Cerner
3.2 of 5 506 reviews
www.cerner.com Kansas City, MO 5000+ Employees

Cerner Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.2 506 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

Cerner Chairman, CEO & President Neal L. Patterson

Neal L. Patterson

(351 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Cerner is a great place to start your career out of college"
    in 26 reviews
  • "Cerner is a good place to start a career"
    in 11 reviews
Cons:
  • "Most struggle to find the work/life balance and have issues with excessive stress pushed by management"
    in 48 reviews
  • "Sometimes there are log hours, but what company doesn't have long hours these days"
    in 54 reviews
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Great Start to a Career

Software Analyst (Current Employee)
Kansas City, MO (US)

I have been working at Cerner full-time for more than a year

Pros- Location, KC is great!
- On campus clinic
- Benefits are pretty good
- Lots to learn
- New and emerging technology
- Great sense of accomplishment

Cons- Low Pay as compared to working directly with clients (hospitals)
- I would argue the metrics system used to track employee performance could be tuned better.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees more. Although leaving Cerner was not an easy decision, i found that i could do that same work at a Hospital and get paid much more generously. Thus, I view Cerner as a training facility... you pay your dues there and then find a job elsewhere with your newly acquired skills.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun Internship

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cerner

ProsRelaxed, fun environment for interns. Get introduced to many aspects of the company

ConsOften times I had too much downtime where I had nothing to do

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Kansas City, MO (US)

I have been working at Cerner full-time for less than a year

ProsProcess took about three weeks from phone interview till offer. Went to experience cerner day, they had a presentation before two different interview sessions. Star questions mostly, be prepared.

ConsOverall experience way good, experience cerner day could have been a little better though.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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New here, but very happy so far.

Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Kansas City, MO (US)

I have been working at Cerner full-time for less than a year

ProsInteresting work, highly marketable skills for future employment, friendly coworkers, good support from immediate supervisors, flexibility and autonomy to find solutions to problems. jeans casual office environment is great for my dry-cleaning bill, always something new to learn and plenty of people to teach in a constructive, collaborative manner.

Conswork-life balance (not as bad as I expected), longer hours expected, limited gym access at some campuses, parallel processes can create inefficiency in some areas where different groups of people are working over and around each other on the same problems--matrix structure can be a little too "matrix" at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue emphasis on Lean Six Sigma process improvement so that it fully meshes with the culture. It's a long journey to get there, but it's worthwhile and Cerner is already on the right path.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Challanging

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I have been working at Cerner

ProsGreat facilities, clean, fun, the pay is good. Managers seem to be easy to get along with.

ConsNo overtime pay, long hours, tough to get the hang of things. Managers have high expectations and aren't really down to earth.

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Good company settle with...

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

I have been working at Cerner full-time for less than a year

ProsGood pay, superb domain, very less politics, transparent appraisal system, very good company.

ConsNothn till now,

Advice to Senior ManagementFaster your wrk...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Challenging and Rewarding

Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Kansas City, MO (US)

I have been working at Cerner full-time for more than a year

ProsAlways room for advancement. Personal Development. Leading edge of Healthcare and Technology.

ConsLots of competition. Difficult, but not impossible, to make a name for yourself and stand out.

Advice to Senior ManagementI would like to see more team building. I have been on my new team for months and still do not know everyone. This makes it difficult to leverage other's skills.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Cerner Has A Strong Name In Kansas City

Medical Billing Specialist (Current Employee)
Kansas City, MO (US)

I have been working at Cerner full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat room for advancement (After your initial 18 months)
Gives your opportunity to learn and show off skills
Compensation (Except for entry level)
Work/Life balance (Take vacation and flex easily)
Excellent PTO and UNLIMITED SICK TIME
Great benefits
Management is laid back and very friendly

ConsThings are always changing
Parking can suck

Advice to Senior ManagementDecrease the amount of time before you can transfer from 18 months to 12 months.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent start for software engineers if you're good

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Kansas City, MO (US)

I have been working at Cerner full-time for less than a year

ProsWork with highly intelligent engineers and architects. Cutting edge cloud technologies provide many challenges and opportunities to excel. The training program placed me in an area I didn't think I wanted, but now I know the area I'm in is the right one. Culture is very relaxed and always promotes education and advancement. Managers are very laid back.

ConsGrowing so fast requires the company to allow sub-par employees to stay too long. This takes more time from good engineers. Pay is too low.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou're doing a great job, but you need to pay your employees who excel more than the slackers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to start your career.

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
North Kansas City, MO (US)

I have been working at Cerner full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat culture and work on cutting edge technologies.

ConsPay less and no bonus.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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