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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

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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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  1. High quality company with exciting future.

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    Current Employee - Physician in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Physician in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    amazing benefits, security, flexibility, opportunity for on job learning

    Cons

    large corporate structure sometimes makes it difficult to get ideas implemented

    Advice to Management

    provid incentives to higher perfoming physians to encourage initiative

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    Solid integrated model but recognize slow to change

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and job security are amazing, opportunity to learn and grow knowledge of both a health plan and hospital operations in one company can't be accomplished anywhere else - the integrated model which KP is.

    Cons

    Slow to change culture..So many people have been at this company for so long that they lack that outside perspective of how things are done elsewhere. The not for profit culture creates mediocrity in KP employees

    Advice to Management

    So much duplication exists everywhere..Focus on being more lean. People work in silos on both the PMG side and Health Plan. We need to look for opportunities to unite both sides and knowledge share, so people aren't so silo'd in their jobs.

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