Kaiser Permanente

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A great career job

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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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    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
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Tonnes of backstabbing, not for the spineless folks out there

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    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Kaiser Permanente full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are one of those who can manage to pass blame to others in order to keep your job, this environment is conducive to such behavior.

    Once you have your foot in the door, it is easy to be given a chance to try a job and learn it in the process. If you are still on the outside, it's very hard to get in. Start with a really low position then show your other qualifications, it's easy once you are in.

    If you learn to stay out of trouble and stay under a good boss, there's a high chance you can remain protected. If that boss leaves, you might want to get a new one who can protect you. Like seriously, your keeping your job depends more on who can protect you than your actual work.

    Cons

    Because they like to promote from within, they sometimes put highly unqualified people in positions thinking that this will result in something good happening. The result is usually disastrous. They sometimes promote people to high positions without making them learn everything about the positions the new managers will oversee. This results in the managers asking for and demanding statistics which in the reality of the job, mean absolutely nothing.

    You have to keep quiet otherwise you could be talking to the person who will go to HR and report you. Even those that do their job well, their heads roll from time to time for some bizarre reason. It's a very unpredictable place with reorganizations taking place in departments for the entire time I was there, and I was there for four years.

    Not a good place for minorities even though the company boasts a lot about diversity. They still have a long way to go to stop making this diversity just window dressing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your top level decisions always get translated poorly and by the time they get to the department, the way in which they are implemented results in deceptive statistics being spat out that hide the reality that you are doing not doing a good job when it comes to your customers (the providers and the patients).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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