Cerner Reviews

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
709 Reviews
3.5
709 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company, with an excellent vision that focuses on what matters - patient care.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Autonomy. Has the correct priorities. Staff culture is fantastic. Big company, part of a much bigger healthcare community. Enormous opportunities for personal development. Really can become the master of your own destiny.

    Cons

    Sometimes can lack structure. You have to write your own exam question to answer. Some failures in leadership can resonate throughout the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan to write a cohesive, organisation wide plan.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A good place to start out, let down by work/life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in London, England
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in London, England

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There's a great culture and some fantastic people at Cerner.
    Several opportunities to develop excellent consulting & project skills.
    Good experience and levels of responsiblity.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is poor due to resource restraints.
    Compensation is average, verging on poor compared to industry averages.
    Very americanised - does poorly at accounting for variances across international offices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ongoing changes to Employee culture have been greatly appreciated, which should help out with some of the cons above. Still overly restrictive in some area's, but hopefully this will improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company for a start but you won't last long

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

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

    Pros

    Young people sharing experience and learning curve.
    Multi cultural and possibility to travel

    Cons

    Salary: people don't usually get what they deserve unless you make 'good' friends.
    Priority to get things done over deliver quality and good results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognise the worth of people and do something before they leave. People need years to catch up/get involved with projects; don't think replacing will just resolve the problem

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    not a bad place to work, easy work, low pay. good for uni grads as they come out of uni.

    Cons

    low pay and too much politics for getting promoted. can be long hours and do not always get weekends returned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of old bags that cant do their job and are on higher salaries. get rid of time wasters.

  6.  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. You can learn new things.

    Cons

    Too much process need to streamline.

  7.  

    A great company, with good benefits, but long hours

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Cutting edge healthcare IT
    Good benefits
    International travel

    Cons

    Long hours
    High expectations
    Can involve a lot of travel (over 50%)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you are prepared to completely immerse yourself in your job then you will have a good chance of success.

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow your career in the direction of your choice with the company's support, and to work in many countries.

    Cons

    Long hours are expected, global salaries are not competitive, very political environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The world does not revolve around Kansas City, until you lose the 'us and them' mentality for your global business you will continue to harbor resentment in your international employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great building block, but limited in upward mobility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Architect in London, England
    Current Employee - Technology Architect in London, England

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Good place to learn and grow. Access to multiple clients and sites to build soft skills and network. Opportunity to travel globally. Leader in the industry. Laid back work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Long hours are expected rather than appreciated. No initiative to keep talent long term. Main focus on repeatability and assembly line type processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultivate talent inside the organization and competitively compensate individuals that perform and demonstrate leadership abilities. Trim the fat when/where appropriate.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good experience, no work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at Cerner

    Pros

    Good first job but dont stay too long
    Good client exposure

    Cons

    As SDC you are a data monkey
    No work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as people

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Working at Cerner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Nice offices
    Multi cultural environment
    Access to the latest technologies

    Cons

    The use of pay by performance "culture" which is misleading as after getting excellent reviews most people gets dissapointed when they received their compensation reviews which result in poor levels of attrition of talented people.
    Expectations to work ulimited overtime with no or very little compensation for that work effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To review the pay by performace approach including objectives criteria to allow people to know exactly what will be the rewards once expected performance is delivered.

    No opinion of CEO

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