Cerner

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Cerner Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
767 Reviews
3.5
767 Reviews
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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.  

    Team Leader

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cerner

    Pros

    The benefits were great at Cerner and I do believe they start everyone with a good salary. In my opinion the bonuses are rather hard to achieve unless you walk on water.

    Cons

    The work life is pretty strict. All business and very little time to learn new things. Their Friday parties are one way they try to accomplish some employee feel good. I routinely put in 65 hours per week and this included work at home in the evenings. Their methodology sucks in my opinion. Method M is a joke.

  2.  

    Have reviews with your employees and give feed back. No personal growth development.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Center Analyst in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Service Center Analyst in Naples, FL

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was great working with the clients at the IT Works site. Job Security

    Cons

    Upper management was terrible at my particular job site. There was no feed back and a lot of behind your back discussion going on. People were never forward with each other like they need to be to promote development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overworked

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Consultant in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Delivery Consultant in Kansas City, KS

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

    Pros

    There is a gym onsite, when you absolutely must, you can work from home, some teams are more flexible than others

    Cons

    48 hr a week minimum expectation, not family friendly, best for a fresh out of college familyless person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer alternate work schedules, make it more family friendly and your employees will stay instead of leaving when they reach that milestone in life. When AMS has experienced people, it will provide the besr service. It takes 2 yrs to really know how to do your job and that's when people are usually leaving

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Changing all the time but a decent organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Lakeland, FL

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

    Pros

    strong culture, variety of work, fantastic coworkers who believe in the mission

    Cons

    As of 1/1/15, will be part of Xerox Services; change is constant and the communication process is painfully flawed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve communication as Xerox Company to retain quality employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    An amazing place to work if you're lucky

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Owner in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Production Owner in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Great place to develop skills and learn. If you are on a good team, you will love it and have a career for life.

    Cons

    If you end up on a bad team, it will be rough and you will hate your life! You end up having to work extremely hard because of the ecosystem of the company and naturally will be over worked if you want to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to engage with employees and be more involved with their career development. Need to gauge employee workload better to prevent workers from getting burnt out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company if willing to stare at computer all day

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    Current Employee - Delivery Consultant in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Delivery Consultant in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    The hours are flexible and there is often travel

    Cons

    The work can be monotonous and boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more focus on turnover/retention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Grueling amount of work, but a great place to gain experience.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Brilliant group of young professionals from all over the globe.
    Relaxed dress code.
    Top quality engineering workstations.
    Excellent cafeteria.

    Cons

    The management used psychological games to make employees compete against each other to keep their jobs. My team was told in a meeting, that upper management was not happy with the team, and that at least one person would be getting fired during the next review, all of which turned out to be lies told to make everyone work harder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It doesn't have to be like that in order to make money, even some of you managers would be much better off working for a company that values the employees work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Stressful, but company is growing

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

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

    Pros

    stable work environment because they are a growing company

    Cons

    stressful, hard for growth
    work, life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Please do me a favor and follow your dreams instead of applying to Cerner

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Cerner is willing to give smart recent grads a job, training, and decent salary.

    Cons

    You can easily get lost in the group because your career is 100% based of business need and 0% based of your interests and skills. If a friend asked me if they should apply I would say no.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more of your resources into non WHQ sites. ITWorks and International sites get all of the mandates of big Cerner without any of the perks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Growing Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Environment, people, future, stable, values

    Cons

    Red tape, hard to navigate, senior leadership fighting for control, building empires

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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