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Supportive and Innovative
Engagement Leader (Current Employee), KSJanuary 24, 2015
Cerner is a great company, they really do care about their employees. Yes, it is hard work and long hours, the advancement opportunity is excellent. Cerner hires only the best people, and the work environment is supportive and innovative.
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Loved working for Cerner Learned alot about management
Physician Strategist (Former Employee), Easton, PAJanuary 5, 2015
A typical work day included managing over 200 physicians to get them trained and ready to use electronic heath record. Team work and mass cooperation was needed for projects ranging any where from 3-6 months in duration. Co-workers were key in implementation to run smoothly. The hardest part was at times time management if given a tight time line. Most enjoyable was networking and meeting highly educated and talented people form Cerner. Highly recommend working with Cerner
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Decent job but poor management
Software Engineer (Current Employee), Kansas City, KSDecember 7, 2014
Pros: decent starting salary, good work experience
Cons: poor managment, terrible training
Working for Cerner isn't too bad and pay well for those right out of college. The main problems are that the company is expanding so quickly that almost no one has proper training, including managers.

Expectations and job responsibilities are so widely varied that you can get a job where you have nothing to do but code random stuff just for fun or one where you're just completely overwhelmed and managers are still yelling at you for not getting enough done. Your experience will completely depend on what team you get placed with. Not the worst place to work if you get a good team, but can be horrible if you get a bad team.
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High Stress, Lots of travel
Physician Adoption lead for multiple client sites (Former Employee), Kansas City, MOOctober 14, 2014
Pros: meeting new people
Cons: very rarely ever had a 1:1 with manager
Fun and exciting environment for someone wanting to see the country.
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High pressure demand for fast turn around of data received
PRODUCT ANALYSIS SUPERVISOR (Former Employee), Chesapeake, VAOctober 3, 2014
Pros: great leaning experience
Cons: limited training of new staff.
We would scrub clients purchasing data to verify correct descriptions, packaging and pricing. Review all contracts to verify they were getting the best pricing level and investigate item file where contracts weren't being utilized. Management team and co-workers were great to work with. The hardest part of job was meeting turn around time on assignments. My most enjoyable part was working with the Surgical Team on their custom packs and pack utilization.
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Great place for Health Care IT
Solutions Architect (Current Employee), Hopewell, VAOctober 3, 2014
Pros: atmosphere and training
Cons: travel required
Good Company , Many Opportunities, Growth is abundant and everyone is very pleasant.
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Work Hard for advancement but still only comes with years
System Engineer (Former Employee), Kansas City, KSSeptember 24, 2014
You can work really hard and get the opportunity to move up but only after a certain amount of years you have worked there
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May as well work at McDonalds
Professional Services Consultant (Former Employee), Kansas City, MOJuly 29, 2014
Pros: job security
Cons: hours, management, compensation, advancement opportunity, culture, bonuses (lack thereof)
Life as a "consultant"...

Your recruiter will make it sound like they care about you and your life outside of prison. They don't. They want warm bodies.

"Management" is a joke, run by those who had nothing better to do than work 70+ hour weeks for the scraps they were paid so they see no reason why you shouldn't do it as well. They aren't the best in class, they are who's leftover when those with half a brain realize there are better opportunities and leave.

That weekend you thought you had? Have your suitcase packed because you'll be on a plane no later than Sunday afternoon.

You get back at 2AM Friday morning after having left on Sunday? Be in the office at 8AM for your worthless mandatory weekly "team" meeting. They're held so management can say it was held with no actual productive outcomes. Your "team" consists of anybody else who hasn't wised up yet so any critical thinking regarding processes and procedures is looked on with disdain. Questioning or criticism is met with swift discipline.

You at least get to leave early because you already put in 60+ hours right? Sure, if 4:30 Friday eve counts as early.

Well, you're at least compensated for all the hard work you put in...right? Ha, I broke down my per hour pay and it hovered between $12-$14/hr (starting salary around $40k-$50k depending on experience and university) my last couple of months. Oh, and that was during the holidays when things were "slow."

