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Updated Feb 24, 2015
Updated Feb 24, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, KS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, KS
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cerner in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    The company contacted me via linked-in. Started with a phone interview to see if I was interested in a position. After the 30 min phone interview I was asked when would be a good time to come and have a face to face interview. They paid for the hotel and reimbursed with gift cards for gas and mileage. it was a half day of 3 different interviews for 3 different people for 3 different positions within the company. Overall they seemed like standard interview questions with only a few technical questions overall.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard interview STAR questions and some technical questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Data Entry/Customer Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cerner in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I received an e-mail with an interview code. It asked that I secure an *.aol mail address and download aol IM tool. I replied to an e-mail with one simple question: Can this interview be conducted over the phone? Instead of answering my question, Cerner replied including the following: … depending on how fast & Intelligent you are ... report tomorrow at 08:00am CST ... You are to follow up by …. I did not feel comfortable with this approach. Firstly, I did not apply for this job, a Compass recruiter sent me a solicitation. Secondly, I found their response to be condescending, commanding and demanding. This is not the approach I would expect from a professional recruiter.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Technical Support Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Cerner in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied online on their website. I received an email the same day or the next day from a recruiter to set up a phone interview. I gave them my time schedule for when I was available. The recruiter called me at the scheduled time and I had a phone interview with a recruiter. I was told that I will be contacted in 3 to 5 days if selected for a face to face interview. I did not get selected for the face to face interview. Be ready to talk about your background and give examples of situations.

    Interview Questions
    • Recruiter asked me about my background and things on my resume. Asked me about my experience with troubleshooting and asked for some examples.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Cerner.

    Interview Details

    Overall hiring and interview process, took 3 months from initial application to phone interview. Still waiting to see if I make it to the next stage in the process. What I read from others, it usually takes 1-2 weeks to hear back. Then that is followed with an in person interview followed by offer within another 1-2 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Cerner in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    The correct title was Software Engineer Intern, though this was not an option

    The first wave came as a scout off of linkedIn where I had an initial interview over the phone with basic behavioral questions and some personal ones.

    The Second was a technical interview over a skype like program with a software architect (These interviews were great the questions were straight forward no tricks or confusion and any questions I had were answered quickly).

    Then the company flew me out for some interviews (Suit and tie attire) in person. These interviews were not so bad but not so good either they were very tricky.

    Te first person had an absolute no want to be there and could obviously care less about my interview I even caught him playing on his phone while I was presenting on the whiteboard. The questions asked were rather cryptic and tricky with a lot of problem solving so take your time and think don't just jump face first in.

    After this interview I was left alone in the room for about 30 minutes then had another interview with a question that was much more straight forward.

    Shortly after these we were shown around the lunchroom given free lunch and a 50 dollar gift certificate, then back onto a bus to the airport.

    Interview Questions
    • My first interview over the skype-like program was: "Design a class allergies that has severity, also a class patient with information about the person, allergy, and the person who reported the allergy"   View Answer
    • Second In person interview question: "Design a class called medicine that has the medicine ID and other stuff (word for word what I was asked) then add it to a class called person" Then I was asked the question "Your working tech support on Thanksgiving night when someone calls and says they have a problem with information what do you do?"   View Answer
    • Third Interview Question:
      "Design a class called temperature, temperatures can fluctuate per person by +-1 degree high temperatures can be a sign of a fever which can be a sign of infection. A persons fever range can also fluctuate by +-1 degree. Temperatures can also be measured in Celsius, Fahrenheit and if your serious about temperatures Kelvin as well. Design a class called temperature"
       
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Support Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Cerner in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied on Cerners website, received an email from recruiter to schedule phone interview within 48 hours of applying. Received an opportunity to formally interview at WHQ at the conclusion of phone interview. Two weeks after formal interview at WHQ and offer was made. Smooth process and good communication between the recruiter and myself was very beneficial throughout the process.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you were given a task with little to no instructions! What was the problem, how did you address it and what was the outcome of that decision?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Velocity Delivery Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cerner in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and about two weeks I got an email to set up a phone interview, got a phone call interview the next week. The whole interview lasted about 30 minutes, interview wasn't hard basic HR questions and one STAR question then mostly talked about the company. Told about travel requirements and the next step in interview. Also talked about what each branch is responsible for. Wasn't a hard interview at all very friendly and easy to talk to

    Interview Questions
    • Time I face a complicated situation how did I solve it   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Velocity Professional Services Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cerner.

    Interview Details

    Went to a information session at school. Submitted my resume at a career fair. Heard from a recruiter a month later. Had an initial phone interview (how you heard about them, why the health care field, one or two behavioral questions). Got invited to Experience Cerner day, but I chose the Skype interviews because it was during finals. Exactly two weeks after my interview I received a phone call with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you had a professor/someone at work give you two conflicting demands.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Software Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cerner.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and through their website. They responded with an Interview offer within 2 hours.
    First interview was through the phone and mostly HR questions. Second interview was through Video and the interview just asked about past projects, some behavior questions, and then asked me to design a class to handle allergies. I have two more back to back interviews with them that are the final round.

    Interview Questions
    • He asked me how I handled feedback and criticism. He also asked OOP questions about designing a class for allergies.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Production Owner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was promoted so the interview was just a informal chat with the manager of the position. It was easy and there was no pressure. When I had my initial interview it was pretty easy also.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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