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Cerner Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
827 Reviews
3.5
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's been very fulfilling to work for this company. The combination of challenging problems and technologies make it a

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Open source techs. Edge platforms. Open discussions (at some level) about some architectural decisions.

    Cons

    Status quo is sometimes preferred. Not many specialists in preferred technologies to learn from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More feedback needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Ready to work hard but feel good about the work?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Doing great things. Lots of career opportunities.

    Cons

    Work hard. Understanding strategic direction can be challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize great work by great associates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company when fresh out of college

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Cerner full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Great Management(usually)
    -Great compensation out of college
    --Great experience and resume builder

    Cons

    --It's safe to say, "Cerner picks its winners". Typically you'll see the same set of individuals promoted every 2 years from one role to the next. Often I find many individuals who have stayed in their roles many many years because they're just not selected as "winners" early on.
    --You won't be challenged to "think outside the box much". You're placed in a role with solid role description and responsibilities. Their is a process you must follow and not much room to deviate from the process. If you ask management to do so, they're risking their political capital to try to change a process that might be long-standing etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage people to be more entrepreneurial and give them the ability to think "outside the box".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Analyst

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Kansas City, KS

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Great company! Good team environment.

    Cons

    The workload can make the job stressful at the beginning. It's all about managing it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intelligent, well balanced, looking to the future of healthcare

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Company that cares about patient care and the employees who work for them

    Cons

    No issues that I could report

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Benefits, Great People

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    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 a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty legit. Healthcare coverage, stock purchase plan, 401K match and profit sharing are all great.

    Casual, laid-back environment

    Lots of activities for associates to meet, mingle, make friends

    If you don't travel, work life balance is great.

    Cons

    After changing job titles, it is difficult to receive compensation comparable with other associates in a role.

    On-campus cafeteria is expensive.

    Redundant processes and personnel need to be addressed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to eliminate redundant processes and provide better training for specific tools.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to build a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, challenging projects, and lots of room for career growth.

    Cons

    Work hours can vary based on project

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Wonderful Company

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    Current Employee - Intern in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Intern in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Cerner has some of the greatest employees that will make you feel at home and enjoy your job. While we always get work done, we have fun doing so.

    Cons

    There are no cons other than doing tedious work, but that comes with every job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fast growing company

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst Intern in North Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Intern in North Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Cerner

    Pros

    Quick growth means fast responsibilities
    Casual, young atmosphere
    Great managemetn

    Cons

    Brand recognition isn't great outside of the industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Easy to move up in company

    Cons

    Working with other orgs, too much diversity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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