To end on a high note, the company is growing so your job is secure...but the slaves on the plantations were guaranteed a field to work in every day as well.
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Overall satisfied
Software Engineer (Current Employee), Kansas City, MOJuly 10, 2014
-Good work environment
-Management is ok
-Overall satisfied
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Each shift is a different challenge
Registered Nurse (Occupational Nurse) PRN (Current Employee), IP-TexarkanaJuly 2, 2014
Pros: great company to work for overall!
Cons: the pay for weekend shifts should be increased due to the high demands of scheduling
12 hour shifts on weekends are challenging. I love the staff at Cerner except for the computer documentation issues.
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Cerner offers a fun and rewarding work environment.
Systems Engineer (Current Employee), Kansas City, KSApril 21, 2014
Cerner offers a fun and rewarding work environment. The company constantly challenges you to grow professionally.
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Excel, Excel, Excel with little training
Business Analyst (Current Employee), Kansas City, MOFebruary 11, 2014
Pros: free gym, good looking people
Cons: sink or swim environment
I have worked in a couple different roles and training is a huge miss. The "working instructions" are made by the previous associate and most of the time are very confusing to follow. The expectations are they will show a couple of times and want you to run with project from there. This makes it difficult to build confidence in the work. Team atmosphere, far from it. You are part of a team of 3 to 6 associates but the teams have little overlap in duties. The best way to discribe the team is like in baseball everybody cares about their individual performance but lacks the overall team record part to create unity.
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Very good place to work.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee), Monroe, NCFebruary 6, 2014
Pros: even though i am prn i still receive 401k benefits.
Cons: long drive to location in sc.
Very helpful and supportive management. Good work environment, co-workers very helpful and supportive team environment.
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Discovere is a configurable web application. The system supports many possible components used by Cerner consultants to build the studies and forms. T
Java Developer (Current Employee), Kansas City, MOFebruary 5, 2014
Discovere is a configurable web application. The system supports many possible components used by Cerner consultants to build the studies and forms. The purpose of Discovere is used to manage the collection of participant data during the course of a clinical study. It acts as a platform which provides many resources/elements/services which are configurable.
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Good place to start early career
Software Engineer (Current Employee), Kansas CityJanuary 7, 2014
This is good place to start for any fresh out college student. Good pay and friendly work environment.
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An innovative and fast-paced work environment
Learning Consultant (Former Employee), Kansas City, MONovember 30, 2013
Cerner is a company that is at the cutting edge of electronic medical records.

It is a fast-paced work environment that values its employees to a high degree.
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Safe, High-Pressure Environment
Team Lead - RevWorks (Former Employee), Kansas City, MONovember 26, 2013
Pros: safe environment, high-energy associates to work with, large variety of work/roles, excellent wellness and education programs.
Cons: dog-eat-dog atmosphere among many -- the best don't always get advanced
I enjoyed my 7 years at Cerner. I learned more in 7 years there than in all my previous time in the workforce.
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Work hard which relates to low pay.
System Engineer (Current Employee), Kansas citySeptember 8, 2013
Pros: clients, self satisfaction, learn, benefits
Cons: too many hours in a week for the pay and reward
Work several hours which equates to low pay. Management is very selling serving. They will walk all over you to get ahead or protect their lack of leadership.
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Educational place to work
MCV Hospital System, Care Coordination RN (Current Employee), Richmond, VAAugust 18, 2013
Cerner is a computer program. Day at work consists of medical record reviews, setting up home health or DME. SNF placements. Talking to pts about DC planning.
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Extremely productive and fast paced place to work
Software Engineer for SWx Charge Services (Current Employee), Kansas City, MOJuly 11, 2013
Pros: very good management, learn a ton, work with great people, decent work-life balance (for me)
Cons: high stress, overworked, too many metrics, extreme multitasking
Cerner puts a lot of emphasis on working very efficiently and being very productive. In the area I worked in, it was very much work hard, play hard. People on my team seem to do well on 40-50 hours if they are very productive in those hours. It should be noted though that these hours are very high pressure and stressful in the role I am in. We have more metrics than can be focused on, some of which are said but then end up getting flat out ignored. If you don't defend yourself here, it is possible that your good work ethic and accomplishments could be overlooked. In my second-hand experience, Friends of mine in development seemed to me to be overworked. I can point to specific people that worked a minimum of 60 hrs per week and pulled several (3 or more) 80 hour weeks. My experience of managers is that they are generally very understanding and reasonable, here. They work with you to get you to where you want to be and can excel.

There's also a mix of super old software and brand new software. There are some things that are written using tools that Windows no longer supports. The good news is that these tools are getting upgraded and it won't be long before the old technology is replaced.

Your experience here is highly dependent upon your role and the team you are on.

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