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Cerner Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  • Work/life balance for my team is great (in 127 reviews)

  • Pretty good place to start a career (in 45 reviews)

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  1. "Business Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cerner is a great place to learn and get a lot of training

    Cons

    They might underpay a little bit

    Advice to Management

    Create a desire for employees to stay


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Solid place to work short-term, no so much long-term"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Researcher in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Researcher in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits on top of working with a lot of really smart people. The company has a lot of different opportunities as well, which means that a wide variety of skills can be learned. There are a lot of opportunities to network as well.

    Cons

    It seems like professional growth and development is more about what would be good for Cerner and less about what would be good for their employees. Most of the management is people who would have been at Cerner a while, not necessarily who would be a good manager. This causes some managers to not be able to effectively manage people and leads to high attrition rates. Some teams can feel cliche-ish at times, which is bad for moral as well.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management shouldn't play favorites. Being acknowledged for your work shouldn't be biased and neither should opportunities for advancement.

  3. "Fantastic"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Atmosphere is great. People you work with are very nice. Managers are flexible to a certain extent. Benefits are awesome.

    Cons

    Unbalanced work load. Too much ambiguity. Not enough knowledge transfers. Not enough time to do some extra training around different departmental areas.

    Advice to Management

    More flexible working hour shift like working from home


  4. "It's been overall a very good experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Controller in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Engagement Controller in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of young professionals who are very knowledgeable in this company. Also, some more seasoned professionals who don't mind offering some help.

    Cons

    It has a "fake it till you make it" type of mantra that seems all encompassing. The learning curve is tremendous if you don't have a consulting background. They also kind of throw you straight into the fire so to speak

    Advice to Management

    Say more than look it up online to find the answer


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Trainers kick you when you are down"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst (for V WEEKS) in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Consulting Analyst (for V WEEKS) in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Great salary for out of college people especially in KC
    They give lots of material to study
    I was placed with more experienced people that helped me when needed

    Cons

    Big corporation with no concern for the development of the individual
    If you're not a quick learner don't even think about it
    Don't expect to have support from your trainer
    If you mess up they have you under a radar from that point on

    Advice to Management

    I know it is hard to get to know every employee but if they are there in front of you, they have done something great along the way to even be in that seat. Treat them like human beings and don't downplay everything they had to go through in order to get that position especially not a college grad IN TRAINING (not in their assigned role).


  6. "Device Administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Device Administrator in Prescott, AZ
    Current Employee - Device Administrator in Prescott, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interaction with clients as a device administrator makes the job completely worthwhile, as client appreciation is immense when it means restoring their ability to do their job.

    Cons

    If you're not careful when applying for this position, the recruiters will not hesitate to sign you up for an hourly rate that is on the lower side of the scale.

    Advice to Management

    On-site IT is the face of your company, you need to make the client feel that they are being well taken care of, and this means making it possible for on site IT to do this as an extension of your company.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Sr. Consultant: Population Health"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cerner full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Growing company that has an innovative approach to employee healthcare. Offices in Kansas City are really nice and are building a new campus which looks fabulous

    Cons

    Overall Benefits are just okay (401k match is in company stock).
    If you are remote, and don't live in KC, feels like you are left on the outside looking in. Little room for advancement outside of KC.
    High turnover rate, seems to be more into their processes than their employees

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on People and less on Process.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Malvern, Pa. location has very different culture and opportunities than headquarters in Kansas City."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Healthcare software is important. We do have locker rooms with showers! And the dresscode is not too strict.

    Cons

    Not a lot of emphasis on quality or meeting client needs; just "checking the box". The office here lacks everything that makes Cerner standout. There isn't a gym, free childcare, on-site clinicians and pharmacy, yoga classes, game room, maker-space, etc. There's a bland, corporate and stuffy culture in Malvern, Pa.


  9. "Clinical Support Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Support Specialist in Murray, UT
    Current Employee - Clinical Support Specialist in Murray, UT
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cerner has a wonderful company culture.

    Cons

    I have not found any yet.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    working in a nice environment

    Cons

    Low to average benefits... Company 401k is very poor

    Advice to Management

    better benefits


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