Cerner Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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  1. Exceptional engineers will go far

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

    I have been working at Cerner (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Fully embraces new technologies and FOSS. Engineers are encouraged to find new and better ways to solve problems. Huge variety of technologies and groups. This allows an engineer to internally transfer to another group and learn something new. If you can name a piece of software, it's probably in use somewhere in Cerner. Skilled engineers are recognized and moved to higher positions relatively quickly. Long-tenured engineers are encouraged to NOT be gatekeepers of knowledge and instead share what they know.

    Cons

    Maintaining legacy software is a pain. Because everything is audit-able by the FDA, lots of tedious process is in place. A lot is expected out of engineers; long work weeks are the norm.


  2. Cerner

    • 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 full-time

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good starting Salary Good Consulting skills Lots of Travel

    Cons

    Too much travel to have a real life Long working hours If you aren't a hard worker, you probably won't make it


  3. Software Engineer at Cerner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good co-workers, lot of internal learning opportunities, growing into diverse areas, opportunity to stay technical and have career growth path.

    Cons

    Being a growing Corporation, Cerner has it share of typical Corporate Bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Take feedback from engineers before any minor or major internal re-alignment.


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  5. Your career is in your own hands at Cerner

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

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

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

    Pros

    The industry Cerner works in is rapidly changing and fresh thoughts and insights are appreciated. Good ideas are rewarded and resources are aligned to support you if you've got the chops to handle the responsibility.

    Cons

    Healthcare is complex and has a lot of regulatory constraints. Also it is a very engineering oriented company, when sometimes it needs to spend more time focussing on customers and their needs beyond the technical elegance of a particular solution.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  6. Cerner Implementation Consultant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Very young company with room for professional and career development and growth

    Cons

    As a lean company, some stringent policies on travel and compensation


  7. Great Experience

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

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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cerner offers the ability to learn so much information in a very short amount of time. There are so many transferable skills to other industries, specifically consulting skills. Also, Cerner values training and offers many opportunities to learn new skills.

    Cons

    Work life balance is sometimes difficult, especially in a traveling role. Also, some corporate policies like quarterly incentives have changed that benefit the company and not the associate.


  8. It's a great place to start your career

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

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dev culture, People, Cost of Living

    Cons

    Technology is old, Strict adherence to proprietary CCL, Growth is slow.


  9. Good Job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    -Great people -You learn a lot if you put in the work -Kansas City is very affordable

    Cons

    -It is hard to move up in the organization -Long hours


  10. A good start

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    lots of opportunities for advancement, great people, great offices/environment, awesome benefits, work that is challenging, teamwork

    Cons

    You can get stuck with lots of travel (which may or may not be a con depending on the person), which makes it difficult to balance life/work. Lots of hours. The higher positions often require the most travel, so that's a con for me, too.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and support the employee's needs more


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    Company Review

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

    Very good for freshers, decent initial salary, many technologies to choose from

    Cons

    very low annual increments, long work hours at times

    Advice to Management

    Annual Pay raise needs to be increased far more. Most people are leaving within 1-2 years due to this reason.



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