Cerner

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Cerner Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
796 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.  

    Fast-paced and great company to work for overall.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    There are a lot of career opportunities and room to grow. The culture and benefits are great!

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be off at times, depending on the role responsibilities and the time of year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Cerner is a growing company with many opportunities for the career-minded

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

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

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere, and fast-paced environment

    Cons

    annual reviews and compensation can be a point of disappointment for many associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you market Cerner as a "pay for performance" company then it should be that. I would also like to see more part time or work from home opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth, new challenges, reasonable hours and you're in charge of your own growth. There's no limit to the technology that you'll get to use. Great culture.

    Cons

    I really don't have any - I love what I do, and my team is great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great career!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Compensation and mission are both great.

    Cons

    Growth leads to a numbers game at times.

  6.  

    Great company to start a career!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  7.  

    A daily challenge!

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    • 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • 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
  11.  

    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

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