Cerner

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Cerner Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
762 Reviews
3.5
762 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.  

    Growing Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Life balance

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

    I worked at Cerner full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to learn starting out, lots of opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    Not ideal if you are seeking work/life balance and especially if you have children and any with additional needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at an Associate for their loyalty over the span of many years and if they end up on the wrong team, help direct them where they can be most valuable to the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great coworkers, but terrible managment.

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and compensation. Some flexibility depending upon your manager.

    Cons

    There is a lot of office politics. There is no training, with tons of expectations. The salaries are good, but they don't mention that they expect a minimum of 50 hours work per week. Also, the micromanagement is a little overbearing and disrespectful, besides all of the time that it wastes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help employees develop their career and integrate it with their interests/skills. If employees are meeting their goals and expectations then don't bother them with so much micromanaging and meetings, which lower morale and waste precious time of associates. Recognize your employees' strengths and be flexible with them on how they achieve their work goals. I was aware of some managers that did this, but it was by far not the majority. Those teams with trusting and flexible managers had much happier employees with far less associate turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent place to start a career

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

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

    Pros

    Fast pace, great people, great mission. They have a great entry program for training and several opportunities to move into a management role

    Cons

    The culture has not evolved with the changes in the software industry. There are many needless layers of management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to Lean the operations by eliminating layers of bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    KCIT Apprentice

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

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

    Pros

    It has been a learning process here, everyone here is laid back and easy to work with. I couldn't be happier with this company.

    Cons

    I don't see any cons with this company thus far.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything they are doing is working great.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Engagement Controller

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

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

    Pros

    You're on your own schedule (assuming you don't schedule any meetings). Great experience with project management: financial aspect (great learning experience), event planning, administrative tasks, a lot of networking within the company and also with external clients. The team is great! Management encouraged us to develop which ever skills we wanted to help us grow in our career. If ever I needed help, all I had to do was ask. The chance to travel: I got to go abroad and to many places with in the US! Great company!! Work hard and you will be recognized. Easy to get promoted. Only reason I left was because my boyfriend was relocated and I couldn't work remotely.

    Cons

    It got a bit administrative at times: granting access, taking notes during meetings, etc. but it was good to get the experience. Some projects are very large and can be very demanding. Nothing a good attitude and communication can't fix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company with tons of growth potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    High impact and exciting Work, amazing gym, fun corporate events.

    Cons

    high deductible insurance plan, very strict annual raise guidelines which means only one person per year on your team can get a 'good' review and a decent raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexibility in annual performance review ratings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Software Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    Pros or Cons, depends on the team. I am ended up in a good team and I am loving it. Working with talented and selfless people is always fun!

    Cons

    Don't see much. Things worked well with me!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very good place to learn.

    Cons

    Have come up with any.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Tech Environment

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

    I have been working at Cerner as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    it benefit your career which will extend your career opportunities.

    Cons

    can have long hours to work and to move between different roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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