Kaiser Permanente

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Providing superior health care with great technology.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - IT Director
Current Employee - IT Director

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

Pros

The IT work at Kaiser Permanente is extremely broad and varied. Our implementation of an Electronic Medical record is the largest non-government system in the world. Our technology is positively impacting the way health care is delivered. There are many different types of positions in IT and the ability to grow professionally is tremendous. Kaiser Permanente is located in CA, Oregon, Washington state. Washington DC, Hawaii, Colorado, Ohio and Georgia. There are many opportunities in all of these locations. Salaries are fairly good and benefits are great and include health, dental, vision, 403b and pension plan. Overall, a good place to work.

Cons

Kaiser Permanente is very large and bureaucratic. Kaiser Permanente has nearly 200,000 staff and physicians. Frequently, decision making is a long and arduous process. Dealing with the unionized staff can be difficult at times as they sometimes seem to have their own agendas and are more interested in protecting their jobs and doing as little as possible. Management staff has to frequently travel out of town for meetings at corporate headquarters. Kaiser Permanente supports work/life balance, but employees have to take responsibility to manage the balance. If not, you could work 12 hours a day 7 days a week and still not complete the work.

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Listen to the people in the trenches.

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  1.  

    Kaiser is always reinventing for the future

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    Current Employee - Unit Assistant in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Unit Assistant in Walnut Creek, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    It can give great job security over the years of service. Depending on the department you work for, there can be a sense of "family" with working with the same employees and staff. Also if you move to a different city there is the advantage of transfering to another Kaiser, and not losing your senority. They can also offer great medical and dental benefits in this day and age so important.

    Cons

    Over the years rumors of layoffs or changes seem to always get "leaked" before the official word from management, which is unsettling to those involved. Sometimes changes are made in departments or management that aren't always thought out and end up being changed multiple times during the process. Sometimes upper management loses touch with the front line worker and what is really needed to make things work in the proper setting. Just having a MBA, PHD or years of schooling doesn't mean you actually know how to do a job unless you actually "do the job" and can understand the challenges the effected faces in that situation.

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    read my downsides.

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  2.  

    Worth looking in to

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Materials Coordinator
    Current Employee - Area Materials Coordinator

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente

    Pros

    The benefits as well as my co-workers

    Cons

    Sometimes people aren't as appreciative as they should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing. Things really look scary out there but working in the health care field provides a little more stability.

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