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Cerner Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
675 Reviews

3.6
675 Reviews
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Cerner Chairman, CEO & President Neal L. Patterson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Cerner takes a genuine interest in their employees and their families (work/life balance is important) (in 17 reviews)

  • Great place if you want to learn and are a quick study (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Indian employees are treated like slaves, and never think of work life balance at all (in 63 reviews)

  • In hand is less than expected, some times high workload you have to work for long hours, (in 58 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cerner is a great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Support Specialist  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Operations Support Specialist in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    They have great focus on health and well being of their associates. Competitive pay, and benefits also.

    Cons

    Cerner can be a very demanding place to work. Some roles don't seem to have enough work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor people skills in management go unnoticed.. I've seen some very cruel people in authority. Leadership training would benefit many.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It has been a positive experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Learning Consultant  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Learning Consultant in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Hard work that challenges you each day.

    Cons

    i do not have any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i do not have any advice for management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworked

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Accountant in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Decent Pay- Opportunities for Growth

    Cons

    No work life balance, too much work load and not enough employees to handle it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There is a lot of room for growth and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    In a high travel role, work life balance can be difficult

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    delivery consultant

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

    Pros

    Great company that's taking advantage of a growing Industry. You can change positions after 18 months.

    Everybody is young, smart and good looking (if you're a DC).

    Typically, you can work remotely after a year and a half or 2.

    Cons

    You have to move to Kansa City. Kansas City is not that cool. When you get hired, you have no idea where you will end up. It's luck of the draw.

    It's hard to go out and meet people that aren't Cerner employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of you seem cool. Some of you don't. I do'nt work with management much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's All About Your Team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern II  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern II in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    The team I was on was great. We went out to eat every Friday and they were very flexible on hours. From what I have experienced, my team members would work around 45 hour weeks on average. Some of the team would only work the normal 40 though. Overall I enjoyed my work and my environment, especially the in-house clinic and gym.

    Cons

    Starting out it may seem a bit like you have no say on a project. Some engineers are not very concerned with modern programming practice or design and it can become a bit disheartening.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn the ropse

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Starting pay is decent. Personal growth, you will learn where you want to go quickly. Ability to move around on different teams if your leadership is supportive.

    Cons

    Big place. Hard to stand out. If leadership sees fit they can deny internal transfers because of "business need". Basically they can give you litter to no explanation and keep you doing something you do not enjoy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more consistent and transparent. Also do a better job recognizing people who work the hardest. Stop being "buddy buddy" with certain associates and take the time to get to know your other employees. If they feel you care about them maybe they won't be afraid to speak up and step outside their shell.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    good place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Kansas City, KS

    Pros

    co-workers are very friendly

    Cons

    a lot of work every dsy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good environment, innovative work force.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Designer  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Solution Designer in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    Cerner is a great company to work for. Laid back environment delivering solid web applications

    Cons

    Low salary with little room to increase pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide clients with realistic release dates as to not over work employees. Other than that, keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good starting point for your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Learning Consultant  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Learning Consultant in Kansas City, MO

    Pros

    While the hours are long, a benefit is that all of those hours are not spent in the office. The option to work remotely is a lifesaver.

    You learn a lot about the "big business" world very quickly. As someone who was hired straight out of college, it was very eye-opening.

    The benefits are incredible. The on-site clinics are great when you can actually get in to see a physician (the wait can be longer than 4 months). The on-site pharmacy is amazing! It's really convenient and affordable.

    Cons

    Work hours are treacherously long. The salary seems like a great deal in the beginning, but when you realize how many hours your working without overtime pay, it becomes quite the demotivator. With all of the hours I've put in, my hourly pay is less than $10. I can't see myself staying at this company longer than 2 or 3 years if there isn't a change in work-life balance.

    There is very little communication between teams. No one really seems to know what other teams do and very few people have the can-do attitude when it comes to helping out other teams. "Not my job, not my problem." Very few people seems worried about output, unless it directly affects their position or team.

    There are many inexperienced workers due to the younger culture. I think they tried to nip this in the bud with the velocity training program. However, this training is absolutely useless. It feels like a 4 week waiting room for your real job. The phrase "fake it until you make it" is your work life motto for most people during their first year of employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have capacity, take time to work together on collaboration projects with other teams. Listening and executing effectively can go a lot further than simply doing enough to cover your own butt.

    Show appreciation to the team members who are effectively working well past the 40 hour week - there are at least a few on every single team in this company. Don't just keep piling it on, because you know they can do it. Show them that you know they can and that's why you're giving it to them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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