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"Software Engineer at Cerner"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great, casual environment
Competent peers
Good hardware (laptop PCs for everybody) provided
Exciting products, and an interesting, potentially very rewarding field

Cons

Lengthy hours at time
Complicated, unnecessary internal acronyms and buzzwords a new "associate" has to learn
Expensive health plan

Other Employee Reviews for Cerner

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good!"

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    Current Employee - Velocity Business in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Velocity Business in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's a lot of pressure at the beginning to learn, but I've never had a problem with feeling like I'm in over my head and unable to answer any questions.

    Cons

    Sometimes the amount of information feels like trying to take a drink out of a fire hose

    Advice to Management

    Lower the amount of pressure new people feel to learn everything at once and feel over our heads.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Software Engineer - Client Support (SWx)"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer - Client Support in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer - Client Support in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Average starting salary, good benefits such as 2 weeks vacation, medical/dental/vision insurance. I never heard of anyone getting laid off by the company although some people say employees just disappear. However, I did see that if you don't do well for some reason, they demote you. For example, I saw Software engineers being demoted to analysts and Team leads to regular engineers/analysts. This may be good if you really want to keep your job but a demotion will hurt you in your career.

    Cons

    Cerner is a company that hires primarily recent grads and has a high turnover. In my point of view, the reason for this is because the company does not take good care of its employees. I felt like a number when I worked there. They can afford to not care about their employees because if one leaves, 3 recent grads are ready to take the job. Working for Cerner is somewhat like a sweatshop. Do not expect a good salary increase or praise from anybody for doing your job. However, if you slack off, management will be quick in pointing that out. When I left, I did not get a formal HR exit interview which goes to show you employees are a number to the company. They did ask for all items lent out to you back such as the laptop and monitor. After that, nobody talks to you. Only take their offer if you don't get other offers. This is not a company you want to make a future out of. As an engineer, you will be doing primarily the work of an analyst because the real engineering stuff is in innovations where they design the software or in India.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. They are actually people. I guess as long as hospitals keep paying the big bucks, CERNER can get away doing their sweatshop business as always as long as there are fresh recent grads ready to take the job.

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