Cerner

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Cerner Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.3 617 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

Cerner Chairman, CEO & President Neal L. Patterson

Neal L. Patterson

(385 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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

  • Great place to start a carrier and build your resume(in 32 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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    A great company, with an excellent vision that focuses on what matters - patient care.

    Consultant (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsAutonomy. 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlan to write a cohesive, organisation wide plan.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Solution Architect (Current Employee) London, England

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

    ConsWork/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 Senior ManagementOngoing 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee) London, England

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

    ConsSalary: 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 Senior ManagementRecognise 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosnot a bad place to work, easy work, low pay. good for uni grads as they come out of uni.

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

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

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    Great Company

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsGreat place to work. You can learn new things.

    ConsToo much process need to streamline.

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    A great company, with good benefits, but long hours

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCutting edge healthcare IT
    Good benefits
    International travel

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunications

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great building block, but limited in upward mobility

    Technology Architect (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsGood 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.

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

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

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    Good experience, no work life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsGood first job but dont stay too long
    Good client exposure

    ConsAs SDC you are a data monkey
    No work life balance

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees as people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Working at Cerner

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsNice offices
    Multi cultural environment
    Access to the latest technologies

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementTo 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.

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