Cerner Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Mar 29, 2015
Updated Mar 29, 2015
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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Application Details

I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Cerner in August 2014.

Interview Details

Was a general telephonic HR interview.Waiting for next round.Faced number of questions regarding previous job experience,Agile methodologies, knowledge of testing, what do I do in free time,able to relocate or not?Domain of expertise

Interview Questions
No Offer
Positive Experience

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cerner.

    Interview Details

    Applied through Employee Referral. Process took two weeks. First round was a HR round and then got scheduled for a three hour Skype Interview with three teams. I was allowed to choose between Skype or Onsite Interview and i chose Skype. All the questions are posted here. Lots of behavioral questions. Questions on Resume. Waiting for an Answer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time where you trouble shooter and failed.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Initial HR call: Within a week from application.
    Usual resume-related questions. Rate yourself in each known language, best project etc.
    Technical Phone call: Immediate week of the HR call
    Theory question related to databases; how to improve access speed, one technical data structure related question, design a structure for game of chess, questions related to debugging.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cerner in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Recruited from a campus career fair.

    The Skype interview consisted of two parts: typical personality questionnaire and a technical portion.

    "Tell me about a time when you didn't get along with your boss."
    "Tell me about a project you worked on that you're proud of."
    "Can you explain what a garbage collector is?"
    "Tell me how you would create a program for a simple game, like chess or checkers in an OOL."

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Cerner in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cerner.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cerner in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Easy and very organized interview process. Standard questions from glassdoor like prepare BST with duplicates for "CERNER", write a program to find max number read input from user and return max number. ACID properties. Given a program and asked to find what exceptions will occur in this.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Not the exact profile I was looking for and salary non negotiable.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Cerner in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview scheduled after a career fair, got an email to appear for an interview. Very fast process..still waiting on the feedback.

    Interview Questions
    • Didn't expect technical questions because it was noted by the recruiter or maybe i didn't do my home work but overall, it was a first ever job interview for a future career in software engineering and this has opened my eyes. Gotta get back to learning....   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cerner in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Fake promises

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 21 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cerner.

    Interview Details

    Got an HR call after I submitted the resume online. After that they flew me directly for onsite to Kansas. The interview was very simple. 3 1-hr interviews with 3 architects.
    Some of the questions were:
    1.chess game using oops concept
    2.print Foo if number is divided by 5 and bar if number is divided by 7 and foobar if number is divided by 5&7.
    3.find a number using Binary search algorithm
    4.Normalization
    5.difference between memory managed and non-memory managed languages.
    6.things a programmer should be careful in a memory managed language
    7.how do u approach a bug
    8.difference between unit testing and integration testing
    9.different types of testing.
    10.unit test cases for string reversal
    11. gave a code and was asked to find where null pointer exception was occurring.
    12.joins in database.
    13. gave a code was asked what it does- it was for string reversal.
    14.difference between array and linked list.
    15.complexity of binary search when array is not sorted.
    16. binary search tree for Cerner

    And then a lot of behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Cerner in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Tech questions: chess design,test cases,foo..etc (same from other reviews)

    Initial phone call, trip to Kansas! Not any different from other reviews. It all depends on how you answer behavioral questions. Do your best in interview and hope for the best! Even if it goes great, just don't be so sure about it and keep looking for other jobs!!
    I think they prefer fresh graduates over someone with 1-2years of experience!
    They will let know within one week even if you're not selected. It was a good experience for me, I would recommend going for the interview.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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