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Cerner Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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  • Work/life balance for my team is great (in 128 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Gym, Laid back, Healthcare, Nice coworkers

    Cons

    Pay
    No bonuses
    Lack of responsibility
    Angry clients
    Hard to advance


  2. "Great company straight out of college"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Positive Culture
    Meaningful work
    Plenty of Career Opportunity

    Cons

    Can be difficult to transfer
    5 year 401k vetting process

    Advice to Management

    Make an effort to identify and encourage all associates strengths and offer opportunities to improve weaknesses. Nothing beats regular, open and honest 1 on 1s.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "System Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It probably depends on the team, but my team always let me grow and learn other skills by taking the classes available at cerner. If I wanted to become a manager, they helped pave the way and meet goals in order to do that.

    Cons

    Also depends on the team, but poor management is ignored occasionally. On a team with high turnover, it was ignored even though everyone exiting said it was because of poor management.

    The pay is pretty bad and pretty rigid. Unless you over excel hard, it's hard to get a good raise.

    It was sort of suggested that you work minimum 50-60 hours a week. Sometimes we were there full weekends. After leaving cerner for a job where I work 37.5 hours a week, and my manager asks me why I'm still there at 5:01, I never realized how much my extra time was important.

    Advice to Management

    Higher level management needs to look at inefficiency in the lower level.


  4. "career killer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    You work indoors with climate control.

    Cons

    Zero respect. Couldn't care less about your career or what experience you bring to the table. Forced into roles that you don't want nor do they align with your skillset. Completely useless leadership. No clue how to lead. Only know how to berate and belittle. Entire teams of people that do nothing but bark orders yet provide no tangible input. Toxic environment of fear and backstabbing. So many "managers" in positions that they have ZERO experience in. Claim to have flexible hours but immediately get a reprimanding email the second someone "important" didn't see you chained to your desk. These same people love to shoot over nonsensical orders through email but when asked for clarification, they never respond so they can always blame you for not doing it right. So much of what they tell you during the hiring process is a lie.

    Advice to Management

    Quit. Then bring in people who are competent, people who actually know how to manage, people with people skills, people with experience in the discipline they manage. Unless your desire is to create a condescending mean girls sorority, then good job. You nailed it.


  5. "Technical project manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Not enough people to get work completed.


  6. "A good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Cerner is an innovative healthcare company
    Company is dedicated to its mission

    Cons

    The fast paced environment can be challenging for some

    Advice to Management

    Continue to foster innovative culture
    Continue to invest in infrastructure to support company growth objectives


  7. Helpful (5)

    "No value in employees"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    IT system is top two in the nation. They do offer some community service opportunities. Annual Cerner Health Conference is a cool event to see.

    Cons

    They do not value their employees. Against Company policy to offer promotion or pay increase if you move jobs within the company even if the new job is a higher level. You can only get promoted in yearly review. Against policy to ever counter pay if a strong employee is leaving. Employees in the Malvern campus have less rewards than those living in KC. Malvern employees treated like "red-headed step child".

    Advice to Management

    Develop a new strategy for maintaining employees. There may not be much competition in KC but there is a lot in Philadelphia.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "QA Analyst/Test Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cerner full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are the best part of working there. You will learn a lot. The work is for a GREAT cause.

    Cons

    Management is in general AWEFUL and corrupt! There is a lot of mistreatment by management and HR is absolutely worthless! You will be forced to work a LOT of overtime!! No life work balance.

    Advice to Management

    Stop allowing poor management and worthless HR representatives to undermine the company's greatest asset. Work Life balance is important and necessary for the health of the company.


  9. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very forward moving company. room for growth. If you are on a good team with a good manager, it is a good place to work, but it is always changing and that can change your situation, good or bad.

    Cons

    Management is petty. Cerner has always offered perks and then tell you all the limiting factors. Promotions are limited unless you are in the right spot or if your manager pushes it. Most of the time not on merit

    Advice to Management

    Treat the staff respectfully, they we perform better, We should be adults now not children, I have seen so much of this. Managers have very poor people skills in many cases.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Learning Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Travel Benefits and that's all.

    Cons

    Absolutely no work life balance. Most of the client projects are disorganized!!!

    Advice to Management

    Hire people in management positions that know what they are doing! Most of the managers are incompetent and often times look lost.


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