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Cerner Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance for my team is great (in 110 reviews)

  • Pretty good place to start a career (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • Although I love going to the client site the work life balance was off (in 180 reviews)

  • It can be long hours some weeks especially if you do not know how to manage time or say No (in 134 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It all depends on the team you are put on. But overall it has been a good experience.
    - Great salary and benefits.
    - Team mates are very helpful.

    Cons

    Raise in salary is not always a direct correlation of the work you have done that year.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep the open communication between the software engineer and higher management.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Work Hard, Too Tired to Play"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good first job experience with a strong mentor mentality.

    Cons

    Corporate culture trying to sell itself as "valley cool." The pay and benefits they offer associates does not encourage the best talent to stay or to even consider moving to KC.

    Advice to Management

    The HR department needs to stop open face lying to associates and pay should increase to be nationally competitive.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Run of the mill"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility within certain areas depending on your management
    Great people to work with
    Good use of technology
    Opportunities to learn industry standard tools

    Cons

    Management too passive in standing up for people
    If Epic ever goes after the smaller client business, big trouble
    Emphasis on younger employees with attitude to long term employees less clear

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up on working from home
    Understand that people who speak up do so for valid reasons
    Institute better mentoring of new managers
    Better benefits


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  5. "Good company for freshers"

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

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Location, Good Career Start, Learning plenty.

    Cons

    Less pay, growth is limited, less yearly increments no bonus


  6. "Good as well as bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Harrison, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Harrison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Medical insurance is good.
    2. 401k Benefits
    3. There are range of technologies that you could get to work on
    4. Good chances of getting H1-B visa

    Cons

    1. Software engineers (especially grad students) can be paid a little more
    2. Location is not great at all


  7. "Information security"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are nice. Work with bleeding edge technology. Hands on work. Flexible work schedule. Easy commute with many offices around town.

    Cons

    Hard to move up. Job profile is the same as others who are doing completely different daily activities. Low salary for the amount of work being tasked.

    Advice to Management

    Na


  8. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work in an ever changing field so there is never a dull moment
    Opportunity to travel if you want to
    Competitive pay

    Cons

    Management struggling to listen and create direct
    Lack of company energy
    Can get stuck on a team where your mission and values get lost in the shuffle

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team and make sure you are providing opportunities and giving honest feedback. Much more of an "open door" policy needed


  9. "Reflection Time"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, travel opportunities, decent product

    Cons

    Once-a-year review, advancement opportunities are difficult, company is more interested in saving a few dollars on travel than keeping their employees happy

    Advice to Management

    Remember who is interacting with the clients every day. This company continues to take advantage of their employees and have lost many good people by taking away benefits and limiting compensation for those who deserve more.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "System Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place for recent graduates.
    Young and fun culture.
    Good benefits. - Multiple clinics on campuses making it easy to transition to a new city.
    My second team was wonderful, always willing to help each other learn.
    Management would always have my back when pressures for deadlines were not within scope and had your best interest at heart.

    Cons

    Churn and burn.
    My first team at Cerner I was dropped into because I was young and was just a number to fill a card they had sold to a client.
    Traveled Saturday-Sunday, different hospitals each week.
    Almost impossible to get a raise if it is not during your annual review. - Leadership told me I was getting promoted and that I ranked in one of the top levels on their bell curve; they told me this in April, but I would not see that promotion until the end of September beginning of October.

    Advice to Management

    Reward good employees when they deserve, don't get stuck on technicalities, it's how you ended up losing countless good employees to companies who are more inclined to reward hard work.


  11. "New Job Right Out of College"

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

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

    Pros

    Younger work culture, good starting pay, gym, good cafeteria, three week payed time off, per diem when traveling, you can work from home and get points from flights and hotels when traveling

    Cons

    Make you work longer than 40 hours a week (some people will work over 60 hours constantly and there is no bonus or overtime), a lot of times you will be "thrown to the wolves" which means you will get into a situation in front of the client where you are heavily unprepared, the work can be extremely boring sometimes, their "wiki" is very hard to navigate when trying to find important information

    Advice to Management

    Create a better wiki and guides, do not have a test that requires you to pass to be employed, bonus or overtime


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