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Churn and burn...

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  • Senior Management
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 a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Underpaid entry-level employees & unqualified management

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

    I worked at Cerner full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of training opportunities and career opportunities --- if you put in 5+ years

    Cons

    Skill set not matched with position -- you are placed in a position completely based on "business need"; your job may change a few months in -- and you won't know about it until it's time to move, and you have no say in the change; managers don't care about new employees (mine did not speak to me or acknowledge me for 5 months); benefits are not as strong as you're lead to believe

    Advice to Management

    Review resumes and experience thoroughly, and utilize that information to place your employees where they'll make the greatest contribution to the company; don't take advantage of the week economy by reducing starting salaries -- salaries have dropped dramatically in the last 3 years, despite the company's record profits


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to start your career

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

    I worked at Cerner full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start your career and figure out what career role/path suits you best. Social activities are great to make connections.

    Cons

    Benefits are extremely expensive to use. Management rarely pay attention to the pros or don't give much reward for employee achievements, mainly just a pat on the back. Excessive overtime, on call 24/7 without any incentive. Starting pay not so great either, if you want to be paid what you deserve it's probably it'll take between 5-10 years. Best to get your experience for 2-3 years and move on to a company that offers better benefits and pay.

    Advice to Management

    Improve employee benefits, reward employees for major achievements they have earned for the company.


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