Cerner Reviews

Updated 15 April 2015
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  1. Nightmare of a time

    • 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to different aspects of a software company
    Agree to a previous view of being Dilberts company

    Cons

    lacks employee benefits
    lacks a good salary
    sad work envirornment, US is distrusting of India and more of a slave mentality
    Zero work life balance
    minimum of 48 hours required wont tell you while joining so beware called the 120% rule

    Advice to Management

    Stand up to US counterparts and care for your reportees

  2. Helpful (1)

    Cerner is good in US but worst in India

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Average Salary
    Free flu shot once in a year
    Good for fresher but worst & risk for experienced professionals

    Cons

    Poor leadership, Poor organization hierarchy
    Managers are not efficient, full of politics
    No respect and no growth for experienced professionals who comes in
    Outside experience has no value in Cerner
    Outdated technology
    Most of the top-level positions are occupied by Cerner experienced idiots who does not know anything in technology, people management and project management

    Advice to Management

    Drive out all the Cerner experienced idiots who occupies the top level without any performance and clean the company. Improve the organization hierarchy. Respect the professionals and their knowledge who comes in. HR people should know what their roles & responsibilities and act accordingly for the benefit of the organization.

  3. 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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    personal growth is good; focus on good programming practices

    Cons

    relentless workload; no support from management

  6. Helpful (2)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    Egoistic Management should Value associates.

  7. Helpful (2)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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

  8. 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)

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

    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 Management

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

  9. Helpful (3)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Not point in advising the egoistic management.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Avoid at all costs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, KS (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Decent starting pay and looks good on resume

    Cons

    -Consistently lying to employees and new hires alike
    -VERY poor management and work load balance between teams
    -Often expected to put in extra hours to make up for management's inability to balance work loads out (sometimes 10-20 hours per week)
    -Probably won't be anywhere close to the job description they give you when you are hired
    -Changes expectations after you get a few months in and immediately threatens to fire you if you don't comply with the new "standard"
    -Management changes constantly so whoever you think your manager is when you are hired, it probably won't be them for long
    -DO NOT accept the relocation "bonus" they offer you. Flat out DENY it. Not only will they make you repay it if you leave in less than 2 years (and you probably will) but they also make you pay the tax on it. Meaning they gave me $1,500 for a job they lied about then when I found out what the job really was and quit, they made me pay back $2,500 for "taxes". Essentially they will steal your money for a "bonus" that they don't even ask you if you want. It's borderline criminal.

    Summary: Do NOT work for this company unless you have absolutely no other choice. A few teams in the company may be okay to work for but everyone I've talked to hates the job and wants to leave within a few months. Then they completely take advantage of you and cost you a lot of money when you try to actually leave the company.

    Just avoid the headache and find somewhere else to work, somewhere that actually treats people like human beings instead of ways to make even more money.

    Advice to Management

    Balance the work load between teams, hire competent managers instead of just promoting the first guy who raises his hand when asked, treat your employees like human beings, stop lying about what the job is and what the expectations are when hiring people, change your relocation repayment policy or remove it entirely.

  11. Delivery Consultant

    • 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

    benefits are great since the company is in healthcare industry. campuses are like walking around your typical college campus. if you are young and single, you have a large dating pool to choose from

    Cons

    team leads and management is terrible. cerner is like high school. you must click up with the right people or you will be an outcast and will be eventually pushed out.

    Advice to Management

    change the high school culture. don't make getting good clients and promotions based on who you are friends with.

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