Cerner

  www.cerner.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

677 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date

 

Good company

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

Pros

Good pay, Good work environment, good benefits

Cons

management is too young, hours are long

Advice to ManagementAdvice

don't be stupid

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Cerner

  1.  

    Cerner is an incredible company that is really changing the face of health care!

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

    Pros

    Healthy Initiatives.
    Growing.
    Making a Difference.
    Great Culture

    Cons

    I have no cons at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, bad people

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

    Pros

    -Promotions are fairly easy. Expect a promotion to a senior title within a year if you aren't stupid.
    -Work/life balance is fine if you aren't a consultant or developer.
    -Considering the relatively low cost of living in KC, the pay is decent.
    -The people hired who are actually competent are very nice to be around.
    -Challenging work and a high learning curve - a Pro if this is something you enjoy

    Cons

    The first problem with Cerner is the current rapid growth. Many hires are extremely unqualified and are only placed on business need. These people are eventually weeded out, but cause stress on everyone else until they realize this isn't for them and leave.

    Promotions to management, however, are just as bad. It's not unheard of for a lead to ask their team "Who wants to be a team lead?" and just choose whoever they like best that raises their hand. Instead of moving someone who would actually do a good job in management, it's whoever the hiring person likes best.

    The second equally as bad (if not worse) problem is consulting - specifically the consultants for client integration and engagement. They will throw anyone they can under the bus, scream to exec's, and completely belittle and insult anyone who argues against them. It's amazing how they are able to get away with (and commended for) borderline verbal harassment. When dealing with fellow associates, be ready to be used as a scapegoat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting unqualified people. Promotions are entirely based on politics and who knows who. And stop allowing consultants to get their way 100% of the time - back up your associates when they're getting unreasonably yelled at, and do something about the obnoxious consultants. Management needs to grow a back-bone and know when to say No, regardless of the consequences. Otherwise, the bright associates will continue to leave.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Cerner.

Worked for Cerner? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.