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Cerner Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance for my team is great (in 147 reviews)

  • Pretty good place to start a career (in 50 reviews)

Cons
  • Must be good at work/life balance to avoid burnout (in 204 reviews)

  • You may find yourself working long hours (in 153 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Promotions based on relationship with your boss"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay.
    Stable.
    On Going Projects.

    Cons

    Limited Career opportunities.
    Promotions are based on personal impressions.


  2. "Cerner"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle Management
    Current Employee - Middle Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on where you are in your career you get a good exposure to how a healthcare IT company operates

    Cons

    No real commitment to you as an employee, they will replace you at the drop of a hat. Still no matter what they say, they are a KC centric organization.

    Advice to Management

    Get ready the company will be sold before long. Just my opinion.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Average Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Solution Designer in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Solution Designer in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, salary is competative

    Cons

    Healthcare benefits, bad IT processes, bad 401K match


  4. "Software Developer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Get few insurance benefits. In office gym.

    Cons

    no motivation towards loving your work


  5. "Good place to start a career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Large amount of responsibility early in careers, meaningful feeling of working to improve health care, global span of business, emphasis on personal health and well-being in the workplace, executive leadership team is competent and demonstrates an appropriate strategy for long-term shareholder value, industry leader by a wide margin in a market with huge potential growth opportunities and synergies.

    Cons

    Compensation, benefits (corporate focus on well-being does not translate into competitive insurance coverage or other health benefits such as the gym reimbursement process appearing intentionally and unnecessarily complicated and difficult), apparent and consistent disconnect between Kansas City HQ and other locations (culturally and otherwise), can feel like you're being "forced to drink the Kool-Aid" with some aspects of the corporate culture (more so than at other companies).

    Advice to Management

    Change compensation structure as benefits and comp are only competitive in the KC area - will lose/be unable to attract top talent on east and west coasts and in major metro areas, leading to a long term loss of quality of offered software solutions and eventual loss of market share. Maybe attempt to decentralize some aspects of management from KC to other locations as the business grows.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cerner full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good for freshers for a year or two

    Cons

    Too much politics. No value of real work


  7. "Application Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Most healthcare organizations utilize their applications

    Cons

    Benefits, pay, organization, leadership, upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    Understand the full impact of upper level changes and stretching management too thin.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Looks good on your resume"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Buildings have everything in them so you never have to leave (gym, pharmacy, doctor, cafeteria)

    Cons

    There are people who have nothing to do and then people who are swamped. Management has no idea what their employees are working on. You are constantly thrown into situations where you have to sink or swim with no training.

    Advice to Management

    Be genuinely interested in your associates and their career goals. Without support of management, people have no problem leaving the company.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Turnstyle"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    A good place to start.

    Cons

    advancement is not consistent - they would rather let people quit and lose their knowledge than pay competitive salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees market value and you will deliver a better more knowledgeable product to clients. Turnover is the biggest expense IT companies incur each year, which could be avoided if the employees were appreciated and compensated fairly.


  10. "Cerner has many varied groups"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Positive messages from top level management

    Cons

    Middle management does the dirty work - going towards India support in many areas


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