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Cerner Software Engineer Reviews

Updated April 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance for my team is great (in 111 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. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent tech conference called DevCon

    Cons

    Employee contribution to benefits keeps increasing

    Advice to Management

    Not all senior managers are captivating speakers. If you aren't good at it, leave it to someone else.


  2. "Good starting job, bad long term"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience with a variety of technologies/languages. New projects every year or so. Very competitive starting salary and ok health insurance.

    Cons

    Constantly fluctuating standards and protocols. Different, and often conflicting, methodologies between teams. Company developed script language that is convoluted and hard to avoid using.

    This is a very large company that tries to act like a startup. There are infrastructure issues that are ignored, agile processes that are ignored, and projects tend to be overdesigned, to the point where work done in the first half is largely reconsidered and redone in the second half.

    Advice to Management

    When you say you want to empower engineers, but then you deny them the ability to clean up problems or fix bugs, or even speed up the process by automating tests or processes, it becomes very frustrating.


  3. "Awesome place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Passionate people
    Cutting edge work
    Benefits are good

    Cons

    Salary little less than average.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing.


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  5. "Software Engineer"

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

    I worked at Cerner (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot. New technologies to learn.

    Cons

    There were no cons per say.


  6. "Software Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Meh"

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    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

    ???


  8. "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


  9. "Great people, poor time management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great job"

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    • 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.


  11. "Good Company"

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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

    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 .