Kaiser Permanente

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Great Life Balance but...

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Great work life balance
Excellent benefits and generally great people
Employee pride in working for a high quality healthcare company

Cons

Generally there is not much opportunity for career progression and growth. Professional development resources are not made available to all employee levels and only some are invited to participate in career development opportunities. Management is not always interested in your career path or progress. Such a large company that change is glacial at best.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Honestly and earnestly support your employees. Do not become complacent because you don't want to rock the boat. Learn to support risk and innovation. Gain trust in each other and with your direct reports. Ditch the Kaiser Nod.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Culture of Cliques

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO (US)

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are excellent. If you can "fit in", then there are many opportunities, Some pockets of brilliance and innovativeness. Medical care is excellent and often leading edge.

    Cons

    There ar cliques everywhere - and you either fit in or you are out. Mediocrity and acceptness of the norm are what get you ahead. There are meetings just to be seen and heard and not to be productive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't assume that if someone doesn't fit the "norm" for Kaiser that they are not an excellent worker with much to contribute. When there is a problem, rather than talk about it behind the team or individual's back - work with them to move forward. And finally - walk the talk - and that doesn't mean the latest management jargon/theory - it means support your staff, no double talk - just say what you mean and mean what you say. Ugly ducklings turn into beautiful swans when you give them the support that you do all the rest of the flock.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good at times, other times very stressfull

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse, Per Diem in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Registered Nurse, Per Diem in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great salary for a nurse. Union good for maintaining equality. Many various trainings required, and paid to attend these trainings.

    Cons

    More and more stressful over the years. Started in 2000, and best job ever for a floor nurse. However, at this time the paperwork (all computerized) has become so numerous and complicated, that you are spending less and less time interfacing with the patients, and more and more time on the computer during your shift just to complete your work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please streamline the paperwork!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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