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

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Current Employee - Velocity Delivery Consultant  in  North Kansas City, MO
Current Employee - Velocity Delivery Consultant in North Kansas City, MO

I have been working at Cerner full-time

Pros

Healthy Initiatives.
Growing.
Making a Difference.
Great Culture

Cons

I have no cons at this time.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, bad people

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Cerner full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  2.  

    Outstanding company to work for

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    Former Employee - Engagement Leader  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Engagement Leader in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Cerner full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great culture and people at this company

    Cons

    Role required a lot of travel, but company was very up front about that

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is strong and very interested in developing employees into leaders, great place to work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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