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Cerner Reviews

Updated 16 August, 2014
Updated 16 August, 2014
675 Reviews

3.6
675 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.  

    Good company to start as fresher

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    good pay
    very helpful team
    good domain

    Cons

    as its a product based company we have very less onsite opportunities

  2.  

    Okay place to work

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

    Pros

    Nice Facilities, competitive pay, collaborative team environment

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance can be a struggle at times

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Decent place to start.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Intern  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Seasonal Intern in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Not too stressful. Good work life balance. Friendly people.

    Cons

    Growth rate is slow and most of the work includes assisting your associates in other countries as the bangalore division is relatively young.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The growth rate should be more steep.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company but too many restrictions around moving to different teams and gaining exposure.

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    • 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)

    Pros

    Strong immigration team
    Agile environment
    Good scope to work on new projects (depending on the team)

    Cons

    Not much career progression
    Pay hikes are really low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Impressive

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

    Pros

    1)Superb Company to start off your career.
    2)Good pay
    3)Good work culture. No real tensions
    4)Good on-site opportunities if you're a technology consultant.

    Cons

    1)Some managers believe in politics
    2)Not a great choice for "developers"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't play politics while deciding hike.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Tough Love

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    • 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)

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation. Wonderful exposure to multiple platforms of technology.

    Cons

    The company can work you to the bone. The learning curve is high and it is very possible to drown. On-call shifts for many positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on encouraging work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Welcome to Corporate America

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

    Pros

    Great training entry into HCIT
    Don't need a lot of experience, hire straight from undergrad
    Only reason I stayed is because I was in a rotational program and got another degree in the process

    Cons

    Hire straight from undergrad so experienced people are not valued and they are threatened by knowledge
    Very good ole boy system
    Biased country mid-west values is the culture of the company. Took awhile to stop giving BBQ to the global and Indian associates at the company though they claimed to be a 'global' company.
    Can NOT leave KCMO even if you tried and that place is not great for 20somethings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doesn't matter because they will not take it. Why change anything unless it impacts their bottom line and pockets in particular.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Test analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    No micro management
    Very friendly environment

    Cons

    No cons i can think of right now

  10.  

    Decent company if you land in the right team

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance (though depends on the team), Free gym, most colleagues are in the same age group, great place to start your career.

    Cons

    Work-life balance comes at a cost. From what I have heard, the teams using cutting edge technologies have terrible work-life balance and are usually chasing the annual Cerner Health Conference deadline most of the times. On the contrary, the 'legacy' teams get pretty good work-life balance at the cost of learning and supporting old technologies (read experience which won't help you if you want to pursue another opportunity outside, unless you take the initiative of learning other things).

    Some people with terrible managerial skills are promoted to become the manager. Their idea of managing people is public humiliation of certain individuals each day in the early morning stand up meeting. You better be strong enough to not get agitated/demoralized on an everyday basis and even better yet, be prepared to give a 5 minute status update containing detailed notes of what you did yesterday on which you will be sarcastically questioned publicly with an intent to prove that you didn't work hard enough. Keep in mind, none of the questions asked publicly are asked in the 1:1 manager meetings with employees (which I think is the right place to bring it up if there are valid concerns). Though, this again depends on the manager, not all of them are like that!

    There definitely seems to be some favoritism when it comes to project allocation. I am not sure if it's entirely based on merit. Some people are given the best projects over and over again so that their promotion gets fast tracked while others just languish with not so important projects (read internal team projects or support work). I guess, again this would vary from team to team.

    If you switch teams late then your chances of promotion get diminished further.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please ensure that people with experience in the company earn at least at par with the freshers. Otherwise, the impression given is that a fresh graduate is worth more than someone with experience in the company which basically shows that it's not worth gaining experience by working here.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Friendly people, fast environment, great resources!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Early Childhood Teacher  in  Kansas City, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Early Childhood Teacher in Kansas City, MO (US)

    Pros

    Great hours, rotating day off each week, leadership team is great!

    Cons

    Team mentality is always used, not all people on my team are team players

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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