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Cerner Software Engineer Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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  • The work-life balance can be a little stressful at times, but as long as communicated with your manager, it's definitely manageable (in 174 reviews)

  • Long hours some weeks, but it isn't anything that young recent college grads shouldn't be willing to work (in 134 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gym, good work life balance, some teams have interesting projects

    Cons

    use old technology, lots of workflow question, need time to wait other team's tool to work


  2. "Meh"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They light up the workplace

    Cons

    When the lights go out you keep working

    Advice to Management

    ???


  3. "Great people, poor time management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great, opportunities to move within the company if you do not like your current position.

    Cons

    I really enjoy the people I work with as well as management, however time management is an issue. Deadline driven development is how we operate and it results in an often stressful work environment and overtime work.


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  5. "Stable"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable, great learning experience, no micromanagement, variety of different project opportunities, the ability to move teams every 18 months, health care benefits

    Cons

    Very low pay, no bonuses, low 401k match, old technologies, bad management

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge your employees for their good work make them feel valued


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great job"

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    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the top contenders in healthcare IT, Cerner is at its core an IT company, so developers are highly valued here and the culture is oriented around them.

    Compensation is low compared with national average, but don't let that trick you! The cost of living in Kansas City is appropriately low so you can live more than comfortably on the salary.

    Work/life balance for my team is great.

    Benefits are decent enough.

    The people are competent and the projects can be interesting to work on, though you may end up with great and not-so-great projects.

    Cons

    Some of the technology is outdated, and sometimes people are underutilized. There's a fair share of bureaucracy, but that's expected at such a big company.

    Kansas City is really not much of a city, so if you're a city person, consider this.

    Advice to Management

    Better utilize some of your employees.


  7. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work. You have the opportunity to change your team after 18months which we give you chance to work with different Technologies.

    Cons

    I do overtime a time but with not benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Give benefit to employee that work overtime to meet deadline .


  8. "Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good company for long term

    Cons

    Couldn't find a uniform performance review system that will recognize efforts if one goes above and beyond one's job duties

    Advice to Management

    better performance reviews


  9. "Love the work at Cerner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, great learning opportunity

    Cons

    Haven't found many since I recently started.


  10. "Software Engineer"

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    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Work Hard, Too Tired to Play"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.