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Great place for a mom

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Current Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

Pros

- work life balance
- easy going people
- good health benefits

Cons

- takes forever to make changes
- people stay at KP until they die
- won't fire a poor performer

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  1. 5 people found this helpful

    Unique culture; can be good depending where you work. Avoid the Medicare LOB.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    • They take development seriously, and mid-year and year-end reviews are very regimented and enforced strictly.
    • There are a lot of smart people who work here.

    Cons

    • Do not work with the Medicare line of business; the environment is toxic. They treat their internal partners horribly; make life difficult to force people to quit, publicly humiliate people in meetings, and treat vendors poorly.
    • Most managers manage up; it's that kind of culture. So don't expect much support from your manager, and expect to be autonomous.
    • There's a lack of true team cohesion. You don't really make friends here, there are no happy hours, etc. People work their eight hours and go home; it was the first job where I didn't leave having made any long-term friends. The culture seems cold and people for the most part keep their distance from each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something about the Medicare LOB; although they're a big contributor to the bottom line, they are burning people out. Attrition is high among the teams who work with the Medicare LOB; you're clearly aware there's an issue but refuse to do anything about it. I realize I sound bitter, but this was the worst job experience I've ever had.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Fly with the turkeys

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time

    Pros

    KPGA employs many good people with good intentions. They care about the work they do in the community they serve. The KP pursuit of a diverse workforce.

    Cons

    The company is extremely liberal and, as such, condones mediocrity within its ranks. If you enjoy slogging through meeting after meeting with co-workers that would be considered average or below average at other companies, and a generally slow work environment, you’ll enjoy KP. If you are bright, creative, and a high performer, seek other healthcare or insurance organizations to share your talent. You will not fit in KP. Diversity serves many well - but not all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't think so highly of yourselves, you're not all that good. If you were a for-profit business, you wouldn't be around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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