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Don't bother unless you like a "good old boys" environment.

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Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Kansas City, MO
Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Kansas City, MO

I worked at Cerner full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

They rarely fire managers or new hires even if they make no contribution, they just pass people around to different groups.

Cons

Middle and upper management consist mainly of a set of good old boys who pretend to know the latest technologies and industry trends, but are really living in the '90's. They rest on the laurels gained merely from undeserved longevity. Those of us who are current in our skills and knowledge get no support or recognition, and most of our work is never even used.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recognize the talent you have and stop pandering to new hires out of college who are using you only as a stepping stone to a better company.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Too many cons

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    + An okay starter company after graduating college.

    Cons

    - If you wanted to have a career change, it can be hard because Cerner skills are not transferable.
    - Culture is not open or helpful.
    - Management tends to fall into cronyism hiring trends.
    - Team leads/managers do not assign new projects (possibly interesting work) to employees equitably.
    - "If you don't like it here, we can find someone to replace you" mentality rather than trying to rectify employee grievances.
    - If you went through the System Engineer Velocity program and get placed anywhere other than CernerWorks, it can be very hard to get a CernerWorks position should you try to move after 18 months (minimum time on a team before an employee can switch)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat associates with respect. Do not belittle them. Management should care more about an employees growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Work Hard, Play Hard

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

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

    Pros

    Cerner offers very competitive salaries and a wide variety of advancement opportunities. There is a relaxed work environment.

    Cons

    You are going to work a lot. Don't expect to come into any job with Cerner and only work 40 hours a week, if you do you won't last long. Also by the time you master any solution you are going to be moved to a different role. A good attitude is to be comfortable being uncomfortable when it comes to consulting at least.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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