Cerner Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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Cerner Chairman, CEO & President Neal L. Patterson
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Pros
  • Cerner takes a genuine interest in their employees and their families (work/life balance is important) (in 21 reviews)

  • Great place for out of college first salaried job (in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is almost non-existent (in 75 reviews)

  • Sometimes very long hours when on site (in 67 reviews)

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  1. Operations Leader

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Cerner (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Healthcare is a very secure market. There is also a lot of opportunity to advance your career or change career paths if you desire to learn new skills.

    Cons

    There has been a significant culture shift with acquisitions. it can be difficult to get hired if you are not a new college graduate.


  2. Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Had a chance to work with very smart individuals. Team structure very open, speak your mind, You will be heard and nor ignored.

    Cons

    With Cerner acquiring Siemens HS, some of the bright people have already left or are in plans to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Echo strong support for individuals who are going to stick around and listen to all levels before changing or adapting to new processes.


  3. Learning Architect

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits and great people. They have been very accommodating of my personal life wherever possible. There is a lot of potential for growth in the company and you can change roles every 18 months if you are not happy.

    Cons

    Lots of travel, and when you want to go to non travel, it is difficult. I am not sure that I can say much else, I have had a great experience with company.

    Advice to Management

    The advice to management would be that in the one to one meetings we are supposed to have bi-weekly, that they provide some feedback in how we are doing. It is difficult being manged by someone who does not see what you do.


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  5. Innovative health and technology company with many opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Architect in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Technology Architect in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of great opportunities with exciting technologies. Pretty casual environment and many onsite amenities including gym, pool, basketball and racquetball courts and cafes. Many green initiatives and philanthropic efforts to support communities and individuals with health care needs. Collaborative work environment and good people.

    Cons

    Might have to work long hours occasionally. Not much else to say here especially compared to other companies this is a really good place.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries. More incentives for associates who invest in the company.


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    Type A Health + Care Innovators

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RN Clinical Strategist in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - RN Clinical Strategist in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Associates are self-driven, accountable, passionate, and good-hearted. The company truly stands for improving the delivery of health care because it is the right thing to do.

    Cons

    The size of the company & how quickly it has grown have created inevitable silos. These are being actively mitigated but can complicate matters at times.


  7. Program Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Cerner (More than a year)

    Pros

    large company, Good culture

    Cons

    Slow Growth, compensation to equal to value


  8. Solution Architect

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cerner is an innovative company where the work is fast-paced and ever-changing (you won't get bored). You get to be a part of a huge, positive impact to healthcare. The company also offers excellent benefits. It's a good place to start out right out of college.

    Cons

    There are areas of the company where you can very easily be overworked an under-rewarded. Expect to log 50+ hours a week but only see an equivalent of "meets expectations" on your annual review and a subsequent minimal raise. Bonuses are not rewarded under any circumstances in such organizations. Also, if you get the opportunity to relocate with the company they will not offer a cost of living adjustment.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that high expectations should also mean high reward. As any organizational behavior class will teach you, if you expect employees to be high performers but do not reward them accordingly they will quickly lose motivation.


  9. Senior Support Analyst

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    Current Employee - Senior Support Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Support Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent Company to work for

    Cons

    My commute is not ideal


  10. Great Place to start

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in a lot of different roles and with a lot of different languages.

    Cons

    Depending on the team, you may work longer hours than most places.


  11. Cerner

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Cerner continues to grow and has lots of opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    To many processes can be put in place that make it hard to get your job done.



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