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Cerner Software Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 06, 2014
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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cerner.

Interview Details Applied through Employee Referral. Process took two weeks. First round was a HR round and then got scheduled for a three hour Skype Interview with three teams. I was allowed to choose between Skype or Onsite Interview and i chose Skype. All the questions are posted here. Lots of behavioral questions. Questions on Resume. Waiting for an Answer.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time where you trouble shooter and failed.   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Cerner.

Interview Details Initial HR call: Within a week from application.
Usual resume-related questions. Rate yourself in each known language, best project etc.
Technical Phone call: Immediate week of the HR call
Theory question related to databases; how to improve access speed, one technical data structure related question, design a structure for game of chess, questions related to debugging.

Interview Question – How would you debug on a real-time parallel processing system?   View Answers (5)

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Kansas City, MO (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cerner in July 2013.

Interview Details Fake promises

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I applied through other source and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Cerner in October 2013.

Interview Details I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cerner.

Interview Question – Lots of behavioral question   Answer Question

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Interviewed at Cerner

Interview Details Puzzles, Technical interviews, C++ basic question. Interview was very easy. Interviewers were very co-operative.

Interview Question – Some puzzle question   Answer Question

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Kansas City, MO (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cerner in April 2012.

Interview Details First phone interview - HR based. Then three 1:1 interview - behavioral and 1 code.

Interview Question – Asked to write a program.   Answer Question

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Kansas City, MO (US)

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Cerner in March 2013.

Interview Details 1 phone call HR interview 30 min, 1 technical Phone call interview 30 min, Two 30 mins Technical + Decision making interview

Interview Question – All the questions are on glassdoor   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Didn't negotiate

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I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cerner in October 2013.

Interview Details Recruited from a campus career fair.

The Skype interview consisted of two parts: typical personality questionnaire and a technical portion.

"Tell me about a time when you didn't get along with your boss."
"Tell me about a project you worked on that you're proud of."
"Can you explain what a garbage collector is?"
"Tell me how you would create a program for a simple game, like chess or checkers in an OOL."

Interview Question – "Can you explain what a garbage collector is?"   View Answers (2)

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Kansas City, MO (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cerner in September 2013.

Interview Details Easy and very organized interview process. Standard questions from glassdoor like prepare BST with duplicates for "CERNER", write a program to find max number read input from user and return max number. ACID properties. Given a program and asked to find what exceptions will occur in this.

Interview Question – What is cloud computing   View Answer

Reason for Declining – Not the exact profile I was looking for and salary non negotiable.

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London, England (UK)

I applied through other source and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Cerner in September 2013.

Interview Details Had an interview with 2 software developers (with a lot of technical questions) and a phone interview with one of their employee based in Kansas. I asked them for a feedback 2 weeks later but they didn't give me any response.

Interview Question – Recursion exercise   Answer Question

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