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A good company for early and late careerist but challenging place for fast climbers.

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

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

Pros

1. Work-life balance. The workload is often time manageable and they don't make it difficult to use
2. Opportunity to learn all aspects of health care. The company has a health plan, medical group and facilities so you get exposure to all area of health care insurance and delivery.
3. Autonomy. This may be a product of necessity rather than culture but in most consulting, analyst, and pm functions you are given the autonomy to manage and direct your own work.

Cons

1. Lack of focus and direction. There is not a consistent message and directive that simplifies decision making i.e. we seek to satisfy customers. if the process reduces customer satisfaction than change it instead of getting into a political battle.
2. Poor planning by leadership. There is very little discipline for planning ahead and establishing goals which causes everyone to lose focus and momentum.
3. Not a performance driven culture A symptom of stated issue #2 the staff is not motivated to perform beyond "good enough". It is an expected result when the reward for stellar performance is not much more for average performance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

1. Plan strategically consistently and frequently. You get paid the big bucks to put your people on the right track and remove barriers in their way.
2. Focus on customers.
3. Attract, retain, and promote talent

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    interesting

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    Current Employee - Physician  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Physician in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    benefits. people, location, ease, leadership, communication, compensation, morale, balance, fairness. overall, i can walk away from the day adn not worry about the pros and cons of owning my own business

    Cons

    stress, corporate, impersonal, location, unorganized, low pay, patients, lack of communication, toxic environment, i feel like they only think of the bottom line not the patients themselves just saving the company money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen ot the doctors more, not hte share holders and patient feedback is important don't treat the clinic like a factory

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    Kaiser caters to family/friends of Administration. They "create" positions for them despite their lack of experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    Medical benefits and if you are "in" w/ administration, you will succeed w/ Kaiser.

    Cons

    Managers don't show support for their staff nor do they encourage them to excel. Administrators "create" positions for family and friends regardless despite their lack of experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve the employees....communicate!! Take classes on how to get the most from your employees. Eliminate costly parties for physicians while asking staff to limit the amount of office supplies they order to do their jobs.

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