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Reviews for Cerner

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.62
Support from management
3.38
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.56
Office / Work Environment
3.83
Environmental Friendliness
3.66
Work-Life Balance
3.57
Challenging Work
3.69
Inclusive / Diverse
3.94

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.76
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.79
Career Development
3.63
Overall compensation for your work
3.60
Company Image
3.92
Job Security
3.63
Handicapped Accessibility
4.02
Workplace Safety
4.19
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 28 of 68 reviews Parking in 46 of 68 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 7 of 68 reviews Stock or equity options in 29 of 68 reviews 401(k) in 49 of 68 reviews Onsite daycare facility in 26 of 68 reviews Reimbursed daycare in 1 of 68 reviews Ability to work remotely in 24 of 68 reviews Desirable office location in 19 of 68 reviews Tuition assistance in 25 of 68 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 20 of 68 reviews 401(k) Match in 33 of 68 reviews Flexible spending account in 23 of 68 reviews Paid time off in 39 of 68 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 38 of 68 reviews Relocation allowance in 5 of 68 reviews Life insurance in 37 of 68 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 48 of 68 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 7 of 68 reviews Health and wellness programs in 36 of 68 reviews Employee discounts in 41 of 68 reviews Vehicle allowance in 4 of 68 reviews Employee events in 28 of 68 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 2 of 68 reviews Fitness center on site in 31 of 68 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 6 of 68 reviews
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Suggestions for improvement

  • And some free snacks, allow remote work, and add flexible hours (work remote every Friday, etc. )

What I like about the company

Upper management has been very supportive and there is a strong culture for self improvement and education.

What I dislike about the company

The culture is based on some out dated practices and should focus more on modern working like remote based, flexible work hours, etc.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Cerner
  • City
    Malvern
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
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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

Suggestions for improvement

  • I think we need more diversity...so a diversity training program of some sort with some inclusion would be nice.

What I like about the company

Great people, benefits, chances for promotion and growth. It's an upbeat, competitive yet friendly atmosphere.

What I dislike about the company

I think our HR department could be better staffed. Some people are not very knowledgeable.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cerner
  • City
    Kansas City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered
  • 02.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

This company is ran like a cult, where if you question anything you run the risk of getting fired

Support from management

Incompetent management, that has no people skills and treat workers as slaves. Lots of mental abuse in a mentally unhealthy environment

Career Development

You have no control of your career path especially if you are a minority

Work-Life Balance

I did not travel, but the few times I did there was no balance to my personal life

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
  • Company
    Cerner
  • City
    Kansas City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Finance
  • 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
  • 12.Apr 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Hire some experienced personnel, be more flexible, stop the micro-management, stop with the rhetoric and tell the truth.

What I like about the company

This is specific to the Malvern campus. Overall, it is a stable company but they do not appreciate experienced personnel and are reluctant on hiring them due to cost.

What I dislike about the company

Healthcare is sub-par, agism is very apparent, unstable work environment, promises of perks like gym for over 2 years, no work-life balance for division, micro-management and several layers of management, no remote employee positions, contradicting policies.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cerner Corporation
  • City
    Malvern
  • 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 Employee discounts is offered
  • 30.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

Supportive of Wellness participation.

Support from management

Leadership encourages hard work and communicates goals clearly

Teamwork

My team was awesome. Worked hard as a team, very supportive of one another.

Internal Communication

Frequent meetings with head leadership and local leadership also.

Gender Equality

Not really an issue.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Not an issue

Office / Work Environment

Work environment was stressful but allowed for downtime.

Work-Life Balance

They were working on this right before I left. Stressful work and sometimes environment but leadership was supportive of stress relief approaches.

Company Image

Cerner is well known and well respected

Handicapped Accessibility

Not an issue

Workplace Safety

Not an issue

Challenging Work

Very challenging work.

Inclusive / Diverse

Various career backgrounds

What I like about the company

Challenging and rewarding work. Room to grow in company. Great colleagues.

What I dislike about the company

Long hours, very demanding, stressful at times

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Flexible spending account 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?
    Former job since 2014
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free (company provided) Meals is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee events is offered Pet friendly/Pets allowed is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 29.Sep 2016
  • Employee

What I like about the company

Some good co-workers. Very forward looking and up to date on tech. On site clinic and pharmacy are convenient. Mission has potential to make a real difference in healthcare.

What I dislike about the company

Inflexible schedule and long hours. Some teams and organizations are diverse and others not. My experience is this company has far more accepted misogyny than other similar teams I have worked with but other teams may be different. Lowball on starting pay and raises but ok benefits. Very bad HR policies on internal moves and promotions. Have to put in real time before anyone takes you seriously.

Teamwork
4.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    Cerner Corporation
  • City
    Kansas City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Not specified
  • 15.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • To allow you to make decisions and try new ideas. Less micro management. To much Human resources involved to much in politics.

What I like about the company

Pay was good but expect a lot for it.

What I dislike about the company

Management does not have a clue about problem's you are going througj on the job. Or how busy you really are. Spend a lot time on training but not listen and open to change. No room for promotion.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

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?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Others