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Kaiser is a great place to work

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Current Employee - Staff Nurse II  in  Hayward, CA
Current Employee - Staff Nurse II in Hayward, CA

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

Pros

Kaiser's emphasis on healthy lifestyles, customer service, and the salary/benefits packages make this the only employer I was interested in pursuing after graduation. In my department, the staff and management get along well, and for the most part enjoy working together. It makes going to work pleasdant when you feel like you are working with friends.

Cons

Not all units are lucky enough to feel supported by management. Sometimes the same union rules that ensure fairness are not flexible enough. Decision about time off have to be made very far in advance and last minutes changes can be difficult.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire middle managers that have an appropriate blend of competence, intelligence, and likeability. They are out there. Hire them. If they are already hired, and they are no longer respected by their staff, require changes or get rid of them. No nursing unit will ever be cohesive without staff respecting their supervisors.

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Have a thick skin.

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    Former Employee - Director of Human Resources  in  Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Human Resources in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    If you are looking for stability and benefts- it's second to none. The employee plan is quite comprehensive. There is a lot of room for movement within the KP system and hence people stay for very long periods of time.

    Cons

    Kaiser Oakland is an "turnaround" hospital hat has shown no movement in the actual improvement in the environment, care or culture. The relationship between union and managemen (and Hospital and Medical Group) t is unproductive, self motivated and unfocused on patient care. Mediocrity is everywhere at the staff level and at the management level it's all about power and backstabbing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You must eliminate the fear based decision making, finger point and blaming of others, and the mindset that if good people leave "they weren't the right fit".

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Review

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Compensation & Beneftis
    Fairness & Respect

    Cons

    None that come to mind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for your support

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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