Cerner Reviews

Updated 29 October, 2014
Updated 29 October, 2014
719 Reviews
3.5
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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 73 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.  

    Integration Architect

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    • 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
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Good people, good mgmt, lots of work

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    • 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
  6.  

    High School Internship

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

    I worked at Cerner

    Pros

    You can learn a lot stuff from the High School Internship

    Cons

    You need to learn everything by yourself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe we should have some training program for the High School Internship

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good first job

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

    I worked at Cerner full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun place to work, young, quick paced.

    Cons

    Salary was alright but could've been better. Raises are good but need to start at high level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good experience

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

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

    Pros

    good leadership and able to gain more technical knowledge; encourages healthy living

    Cons

    No annual bonus or stock benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to get a start

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

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to get a start in business, excellent learning opportunities with the ability to learn and put ideas into action. Flexibility with most of management on working hours and location depending on situation. competitive compensation (but not the best).

    Cons

    Cerner is a VERY busy company and "expects" employees to work their 48 plus hours per week. Travel policies are interesting at times, and really have no regards for the person. Health Insurance is questionable in value, and has some interesting rules as it is very much focused on the "healthy person". Promotion is very incestuous within individual organizations, hard to move up into leadership or management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    You will be overworked and overwhelmed at times which is part of the reason that have such a high turn over rate.

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

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

    Pros

    The pay is good and you get to work with really smart people.

    Cons

    You get hired based on business need not skill which puts most associates at a disadvantage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you continue to higher on business need instead of building on skills associates come in with, the training should be more robust

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best if placed in good team

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

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

    Pros

    Definitely a best place to work if you have a passion for technology and you are placed in a team you love(interms of technology). Cerner has lot of technologies to explore, but I woudnt be speaking alot on this as my colleagues told lot about the company.
    I would like to give intro about nasty placement after dev center program. every software engineer hired will go through this program
    pros:
    you learn under mentoring
    high pressure- positive
    good mentors
    you improve your skills before joining a team, by working on sample project just like school

    Cons

    after they think you are fit to join real team, they call something called graduation in Dev center and you will asked to give a demo to all managers and the managers rank you according to ranks. However we were not given choices in ranking the teams or opting few atleast. the ranking is not shown to employees and decided internally

    they say they ran the associate-team matching algorithm, which is like best marraige principle which doesnt make any sense in some situations. I have seen couple of associates who joined a team, who have not attended the demo.
    that is usually the internal politics and I belive every company has this. but the real speciality comes here, people are very much biased here and they place you in a team which works on UI and you need to convert your path from back end dev to UI. When you speak regarding this to your HR they would threaten/ convince you that you need to do UI before you get backend job as if HR has worked for years. They dont even know single thing about coding and trying to judge others. Its always from their perspective, only managers are allowed to come to us and we were not allowed to contact the managers. The entire process is really weird. I dont understand the entire point in working if I'm given a role which is not my expertise. y do u try to judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree.

    If a process is followed make sure, its same for everyone. The main problem I see with many employees is that, we are given to work on latest technologies in dev center and then placed in team which uses absoluete technologies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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