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Cerner Reviews

Updated December 11, 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. "Decent Starter Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    - Ability to switch roles internally after specified time
    - They are a big company w/ name recognition if you stay in KC
    - They're always hiring

    Cons

    - If you aren't in infra, you are standing on multiple levels of ground that shifts beneath your feet. (tech stack)
    - IP doesn't spend a lot of time on internal tools
    - People CONSTANTLY leave to another role or company. It's often hard to find someone that has done something before even if it's standard.

    Advice to Management

    Stop shifting people around. A lot of people don't want to buy houses because they don't know if they'll be in the same place 5 years from now.


  2. "Great career starter for new graduates"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Leader in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Engagement Leader in Kansas City, MO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young company, lots of change in a fast-paced environment, meet lots of people with opportunities to travel. Opportunities to work from home or be "virtual" meaning you are not based in their headquarters.

    Cons

    The pay could be better for the stress in what you're doing. Most people graduate college and come to Cerner for 3-5 years and have a good experience but leave after those 3-5 years for less stress and more money. They do not care about post-graduate degrees and their global offices are dismal.

  3. "Great first job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company, lots of business opportunities

    Cons

    Poor visibility from leadership. No investment in employees. High turnover.


  4. "Consulting Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Great healthcare benefits, good job security with new VA/DOD contracts.

    Cons

    Starting as a consulting analyst is very much a roll of the dice as to what team you are placed on. Starting Consulting Analysts have almost no say on what team they are placed on and this initial placement can define your career at Cerner. Long ladder to climb advancement-wise.


  5. "Alright place to start off"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and decent pay (especially for the midwest). Bonus discounts outside of the office for working there. Stock options. Company Gym.

    Cons

    Very stressful work environment, expected to work 50 hours a week typical, on call 24/7. Expected to know things without being taught them.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with newer employees more. Be more upfront and honest.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Compliance Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and pay, volunteer opportunities, healthy living options/incentives, growth company, industry leader

    Cons

    Competitive at others expense, difficult to feel a part of the team when not located at headquarters, headquarters is not accustom to working collaboratively and being inclusive with associates not located near them

    Advice to Management

    Investment in global policy, procedure, tools, data warehouses, financial, HR, legal infrastructure is a worthy cause. The entrepreneurial and accountability approach for each business line works during growth periods however, building and enforcing an infrastructure will enable insight to how all business lines are doing globally (less massaged data) when they are using the same tools, data calculations, processes etc.


  7. "Software engineer"

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    • 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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to get a head strat in th career

    Cons

    If you are looking for a good pay then this is not for you

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start a career but not really grow one"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Positions with work from home options. Good place to have on a resume to get your foot in the door at other places.

    Cons

    Slow review cycles and generally slow wage increases with a lot of poor entry level experiences that will sour a lot of new employees first couple years on the job.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the experience of entry level positions by adding greater flexibility and better base pay.


  9. "Solution analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits nice working facilities

    Cons

    Under paid high turn over high stress

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


  10. "Learning Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Traveling to different clients around the US makes it exciting and always involves a new challenge. Never get bored or tired of doing the same day to day.

    Cons

    Balance between work/life can be difficult especially with 80% travel expectations.


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