Cerner Reviews

Updated 24 October, 2014
Updated 24 October, 2014
713 Reviews
3.5
713 Reviews
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Cerner Chairman, CEO & President Neal L. Patterson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They will make you work at least 65 hours a week, no work life balance at all (in 20 reviews)

  • Cerner is a great place to learn something about anything you maybe interested in (in 40 reviews)


Cons
  • In many positions there is no such thing as work-life balance (in 72 reviews)

  • In hand is less than expected, some times high workload you have to work for long hours, (in 65 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good for career starting, mid management needs improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Victoria, BC
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Victoria, BC

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots to learn, many opportunities

    Cons

    poor benefit; low/mid management are problematic. some senior coworkers are very hard to deal with. senior management is fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please give me training to mid management level since some people are not capable on leading others

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    best company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good salary, vry good working environment, flexible timings, laptop is given to all empolyees, associates are given great facilities here. you will enjoy working here

    Cons

    no cons as such .. .. dont trust roumers about th company . no cons as such .. .. dont trust roumers about th company . no cons as such .. .. dont trust roumers about th company .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Entrepreneurial ecosystem.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    Define your future. Choose your path. Friendly to helping staff locate their optimum position within the company. Very fluid company culture.

    Cons

    Demand on time is high. Work life balance can be challenging. Nevertheless, a great opportunity for entering the consulting field and getting trained quickly in the real world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place for an intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I worked at Cerner as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Had a lot of great learning opportunities for all the interns at the company including hackathons, baseball games, trivia, and a bunch of other fun activities. Projects are a lot of fun (at least mine was) and I actually felt like I was working on something meaningful

    Cons

    Getting started was very slow. Making sure you had all the right equipment and access rights took a couple of weeks so you struggle to find things to do during the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be prepared for incoming interns, make sure to have all their access rights and equipment ready on day one so they can get to work immediately

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It's worth it if you're up to it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Velocity Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Velocity Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I worked at Cerner as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent Healthcare
    Company culture
    Good starting salary

    Cons

    A fair warning to the budding software developer: if the company courting you tosses out terms like "rockstar", "guru", or other hyperbolic buzzwords that make your developer desk job sound like you're going to be a programming god, be wary. This means that they are going to take advantage of your free time once they've got you on salary. I've seen my friends working until 9 PM some nights getting their tasks done. Sure, they're making a lot more than I am, but I value coming home while the sun is out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Simply Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Consistently challenged to learn more and excel
    No day is the same

    Cons

    There are times where you have to spread your wings and fly before you feel you are ready. This can be good or bad, just depends on the situation, but it does cause a bit of anxiety/stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage your reports to attend training sessions either internally or externally. The information absorbed and the networking opportunity is invaluable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Integration Architect

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Integration Architect
    Current Employee - Senior Integration Architect

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cerner is a great company to work for. Over the years they have been very innovative and have changed with the market demands - somethings a bit late and other times on track. Their client and associate learning services offerings have come a long ways and are now very sophisticated and provide great value for investment.

    Cons

    It is very hard to get a Director promotion outside of living in Kansas City.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose the corporate culture by expanding too fast. Make sure that Siemens acquisition is done with some foresight.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    awesome place to start of a long-term career

    Cons

    long hours and travel can get tiring, but lots of rewards associated

  10.  

    Great Place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Good place to work in career

    Cons

    None that I can think of, lots of opportunity

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good people, good mgmt, lots of work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I worked at Cerner full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Level bump after one year coupled with a 9% raise
    - Work is challenging and rewarding at times
    - Those who perform well are recognized and appreciated

    Cons

    - Unreal expectations at times
    - Silos, associates rarely step out of their day-to-day work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Give associates the opportunity to diversify more in their daily job functions
    - Don't lose perspective

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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