Cerner Velocity Professional Services Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Jun 22, 2014
Updated Jun 22, 2014
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Velocity Professional Services Consultant Interview

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

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cerner in January 2012.

Interview Details

My first interview was a phone interview, with very basic questions, mostly protocol related questions. We then proceeded to schedule a skype interview for my second interview since I was still in school and lived out of state. The skype interview was three rounds of interviews with different people with more behavioral based questions, not super hard but required some thought. Make sure to be as specific as possible when answering these questions because they want actual scenarios.

Interview Questions
  • The most difficult question for me was a question about handling a change at work and how I adapted to it. Since I was working mostly basic jobs throughout college I had a hard time initially thinking of a specific situation.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
They offered me what I expected and a relocation package, so I was pleased.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Velocity Professional Services Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Cerner.

    Interview Details

    Was impressed by how quickly Cerner got back to me for a phone interview. They quickly offered to fly me out, but then decided it would be too expensive. I did two skype interviews instead.

    Interview Questions
    • Started with behavioral questions in first interview, then the second interview was about resume.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Velocity Professional Services Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cerner.

    Interview Details

    First was a phone interview. Very easy going. Next came a Cerner Day. Jumped into interviews immediately, had lunch, and toured the campus. Ended day with a panel of Cerner associates.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time that you implemented change and how did the results turn out.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They offered more than I indicated.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Velocity Professional Services Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cerner in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    There is a two interview process at Cerner. A lot of the questions were behavior type information but they were very weird.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you did not feel like you were not emotional supported by your coworkers or teammates?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Velocity Professional Services Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Cerner in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    One phone interview, Two in-person interviews

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Velocity Professional Services Consultant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cerner.

    Interview Details

    The application online claims to be a "Velocity Professional Services Consultant" but the job is for an delivery consultant. The interview iteself is pretty easy.

    1st - screening with campus recruiter. Questions asked include tell me about yourself and tell me a time you made a decision with little information.

    2nd - they gave me the option to fly out to KC or do two skype interviews. I choose to fly out to KC, which includes a tour of KC the first night, the second day includes 2 1:1 interviews, then a tour of campus and a lot of presentations about Cerner.

    Questions asked in both interviews are based off a pre-written sheet the interviewers are supposed to ask questions from. They then take notes on it. All questions are situational (tell me a time...). They basically the same question over and over again, so have many situations thought up in your mind. Use the STAR method as that is exactly what they are looking for (the interviewer even told me at the beginning of my interview)

    Interviewed on a Friday. Received an offer on Monday. 50k, 4 grand signing/relocation.

    Interview Questions
    • Typical ones (tell me a time you worked with someone difficult, tell me a time things didn't go as expected, tell me a time you worked in a group to accomplish something.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    offer low, even for entry level. Based on the tour, it sounds like all decisions are what you do after training are based on "business need" which can mean anything. One person I talked to at the dinner they set up for us started in this position, but because of "business need" she was turned into a sales person.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Velocity Professional Services Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Cerner in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    After meeting with a representative of Cerner at my university's career fair I was contacted and asked to give a list of times I was available for a phone interview to "briefly discuss this opportunity". I was expecting a short informational interview, but it was about 40 minutes with full behavioral questions (which I did not expect, and honestly was not very prepared for). Though I had a fantastic experience talking with the analyst that I visited with on my college campus, my interaction with the recruiter over the phone felt very awkward and I did not expect an offer as we just could not get a good conversation going at all. If they contact you for an interview, just be prepared to fully answer behavioral questions and give very specific examples for the two questions listed below.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe how you would train someone on a task.   Answer Question
    • Give an example of a time when you had to creatively solve a problem.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Velocity Professional Services Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    After an online application I was contacted by HR, had a phone interview several days later, then was invited to Experience Cerner Day, E.C.D had around 12 other interviewers, and I was then interviewed by 2 different Cerner Employees

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Velocity Professional Services Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cerner in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview was incredibly laid-back and easy. The entire process only took about 2 weeks. There was an initial phone interview, where at the end I was invited down to Experience Cerner Day for a second round. Flew down the night before and had a great dinner with executives. The interview day consisted of standard presentations, 2 half hour interviews, and an informal Q and A panel. I received a call in 5 days with an offer.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Velocity Professional Services Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Cerner in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I met a recruiter at the Career Fair on my University's campus in Mid-September, and the first week of October they emailed me and invited me to the Experience Cerner Day. I went for the 2 day interview in mid-October with about 30 other students. The first afternoon we went on a tour of Kansas City, and then went back to the hotel for a laid back dinner. There were several Cerner employees there who were nice and answered any questions we had. The next day we went to the World Headquarters and had two 20-30 minute interviews. They weren't too hard, and the interviewers were very laid back, and friendly. Afterwards, we toured the headquarters, had a few overviews of the company, and lunch. I received a call exactly one week after my interview with a job offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time when you had to teach someone how to use a new piece of technology?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate. They offered me more than I originally asked for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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