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I worked at Cerner full-time
The pay is somewhat higher than most other daycare jobs, however there is a huge amount of work forced on us.
Don't let the beautiful building and "Cerner" name fool you. Working here is the equivalent of being wrapped up by a boa constrictor; slowly suffocating teachers to the point that they are stressed out so they quit or breakdown. Time and time again I’ve seen this place slowly suck the life out of the teachers. I didn’t think it would ever happen to me, but it has, and I don’t know how to get back to the fun loving teacher I once was.
Here are some quick reasons to avoid Cerner Kids….
1. 50-60% turnover rate every single year. Just recently we’ve had about 20 teachers put their notice in over the last three weeks. A large number of these teachers have been here less than a year.
2. PTO days are rarely approved. Most people just call in sick to get the day off. Expect an unfriendly remark and attitude when inquiring about your requested days off. Most of the time you won't know you're approved/not approved until the week of or even the night before the day of.
3. The parents hold the power with Cerner Kids and management is afraid of them.
4. Communication is nonexistent
5. The management team is very unqualified and most have no business managing people
6. Fake. Everyone here is so fake it’s disgusting.
7. The tuition here is insanely high for the quality of care given to their children. It’s sad to see how some teachers treat children. Yelling at, yanking around, and unsafe handling are often seen around here in the classrooms. Unfortunately, most teachers put on such a good show to the parents that they don’t suspect a thing.
Advice to Management
I don't honestly ever see Cerner Kids changing. I think they are so stuck in their ways and they don't want to address their issues head on. I think if you did, there would be a lot less turnover and unhappy staff. However, I'm sure Cerner will just continue to hire warm bodies to throw into the classrooms.
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Cerner (Grandview, MO) in July 2013.
The interview process was very laid back. I met with the managers of three different teams who all had the same packet of questions. My final interviewer just flipped the book over and had more of a conversational style interview. The questions were very standard and having researched general interview questions before I felt very confident.