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A great appetizer before your main course

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Solutions Delivery Consultant  in  North Kansas City, MO
Current Employee - Solutions Delivery Consultant in North Kansas City, MO

I have been working at Cerner

Pros

You get to meet great people who are generally really nice and outgoiing. Although management may not, the associates you meet there will give you all the insight you could ever ask for in the healthcare industry and anything else you may be interested in. Having a huge work force allows for a unique knowledge sharing experience that is hard to get at smaller companies.

There are no limits to the number of "sick" days that can be used. This being said, you may be expected to work from home on said "sick" day.

The cafeteria has great food, even if it is over-priced.

Overall a great place to start a career but not finish.

Cons

Working from home is a blessing and also a curse. Since everyone is on salary, you may only be in the office from 8 am - 5 pm but that does not mean your day has to end there and management will not expect it to.

For a healthcare company, the benefits could be better although it is nice to have a free clinic on campus to go to. Even though there is a free clinic to go to, some of the doctor's and NP's there are incompetent.

Neal is one cocky SOB. If only he came around and I would actually see him so I could knock him off his pedestal.

Low salaries. Your workers work hard, compensate them.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I wish senior management was more organized. With the roles I have had there, managers manager in varying ways. Luckily for me right now I am with a great management team.

Disapproves of CEO

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    Opportunities for advancement - but without the compensation to support it

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Strategist  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Clinical Strategist in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Cerner

    Pros

    Smart, great people who are willing to work very hard, knowledge sharing, opportunities to learn other areas outside of your area of work, ongoing educational opportunities

    Cons

    Below average pay, unfair and inconsistent promotion practices, poor raises, expectation to work beyond your role without appropriate compensation, limited health insurance options, below average company match to 401K, raises not based on performance, definitely matters who you know in company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Base compensation, raises, and promotions on performance. Associates should be paid for the role that they are performing (and held accountable for). Associates have varied experiences based upon role and team - very inconsistent and unfair promotion and compensation practices. "Work hard, play hard" mentality in reality most often translates to "work hard and then work harder".

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Enter at your own risk

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Cerner

    Pros

    Provides a stepping stone to better paying opportunities. Cerner solutions are best on the market and company is positioned well for future HIT needs and opportunities. Training opportunities are remarkably improving.

    Cons

    Initial training is very poor.
    Favoritism, Nepotism, brown nosers/suck ups are rewarded.
    With less work available, competition between associates, backstabbing, hoarding of knowledge. Corporate climate does not portray christian values.
    Managers are younger and less experienced. Interpersonal problems are preferably ignored and swept under the rug or more easily blamed on the reportee to expedite any requirement to address.
    No consistency to assignments matching abilities/favoritism. Your success may be very luck of the draw based on getting good assignments which is totally out of your control and in the control of resource mgr who may or may not be on the ball.
    Company controls your career path....ie your career success here is a crapshoot. It can be a crazy ride.
    Keep a low profile, don't be ambitous, take what they give you and you will be fine, but if you try to direct your career path, you will meet with much frustration, and there is plenty of that to go around.
    Your first assignment can make or break you.
    Avoid getting close to others lest they passive aggressively stab you in the back.
    Don't complain or express your concerns about anything to anyone.
    There is a lot of arrogance that is tolerated. A few people have a lot of power.
     Many stepford employees.
    Control, control, control....seems to be like the military there, and yet inconsistent, inconsistent, inconsistent.
    No complaint/concern resolution process or forum to address in place. HR partner is not your partner.
    Your manager is not your mentor. Your mentor will be looking out for their own career interests.
    Training opportunities for hotly requested functionality/solutions often do not translate to assignments unless you are a favorite. It is all about who you know and who likes you, ie who you suck up to from very early on.
    May be some age bias, but you won't be able to prove it. But you could get kicked to the curb during the annual first quarter mini re-organization which is done quietly and denied if questioned.
    Get yourself a mentor as soon as you get there so you can survive this corporate climate.
    If you are young and naive you will probably make it there.
    If you are a brown nosing, back stabbing suck up you will probably make it there.
    If you are gay or lesbian you will probably make it there...just a fact.
    If you get some good experience you can go from 70s to 90/100s easily with third party.
    If this is company,s employees are a representative cross section of the values of corporate America, we are in trouble.
    Get in, get the experience, and get the heck out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expect your managers to have better character traits and be able to address employee issues, avoid favoritism, assist their managees with navigating their career paths.
    No complaint/concern resolution process or forum to address in place.
    Infuse some christian values into the workplace...many employees are not grounded in any value system or belief system...which encourages many unchristian behaviors.
    Take a look at how work assignments are determined, more scrutiny needed of resource managers.
    Address legitimate employee complaints regarding co worker behaviors, favoritism, work assignments, etc...
    Encourage more coorporation and sharing among associates.
    Stop requiring new hires and job transfers to live in KC when others in same roles are allowed to be virtual.
    Increase opportunities for virtual employees.
    Include more behavioral/team building training.
    Include more shadowing/unbillible training opportunities...would speed up value of associate for client assignments. Allow newer associates to train on life cycle of implementation. Spending more on training upfront would decrease paid bench time.
    Tone down the egos of sr. and middle management, Delta org...limit the power.
    Treat your employees with more respect and consideration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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