some good opportunities for training, and they seem willing to take almost anybody as an "engineer" regardless of background or experience.

    Cons

    Quality engineering takes a backseat to shiny marketing. Highly political management culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build first, sell when you know it works.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lame - If you can be a mindless slave, this company is for you

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

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

    Pros

    Relocation Assistance
    Sign-on Bonus
    Interview Transportation paid for
    Easy interview (mass hiring of college grads, so they don't care about quality hires, just hires who can be molded and are desperate for a job)

    Cons

    no on-site parking (must shuttle from another building, long wait sometimes was a fire hazard)
    no cubicle (literally was had nowhere to work, had just a chair)
    high turn over (they work you to exasperation and you break)
    long hours (48 is minimum, though HR claims it is 40 and you are mismanaging your time badly if otherwise)
    deceitful management and HR dept (very biased, though they claim to be neutral)
    lots of company drama and dark secrets brushed under the rug
    inconsistent standards in terms of professionalism for entry level employees versus executives
    encourage employees to date one another even if on the same team, or report to employee of interest
    no room for life outside Cerner, Neal is God, no room for questioning bad processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't lie about the job someone is being moved across the country for only to wonder why they aren't adapting to the new position when they didn't interview for it. Instead cater to suggestions and feedback. Don't say career is in one's hand when it all depends on business need and politics. career is really in Cerner's hand

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Aggressive Culture, Relentless Workload

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    Competitive salary, stock is strong, lots of good people to work with. Software products are good. Internal processes for information flow to associates and clients are good considering the volume. This company will likely bring many positive changes to healthcare in the US and abroad.

    Cons

    Workload is ridiculous. Takes months to replace a team member when someone leaves. Management can often be abusive to subordinates. Not all managers of course, but the bad behavior is not kept in check. Some key software support tools are buggy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide associates with more opportunities to anonymously hold management accountable for counter-productive, negative behavior. Nothing kills motivation to work like abusive criticism from management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too Many Hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Stable career, okay pay, onsite facilities, get to work with some very talented people.

    Cons

    Too many hours, I felt like i was at work 24/7. Promotions without a pay increase until reviews come around. Lack of vision by upper management. Teams seemed to be re-organized about once a year. 20 solutions to do one task rather than one excellent solution. Expect to work 60+ hours a week. Internal workflows for service requests are horrendous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better quality of life for your employees, better long term vision for upper management, better compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Long hours. Unappreciated effort.

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

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

    Pros

    Pay was decent. A few good employees. A good place for entry-level college grads who can be "programmed" into the Cerner way of thinking.

    Cons

    Benefits were sub-par. Hours expected to work were ridiculous. 65-70 hours weeks were not uncommon. Constant firedrills due to management's lack of direction. Unfortunately management didn't recognize any suggestions for improvement other than their own. Seemed company had a knack of hiring people that were either inexperienced or incompetent. It was obvious a lot of people were just there for a paycheck. Somehow they managed to keep their jobs. The good employees only stayed for a year or two then left the company. This was by far the most poorly managed, unorganized, dysfunctional place I've ever worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something, anything, to keep good employees. And for God's sake, be serious when you give your "work/life balance" propaganda speeches.

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

    Very unprofessional and low moral

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

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

    Pros

    There really aren't any great reasons to work here. The turnover is very high because people aren't happy here. Its usually a means to an end until you quit or move to third party with six figures.

    Cons

    Too young of managers with no experience and can't manage well. Its more of a young company where people fall into cliques and can discriminate in a sense that they will promote their own friends and not base it off of skill set. I travel 85% of the time working close to 70+ hours a week and have a hard time taking off a day when sick. I was not paid my per diem for a week because my expense report didn't balance because of a $1,98 water that was bought. Overall, it is not a professional company and they don't know how to keep moral high. They always say you own your own track here at Cerner, but that's far from the truth. I would highly recommend considering Epic where they pay 15%+ more for the same jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Solution Delivery Consultant

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    You get you feet wet in the healthcare industry

    Cons

    Lack of management and hard to switch your role within the company

    Doesn't Recommend

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