Cerner

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Software Engineer at Cerner

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO

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

Pros

Great, casual environment
Competent peers
Good hardware (laptop PCs for everybody) provided
Exciting products, and an interesting, potentially very rewarding field

Cons

Lengthy hours at time
Complicated, unnecessary internal acronyms and buzzwords a new "associate" has to learn
Expensive health plan

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clear path for career advancement

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

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

    Pros

    The process for career advancement is very transparent. All jobs have clear descriptions and it is easy to find the expectations you need to meet to advance your career.

    Cons

    They expect you to work 20% overtime all the time. That is an unofficial metric they use to compare associates. You are also put oncall 24/7 with out additional compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more external training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Churn and burn...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Velocity Business Consultant in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Velocity Business Consultant in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology
    Innovative buildings and workspaces
    Clearly defined career paths
    Well-known employer (within KC region)

    Cons

    Rigid hierarchical structure
    Rank and file workers are easily replaceable
    Long hours / low pay
    Poorly managed, expensive self-managed health plan
    Culture not suitable for everyone (for those, you will quit or be fired)
    Mandatory 1.5 year period before eligibile for promotion
    HIGH turnover
    LOW morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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