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Review averages

  • 68 employees say

    Excellent (35)
    51.470588235294%
    Good (14)
    20.588235294118%
    Satisfactory (12)
    17.647058823529%
    Subpar (7)
    10.294117647059%
    3.66
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.44

Reviews for Cerner

Reviews - What employees say

3.66 Employees say
2.44 Applicants say

Overall compensation for your work

Joined the company early on in career. Later transferred and started doing higher level work but the compensation was not in line with the work I was doing.

Challenging Work

At Cerner, there is never a shortage of work to do. The amount of work that is needed is what you put into it, however, at times I wish we were pushed a little deeper.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Make a better effort to keep the compensation in line with the work being performed. Far too much a limiting factor is the standard 5%, etc raise. While this benefits higher level associates, the lower end does not benefit as much.

What I like about the company

Great people, challenging work, company vision is great.

What I dislike about the company

Compensation and siloʻd work environments. Being that it is such a big environment, Iʻm not sure if there is a way around that.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cerner Corporation
  • City
    Kansas City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 27.Sep 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

There's a lot of bullying amongst leadership.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Support growth inside and outside of the team. Try to focus on associates instead of treating them like robots that churn in your bonuses.

What I like about the company

Cerner is convenient. All employees have a laptop. This makes it easy to work from home when necessary. There is a pharmacy, clinic and gym at most locations.

What I dislike about the company

The leads are bullies and not supportive. If you would like to grow outside of the team, they take it personal, makes it hard to grow.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Stock or equity options is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cerner Corporation
  • City
    Kansas City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 15.Aug 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Fairly good group of people - some are horrible, but most are fun and friendly. Mostly young and fresh.

Support from management

Terrible management. People are only promoted based on tenure - quality of work does not matter at all to anybody. Most of the time, managers don't know what they're doing and they don't have the right personalities for the gig. But Cerner doesn't care.

Teamwork

Colleague to colleague interactions are great!

Freedom to work independently

Depends on your manager, but mostly pretty autonomous.

Career Development

You have opportunities to advance your career, but only if you stay there long enough. Like I said before, your work just doesn't matter. And that got to be really discouraging for me.

Overall compensation for your work

No matter how hard you work, you're not going to be recognized by anyone other than your colleagues and maybe your manager if you have a good one. But it really doesn't matter - it doesn't propel you anywhere. And salaries are generally 10k less than they are in other companies for the same role/experience.

Work-Life Balance

Again, depends on your manager and role. Some are much more flexible than others. Traveling roles have little-no balance, but those in the office can be mind-numbingly dull.

Company Image

I'd say it has an OK reputation among vendors/hospitals. But people who have been there over 2 years and clients who have had it for a while don't really respect the company.

Job Security

You really don't get fired unless you screw up.

Challenging Work

It's always a challenge for the first year or so. Then when you get to be an expert (which doesn't take THAT long), it gets SO boring.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Treat the people who you've invested in and who have in turn invested in you with respect and care.

What I like about the company

I liked being able to work remotely every now and then, the hours, and ability to travel if I wanted to. I also used the fitness center daily, loved the 401k matching, and ability to move teams when I got bored.

What I dislike about the company

I hated the way people were promoted - it was solely based on tenure and several people who had zero leadership skills were made managers. Along the same lines, your work really didn't matter. Everyone expects you to do well, so you don't hear anything from anybody unless you do something wrong. It's demoralizing. Also, they just don't really support or care for their employees at Cerner. You're just a number and they let you know how 'replaceable' you are.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Onsite daycare facility is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cerner Corporation
  • City
    Kansas City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered

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Review averages

  • 68 employees say

    Excellent (35)
    51.470588235294%
    Good (14)
    20.588235294118%
    Satisfactory (12)
    17.647058823529%
    Subpar (7)
    10.294117647059%
    3.66
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (1)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.44

kununu score comparisons

Cerner
3.64
69 reviews

Industry average (Medical Technology)
3.10
12,270 reviews

kununu average
3.32
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