Cerner Reviews

Updated 18 September, 2014
Updated 18 September, 2014
674 Reviews
3.5
674 Reviews
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Cerner Chairman, CEO & President Neal L. Patterson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Cerner takes a genuine interest in their employees and their families (work/life balance is important) (in 17 reviews)

  • Great place if you want to learn and are a quick study (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Indian employees are treated like slaves, and never think of work life balance at all (in 63 reviews)

  • In hand is less than expected, some times high workload you have to work for long hours, (in 58 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Not worth your time...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of resources within the company, plenty of opportunity to travel for both short and long-term engagements, ability to proactively impact healthcare.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, endless on call (regardless of the schedule), expected to drop your personal life at any moment to help out with the smallest issue, severely disconnected management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start investing in your own people with salaries that are actually competitive with national standards. Provide training for associates and leave them alone when they are training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    All Work, No Play

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Great place to start out. Strong stock.

    Cons

    On-call 24/7. Training is useless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have an understanding of what your team actually does. Most manager couldn't do or explain the most basic task of a system engineer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    The work in bangalore is nice. It is good to start of your career her in cerner. So all good!!

    Cons

    There is pretty much nothing to worry about

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  5.  

    Its Okey.

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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Stable Job. Great Health Benefits. Onsite Clinic.

    Cons

    Not really techy. It wont be like start up or something for past paced people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could do lot better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Worked for Cerner for 13 years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cerner full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Innovative company, moves fast, hands in all areas of HCIT

    Cons

    pay, I was a virtual associate hard to develop relationships with KC based associates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Young company personnel wise; work well over 40+ hours per week.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Tons of young people, innovative company, opportunity for travel.

    Cons

    Working long weeks consistently, tons of lower level positions promotions come more out of luck than experience or impressions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the associates a better goal or desirable "end game" hard to see where there is opportunity.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good

    Former Employee - ELT TESTER  in  Jersey City, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - ELT TESTER in Jersey City, NJ (US)

    I worked at Cerner as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    company values, perks, work-life balance, office culture

    Cons

    promotions, training, time-off policies, personal growth.

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO (US)

    I worked at Cerner full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice working environment and a great opportunity to work with multiple technologies.,

    Cons

    Kansas City is boring.

    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stepping stone employer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Architect  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Kansas City, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Great training - there's typically a large market for former Cerner employees. If you enjoy travel, you can get lots of domestic travel. Once you become a Solution Architect, them minimum you will make is $74,000 (I became one in exactly 2 years, some do it quicker, some do it slower). You can expect to get 3% raises for many years after the SA bump and potentially never get a huge raise like that again.

    Cons

    Cerner has a reputation for working you to death and they live up to it. They are also known to heavily underpay compared to the rest of the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Career Builder

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    Current Employee - Solutions Designer  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Solutions Designer in Kansas City, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible to try new things and add new skill sets.

    Cons

    The hours can be long and pressure from clients can add a lot of stress, making burn out a strong reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to regulate the amount of hours that associates that show signs of burn out better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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