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Cerner Reviews

Updated October 20, 2018
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  • "Work life balance is not really great" (in 243 reviews)

  • "Long hours, but every job has aggrevation" (in 163 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Solution Analyst"

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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)

    Pros

    Good Company to work for. No micro managing

    Cons

    some locations distant can be far


  2. "System engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment, lot of chances to learn

    Cons

    Living in kansas might not be fun

  3. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability for one not experienced in healthcare to get a good opportunity at understanding the industry with first-hand experience. Management is always finding ways to help new/experienced associates better develop their skill set and are invested in having associates grow within the company. The company also cares about creating a sense of community so there are always opportunities to engage in social events.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be difficult, depending on how often you travel. Financial compensation and annual raises aren't as high as they should be. While not happy about it, the company would rather have an experienced associate leave and get paid by a hospital/third party company (then hiring someone new out of college) then providing a considerable raise.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with finding ways to help associates improve in their day to day responsibilities. With how often the company has to adapt to current industry needs, it can be tough trying to navigate best practice methods in our roles. Financial compensation is also a huge deal. Don't make employees (experienced ones at that) feel unappreciated by low-balling them on raises. They need to have a reason for not jumping ship to another company or a health care system.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, challenging work, great people, lots of benefits at the new campus.

    Cons

    Working in healthcare is a never-ending grind. There's always work to do, but a great deal of challenges to overcome. You never fully understand the problems that need to be solved since there are so many angles and different hospitals, roles, government agencies, insurance companies, regulations, etc. to consider. Everyone wants different options and configurations, which makes development and testing extremely difficult to cover all scenarios. Ambiguity is constant. But therein lies some of the fun in figuring out which direction to go.


  5. "Great place to get started"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great culture
    Casual Office Environment

    Cons

    Can get pigeonholed
    Raise/promotion structure is not flexible


  6. "An Excellent Place to Begin One's Career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Amazing culture - some of the best middle management in the country. Incredible opportunity to learn business skills. Great at recognizing associate talent.

    Cons

    Large amount of travel. Low opportunity for real movement upwards. Not very competitive salary.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integration Architect in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Integration Architect in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to grow and learn.

    Cons

    Lots of long hours.

  8. "Be The Change You Want to See"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Cerner is a high profile, high performance company that is not for the faint of heart. Focused on changing the way health care is ultimately delivered, the work is challenging, enormous and captivating all at the same time. The scale and complexity of the projects can be overwhelming at times. It helps to be surrounded by smart, driven individuals.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be a challenge to maintain at times.


  9. "Network Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are great to work with.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is not good. Expectations are very high during off work hours. As a person with 2 young kids that is not very good for the homelife.


  10. "Team lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Co workers are very smart and good to work with

    Cons

    Management can be overbearing on projects


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