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Cerner Overview

Kansas City, MO
10000+ employees
Company - Public (CERN)
Computer Hardware & Software
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
We are innovators. What will you create with us?
At Cerner, we innovate at the intersection of technology, health and care to transform how healthcare is delivered. For us, it’s more than just innovation for the sake of innovation, and transformation is about ... Read more

Mission: Cerner’s mission is to contribute to the systemic improvement of health care delivery and the health of communities.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#29), 2016 (#12)

Company Updates

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Cerner – Why Work For Us?


Strategic innovation in health care, for today and tomorrow.

We are the world’s largest publicly traded health information technology company. What does that mean exactly?

It means we aren’t just programming for the future of health care – we’re defining it. Our applications are developed with physicians in mind so they can focus on people, not technology. Simplifying the care process and streamlining communication so that the right information gets to the right people at the right time, regardless if they’re in the right place.

At Cerner, we innovate to solve the world’s most complex health care challenges. Designing helpful tools to work for today and think for tomorrow. To us, it’s all about making a difference and the opportunity to change the world.


Be an engineer. An optimizer. A lifeline. A better way.

Cerner engineers are the brains behind some of the most innovative health care technology in the world, and the backbone to our industry-leading stature. In short, their solutions make you, your friends and your family live safer, healthier lives.

Learn, build, break and fix as you use your engineering and technology savvy to impact patient care and our business around the world. All of our engineering tracks, including software, system and technical solution analyst involve close collaboration, in-depth training and efficient monitoring.

As a Cerner engineer, you will understand end-user needs and processes in order to provide the appropriate suite of solutions and services. It’s time for you to apply your passion for learning new technologies as you prepare for the next “new thing.”

What kind of answers will you uncover?


Be a solution provider. A bridge between technology and health care.

Cerner clinicians help design the most optimal technology solutions and workflows for our clients. Many started their careers in patient care, so they understand the need to enhance the health care experience for patients and their families. At Cerner, they’ve come to realize their work as an extension of their ultimate goal – quality, patient-centered health care delivery.

Every day is different. And every day our clinicians develop solutions to treat some of health care’s biggest challenges. To do so, requires thought beyond the clinical setting, and that includes navigating the financial side. It’s not about improving just how health and care is delivered – it’s also revolutionizing how health and care is paid for.

Discover firsthand how your passion and forward-thinking can work with our technologies and innovation to improve all sides of health care – now and in the future.

What kind of answers will you uncover?


A team endeavor and an individual pursuit.

From our Cerner Community to the world’s, we are devoted to improving the quality of life for everyone we serve – and we want you to be a part of it.

At Cerner, the pace is fast, yet flexible. Our culture, entrepreneurial. We encourage a challenge because it makes us think differently and act confidently. It’s how innovation is born. You will be empowered to be creative and push boundaries – whatever your role, whatever the scope or scale of your project. You will collaborate with team members who are just as smart and driven as you. Your ideas, they will be heard. Your talents, respected. And you, will be supported and encouraged to learn and grow your career.

If Cerner is the engine of health information, you are the driver.

Where will you take us?

First Hand Foundation

In 1995, Cerner founded the First Hand Foundation to directly fund health-related needs for individual children when insurance and other financial resources have been exhausted. Serving as the primary philanthropic organization supported by Cerner and its associates, company funding (as well as investment income) covers all administrative costs of the foundation. This allows 100 percent of donations from associates and private donors to directly impact the health of a child.

To date, First Hand has impacted more than 164,000 lives in 83 different countries. More than $21 million has been distributed since First Hand’s inception. For more information, please visit the First Hand Foundation website. 

We have a mission for you at home.

You’re talented, motivated and dedicated. You take command of complex situations in the most arduous environments. With your military experience, you stand at the ready to conquer in the real world with skill, composure and discipline.

At Cerner, veterans can continue to lead by example and accomplish heroic deeds every day. We’re changing the state of health care around the world. And we need passionate, creative and dynamic leaders to continue blazing our trail.

We’re proud that hundreds of veterans and reservists have joined our mission to transform health care. We provide a dedicated military talent program that assists veterans with their transition to a corporate career. From combat field to corporate career, Cerner hires veterans because it’s the smart thing to do.

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    Current Employee - Solutions Analyst in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Solutions Analyst in Kansas City, KS

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (More than a year)


    Good Company to work for. No micro managing


    some locations distant can be far

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Cerner Interviews



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    Consulting Analyst Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Cerner (Kansas City, MO) in June 2016.


    Overall a very professional process. I applied online for the position and received an email for a phone interview a few days later. The phone interview was relaxed, a sort of "get to know you" type of interview. My recruiter basically went over my resume, told me a bit about Cerner, and asked me a couple of basic questions about why I applied for the position.

    Right after my phone interview, I received an invitation to go to KC for an in person interview. I accepted and was flown down to KC on a Thursday and interviewed the following Friday. There were about 20 other candidates who were all being interviewed for the same position (there were multiple openings for the position). Cerner made the interview feel very professional and informative. I learned what the position was about, we got to ask questions about working at Cerner, and we got to speak with current consulting analysts about what they do at Cerner.

    The actual interview was 2 one-on-one sessions with current employees. The questions were basic behavioral questions, and before you go to your interviews, Cerner will tell you to answer in the STAR format. If you study over the questions on Glassdoor and do a quick google search on STAR questions, you'll get a really good idea of the type of questions to expect. At the end of the second interview, you have to give a presentation to your interviewer. The point of the presentation is to get to know your presentation style.

    They told us that we would hear back from them in 2 weeks regarding a decision, but I had another offer so I told my recruiter that. My recruiter was very accommodating and made me an offer within a week. I really enjoyed Cerner's professionalism and the nature of the job, so I accepted it.

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Cerner Awards & Accolades

  • The World’s Most Innovative Companies, Forbes, 2016
  • Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2016
  • America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2016
  • America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2017
  • Best Places to Interview, Glassdoor, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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