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A great career job

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Pasadena, CA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Pasadena, CA

I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

good pay, benefits and department moral

Cons

KP is so big, navigating within the system can be a huge pain

Advice to ManagementAdvice

offer more support to individual employees

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    The Division of Research is failing to "thrive" - quietly laying off 30 long term employees without severance pay.

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Oakland, CA

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to "make a difference" working to advance public health research, most of which is funded by NIH (National Institutes of Health) and other government grants and private foundations.

    Cons

    Research Associates and Assistants work very hard to make the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research successful by doing the day to day tasks required to keep mostly NIH funded public health research projects going strong. Without these workers' contributions, no data would be collected, analyzed, reported, or published in medical journals. The vast majority of these workers are not represented by Labor Unions and are paid low salaries.

    Many of these research projects are high profile studies that receive attention from the media and other groups within the organization. Upper management - both within the department and outside the department - likes to tout these high profile projects as great successes - feathers in their caps - achievements like no others in public heath research. This year a lavish party was thrown to celebrate fifty years of achievement in public health research and no expenses were spared. Simultaneously, thirty lower level workers were handed sixty day layoff notices without any severance pay or rehiring support, despite years of loyal service and excellent performance reviews.

    Upper management has created a class divide between the six figure salaries paid to administrative employees and the hard-working underpaid Research Assistants and Associates. Several administrative level employees in supervisory roles are incompetent, lack basic management skills, and have disdain for lower level workers. Bullying and defamation from people in positions of power toward lower paid workers are common experiences that have been occurring for years. Power-hungry narcissists are allowed to continue inappropriate behavior without any consequences or correction from the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is time to clean house. It is imperative that leadership within the Division of Research establish clear management policies and procedures and enforce them. The organization is suffering from low morale and very weak leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Laid back and fun

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    Former Employee - Intern in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I am able to do the job on my own time and generally, everybody is helpful and understanding.

    Cons

    My boss was so stressed out so this person tends to freak out, thus creating a very unhealthy working environment. It also doesn't help that this person is rude and talks bad behind everybody's back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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