Cerner

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Cerner Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
766 Reviews
3.5
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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.  

    Entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Define your future. Choose your path. Friendly to helping staff locate their optimum position within the company. Very fluid company culture.

    Cons

    Demand on time is high. Work life balance can be challenging. Nevertheless, a great opportunity for entering the consulting field and getting trained quickly in the real world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's worth it if you're up to it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Velocity Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Velocity Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Cerner as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent Healthcare
    Company culture
    Good starting salary

    Cons

    A fair warning to the budding software developer: if the company courting you tosses out terms like "rockstar", "guru", or other hyperbolic buzzwords that make your developer desk job sound like you're going to be a programming god, be wary. This means that they are going to take advantage of your free time once they've got you on salary. I've seen my friends working until 9 PM some nights getting their tasks done. Sure, they're making a lot more than I am, but I value coming home while the sun is out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Simply Amazing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Consistently challenged to learn more and excel
    No day is the same

    Cons

    There are times where you have to spread your wings and fly before you feel you are ready. This can be good or bad, just depends on the situation, but it does cause a bit of anxiety/stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage your reports to attend training sessions either internally or externally. The information absorbed and the networking opportunity is invaluable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    awesome place to start of a long-term career

    Cons

    long hours and travel can get tiring, but lots of rewards associated

  6.  

    Integration Architect

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Integration Architect
    Current Employee - Senior Integration Architect

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

    Pros

    Cerner is a great company to work for. Over the years they have been very innovative and have changed with the market demands - somethings a bit late and other times on track. Their client and associate learning services offerings have come a long ways and are now very sophisticated and provide great value for investment.

    Cons

    It is very hard to get a Director promotion outside of living in Kansas City.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose the corporate culture by expanding too fast. Make sure that Siemens acquisition is done with some foresight.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Good place to work in career

    Cons

    None that I can think of, lots of opportunity

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good people, good mgmt, lots of work

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

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

    Pros

    - Level bump after one year coupled with a 9% raise
    - Work is challenging and rewarding at times
    - Those who perform well are recognized and appreciated

    Cons

    - Unreal expectations at times
    - Silos, associates rarely step out of their day-to-day work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Give associates the opportunity to diversify more in their daily job functions
    - Don't lose perspective

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    High School Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cerner

    Pros

    You can learn a lot stuff from the High School Internship

    Cons

    You need to learn everything by yourself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe we should have some training program for the High School Internship

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good first job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Cerner full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun place to work, young, quick paced.

    Cons

    Salary was alright but could've been better. Raises are good but need to start at high level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    good leadership and able to gain more technical knowledge; encourages healthy living

    Cons

    No annual bonus or stock benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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