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Frustrating

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Cerner full-time

Pros

Can earn a decent salary but it is low for the market

Cons

Executive Management, 'Cockiness', Long-Hours, Lack of Respect from executives - they don't care about the person.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Employees are your most valuable asset. Treat them that way.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for college kids...

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

    I worked at Cerner full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Despite all the negative talk that goes around town with this place, there are a few pros to be had with them. MOST people have the chance to think and bring up ideas and run with them, though lots of management will take credit and keep you behind the scenes. That is really all I can think of. Stock is doing great and the benefits are pretty nice (if single) many with families find insurance with other places due to high rates.

    Cons

    There are many cons to this place. Most positions will have you working night and day with no thanks, or just hand you a pair of tickets, that is almost an insult. They never look out of the employee, only what is good for personal gain by the uppers and cabinet. You get shuffled around like cattle and they do not care, you are but a number. Reviews are based on visibility, so if you never get seen, you will never get a good raise and there is always a fall guy on the team to take the low review. They only hire college kids pretty much that are worthless because they have no real experience, but they would rather hire 3 people for the same salary as one guy that has a clue. They like to throw people at problems and that will fix it. It is a large company yet still feels like a start up business in many regards. You cannot trust HR, they will not keep things in confidence, and I would not trust anyone there. There are a few killer people there that are great and hold the company together, I am glad to have worked with all of those people. Salary is on the low end for any job in the KC market via IT. The company seems to strive on drama. Moving internally is usually doable if you do not like something, but many managers will block you. Do not believe the hype, they will lie to get you to join.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have way to many managers and not enough workers. You need to get a grip on what is going on internally, as you do not have a clue. You must start doing things with the worker in mind and not treat them as if they are cattle for your own personal gain. This is not a mom and pop shop, you must grow up and treat it like a stream lined enterprise. It is your company, yet you haven't a clue what is going on inside it. Wake up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Be prepared to make money for shareholders, keeping a fraction.

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

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Strong financial backing from US Government's HITECH act means job security
    One of few Meaningful Use certified vendors
    Driven atmosphere and intelligent coworkers

    Cons

    Claims bleeding edge technology, but 30% of job is covering for Engineering mistakes.
    "Value" claims and corporate imperatives an attempt to justify cost of services.
    Long hours, politics galore, cutthroat attitude with sweetness as a facade required to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cerner brags about having a billion in the bank... Reinvest in your associates instead of acquisitions. Constantly buying out companies instead only makes integration harder and devalues the typical employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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