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Cerner Reviews

Updated 25 April 2015
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Cerner Chairman, CEO & President Neal L. Patterson
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Pros
  • They will make you work at least 65 hours a week, no work life balance at all (in 21 reviews)

  • Cerner is a great place to learn something about anything you maybe interested in (in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance for the benefit of associate wellness needs addressed from top/down (in 75 reviews)

  • Long hours, some employees fresh out of college and need guidance in corporate settings (in 67 reviews)

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  1. Very young and dynamic environment and lots of social events.

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    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Delivery Consultant in London, England

    I worked at Cerner full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice office and location, lots of nearby restaurants and shops for lunch, walking distance from paddington station, lots of young employees and graduates gives a university feel,

    Cons

    Lot of politics, not much scope for career growth, provides limited transferable skills to other industries.

  2. it has been a really good experience work for Cerner, excellent health care company, good quality, team work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    feel that I am doing something good for the health care area.

    Cons

    no cons to work in this company, everything is positive

  3. Helpful (1)

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

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Plan to write a cohesive, organisation wide plan.

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

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  6. Helpful (1)

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

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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

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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 Management

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

  8. Great Company

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    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.

  9. A great company, with good benefits, but long hours

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge healthcare IT
    Good benefits
    International travel

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Communications

  10. Helpful (1)

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

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Great building block, but limited in upward mobility

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    Current Employee - Technology Architect in London, England
    Current Employee - Technology Architect in London, England

    I have been working at Cerner

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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