Cerner

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Cerner Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
766 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 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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  1.  

    Great company to start a career!

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

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

    Pros

    Great company for a college grad. On the job training get you ready for the work ahead. Great company moral and tons of smart people changing Healthcare.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be tough at times...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a way to make work/life balance better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A daily challenge!

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

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

    Pros

    Working at Cerner can be an exhilarating experience, there is a lot to learn and to do on a daily basis which provides the challenge that makes one's work exciting.

    Cons

    Get ready to give your all and to put aside all the other non essential activities in your life. They work you hard and are constants on your case for results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cerner took my career to a level I was not even able to imagine a year prior.

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

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

    Pros

    Cerner takes a genuine interest in their employees and their families (work/life balance is important). The extensive training Cerner invests in their employees in top notch and really prepares the employees to give the best service to their Clients. Cerner participates and gives back to the community and encourages employees and their families to do so as well. Cerner has a Health Clinic right on campus to minimize the time employees need to be out of work; encourages preventive care and a healthy lifestyle. The on campus cafeteria is like going to a 5 star restaurant with McDonald prices; foods from vegan, seafood, homestyle, etc and fresh made to order everyday. There is an on campus gym, fitness center, pool, raquetball courts etc. since they encourage their employees to reduce stress with physical fitness; a healthy body is a healthy mind and ultimately benefits the Clients.

    Cons

    The area I was in was consulting and the weeks on the road tend to take a toll after a while; often expected to teach classes, hold knowledge transfers etc on Fridays after being on the road catering to the Client for 50-60 hours Monday through Thursday. I expected pay increases more often or at least when they came around to be a larger percentage. The pay increases where based on the Corporation as a whole and not necessarily the venue in which the employee worked and their participation in the profits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the family atmosphere and continue to include the employees and their families in the philanthropy. When an employee is paid on salary, refer back to their actual hours worked for the Client and in house with knowledge transfers...don't assume it's a typical 40 hour week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I have enjoyed my time there.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Work and life balance. Empowered.

    Cons

    Some stress but quite manageable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Rewarding Career: You control your Career, Work\Life Balance and overall Happiness.

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

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

    Pros

    A growing business that offers a lot of ability to continue to grow and develop as an associate.

    If you take the time to control your career you can grow with the company, and move on to bigger and better projects and experiences.

    The benefits package is nice, the gyms at each main campus are awesome and the KC community tends to offer discounts to Cerner associates.

    I have been given so many opportunities to grow and shine even though I started out of college with no experience. Now I lead my own events and mentor others.

    Cons

    If you are lazy or want someone else to control your destiny then you can lose a healthy work\life balance. I have seen people come in and expect to be handed everything vs. work for it and stand up for themselves. They don't stick around long and that is perfectly fine with me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do what to are doing, investing in your associates and improving how you value them. It is appreciated and felt.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Cerner is growing big!

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Cool technologies.
    Talented employees.
    Good benefits.
    On site clinic and pharmacy.

    Cons

    Shuttle to parking lot.
    Health insurance premium is high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    New here, but very happy so far.

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, highly marketable skills for future employment, friendly coworkers, good support from immediate supervisors, flexibility and autonomy to find solutions to problems. jeans casual office environment is great for my dry-cleaning bill, always something new to learn and plenty of people to teach in a constructive, collaborative manner.

    Cons

    work-life balance (not as bad as I expected), longer hours expected, limited gym access at some campuses, parallel processes can create inefficiency in some areas where different groups of people are working over and around each other on the same problems--matrix structure can be a little too "matrix" at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue emphasis on Lean Six Sigma process improvement so that it fully meshes with the culture. It's a long journey to get there, but it's worthwhile and Cerner is already on the right path.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Challenging and Rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Always room for advancement. Personal Development. Leading edge of Healthcare and Technology.

    Cons

    Lots of competition. Difficult, but not impossible, to make a name for yourself and stand out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see more team building. I have been on my new team for months and still do not know everyone. This makes it difficult to leverage other's skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent start for software engineers if you're good

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work with highly intelligent engineers and architects. Cutting edge cloud technologies provide many challenges and opportunities to excel. The training program placed me in an area I didn't think I wanted, but now I know the area I'm in is the right one. Culture is very relaxed and always promotes education and advancement. Managers are very laid back.

    Cons

    Growing so fast requires the company to allow sub-par employees to stay too long. This takes more time from good engineers. Pay is too low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing a great job, but you need to pay your employees who excel more than the slackers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    There are teams at Cerner for any technology that you are interested in. I got the best I wanted.

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Awesome place to start your career with. Easily makes you a strong design-oriented developer from a fresh-out-of-school programmer.

    Cons

    Low flexibility in terms of office locations. You are strongly bound to the same city because all the campuses are located inside kansas ciity..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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