Cerner Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
706 Reviews
3.5
706 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 20 reviews)

  • Cerner is a great place to learn something about anything you maybe interested in (in 39 reviews)


Cons
  • In many positions there is no such thing as work-life balance (in 71 reviews)

  • In hand is less than expected, some times high workload you have to work for long hours, (in 65 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Work Hard, gain valuable experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engagement Leader in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Engagement Leader in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to begin a career.

    Cons

    Lack of veteran seasoned management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on talent retention, especially moving people out of support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A Positive Move, A Positive Experience, Excited to be a part of the Growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS

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

    Pros

    Generally speaking and being relatively new, I have found the whole experience to be quite positive, from the initial interview process through the on-boarding efforts - I have been here about 6-8 months and have found that my peers and teammates have been more than helpful in getting me prepared and then fully engaged in my role. I am impressed with the vision and the culture that Cerner has created and pleased with their efforts to capture, communicate and maintain the culture. It's refreshing to be a part of a growing company with a vision well beyond the tactical. The Continuous Campus is a fantastic facility and the amenities/benefits of the facility are top-notch. Some of the goals related to improving Health, improving care and the investment in Kansas City are also areas that I find to be inspiring and glad to be a part of.

    Cons

    Its a growing large company - and coming in 'new' there are many folks who have had years of Cerner background and knowledge - which lends to having to search for the subject matter expert or understand what department or team is responsible for certain things - But, there are centralized portals and Wiki's sites that help facilitate the communication and help you navigate through the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not bad

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

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay, Nice Buildings, Growing Company, Good Co-workers

    Cons

    Working phones, pretty much tech support

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Cerner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great experience to start a career.

    Cons

    The company is falling behind to competitors like Epic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Growth for the Mindless

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Cerner full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to develop skills early in your carrer. They accomodate college grads with 'high' paying jobs after graduation. Will pemote a lot with in. Only have to be on a team for about 18 months to get other opportunities.

    Cons

    Poor training. Team dynamics vary between groups a lot. No work life balance. Raises plateau and your work can change into something very diffrent over the course of the life in a role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Collaborative Company Culture, Low Pay

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cerner

    Pros

    Fantastic Culture, People, hard working

    Cons

    Known for Low pay when it comes to functional roles

  8.  

    Good Company to Start with

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

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

    Pros

    Pretty good at bringing on students fresh out of school or people with a little experience and training them

    Cons

    Once you have been trained and are excelling at your job you realize you are being underpaid for what you are doing. They also work their employees very hard, and are not letting them comp extra time worked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay fair wages for employees who are excelling at their jobs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great if you're fresh out of college and in the area

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

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

    Pros

    It's like an extension of college for those who work at Cerner right after school. The social life benefits are amazing, and Cerner provides many perks for their employees. It's a company with a vision that's going to continue to grow.

    Cons

    The demands can get unrealistic. You're evaluated on team goals and even if what you do is superlative, your teammates can get you bogged down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't get enraptured with youth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good for starter

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    good for starter to rump up

    Cons

    office culture not good at all, overtime make life not good

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Your "Cerner Experience" varies greatly per department.

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

    I worked at Cerner full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - A lot of benefits depending on the department
    - Some get to enjoy everything they advertise in the Compass, others get nothing at all
    - Love the ability to travel, however, some departments are told they will and then not get to at all.
    - Growth can be awesome! Again, depends on the department

    Cons

    Honestly, I would be really biased to say anything, I worked in a department that is known for being poorly managed. Everything that Cerner would tell you in an interview and compass training was negated. There was little management direction for the "future" and you were thrown into a corner in a call-center. It really is a glorified call center. Also, having experience means nothing there. You may be working with people that are in their "Recent college graduate" program, but have experience and a degree and be paid SIGNIFICANTLY less than they are, even when you were told in interview negotiations they guaranteed everyone started at the same amount in the department. It's also a VERY "Bro" like environment, and men definitely have advantages over women.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize your weak links, discourage fraternization, encourage equality, don't advertise things and not fulfill, review your management and scrutinize when there are complaints instead of brushing them under a rug.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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