Cerner Reviews

Updated August 4, 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. Great Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Architect in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Technology Architect in Kansas City, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work for and many opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Kansas City isn't a great place for GLBT.


  2. Okay for the short-term

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Kansas City, MO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Never a dull moment, some good benefits (especially dental, vision, and company-paid life insurance equal to 1 year's salary), learn a variety of skills very quickly.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Even if you receive high ratings in your annual performance review, the raises are very poor. Your reward for good work is a higher quantity and more difficult work.


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    Clinical Strategist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Cerner full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competive salary and Stock options. Hiring process was ok. Provide 7 weeks of class that is a tip of what you need to know to function confidently.

    Cons

    Lack of training- was told there would be a 4 month mentoring and hands on -- mentoring was remote and I was placed on assignment immediately Hear the motto " fake it 'til you make it" a lot - those in the field say it takes at least 2-3 years to " get comfortable" Travel is not flexible

    Advice to Management

    Give the mentoring - it matters. Also come up with a more effective way to communicate to remote employees besides 2-3 hour phone call meetings on Fridays


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    Cerner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Medical Billing Specialist
    Current Employee - Medical Billing Specialist

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are usually all kind and willing to help. management is fair and understanding.

    Cons

    There are no really big cons that i can think of. Uniformity between all campuses could be better.


  6. Cerner is run like a cult.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Cerner full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros. Time is squandered. The management have one job function: work politics.

    Cons

    Provided you are incompetent, ignorant and unable to produce the goods, you will thrive at Cerner. It's run like a cult.


  7. not a employe friendly

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Cerner full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    you ll know strict and best SD practices

    Cons

    racist, no proper management, heavy work for even least level resource expect an expert level performance even from entry level. least salary for the work. not an employe friendly.lots of politics with in teams.


  8. Job summary

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cerner full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great environment and lots of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Networking is considered very important. You need to know the right people to move up. Some of the very talented people leave the company because of that.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are your biggest asset, take care of them and clients will want you.


  9. Overall good experience

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Cerner full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Experience gained was amazing. The training received was something that has launched my career. I would recommend Cerner as a company

    Cons

    Hours worked was very longed and workload was very heavy. I got burned out after pulling several 60 plus hours work week.


  10. A good place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cerner

    Pros

    A positive experience i had with cerner as an intern for 6 months

    Cons

    based on project . cant get expertise in particular area


  11. Counselor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good work hours and friendly staff

    Cons

    Bad pay and they don't care about the staff



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