Integration Architect (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – August 15, 2016
The worst part about working for Cerner is the expectations are set so incredibly high for the associates almost to the point you are set up for failure. It is an extremely high pressure place to work in certain roles. Associates in consulting regularly put 60hrs of work, but are not adequately rewarded in their salary.
Good benefits (healthcare, 401k, etc.), Gyms on campuses
Long hours, not enough pay, crazy travel schedules (for certain roles)
Client Results Executive (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – August 3, 2016
Client Results Executives own and manage the client experience. Working with clients to help them achieve their goals through IT software enhancements and engagements. The Client Results Executive works on behalf of Cerner to collect cash, sell content and ensure a successful relationship with the client. Cerner associates are hard working and sometimes have a hard time balancing the work life ratio.
Consultant (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – July 31, 2016
Cerner is great in the sense you have job security however it lacks everything else. Management as not actively engaged in day to day of the company. Constant resourcing shortages i.e. not enough team members to work across all projects.
Loved seeing patient care first hand in hospitals. Very cool.
Work hard play hard atmosphere with opportunity for growth
Software Consultant (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – July 30, 2016
Great opportunities for young professionals- however, when hired, you had very little say in the area in which you would be working. Large groups of new hires would complete a lengthy generic training program for about 2 months and then divided onto random teams. The opportunities for advancement early on was definitely a plus but the stressful work environment and long hours were tough.
Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – July 29, 2016
Cerner offers software professionals with many good opportunities to learn and grow. It is especially a good place for new graduates, straight out of college. Be aware that if you want to be an engineer or software tester for a long period of time, Cerner may not be the best choice. They like to cycle through college grads, as they can pay them less. If you don't plan to move into management, plan on a 3-5 stint here.
Good tech, good benefits, nice campuses
Not ideal for a career developer, Burn-out is common
Software Engineer (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – July 25, 2016
Lots of great opportunities with exciting technologies. Pretty casual environment and many onsite amenities including gym, pool, basketball and racquetball courts and cafes. Many green initiatives and philanthropic efforts to support communities and individuals with health care needs. Collaborative work environment and good people.
Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – June 22, 2016
As a software engineering intern, I was able to work on a product that was in the hands of actual clients. The code that I wrote effected doctors and patients alike, and that was powerful to me. I learned a lot about front- and back-end web application development.
Engagement Leader (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – June 8, 2016
Cerner is a great place to work for if you are solely looking for opportunity for advancement in your career. If you stay more than 2.5 years you will make a good amount of money ... BUT ... this comes at a price (sacrifice) ... a life. But at the end of the day, life is all about priorities.
Software Engineer (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – May 5, 2016
Average work week was 40-45 hours. I learned unit testing and how to develop code on a team using an agile approach. Good mentor-ship from senior developers and fun atmosphere. Hardest part of the job was meeting managers vague standards.