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30 years later, and I thought it would only be temporary

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Current Employee - Department Manager  in  Portland, OR
Current Employee - Department Manager in Portland, OR

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

Pros

Kaiser provides excellent medical and dental benefits for self & family. Good wage (well earned). Good vacation and ill time allowed. They provide exceptional medical and dental care, and really have a heart towards the members and giving good customer service. They are getting better about getting rid of employees who are not being productive or doing their part - this is long overdue.

Cons

Good people have been fired and incompetent people hired in their place. Systems have failed, but yet they remain. Kaiser is unwilling to concede when a system or appplication fails. Millions of dollars are wasted on systems that do not work, or are not correct. Billing, claims, group accounting processes - things are messed up, and a lot of money has been wasted. There is a lot of pressure on managers, staff & doctors to do the impossible.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Kaiser needs to hire more doctors and quit pushing people too hard. Kaiser needs to quit wasting money on systems that do not work, or have lots of bugs in them, or do not work correctly to begin with, causing problems to last for years.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Health Care Provider  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Health Care Provider in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    The salaries and benefits are excellent. There is good job stability. Most facilities are kept updated and pleasant looking. The computer network systems are easy to use. There are a lot of training opportunities available.

    Cons

    Not many paid holidays. There is a lot of pressure to improve, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Communication with management is spotty, some are great and others are practically non-existant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think they are doing pretty well. The main focus is on the members, which is where it should be but sometimes I do think the employees feel too pushed to try to make everybody happy.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Consultant  in  Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Consultant in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    benefits, good opportunity to move around since it is a large company. lots of opportunities

    Cons

    management can be strange depending on your department. hourly vs salaried employee tensions might exists, dependong on your department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more cooperative brainstorming and for managers to encourage creative thinking from their subordinates.

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