Cerner Reviews

Updated 18 September 2014
Updated 18 September 2014
674 Reviews
3.5
674 Reviews
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Cerner Chairman, CEO & President Neal L. Patterson
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Review Highlights

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

  • Great place if you want to learn and are a quick study (in 33 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Culture

    Former Employee - Senior Test Analyst  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Senior Test Analyst in Bangalore

    I worked at Cerner full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great salary, good work environment, good location

    Cons

    abysmal management, politics, unqualified managers, mundane job

  2.  

    Good company

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

    I worked at Cerner full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good starting pay and good for freshers, Also healthcare domain has its advantages

    Cons

    Support work, bad Appraisals, Most of the good work is done in US, junk is sent to india

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good Work Ambience

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

    I worked at Cerner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Good salary
    2. Many young people around
    3. Secured jobs, since you specialize in their applications

    Cons

    1. Not much to explore on work
    2. Not great management in terms of work related issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make Cerner more happening in terms of work and project, because it keeps employees motivated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company settle with...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Good pay, superb domain, very less politics, transparent appraisal system, very good company.

    Cons

    Nothn till now,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Faster your wrk...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Waste company to work. You will make no progress professionally

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at Cerner full-time for 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
  7.  

    Just about average

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

    I worked at Cerner full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. In an attractive domain , Healthcare
    2. Reasonable compensation
    3. Plenty of learning resources

    Cons

    I have great respect for the kind of work this company does. But Cerner India is not Cerner US.

    1. Quality of work - Working here for 2 years can make you useless to every other company.
    2. Deteriorating Quality of India Associates - Overpaid people with minimum skill set rarely leave . These people are useful to the company for the simple fact that they acquire "Cerner skills" which is nothing but set of process that you have to do over and over again. Really sad with this strategy of the parent company.
    3. Company within the company- I recently know of an instance when a so called long timer recruited a dumb BPO guy as "architect" into his team. These kind of personal interests happen all the time There is a group of long timers who have survived and will survive with no talent.
    4. Great Indian strategy -Majority of the good people recruited here are into the Senior Engineer level. Reasonable compensation and the architect tag are the baits. For a senior engineer the next level is architect .. As soon as you are an SE you think how it is easy to be an architect looking at so many dumb people around bearing the title architects. All of the laterals will say "Just for the title" and the cliche "I can use this title else where since how would they know the quality of work i am doing here" . Truth is for none of them it happens. The existing architects are dumb heads but they certainly know how to save their jobs. They get all technical data entry work to be done by the lateral "Senior Engineers in the team . All pure data entry jobs go to interns. while they Google magazine material and do FB in office .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop the title Software Architect in Cerner India. That title has a meaning in IT World We have no work that requires a person with this title. So many dumb heads with this title is the worst advertisement you can give for the brand else where.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good interview process

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner full-time

    Pros

    They had come to my college for campus selection. It was organised.

    Cons

    Nothing in particular. It went through smoothly.

  9.  

    Great place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Good Work Culture, Classy Training, Opportunity to learn new skills, Health benifits, Good pay

    Cons

    If you come from a Clinical background, it would be little easier to settle down or else you have to put a lot of hard work to understand things and you may feel the shortage of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nice job done. Keep it going.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, a good place to be at

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Excellent market & domain knowledge
    Well defined processes
    Annual games etc.

    Cons

    Very conservative
    Older technologies
    Outdated HR processes
    Less growth if you are not in top twenty percent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some guys with solid product management experience at the top

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Cerner Interns

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerner as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    totally Worth the pay during internship
    Health care domain make a difference in lives
    No Job tension
    Happy environment and satisfying

    Cons

    Might not work for every one
    Domain is a little restricting
    Not sure of opportunities other than health care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Venture into core IT domains not restricting to specific domain

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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