Cerner Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
674 Reviews
3.5
674 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  

    Challenging and rewarding

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

    I have been working at Cerner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Bleeding-edge technologies to learn about and plenty of training
    Meaningful impact on healthcare brings satisfaction
    Flexible hours (for engineers)
    Great perks including on-site pharmacy and clinic
    Growth is facilitated through online goal-tracking mechanisms
    Lots of big events for associates, such as developer conferences
    Company mostly tries to push for innovation and new technology

    Cons

    Occasionally long hours, especially close to deadlines
    Lots of disparity in expectations across different teams
    Low turnover rate and lots of hiring means parking issues for Innovation Campus
    Locations in KC are far away from one another for the most part, so it might be a long commute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to report at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    delivery consultant

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

    I have been working at Cerner full-time for more than a year

    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
  3.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Device Administrator  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Device Administrator in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Training great promotion opportunity. Progressive environment. Friendly staff. Well organized

    Cons

    Needs more mid west sites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please offer a relocation package to employee's that have been with the company for 4+ years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place for career growth

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

    I have been working at Cerner as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Professional environment and great network within the Healthcare IT industry.

    Cons

    Down time season does not benefit contractor. Company will not reveal work status once assignments are comig to end.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    DC at Cerner

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

    I have been working at Cerner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to gain HIT experience. Room for growth. Young and changing environment. Learning corporate.

    Cons

    High travel. No formal training- peer to peer training only. Compensation could be better for the amount of work after hours and weekend.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for right after college

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    The work balance is skewed towards work. The pay is also average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to pay your employees a little more to keep them around

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good company

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

    I have been working at Cerner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good team work. support you when you need. good training as well. they will find good spot to put you in that they think fit you the most. a lot of benefits

    Cons

    pressure. i see a lot of people working over 45 to 50 hours per week. it is challenge and hard sometime.

  9. 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

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

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworked

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

    I worked at Cerner full-time for more than a year

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

    • 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

    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

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