Best Places to Work in IT 2009 Employer Profile

No. 61

Cerner Corp.

Kansas City, Mo. [North Central]

Why you want to work there

Get in shape while you're at work at this clinical and administrative information systems provider in Kansas City, Mo. The Associate Center facility offers an indoor pool, cardio room, gymnasium, weightlifting area, racquetball courts, ping-pong tables and exercise classes. The center also includes a Montessori school that can provide care for 170 children of employees at a time. Other perks include an on-site primary care clinic that cares exclusively for employees and their dependents. The facility offers full laboratory services and a full-service pharmacy. Many of the services are provided at no cost. A promote-from-within philosophy provides avenues for IT employees to grow their careers, and career tracks offer growth and development in both technical and management roles. A wide range of online and in-classroom courses include those for emerging leaders and special training for newly hired or promoted leaders, managers and executives. Additional learning and development resources are available through the Cerner Virtual Library, which offers books, magazines, videos, articles and audiobooks,. Many employees travel the globe to work on short-term assignments in one of the many countries in which Cerner operates.

Rank by company size:
Medium, No. 18

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 6,076

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 4,226

IT employee turnover in 2008: 16%

IT promotions in 2008: 27%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2008: 14

Training budget per IT employee in 2008: $4,329

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT: 33%

Percentage of IT managers who are women: 32%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women: 34%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 18%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 12%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 18%