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"Lame - If you can be a mindless slave, this company is for you"

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Former Employee - Velocity Delivery Consultant in Kansas City, MO
Former Employee - Velocity Delivery Consultant in Kansas City, MO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Relocation Assistance
Sign-on Bonus
Interview Transportation paid for
Easy interview (mass hiring of college grads, so they don't care about quality hires, just hires who can be molded and are desperate for a job)

Cons

no on-site parking (must shuttle from another building, long wait sometimes was a fire hazard)
no cubicle (literally was had nowhere to work, had just a chair)
high turn over (they work you to exasperation and you break)
long hours (48 is minimum, though HR claims it is 40 and you are mismanaging your time badly if otherwise)
deceitful management and HR dept (very biased, though they claim to be neutral)
lots of company drama and dark secrets brushed under the rug
inconsistent standards in terms of professionalism for entry level employees versus executives
encourage employees to date one another even if on the same team, or report to employee of interest
no room for life outside Cerner, Neal is God, no room for questioning bad processes

Advice to Management

don't lie about the job someone is being moved across the country for only to wonder why they aren't adapting to the new position when they didn't interview for it. Instead cater to suggestions and feedback. Don't say career is in one's hand when it all depends on business need and politics. career is really in Cerner's hand

Other Employee Reviews for Cerner

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Learning Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, family oriented, good pay

    Cons

    lots of travel, some long hours


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Be prepared to make money for shareholders, keeping a fraction."

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

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Strong financial backing from US Government's HITECH act means job security
    One of few Meaningful Use certified vendors
    Driven atmosphere and intelligent coworkers

    Cons

    Claims bleeding edge technology, but 30% of job is covering for Engineering mistakes.
    "Value" claims and corporate imperatives an attempt to justify cost of services.
    Long hours, politics galore, cutthroat attitude with sweetness as a facade required to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Cerner brags about having a billion in the bank... Reinvest in your associates instead of acquisitions. Constantly buying out companies instead only makes integration harder and devalues the typical employee.

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