Cerner Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
713 Reviews
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Cerner Chairman, CEO & President Neal L. Patterson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They will make you work at least 65 hours a week, no work life balance at all (in 20 reviews)

  • Cerner is a great place to learn something about anything you maybe interested in (in 40 reviews)


Cons
  • In many positions there is no such thing as work-life balance (in 72 reviews)

  • In hand is less than expected, some times high workload you have to work for long hours, (in 65 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good working culture

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    As its a health care company job security is more and i seen people sticking here for longer terms and its one of the recognized company in USA.

    Cons

    Working culture is good. but i feel they need to upgrade to new technologies. Its under process but takes bit longer time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    [For Developers] - Good place but not too good.

    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    First of all Healthcare is a very good and stable domain. You will get a great exposure to Healthcare domain. Once you enter cerner, there is definitely a job security. You get promotions easily if you are a decent performer. Cerner offers you a Good CTC which has some good benefits. and lastly you get a good work environment. If you are into Testing, you have life here and you can skip reading cons part below :)

    Cons

    You get a good CTC, but, you will be shocked to see the in-hand amount. So, better ask for Gross than CTC before joining. Cerner believes in long working hours (120%) but not in efficiency. So, you see people usually working late night here. The work in India is Maintenance. So, you have very little coding. Hence, developers also have to do testing. In Cerner, for a developer there is only 20% of coding and 80% testing is there. So, if you fix one line of code, you have to do BlackBox testing yourself in 4-8 pipelines. And before you finish, there will be many tasks in your bucket. So, you will have no time to think of any other thing or learn something new.

    So, if you think you want to settle down and do not want to change the company again, go to Cerner. Because once you enter, it is hard to find new company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to understand what an employee needs. There are lot of talents who are input wrong work. So, do something to reduce the attrition rate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    You get what you put in

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

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    -Good place to learn Healthcare IT
    -Good Appraisals if you are ready to put your blood in your work. In short you can expect 25 - 30% hikes if you do GREAT.

    Cons

    -No worklife balance.
    -Too much work pressure if you want good growth and you don't get to invest time in self improvement/ updating your technical skills.
    -Incompetent Architects in India generally with a few exceptions
    -Average intellect of teams
    -No cafeteria despite long work hour expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -They should try to create an environment where employees work life balance is respected.

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  5.  

    One of the great place to work for the developers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Cerner is one of the best place to work because of the work environment what it provides for its employees. Being a health care giant Cerner provides different kind of benefits for its employees including attractive insurance packages to the employees and their families. It provides a very flexible work timings to the Employees. The Cerner management hierarchy was built very well.
    People on the top are very much approachable.

    Cons

    Cerner attracts the young talent from different colleges with much higher packages compared to the market standards. But they have high competition from other companies while hiring the senior or experienced resources from the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One of the main concern what i have about Cerner is about its branding. Cerner India is not very well known in the market except to those who people who come from a health care background. Cerner has very well built hierarchy in the top management. Have to take some efforts to attract the young talent from the market which is highly competitive.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Satisfied.

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

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    Balanced work and personal life.

    Cons

    Clients interactions is less and new technolgies work is not so competence.

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Well, you just found Dilbert's office address

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

    I worked at Cerner

    Pros

    1) If you are a fresher, you would be trained well and you get to gain a good exposure to industry practices.
    2) Pay for freshers is good
    3) Job security - You need to slap your manager to get fired.. that is for a month or so periodically.
    3) If you can survive in Cerner for 2 years without burning out, you can survive in most of the world deserts, north, south poles and enjoy working in any of the other IT companies.

    Cons

    1) You can forget about the term "life" for a while. No one knows what work-life balance is in this company.
    2) You get to meet defective human beings (museum specimens) called "Software Architects" which I feel you would have no chance of coming across any where in the world. These specimens/entities are direct descendants of the "pointy haired boss from Dilbert comics". They are extremely incompetent (technically, socially) and only exist to make the associates work for 15 hours a day.
    3) Regardless of how much training you receive here, your technical, coding skills will evaporate because the work is mostly clerical (some of it is like data entry) regardless of what your title is.
    4) As soon as the specimens/entities(see point 2) above you feel you are becoming too important for the team, they would bring in a few dummies and ask you to train them (in case you try to leave).
    5) There would be constant pressure to increase the output of the associate (regardless of whether the output is already high or not).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Treat employees as human beings instead of mules.
    2) Change your grading criteria
    3) Fire your self and let the company prosper.

    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ok place to work

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

    I worked at Cerner

    Pros

    1) Good work life balance
    2) Flexi timings
    3) Above average pay package

    Cons

    1) only one onsite oppurtunity that also for 2 weeks
    2) Poor management
    3) Lot of politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some talents instead of mere numbers

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cerner India review / feedback from current associate

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

    I have been working at Cerner

    Pros

    I am working for Cerner India since long time now (>2 years) and have also spent some time at Cerner HQ in Kansas City. It is very easy to point out negative but I want to emphasize on good things first - Cerner India recruits fresher from college and pay them well as starting salary (primarily to attract talent because of competitive market today) and the quality of training is superb. This culture comes from Cerner HQ and as an organization they try their best to train the associate in every aspect of healthcare domain and IT skills in line with their business needs. There are lots of big IT players which do not bother to train associates in domain with risk of increasing their employability outside and thus attrition, but Cerner spends good time and money on making fresher Healthcare IT engineers. As such it is good company for fresher to start their career and they will not just be a number there but an associate with due importance.

    Cons

    Now what ails Cerner India? The major problem is highly inefficient managers and architects. There are people at Lead architect and architect level who cannot write one piece of logical code properly, forget helping their teams by giving valuable inputs or architectural insights. These are the people whom Cerner hired when they opened new office in India and they have become indispensable for Cerner India now but as a matter of fact they are good for nothing in terms of technical growth. All new managers which are hired are friends/relatives of current managers so it is a mesh now which has becomes is rotting the culture of India office. They just know how to manage engineers, force them to work till last breath and make excel sheets to keep their bosses in US HQ happy. Because of this big team of highly incompetent leaders in Cerner India, they play dirty politics among themselves to save their skin and good engineers at the bottom get frustrated and say good bye.
    In the nutshell, Cerner is good company to work but I wish someday Cerner HQ realize the true picture of Cerner India and replaces dummy architects with competent ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cerner HQ realize the true picture of Cerner India and replaces dummy architects with competent ones.

  10.  

    Entrepreneurial ecosystem.

    • 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

    Define your future. Choose your path. Friendly to helping staff locate their optimum position within the company. Very fluid company culture.

    Cons

    Demand on time is high. Work life balance can be challenging. Nevertheless, a great opportunity for entering the consulting field and getting trained quickly in the real world.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place for an intern

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

    I worked at Cerner as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Had a lot of great learning opportunities for all the interns at the company including hackathons, baseball games, trivia, and a bunch of other fun activities. Projects are a lot of fun (at least mine was) and I actually felt like I was working on something meaningful

    Cons

    Getting started was very slow. Making sure you had all the right equipment and access rights took a couple of weeks so you struggle to find things to do during the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be prepared for incoming interns, make sure to have all their access rights and equipment ready on day one so they can get to work immediately

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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