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Cerner Reviews

Updated 19 February 2015
Updated 19 February 2015
80 Reviews
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Cerner Chairman, CEO & President Neal L. Patterson
Neal L. Patterson
80 Ratings

Review Highlights

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.  

    Average Company - Think twice before jumping in !!

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

    I worked at Cerner full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay as per market standards.
    Flexible work timings
    Leader in a stable domain -Healthcare

    Cons

    Poor quality of work, mostly maintenance.
    Poor work life balance.
    Lots of politics. Unnecessary title of 'Architect' conferred even on people who can't design or write code.
    Recruit and keep below par people based on their relationship. A person without any coding skill was recruited as architect. No action was take on this person even after it was evident that this person fabricated data with help of some known friends (again architects) to get in.
    This brings us to last point- "Weak HR afraid of handling the corrupt"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into the future. Do an independent evaluation of the so called architects who are playing regional politics and manipulate everything right from recruitment . Plenty of them have tampered data to get in. However stable the domain is this tendencies will hurt the company in future.

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

    Good place to start a career in software engineering

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    personal growth is good; focus on good programming practices

    Cons

    relentless workload; no support from management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not place to work for Engineers

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

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

    Pros

    Nothing good to say. Few colleagues were good.

    Cons

    The management has lot of politics and HR is horrible.
    The project are 30 years old. Used old technology and proprietary tools used no exposure for new technology
    The work is only fixing bugs and testing no progress in technical area.
    Work pressure is very high. no learning, No training on any technology and KT
     Indian employees are treated like slaves, and never think of work life balance at all.
    Important thing is, the CTC will be high, but take home will be very less. So advise is ask for better gross income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Egoistic Management should Value associates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worked for 2 years as Software Engineers

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

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

    Pros

    Nothing good to say. Few colleagues were good.

    Cons

    Here comes the big list. The quality of management is very poor. The application or project which you work is nearly 40 years old. If you work here, you will end up fixing bugs for entire life with no progress in technical area. Indian employees are treated like slaves, and never think of work life balance at all.
    Important thing is, the CTC will be high, but take home will be very less. So advise is ask for better gross income.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please reshape the organisation structure. Make compensation clear and trasparent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Technically dumb work..good for ppl with no ambition

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

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

    Pros

    Job security as every one is technically zero here ..u dont need to perform..
    People get salary for having lunch and chit chat as no work
    Gud place for married women and men to settle..

    Cons

    Worst people around ..most of them are mediocre people who are either recrited by a fellow referal architects and managers recruit their friends and relatives..
    engineers do clerical kind of work ..no learning or growth ..
    A govt job environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please bring some credibilty to bangalore office ..its nepotism and cheap politics here..
    Please clean or fire the underperformers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Waste company to work. You will make no progress professionally

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

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

    Pros

    No positive to say. At India, there is no development work. All bug fixing and testing.

    Cons

    Its been 3 days since I joined. I felt cheated after joining. You will find worst recruiters of IT industry here.

    I regret that I joined leaving beside a very good service based company, thinking Cerner India, as a product company.
    In India only bug-fixing is done, and all challenging development is done at US.

    I am a developer, with more than 2.5 years exp in a reputed IT company, and after joining, i am asked to do 80% testing, 10% process follow-up, merely 10% development.
    I am totally frustrated, and my advise to all, is please never join this company, however attractive package may be.

    Dress-code is there. No flexibility, although HR says they support flexibility. Filled with cheaters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not point in advising the egoistic management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cerner

    Pros

    Culture is awesome, very flexible

    Cons

    Need much better leaders

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Executive

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

    I worked at Cerner

    Pros

    This is a large company where +80% of employees are hired out of college and "groomed" culturally to perform to the expectations created by a relatively small number of corporate officers

    Cons

    A couple givens: Management's way or the highway. No deviation from what Neal says. Duck and try to stay alive and relevant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire Neal. Listen to clients. Arrogance is not an option

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Director

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

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

    Pros

    They are one of a few stock market traded companies in the HCIT sector.
    They have strong brand equity - although they have many unhappy clients.
    They are a big organization with lots of training opportunities for younger employees.

    Cons

    CEO - egotistical and doesn't really have a clue what's going on at the R/D level, in spite of the huge $B budget.
    They scare new hires about encountering CEO in an elevator who could ask random questions, if you can't answer, you will be fired. Really? Is this type of hazing necessary?
    VP's and top Execs are all managing their careers to max their bonuses, no integrity & they lie to get clients and exec support to max their bonuses..
    Lots of smoke and mirrors. Lots of turnover. Long-timers would be considered "dead wood" in most other organizations, yet have strong power at Cerner. Best and Brightest leave quickly. Lots of emphasis on "team" and not so much being "smart" - lot's of low level IQ people who've drank the kool-aid and are just hoping to hold on to a job!

    If you are trying to make a difference in healthcare (honestly) - run!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More consideration should be given to understand if current staff has the skills to take on certain projects and technologies. Many innovative, advanced technologies have been driven into the ground by existing Cerner people without the education/knowledge to know what they were working with. People fudging results trying to hold on to their jobs - without a clue as to what they are doing. Sales people will sell anything to get a commission - laughing that no one will remember the lies that they told about how Cerner solutions will work...laughing to the bank. Haha - joke is on the customer, and no one thinks there's anything wrong with this -Cerner culture! Is this right? I had a hard time with it - left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Over-worked, under appreciated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

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

    Pros

    -Flexible schedule, especially when sick
    -Work from home
    -Pay

    Cons

    -Lots of after hours work (on-call)
    -Unrealistic expectations (constantly stressed)
    -Managers are given too much freedom in deciding who is promoted and given a raise (which leads to favoritism)
    - Little recognition for your work
    - Micromanagement
    -VERY competitive culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees who are actually the ones who have to live with the decisions you're making.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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